Once Noah turns 9 months old, we plan on trying to conceive our second child together. Fertility and conception are things to be taken seriously in my opinion, and since I had a child less than a year ago and am breastfeeding, I want to do everything I can to balance my hormones and have micro-nutrient reserves to make having a healthy child possible.
I am a huge fan of Dave Asprey, Founder and CEO of Bulletproof. I also loved his book The Better Baby Book that he co-authored with his wife Lana, a holistically minded physician. I think in their book they do an amazing job of laying out how to combine the best nutrients and lifestyle factors to help you get pregnant, stay pregnant, and give your baby the best start possible. I love that the book doesn’t stop at “how to get pregnant” because in a perfect world don’t we want healthy, smart children too?
One experiment that my nerdy, foodie, and romantic sides all are excited about is to make “Get Some Ice Cream”. This is Dave Asprey’s low carbohydrate, high fat ice cream that he used to balance Lana’s hormones and allowed her to conceive at advanced maternal age, twice. He also claims that within an hour of eating the ice cream, the couple will suddenly be drawn to the bedroom :).
Last time that we tried to conceive, it was of course fun, but I think I let it stress me out more than I would have liked because I focused too much on incorporating random foods and supplements and tracking into the plan instead of keeping it simple. This time, we are trying to still be intentional with diet and lifestyle choices, while enjoying the process at the same time. It should be a fun experiment, and in the end, we will at least get to eat ice cream.
To learn how to make the ice cream and more about how it came to be, watch this video.
We will make the ice cream soon, and so, I hope to have some feedback ASAP.
See my post Date Night In for how it went.