Healthy Guidelines To Be Observed When 'You Want To Make A Baby'

Many couples that can’t become pregnant suffer from a combination of sub-clinical conditions. These conditions can’t cause infertility on their own but in combination they can substantially reduce a couple’s probability of conceiving.

Healthy Guidelines To Be Observed When 'You Want To Make A Baby'

Infertility is now an alarming modern epidemic affecting more couples than usual.

During World Health Organisation conference of experts on infertility the following points were outlined. 

Firstly, the United Nations General Assembly has concluded that wanting a baby is a human rights issue. Hence nations must do their best to provide access to infertility treatment to any deserving individual or couple.

Secondly, that individual or couple desiring to have babies need to ensure that their body system is clean enough to go through conception. By this, individuals that are obese or overweighed need to lose at least five per cent of their body weight before attempting conception through the use of life style changes and dietary modifications.

The second recommendation is based on several studies and research. 

Here are some guidelines to observe:

Reduction in exposure to toxic chemicals;



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The exposure to environmental toxins (in the form of industrial chemicals), both in utero and in neonatal period, may dramatically affect adult fertility. Most chemicals used in everyday life do not go through the same checks medicines do. Hence poisonous chemicals end up circulating in our environment, food supply, air and water.

The strongest evidence of heavy metals and environmental pollution adversely interfering with healthy reproductive function in women has been found for lead.

Environmental toxins to avoid:

Pesticides: They are found on non-organic fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy and unfiltered tap water.

Formaldehyde: Found in air fresheners, deodorants, floor polish, upholstery cleaners



Bisphenols: Found in plastic containers and can leach into food and water.

Organic solvents: Petroleum based liquids found in household products, electronics, car repair, health care, photography, agriculture, printing, construction and cosmetics, dry-cleaning chemicals paint fumes and many more. 

Don’t drink unfiltered tap water. Our waterways are constantly being polluted by industrial waste and byproducts, pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides, herbicides and commercial cleaning products.

There are many companies polluting the water regardless of the country you live in. Either there is no environmental law at all, or there are loopholes in the law or there is no law for the XYZ chemical getting into the water.

Heavy metals are the most common of the reprotoxins reaching our water supply through industrial waste. Pharmaceutical drugs are commonly found in tap water. Seventy four per cent of the US population takes prescription drugs. Because the drugs do not metabolise fully, small quantities are excreted via feces and urine and flushed away.

Trying to conceive can become a bit stressful, so make sure you’re taking care of yourself and each other as a couple. Don’t force yourself to do anything that doesn’t feel right. And try to enjoy this process.

Good luck out there, mama.