Pregnancy is one of life’s most transformational experiences physically, emotionally, and mentally. There are many important windows of development that occur and affect our child’s neurodevelopment. What happens in human bodies during the first 1000 days of development can affect the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of that person for their entire life. There are steps that can be done to prepare for pregnancy and parenthood; steps that help make all the upcoming changes easier and build a strong foundation of health and well-being.

“Did you know there is a wrong type of prenatal to take?”

At Strawberries and Sunshine, our unique collaborative approach allows us to support families with many of the changes that come with preparing to become pregnant and have a baby. We look at how well your nervous system is adapting, how well you are coping with all your stressors, and what your total body burden is. If our genes are the template, then our environment is the canvas. Our genetic expression is influenced by our stressors which include physical and emotional trauma, toxins, thoughts, and technology. We will come up with a plan to help you lower your total body burden and improve your nervous system’s ability to adapt.

Fertility is a personal journey, unique to you and your partner. It is a journey that often requires different kinds of support than our traditional medical systems can provide. Making sure the contributing cells are healthy before planting the seed is just as important as making sure the soil is nourished and healthy. Our bodies get depleted of nutrients as we grow a baby, so it is also vital to make sure there are adequate stores in place for both a healthy mom and baby. There is such a thing as the wrong prenatal vitamin to take for some women and their genetic make-up. Working with us can also support conditions that contribute to infertility such as PCOS, thyroid imbalances, and endometriosis.

Preconception care can include:

If you are considering starting a family, call Strawberries and Sunshine today and book a 15-min complimentary consultation to learn how we can help you.