Congratulations on your decision to start a family, it is a special time of life for you and your partner. It is beneficial for both partners to do a thorough cleanse and detoxification prior to attempting to conceive as this helps to increase fertility levels, decrease the risk of miscarriage and minimises nutritional deficiencies. It is ideal to do some preconception preparation beforeconceiving and a Naturopath will generally recommend at least 6 monthsof preparation prior to conceiving. This includes a cleanse ordetoxification as well balancing hormones and addressing any hormonaldeficiencies such as B vitamins, essential fatty acids, Zinc, Iron,Folic Acid, Calcium and Iodine.
I recommend you personally have a naturopathic consultation asthis can help find any nutritional deficiencies you may be unaware of,educate you in your lifestyle choices and prepare you forpregnancy. It is helpful before conceiving to acquire a full bloodprofile which includes iron and nutrient levels, thyroid function,liver enzymes, salivary test to diagnose hormonal imbalances. It isalso a good idea to chart your cycle by charting changes intemperature, mucus discharge and premenstrual symptoms (PMS) symptomsas this information helps to determine when you are actually ovulating.