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We’ve suddenly all got ‘gut health’ claims coming out our ears.
A quick scan of the supermarket aisles will leave you feeling that you can ‘heal’ or ‘boost’ your gut health with the simple addition of a ‘magic’ green powder, supplement or fermented drink.
But, is it all true? How do you know if you have a healthy gut? Why is a healthy gut so important?? What’s the best way to get your gut ‘healthy’? And, more importantly, why is a healthy gut microbiome so important in the lead up to, and during, pregnancy?
Scientists have really ramped up the gut health research in recent years…and for good reason.
Turns out that your gut health doesn’t only impact your digestion, but also has far-reaching consequences on your physical and mental health, your fertility, and even the health of your future baby!
That’s right…your diet and lifestyle before you even get pregnant can change the trajectory of your pregnancy, and of your baby’s future health!
So why, with all this knowledge of the importance of gut health for fertility and pregnancy, is nobody talking about this more to us as we approach the classic ‘baby-making’ age…?
Why is there so little focus in our health system on the diet and lifestyle changes we can make that can help optimise our gut health before we start trying to have a baby?
Apart from quitting smoking and drinking, avoiding certain foods, and an often slightly misguided focus on ‘losing weight’ prior to pregnancy for some people, advice on healthy diet and lifestyle changes that can help us prepare for successful conception and a healthy pregnancy are basically omitted from our pre-pregnancy checklist.
The unfortunate fact is that we live in a world that prefers to focus on health problems once they arise, rather than pre-emptively taking action.
MothersBabies wants to change this.
The scientific evidence for the effect your gut microbiome can have on your ability to fall pregnant and give birth to a healthy child is there. The sciencey microbiome stuff can get pretty complicated, and that’s where MothersBabies comes to the rescue.
MothersBabies has brought together an incredible team of scientists and health professionals who all share a passion for deciphering the scientific evidence, and sharing it with you in an easier-to-understand way.
In fact, you can get started on getting your gut health into tip-top condition for baby-making right now!
MothersBabies has bundled together three of its pre-pregnancy modules, specifically targeted towards empowering you before start trying to fall pregnant.
With a focus on learning how to tell if your gut is healthy, what the best diet to eat for gut health is, how your gut health impacts your pregnancy and baby’s health, and whether or not you need to take a probiotic during pregnancy, by the end of this module you will feel empowered and reassured that you are doing everything you can to support your fertility and a healthy future family.
To start you off on your journey, we’re giving you your first module – The Power to Decide – completely FREE.
We want you to get a feel for this style of learning, and to gain an understanding of just how much easy to understand, easy to implement scientific information we have gathered to share with you.
Alternatively, you can check out each ‘Pre-Pregnancy’ module individually:
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