Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy

Patches of Thyme

Whether preparing for a baby, nursing, caring for our families or in pre-menopause, perimenopausal or postmenopausal, maintaining our health is important. Season after season, God has given us the tools and resources to be able to maintain our health naturally. “Be prepared in season and out of season" (2 Timothy 4:2 NIV)

Herbs and the knowledge to use them is a gift to help prepare our body for a baby. A knowledgeable midwife or herbalist can help you utilize these gifts God has given us. According to Aviva Romm, about 1 in 5 women will have difficulty conceiving if they wait until they are over the age of 35. If you plan to become pregnant, preparing and continuing a healthy lifestyle (preconception) prepares us for the special time. "Therefore, prepare your minds for action." (1 Peter 1:13 NIV)

Discussing Way’s to Prepare for Your Special Time

Addressing toxins and how to cleanse our bodies using herbs and detox baths is the first important step. Some toxins are excreted through the primary routes of elimination, others must first be transformed by the liver. Through a series of reaction, the liver can convert some toxins to a more water-soluble form which will aid excretion in the urine, breathe or sweat. But is that enough? Many people are exposed to toxins daily. Some of these toxins include aluminum, lead, pesticides, fluoride and chlorine. (1)