Just decided to try?
It’s a very exciting but also daunting time when you first decide you’re ready to try for a baby. Having spent most of your life trying not to get pregnant, you have to take on a whole different mindset! We’re great believers in taking a planned approach to preconception and not just relying on Mother Nature to get everything right. Good preparation can help so many aspects of female and male fertility, including the quality of both eggs and sperm.
Which is why we always suggest that both partners should take a pro-active approach to having a baby – after all, it does take two to create one! And it’s not just your physical health that can make a difference. Being in the best of shape emotionally and psychologically can really help too.
As can being well-informed. Zita has written lots of good books to help you prepare.
It’s obviously important to make sure you and your partner are eating well too. And taking the right supplements can help provide valuable backup. Take a look at the Zita West range of premium products. They’re the UK’s number one bestsellers.
You could also take a few minutes and check out:
Or, if you’d like something more detailed and personalised, think about booking one of our one-to-one live video consultations. Lots of couples choose to have one or more of these expert Pregnancy Planning sessions to give them a clear, practical and proactive plan of action. There’s three different types to choose from:
Our “Plan Ahead” test-kit may also be helpful. Based on the results from a simple pin-prick sample you can take at home, the test checks a woman’s ovarian reserve (how many eggs you have). Combined with your answers to our “Plan Ahead” questionnaire and a half-hour consultation with one of our fertility nurses or midwives (by live video-link or in person), it’s designed to give women a better understanding of their fertility potential, as well as the next steps they may want to take.
Acupuncture may help too. Thousands of women also use acupuncture to help support their fertility and prepare them for conception. We have a national network of Zita West affiliates all of whom are specialists in the use of acupuncture for fertility and pregnancy.