Nutrients to Support Preconception

Nutrients to Support Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum

Select Nutrients for Preconception, Nutrients for Pregnancy or Nutrients for Postpartum and Beyond

Nutrients to Support Preconception - see below

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NUTRIENTS TO SUPPORT PRECONCEPTION

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Maternal and paternal health are of equal importance leading up to conception. Prenatal health determines the quality of genetic material within the sperm and egg influencing the baby's genetic potential.

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PRECONCEPTION CARE – FEMALE

CORE TREATMENT

Provide essential nutrition required for health and development in pregnancy, improve essential fatty acid status, support DNA methylation, and support maternal and foetal microbiome

Key Nutrients to Support Healthy Preconception, Pregnancy and Lactation - 2 capsules daily

High Purity, Low Reflux, Concentrated Fish Oil Liquid or Capsules - 1 tsp (5 mL) daily or 2 capsules twice daily

OR

Vegan DHA and EPA - 1 capsule twice daily

Choline - 1 capsule three times daily

Strain Specific Probiotics for Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Infant Health - 1 capsule daily

If with high homocysteine levels / if hypomethylation  ( HCY >15 nmol/L, SAH >22 nmol/L)

Keep in mind improving kidney function/clearance of SAH and homocysteine

B12/ Folate (5-MTHF) for Cellular Health* - 1 capsule daily 

For specific female fertility issues, refer to Infertility - Female protocols

*At risk Patients, such as those with a history or increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, or cognitive decline, folate prescribing considerations are as follows:

  • Keep total folate intake below 1000 mcg/day from all sources daily.
  • Use of higher supplemental doses, up to 1000 mcg/day, in ‘at risk’ populations should be limited to a three month period.

PRECONCEPTION CARE – MALE

CORE TREATMENT 

Improve overall sperm health

High Purity, Low Reflux, Concentrated Fish Oil Liquid or Capsules - 1 tsp (5 mL) daily or 2 capsules twice daily

OR

Vegan DHA and EPA - 1 capsule twice daily

Enhanced Bioavailability Co-enzyme Q10 150mg - 1-2 capsules daily

Mitochondrial Energy Maintenance - 1 level scoop (3 g) twice daily

Improve lifestyle factors

  • Stop smoking, reduce alcohol and caffeine consumption (If necessary, refer to Alcohol & Addictions or Smoking protocols)
  • Avoid hot saunas and baths, prolonged sitting, tight underwear or physical trauma

For specific male fertility issues, refer to Infertility – Male protocol

PRECONCEPTION CARE – BOTH PARTNERS

CORE TREATMENT

Improve lifestyle factors

  • Wellness and Healthy Ageing Program
  • Stop smoking, avoid alcohol, reduce caffeine

Optimise phytonutrient status

Resveratrol Antioxidant Complex1 tablet daily

If overweight or obese

Shake It Practitioner Weight Management Program

Cocoa, Cinnamon and Chromium for Metabolic Syndrome1 tablet twice daily

Assess and manage stress

Assess neurobiology using the Mood and Stress Questionnaire (MSQ)

Reduce systemic toxin load and reduce the effects of environmental toxin exposure

Metagenics Clinical Detoxification Program - completed at least 3 months prior to conception attempts

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