Preconception Care

Considering having a child can be one of the most important times of a person’s life. Preconception care will help achieve optimal fertility and a healthy pregnancy, labor, and baby. We focus on enhancing the personal health of both parents, whether or not they are having difficulty conceiving. However, if there is trouble with fertility, preconception care could make all the difference. Naturopathic medicine offers tools to provide the proper environment for conception.

Dr. Cutler and his team will use advanced testing methods in the following areas

  • Genetics
  • Exposure to Chemicals and Toxicants
  • Body Chemistry & Nutrition
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Emotional Stressors

When Should I Start Preconception Care?

The best time to start preconception care is 12 to 18 months before conception is planned. If you are hoping to conceive earlier, we can work with you on a program. You and your partner will want time to obtain the proper tests, implement steps to achieve optimal personal health, and have enough time to detoxify and chelate your bodies.

Vitamins and other micronutrients are essential for creating a healthy environment for pregnancy. These include Vitamins B, C, D, and E, and calcium. Folic acid is another important nutrient to promote healthy fetal growth.

What Lifestyle Changes Should I Expect to Make Under Preconception Care?

While Dr. Cutler will help you make a customized plan for your preconception care,you should maintain a healthy lifestyle as you prepare to be pregnant. If you have any existing medical concerns, such as high blood pressure, hypothyroidism or diabetes, it’s important that those are under control before becoming pregnant. Additionally, establishing a wholesome diet, managing stress, and developing an exercise routine will help ensure a healthy pregnancy.