If you are planning on having a baby, now more than ever is the time to address your dietary choices. By you
both nourishing your body with nutritious whole foods and drinks during this preconception phase, as a team
you can positively impact the overall health of your baby. According to this study, a healthy diet for both Mum
and Dad- to-be, has powerfully shown to lower the risk of birth defects.
You are (and your baby’s health is dependent on) both what you eat AND absorb. Supporting your gut health
is therefore crucial pre-pregnancy, to enhance the digestion of your foods and the absorption of their nutrients.
Good gut health also allows effective detoxification within your body. Additionally, a healthy microbiota within
your gut will nourish bubs with an inoculation of beneficial bacteria when he or she enters the world through your
vaginal birth canal (or is swabbed post a caesarean delivery).