Digestion plays a role in the health of virtually every body system. 70% of your immune system cells reside in the gut wall. Gut and digestive health are important for all couples trying to conceive. Enhancing digestion can greatly aid men and women with fertility concerns. An improvement in gut health may be the missing link to solving otherwise unexplained fertility. Do you have digestive problems? Hopefully this information will help and pave the way for relief and new power over your fertility.
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MTHFR – What is it and why do you need to know about it?
MTHFR: methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase – this is actually a genetic test for how well you absorb and process folate. It possibly is an issue in early stage miscarriage.
If you have this mutation, it could affect your ability to get and/or stay pregnant. This mutation has an effect on mental health as well as having implications on reproductive health. Women usually find out about this mutation after having multiple miscarriages. Wouldn’t it be easier and better to know before?
The MTHFR gene produces the MTHFR enzyme which is necessary for the proper utilization of folic acid or folate (vitamin B9). The MTHFR enzyme breaks folic acid down into L-methylfolate to make it usable by the body. This is known as methylation.
These positions are all helpful for labor. Ask your Doula or other member of your labor support team to help!
- Best for mom’s with lax abdominal tone
- Takes pressure off back
- Improves position of the baby in the pelvis
- Good resting posture
- Access to back for counterpressure
- Some gravity advantage
- Straddling may help open pelvis
Standing, Leaning on Bed
Gluten Free Food List
If you are trying a Gluten Free diet, here are some foods that can be consumed. Wherever possible, go organic
and local with your whole-food choices; flash frozen is good too!
- Extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, grass fed tallow and organic or pasture-fed butter, ghee, almond mild, avocados, coconuts, olives, nuts and nut butters, cheese (except blue cheese) and seeds (flaxseed, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds).
- Whole eggs; wild fish (salmon, black cod, mahi mahi, grouper, herring, trout, sardines); shellfish and molluscs (schrimp, crab, lobster, mussels, clams, oysters); grass-fed meat, fowl, poultry, and pork (beef, lamb, liver, bison, chicken, turkey, duck, ostrich, veal); wild game.