Preconception Planning is for both males and females and ideally begins six months prior to a planned conception.
1) EAT ORGANIC FOODS
Complete avoidance of additives and preservatives
2) ADDRESS MINERAL DEFENCIES AND BODY’S BURDEN OF TOXINS
Results from Hair Analysis provides the most accurate picture
3) ADDRESS ANY ALLERGIES AND INTOLERANCES
4) AVOID HARMFUL ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
Having a Baby-100 Days Can Make a Difference
By Allan D. Lieberman, M.D.
Most couples spend more time planning for their two-week vacation than they do planning for having a baby, but family planning is a serious business. Anything but a perfect, healthy baby can be disastrous for a young couple–not only financially, but also emotionally. This article may be one of the most important messages of your life, so please read and study it carefully.
The one hundred days prior to conception may be the most important time to determine the fate, health, and welfare of your baby. During this critical time period, the genetic structure of the developing ova and sperm lays the foundation for the genetic inheritance of your baby. Paying attention to a few factors in both the potential mother and father can make an enormous difference in the outcome of a pregnancy, or even in the ability to conceive at all.
We call this plan a PRECONCEPTION program. Just as it took many years for medicine to understand the supreme need for optimal nutrition for a mother-to-be during pregnancy, in the future it will undoubtedly be recognized that the 100 days prior to conception, when the raw materials for the baby-to-be are being formed, is as critically important.
When I learned about the concept of a Preconception Program, I invited Belinda Barnes, the pioneer developer of the first such program in England, to come to America and teach us why her Preconception Program is so effective. Seventy-five physicians and nurses attended. Ms. Barnes described how her program enabled infertile couples to conceive without fertility drugs and with an almost perfect record of no abnormal births, including prematurity.
If you are planning a pregnancy, you cannot afford to not learn about how to have an almost perfect pregnancy.
The preconception program encompasses our understanding of nutrition, infections, social poisons (including tobacco, alcohol, and drugs), as well as toxicity from heavy metals, industrial and commercial chemicals, allergic manifestations, and contraception materials. The program is really quite simple to do, and highly effective.
The following is data from a research study evaluating the Preconception Care Program conducted by Dr. Neils Ward at the University of Surrey, England. This data is very convincing proof of the value of a preconception care program. The results are all the more striking considering that nearly all couples attracted to the Preconception Program had not been able to conceive prior to the program or had previous distressing pregnancy outcomes (miscarriages, stillbirths, low birth weight, birth malformations) which motivated them to want to avoid a recurrence of those problems.
AUDIT OF 367 COUPLES IN THE PRECONCEPTION CARE PROGRAM
Conducted in 1990
|367 COUPLES TOOK PART||NO MALFORMATIONS|
|327 CONCEIVED||NO BIRTH BEFORE 36 WEEKS|
|327 BABIES BORN||NO BABY BELOW 5LB 3 OZ|
|NO MISCARRIAGES||NO NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE REQUIRED|
COMPARISONS TO U.K. NATIONAL AVERAGES
|Predicted Averages For United Kingdom Per 327 Couples||History in Prior Pregnancy for 327 Preconception Plan Couples||Results of same 327 Couples using Preconception Plan Program|
|Miscarriages||92 (25%)||139 (38%)||0|
|Stillbirths||05 (1%)||11 (3%)||0|
|Low Wt. (<5.5lbs)||33 (9%)||55 (15%)||1 (0.3%)|
|Malformations||11 (3%)||7 (2%)||0|
FERTILITY SUCCESS RATE OF THE PRECONCEPTION CARE PROGRAM
Additional Data from Audit Conducted in 1990 (the same 367 couples given above)
204 COUPLES HAD FERTILITY PROBLEMS
Of the 204 infertile couples, 136 couples had primary infertility and 68 couples had secondary infertility
Of these 204 couples, 158 couples followed the Preconception Program for natural conception,
And 145 babies were born to them (91 percent success rate)
Of these 204 couples, 46 couples were prepared for In Vitro Fertilization,
And 30 babies were born to them (65 percent success rate)
[For comparison, assisted reproductive technology usually yields only a 25 percent success rate.]
ALTOGETHER, 175 BABIES WERE BORN TO THESE 204 INFERTILE COUPLES
(86 PERCENT SUCCESS RATE)
Reference for all of above data: Preconceptual Care Questionnaire Research Project by Dr. Neils I. Ward, ICP-MS Facility, Department of Chemistry, University of Surrey, July 1993.