How to give circadian pregnancy support 🤰
Circadian rhythmicity makes every aspect of childbearing easier.
This is a post for parents-to-be:
If you and your partner are trying to conceive or are pregnant, now is a great time to start living in a more circadian way. Without strong circadian rhythms, the body goes into an oxidative state, which can hurt your efforts at starting (or growing) your family. How? Oxidation hurts both sperm and eggs, and reduces fertility in other ways, too1.
This post is about circadian lifestyle. Lifestyle is not medicine. This is not medical advice.
The first thing for circadian fertility awareness to do is learn about reducing oxidative stress.
“Oxidative stress is unquestionably linked to abnormalities in both the pregnant mother and fetal development.”
~ Toboła-Wróbel, K., Pietryga, M., Dydowicz, P., et al. (2020)
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