Setting The Stage
As most of you know and/ or have seen on our social media outlets, Jessica and I are expecting our second child (Baby T 2.0) in June.
Even though Jessica is still very early in her pregnancy we are very conscious about setting her and baby up for this 9 to 10-month journey.
June seems SO far away to us right now, but in reality, it and baby will be here before we know it.
Knowing this, there are a number of things that we are both doing on a regular basis to help Jessica’s nervous system and body function at a HIGH level.
Why does that matter?
Think about this. In 9-10 months, a single cell from Jessica and a single cell from me are going to come together and become multiple TRILLIONS!
Those trillions of cells perfectly maintained, perfectly coordinated, and controlled by the nervous system to know what to do, where to go, and when!
Jessica’s nervous system is feeding our little one with all the information that it needs to go through some of the most rapid growth and development that he/she will EVER do!
That is why we are both taking as many proactive actions early to help lay a foundation for health and success when it is time to meet Baby T earthside.
Here is a short list of some of the basic things that Jessica and I are doing RIGHT NOW
Getting adjusted 1x/ week, if not more
This is absolutely VITAL! Keeping Jessica’s nervous system clear and functioning at its best will allow her to function at her best. Therefore, allowing her to be healthier and Baby T to get all he/she needs
Also important (more so when closer to delivery) is to make sure that Jessica’s pelvis is functioning at 100% to give Baby T as much room as possible to move and find the optimal position!
Prenatal vitamins - Quality is important here! Making sure that the forms of the vitamins and minerals are your supplement are the forms that your body is actually going to use.
Example - Folate in the form of 5-MTHF. This form is the most readily available for the body to absorb.
Vitamin D - Prenatal vitamins are going to have some vitamin D, but adding some extra may be beneficial. Especially if you live in a place where there is little to no sun at certain times of the year.
Making sure Jessica is eating enough is crucial for her and baby. Her body is using an INCREDIBLE amount of energy every second of the day to help grow and develop baby, so making sure she is fueled is high on the priority list.
4. Eliminating Toxins
We are pretty good at this normally, but we are on “high alert” when Jessica is pregnant.
The biggest way we do this is to make sure that Jessica is eating as much organic, whole foods as possible to fuel her body!
This can be tricky in the first trimester with food aversions, but do the best you can.
Setting the stage in the early days of pregnancy with as much proactive support as possible can help make the transition from pregnancy to birth much easier!