Wishing for a baby? Our tips for her and him!

Once the desire to have a baby has been expressed, getting pregnant often cannot go fast enough. But how can the probability of pregnancy be increased? Which factors influence pregnancy? What contribution can the partner also make?

We have collected the following tips for you:

Sexual intercourse – at the right time!

Of course, if you are looking to get pregnant, regular sex is a good place to start. It keeps men healthy and boosts testosterone production. This in turn increases the production of fresh sperm. But the right time is crucial. Women can only get pregnant on a few days of their cycle. Sperm, in turn, can survive for several days after sex. Having sex on the days before you ovulate or on the day you ovulate can maximize your chances of getting pregnant. Ovulation occurs in the middle of a woman’s monthly cycle. With an ideal typical 28-day cycle, days 12 to 14 are particularly good times for intimacy if you want to have children. The count starts from the first day on which the last period starts.

Eat a healthy diet

To optimally supply your body with everything it needs, it is important to eat regularly, fresh and healthy. Therefore, make sure to eat a lot of fruit, vegetables, fiber and whole grain products and to incorporate fatty dairy products, nuts and fatty fish into your menu more often. Hydrogenated fats, on the other hand, should be avoided. Reaching into the candy drawer should also be reduced to a healthy level.

Taking folic acid

Taking folic acid can reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the baby in the first few weeks of pregnancy. Ideally, you should start taking it three months before trying to get pregnant and continue it at least until the end of the 1st trimester of pregnancy.

Do you eat healthily, do you take from foods, e.g. B. beans or orange juice already contain folic acid. Since the daily requirement of a pregnant woman can only be covered with difficulty in this way, doctors and midwives recommend that you also take folic acid in capsule form.

We recommend SanaExpert Natalis® Pre. Natalis® Pre already makes an important contribution to the supply of folic acid, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements such as iron, selenium, zinc and iodine from the desire to have children up to the 12th week of pregnancy. The preparation is given a combination of nutrients that is precisely tailored to the needs of those wishing to have children and in early pregnancy and gives you the good feeling of doing the best possible for you and your child right from the start.


The level of stress also has a significant impact on pregnancy. Those who stress themselves too much, only have sex in fertility-promoting positions and according to a strict schedule, often cause their bodies to go on strike. Therefore, try not to put yourself and your partner under pressure.

Yoga, regular walks, getting enough sleep and reducing stress in everyday life and at work are also recommended.

Love your body

Many women are constantly trying to optimize something in their body. One diet follows the next, so that cravings alternate with excessive exercise. But: Your body is your ally, not your opponent!

A healthy body is important. You should listen to him so as not to overwhelm him. Because permanent excessive demands mean stress for your body. This is counterproductive for the fulfilment of your baby wish. Instead, meet with love and be patient with yourself.

The dad-to-be can do something too

The father can of course also make his contribution to fulfilling the desire to have children. A healthy diet rich in zinc and magnesium improves sperm production and mobility, for example. Foods such as whole wheat pasta, oatmeal, legumes and whole grain bread contain particularly high levels of magnesium. In addition, alcohol consumption should be reduced, and smoking should ideally be stopped, as both can affect the man’s fertility.

Regular exercise, sufficient relaxation and a healthy diet are also beneficial. Fortunately, it’s a lot more fun together anyway!

We recommend SanaExpert VitaFertil to all prospective fathers who also want to give their happiness a little on the jumps and create ideal basic conditions. In addition to magnesium, the product also contains other important micronutrients such as selenium, zinc and vitamin C to support starting a family.

We wish you all the best for you and your little family!

Hoping for baby luck? – These signs point to a pregnancy!

Baby Luck

Women who want to have children often feel at a very early age that they may be pregnant. The first signs occur more frequently in the first trimester, i.e. early pregnancy. In addition to known signals such as food cravings or the absence of menstrual bleeding, there are more signs that a small belly-dweller is moving in.

These indications differ from woman to woman. Basically, signs of pregnancy are divided into unsafe, likely, and safe indications.

Unsure signs of pregnancy

Implantation bleeding

As soon as a fertilized egg has implanted itself in the uterus, the female body begins to adapt. The so-called implantation pain can manifest itself as a slight pulling in the abdomen between the 7th and 10th day after fertilization and is comparable to the feeling of the beginning period. In many women, a few days before the expected menstrual period, light, light-colored bleeding occurs – the implantation bleeding. This bleeding is triggered by minimal damage to the uterine lining caused by the implantation of the fertilized egg.

At this point in time, pregnant women are mathematically already in the 4th week of pregnancy. The reason for this is that the pregnancy calculation begins on the first day of the last period, although ovulation and conception were only about 2 weeks ago. It is often not possible to precisely determine these, which is why the beginning of the last period was set as a more reliable point of reference.

Chest tightness

From the moment of implantation, the body begins to produce the pregnancy hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), which many women can notice very early on from various signs. Some pregnant women first notice a feeling of tension or pulling in the breasts. Minimal touches are now perceived as very uncomfortable. These feelings of tension are caused by the hormones estrogen and progesterone and usually subside after the first three months.

Sensitive gums

The hormonal changes during pregnancy also often lead to increased growth of the blood vessels in the area of ​​the gums. This can lead to inflammation of the oral mucosa, which can last until the end of pregnancy.

Morning sickness

Morning sickness is probably the best-known sign of early pregnancy and usually occurs between the 6th and 12th week of pregnancy. However, some expectant mothers experience nausea not only in the morning, but also at other times of the day. Even unpleasant smells can quickly cause discomfort.

Unsure signs of pregnancy – in summary:

  • Cravings
  • nausea
  • Vomit
  • Sudden disgust for special foods
  • Inflammation of the oral mucosa
  • constipation
  • Increased need to urinate
  • Tiredness and exhaustion
  • Headache
  • dizziness
  • Breast tenderness
  • Enlargement of the nipples
  • Easy implantation bleeding and implantation pain
  • Increased discharge

It should be noted, however, that although all of these symptoms can indicate pregnancy, they do not have to be. Every pregnancy is unique. A pregnancy test can provide more clarity. However, only a visit to the gynecologist can give you absolute certainty. The doctor will be able to use an ultrasound or a blood test to determine whether you are actually pregnant.

Nutritional supplements for fertility and pregnancy

In order to ensure the optimal supply of all necessary nutrients during the exciting time of the desire for children and pregnancy, gynaecologists and midwives recommend taking selected food supplements, especially for pregnancy.

If you wish to have children:

Are you still at the very beginning of starting a family and wish to become pregnant?

In this early phase, folic acid in particular is very important to support the growth of maternal tissue during pregnancy. Furthermore, folic acid plays an outstanding role in cell division. On the other hand, too low a folate level is a risk factor for the development of neural tube defects in the fetus. For this reason, a folic acid supply in line with requirements should ideally be ensured before conception by means of targeted supplementation. Zinc, on the other hand, helps to support fertility. An adequate iron supply is also advisable, as iron is important for normal cognitive function.

All these ingredients and some more are contained in high doses in SanaExpert Natalis® Pre, which we recommend to you from the desire to have children until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy. In addition to folic acid, the preparation contains the multiple patented ingredient Quatrefolic®, which is valued for its extraordinary bioavailability.

With SanaExpert Natalis® Pre you not only receive a nutrient combination that is precisely adapted to the needs of the desire for children and early pregnancy, but also the good feeling of doing the best possible for you and your child – right from the start!

By the way: Thanks to SanaExpert VitaFertil, even the expectant dad can actively contribute to the desire for a child with a nutrient combination of folic acid, zinc, selenium and alpha lipoic acid specially formulated for men.

During pregnancy:

Are you already pregnant and have successfully passed the first trimester? Congratulations on the new little life in your belly, which will become more and more noticeable in the coming weeks. In order to give the little miracle, the best possible start in life, certain nutrients are also particularly important in the second and third trimesters. However, the needs have already shifted compared to the first weeks of pregnancy.

During the sensitive period of pregnancy, from the second trimester onwards, omega-3 fatty acids and in particular DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) play a decisive role in the development of your child’s eyes and brain. Iron in turn is important for the formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin in the mother. In addition, you must continue to ensure a sufficient supply of folic acid. Ideally, a pregnancy preparation should contain at least 400 µg folic acid and 100-150 µg iodine for the period from the second trimester.

SanaExpert Natalis® contains besides high-dose DHA (700 mg per daily dose – more than any other pregnancy preparation on the German market) and iron additionally 400 μg folic acid and 7.5 mg zinc per daily dose. It also contains magnesium, B vitamins and numerous other minerals, trace elements and vitamins to provide the best possible support for your baby’s health right from the start.  Because only the best is good enough for mum and baby!

After the birth:

The birth of your child is imminent. Would you like to breastfeed?

SanaExpert Natalis® Lact, a product of the Natalis® 3-phase concept, is also available for the breastfeeding phase: Natalis® Lact contains a nutrient combination with DHA, iron, numerous vitamins and minerals as well as natural extracts of fennel and fenugreek, which is precisely adapted to the needs of the breastfeeding period.

Nutrition during pregnancy

Nutrition during Pregnancy

How to eat properly during pregnancy is an important issue for most pregnant women. However, the multitude of tips can quickly become overwhelming and confusing. But do not worry – it’s not that complicated at all. In principle, the same recommendations apply to you as a pregnant woman as to non-pregnant women. Basically, a balanced diet in combination with physical activity has a positive effect on you and your unborn baby. If you lived a healthy lifestyle before you became pregnant, you only need to make minor adjustments. If not, the beginning of a pregnancy is the ideal time to start with a change in diet.

1.1. Nutrient supply during pregnancy

From the beginning of pregnancy, your body needs more vitamins and minerals than usual, but not yet any extra calories. Only in the last months of pregnancy do you need a little more energy. The additional requirement of approx. 250 kcal per day can be covered with a slice of whole meal bread with cheese and a tomato. The rule is: Don’t eat twice as much but eat twice as well!

Folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin D3, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and iodine are particularly important for the development of the child. Fruit, vegetables and whole grain products should definitely be on your menu. Fruits and vegetables provide important vitamins and the fiber contained in whole grain products keep the intestines going. In addition, whole grain bread contains twice as much iron and magnesium as white bread.

Animal foods should be eaten in moderation. For meat and meat products, prefer the low-fat varieties and for sea fish regularly choose the high-fat types such as salmon, mackerel, sardine or herring. These not only contain iodine, but also important omega-3 fatty acids. Raw meat and raw fish are taboo during pregnancy!
Potatoes, spinach, cabbage, tomatoes, oranges and strawberries are also suitable sources of folate, the natural form of folic acid. However, the higher requirements for iodine and folic acid cannot be met through food alone. Appropriate preparations should also be taken during pregnancy.

SanaExpert Natalis contains ingredients of natural origin and is composed of many important micronutrients that can support the healthy development of the child already in the womb. Iron contributes to the formation of red blood cells, the intake of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (700 mg) helps in the development of the brain and nerve functions, and folic acid supports maternal tissue growth. Iodine is important for the bones and vitamins C, B6, B12 as well as folic acid, zinc, selenium, iron and copper contribute to the functionality of a normal immune system in the baby. Iodine can also help promote the child’s growth. The intake of nutrients during pregnancy is recommended by many specialist groups, such as midwives and gynecologists, as well as leading health organizations. This can have a positive influence on the child’s cognitive and conative abilities and, last but not least, reduces the risk of possible diseases. Many of our customers therefore trust our products from the SanaExpert Natalis 3-phase concept right from the start throughout their pregnancy! Find out more and create the ideal framework for the perfect start in the life of your little wonder.

1.2. Vegetarian and vegan diet during pregnancy

A vegetarian diet during pregnancy is not a problem, provided you have a balanced diet and, in addition to plant-based foods, also eat dairy products and eggs for a sufficient supply of calcium and protein. If you do not like milk, you should use other milk products (kefir, buttermilk, yogurt, semi-hard cheese) or drink fruit juices that are fortified with calcium.

If you are lactose intolerant, you can use soy milk and soymilk products. These also contain a lot of protein.

In addition to an adequate intake of folic acid and iodine, you may also have to ensure that iron is consumed as required. Therefore, have your iron status checked regularly. Eat an iron-rich diet in the form of legumes (lentils, chickpeas), vegetables (spinach, beetroot) or cereals (millet, whole grain products). A glass of orange juice with meals improves iron absorption.

On the other hand, a vegan diet is not advisable during pregnancy, as this harbors serious risks for the unborn child. If the child completely renounces animal products, the adequate supply of all nutrients cannot be guaranteed. In this case, you should definitely get information from a nutritionist and, after consulting your doctor, take appropriate supplements.

1.3. What foods should be avoided

To avoid infections with Listeria bacteria, which can harm your unborn baby, no raw animal foods such as raw milk, meat, fish or eggs should be consumed. Therefore, pay attention to the packaging when buying dairy products. If it says, “au lait cru” (= made from raw milk), then it is better to leave the product out. Also pay attention to hygiene when handling food and heat meat, fish and eggs properly (inside 70 ° C for at least 2 minutes).

Caution is also advised with liver products (such as liver sausage, pâté, etc.). These products contain vitamin A in high concentrations. Too much vitamin A can be harmful to your baby.

The consumption of alcohol must be strictly and without exception refrained from throughout pregnancy.   The risk of permanent damage to the fetus is too high. That is why there is an absolute zero tolerance here.

As already mentioned, a healthy diet is the alpha and omega of pregnancy. Of course, you can treat yourself to a sweet snack every now and then. However, it is advisable not to reach into the candy drawer too often and uncontrollably so as not to negatively affect the baby’s weight development and to risk complications during pregnancy.

If you stick to these rough recommendations and ensure an adequate, needs-covering supply of nutrients, nothing stands in the way of a healthy pregnancy and you can be sure that you are doing everything right for the well-being of your baby.

Do’s and Don’ts in pregnancy


With your pregnancy you suddenly bear the additional responsibility for a new life. Especially now, you should take good care of yourself. That is why we have listed the most important do’s and don’ts for you so that you can experience a carefree pregnancy full of anticipation for your child.

DO: folic acid, DHA and vitamin D.

A healthy and varied diet is important, especially during pregnancy. In addition to a healthy and balanced eating behavior, you should take selected nutrients such as folic acid, DHA and vitamin D. Vitamin D ensures better calcium absorption in the body. Calcium is important for maintaining bone stability and building bones in the child. Folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects in the child and supports the growth of maternal tissue. DHA is important for the development of normal heart, brain and visual function in the child. The combination preparation SanaExpert Natalis is ideally tailored to the needs of pregnancy and ensures a positive nutrient balance in the phase when it is most important.

DO: light sport

Sport is healthy and you definitely should not be without it during pregnancy. Swimming or cycling are particularly recommended. These two sports can also be practiced until the end of pregnancy. However, be careful not to overexert yourself and stop in time if you are not feeling well.

As your pregnancy progresses, you should reduce the duration, frequency and intensity of athletic performance. Always remember to warm up enough and never stop your exercises suddenly. Also make sure that your heart rate does not rise too much. The heartbeat should not exceed 140-150 beats per minute. And most importantly: listen to your body. If your stomach often feels hard, especially after exercising, this can be a sign that you have been training too hard.

DO: sexual intercourse

Sex is also allowed during pregnancy. Some women feel less sexual desire during pregnancy as a result of all kinds of ailments (chest pain, nausea, tiredness, etc.). Other women, on the other hand, have a greater need for sexuality right now. If you feel sexual needs and want to have intimacy with your partner, you can give in to them – after all, a happy mom also means a happy baby.

DO: Travel

It is just good to go out, see something new and really enjoy the togetherness again before the little miracle turns your life upside down. So, pack your suitcases and off you go. Most airlines take you as a pregnant woman up to the 34th week of pregnancy as a passenger. Flying is safe for pregnancy.

DO: rest and relaxation

Make sure you get enough sleep and allow yourself a lot of rest and relaxation.

Are your legs getting heavier and thicker, or are you possibly suffering from varicose veins? Then it is now important to put your legs up often and drink as often as possible (as paradoxical as it sounds).

DO: Enjoy the sun

In principle, this is not dangerous for your baby. Make sure, however, that your body temperature does not rise too high and ensure that you have adequate sun protection to avoid sunburn.

DON’T: alcohol and drugs

Alcohol and drugs are an absolute taboo during pregnancy. Your child can suffer from the consequences for life if this rule is not strictly adhered to and damage to the tender organism occurs. For a long time, it was believed that a glass cannot cause any damage, but current studies have shown that it is better to leave this one glass where it is to be on the safe side. Alcohol can do enormous harm to the unborn miracle. Possible consequences are underweight of the child at birth, physical and / or mental disabilities, behavior problems in childhood and later and much more.

DON’T: Smoking

Smoking during pregnancy can also cause enormous harm to the child. Nicotine narrows the blood vessels in the placenta, so the child receives less oxygen and the child’s growth (mental and physical) slows down. In addition, the harmful substances in tobacco end up in the baby’s blood. So be sure to stop smoking! This applies not only to the expectant mother, but also to the partner and any roommates. Not only because it is easier to quit smoking together, but also because you are not allowed to smoke in the room the baby is in, even after the birth. Ask your family doctor for advice if you cannot quit smoking without outside help.

DON’T: Certain foods

During pregnancy, you should stay away from raw meat and fish. Raw milk and cheese made from raw milk (subject to labeling!) Should also be removed from your menu. This is because these foods can contain Listeria bacteria that could harm the unborn child.

DON’T: X-rays

Caution should be exercised with X-rays. Please always tell your doctor that you are pregnant. The radiation that you get from an X-ray is small, but it is still possible that it can reach the baby’s cells and cause damage there.

Special case: coffee

Energy drinks and the likes should not be consumed during pregnancy. On the other hand, a woman can drink one or two cups of coffee despite the caffeine, even during pregnancy. However, this amount should not be exceeded.

Nutrition for the wish of a child

Nutrition for the wish of a child

Diet if you want to have children

The age, health and lifestyle of both partners have a major impact on fertility. Above all, a balanced diet rich in vitamins for women and men can make a significant contribution to fulfilling the desire to have children. If the female body is not optimally supplied with nutrients, one of the first things it does is stop its reproductive function. He is practically in survival mode and has no additional resources for a strenuous pregnancy. The same applies to men. Their diet also has a direct influence on their fertility and the quality of the sperm.

You should pay attention to this if you want to have children

We have put together 9 tips for you that you can consider in everyday life if you want to have children:

  • Lots of fruit and vegetables: It is best to have three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit a day, especially for a sufficient supply of vitamins C and E as well as minerals. A little tip: you can not only eat the vegetables raw, steamed, fried or boiled, but also in the form of ideally homemade smoothies .
  • Sufficient protein: In addition to animal proteins from low-fat meat (300-600 g per week) and eggs, also use vegetable sources of protein, such as legumes, tofu and nuts as well as seeds and kernels. These also provide minerals and vitamins such as iron, selenium and B vitamins.
  • More fish: Include fish in your diet twice a week. Reach in moderation (once a week) with fatty varieties like salmon, mackerel, and herring. Avoid mercury-contaminated fish such as tuna, swordfish, monkfish, halibut, shark, and eel.
  • Complex instead of simple carbohydrates: for example, from whole grain bread, potatoes, brown rice and pumpkin.
  • Homemade: Cut down on fast food and processed foods. These are often high in sugar, hydrogenated fats, and additives. They are also poor in important micronutrients. Rather, rely on home-cooked food. Here you know what’s in it and you also feel much better after eating it compared to fast food and sweets.
  • Drink enough: This is how you support your body in all metabolic processes. At least 1.5 to 2 liters of water or unsweetened teas are ideal.
  • Reduce alcohol consumption: Drink less alcohol or, best of all, do without it when you want to have children (in pregnancy it is necessary to strictly abstain from alcohol anyway). Alcohol has been shown to have a negative impact on female fertility. It upsets the hormonal balance and can slow down the maturation of the egg cell. Some women even experience disturbances in their monthly cycle due to high alcohol consumption.
  • Organic foods: They are generally a better choice as they contain no chemical pesticides and no additional hormones or antibiotics. The exposure to heavy metals is also significantly lower due to the fact that no artificial fertilizers are used when growing organic products. Because they can reduce fertility, it is advisable to avoid heavy metals (not only) when trying to have children. It is true that absorption through the groundwater and also through organic products cannot be completely avoided, but the pollution of organic food is significantly lower
  • Exercise: Sufficient exercise is important before and during pregnancy. The right amount is crucial here. Extreme cardio training, for example, can have a negative effect and even cause your period to stop altogether. A balanced sports program, on the other hand, is ideal: It improves your stamina, strengthens the muscles and increases mobility. Exercise also keeps you fit and ensures balance – the most important prerequisites when you want to have children.

Which nutrients increase fertility and what are they contained in?

Even before pregnancy, many women, without knowing it, are clearly undersupplied with folic acid, iron, zinc, selenium and other nutrients, and especially during pregnancy the body has an increased need for minerals, trace elements and vitamins. Folic acid, iodine and iron are particularly important for mother and child. Since these are difficult to absorb in sufficient quantities through food, you should cover them with a dietary supplement – of course in consultation with your gynecologist. At this point, we recommend SanaExpert Natalis Pre, which, thanks to its combination of nutrients, is optimally adapted to the sensitive phases of having children and early pregnancy.

  1. Folic acid

Folic acid is significantly involved in important cell division processes and in hormone production. It also plays an important role in egg maturation and in the structure of the uterine lining. Adequate intake of folic acid is necessary even when you are trying to have children, as it takes some time to build up an optimal folic acid level. Women who have been using hormonal contraception for a long time must also expect to have a folic acid deficiency.

Folic acid is in:

  • Kale and other types of cabbage
  • Lamb’s lettuce
  • spinach
  • Chickpeas
  • Wheat bran
  • oatmeal
  • Peanuts
  • Cherries and strawberries

In addition, experts recommend taking a folic acid supplement with at least 400 to 600 micrograms of folate per day.

2. Vitamin E

Vitamin E protects the cells. This also benefits the sensitive hormones produced in the pituitary gland and the sexual organs. Vitamin E deficiency can lead to fertility problems, among other things.

For adult women, 12 milligrams of vitamin E per day are recommended, for men between 14 and 15 milligrams.

Vitamin E is in:

  • Wheat-germ oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Olive oil
  • Pine nuts
  • Almonds

3. Vitamin D

A sufficient supply of vitamin D has a positive effect on the hormone balance in women. Vitamin D also plays an important role in calcium metabolism, as it ensures that the important mineral is incorporated into the bones. In men, vitamin D improves sperm quality and their lifespan. Sufficient vitamin D can only be produced in the body with the help of solar radiation. Most people in Germany are undersupplied, especially during and after the dark winter months. Only a few foods contain vitamin D – but if you consume it regularly you can still make a small contribution to your supply.

The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) recommends taking in 20 micrograms of vitamin D per day if the body is insufficiently formed due to insufficient sunlight. Foods that contain vitamin D include:

  • Herring
  • Salmon
  • Egg Yolk
  • Porcini mushrooms
  • Mushrooms
  • Avocado
  • Emmental

4. Zinc

Zinc is equally important for women and men because it is involved in the production of sex hormones. In addition, zinc protects against excessive exposure to heavy metals. This protection in turn has a positive effect on fertility.

The DGE recommends a daily intake of seven milligrams for women and ten milligrams for men.

Zinc is in:

  • Beef
  • Oysters
  • Seeds such as pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
  • Cheese
  • Nuts, especially Brazil nuts and walnuts

5. Selenium

Selenium is an essential trace element that protects the body from free radicals and boosts metabolic processes. The thyroid gland and thus the formation of hormones are also dependent on selenium. In studies, the additional administration of selenium has been shown to improve sperm quantity and quality. A woman’s organism needs about 60 micrograms every day to function ideally. Our tip: Anyone who eats three Brazil nuts a day simply ensures their selenium supply – but that’s all it should be.

6. Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential, which means it is essential that we absorb them through our food. The valuable fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and important for an intact immune system. This in turn promotes implantation and the maintenance of pregnancy. In a recent study at fertility centres, a connection between the higher probability of pregnancy and the intake of omega-3 capsules containing the two omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA (480 milligrams daily) was recently demonstrated. Sperm quality also benefits from an adequate supply of unsaturated fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in high-fat fish such as mackerel, salmon and herring. If you are on a vegetarian diet, you can fall back on chia seeds, linseed, walnuts and rapeseed oil. Linseed and chia seed, for example, can be easily incorporated into a muesli.

Body weight

Body weight and fertility are closely related. Experts explain again and again that with an ideal weight the chances of conception increase. Especially in the female cycle, the effects of underweight and overweight are particularly great. Underweight women often stop ovulating in their cycles because the body switches to “emergency mode”, after all, reproduction costs a lot of energy. Conversely, an excessive amount of body fat can have an effect on the hormone balance: contrary to popular belief, body fat is not simply a store of excess calories for bad times but is involved in numerous hormone processes. Abdominal fat in particular has a decisive influence on the hormonal balance, as it forms oestrogens. As a result, overweight men, who consequently produce more oestrogen, often have poorer sperm quality than men of normal weight. In women, too low or too high a level of oestrogen also has a negative effect on fertility.

The first step is to try to gain or lose a few kilos. Especially when losing weight, you should make sure that you lose weight slowly but healthily. Radical and lightning diets have the opposite effect because they cause stress for the body, it works on a low flame and fertility suffers.

What you should avoid

Excessive alcohol consumption, cigarettes, lack of sleep, unhealthy nutrition, stress and lack of exercise may be part of our society – but they are certainly not conducive to fulfilling the desire for children. The substances contained in so-called luxury foods can also harm the unborn child.

Of course, you do not have to live like a monk during your fertility phase. However, if the longed-for pregnancy does not materialize, unhealthy habits should be checked and changed if necessary. Ideally, planning a pregnancy starts with optimizing your living conditions and nutrition. Fertility can thus be positively influenced.


If you and your partner want to have a baby, you should pay attention to a healthy lifestyle. Sufficient exercise, relaxation, a normal body weight and a balanced diet are part of it. It is also important to avoid negative influences such as alcohol, smoking, too much coffee and stress.

Certain vitamins and minerals can promote fertility. Those who are sufficiently supplied with them support their desire to have children. These include above all folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin D, zinc, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. So make sure to include foods in your diet that are rich in these nutrients.

In addition to a healthy diet, a dietary supplement can be very useful if you want to have children, in order to supply the body with all the important micronutrients. (An “oversupply” of the body is usually not possible).

This is why we have developed Natalis Pre. With SanaExpert Natalis Pre Folic Acid Capsules you can provide yourself and your baby with everything that is important in the first months of family planning when you wish to have children and up to the 13th week of pregnancy. The great special feature that sets Natalis Pre apart from comparable products: The combination preparation contains the extremely bioavailable form of folate in the form of the multiple patented ingredient Quatrefolic. In addition, the combination of 800 μg folate (400 μg folic acid and 416 μg Quatrefolic), as found in Natalis Pre, is unique in this composition. Natalis Pre also provides vitamins D, C, E, B1, B2, B12, B6 as well as iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, manganese, chromium, zinc, selenium and iodine for a comprehensive supply.

With SanaExpert Natalis Pre, you not only receive a nutrient combination that is precisely tailored to the needs of children and early pregnancy, but also the good feeling of doing the best possible for you and your child.

And now the best: Your partner can also help the joint happiness with our VitaFertil and ensure an optimal supply of nutrients, so that the little miracle gets only the best conditions from both sides.

What are the advantages of breastfeeding for mum and baby?


Breastfeeding is characterized by a special bond between mother and child. Breastfeeding is a miracle of nature, with which you not only give your child a feeling of security, but also has a positive effect on both your baby and you.

Breastfeeding has these advantages for your child

Health benefits

Breast milk is the ideal food for your baby, it provides it with all the necessary nutrients and protects it. Because breast milk contains many living components that can help prevent diseases, fight infections and support the healthy development of your child.

According to scientific studies, if a child is exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their life, they will suffer less from symptoms such as nausea, gastroenteritis, colds, diarrhea and fungal infections.

Of course, a breastfed baby also gets sick sometimes. But if the baby or its mother fall ill, the protective ingredients in breast milk increase. Babies who are breastfed often recover faster than children who are fed infant formula. The reason for this is that the breastfeeding mother’s body produces specific antibodies against the relevant infection.

Breastfeeding affects the development of your baby’s brain

Studies have shown that the brains of children who have been exclusively breastfed for at least three months contain 20-30% more white matter. This connects different brain regions and transmits signals between them. In addition, breastfeeding should even have a positive effect on social behavior.

Benefits on your baby’s sleep

The oxytocin that is released in your child’s body when breastfeeding causes them to go back to sleep more quickly. Other hormones and nucleotides in breast milk also help your baby develop a good biorhythm.

Long term benefits

Breastfeeding babies do not only benefit during breastfeeding. Because the longer a baby drinks breast milk, the more positive it is on his health. When breastfeeding, the cuddle hormone oxytocin increases in your body and that of the child. This strengthens your bond and can be a strong foundation for future relationships.

Studies have even shown that the risk of later developing obesity or cancers like leukemia is lower in children who have been breastfed.

But breastfeeding is also beneficial for you as a mom!

Breastfeeding has these advantages for the mother

Health Benefits
The longer you breastfeed, the more health benefits it brings. Breastfeeding lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In addition, the risk of developing some types of cancer decreases with each additional month of breastfeeding.

Everything you need is included

Once you and your child are a well-rehearsed breastfeeding team, it is a minimal effort. You always have everything you need with you and you don’t have to worry about cooking, mixing and disinfecting. Breast milk always has the perfect temperature and is perfectly hygienic.

Breastfeeding as a happy maker

Breastfeeding can actually help new moms find their motherhood and cope better with lack of sleep. The regular intake of happiness hormones lowers the blood pressure of breastfeeding women so that they are more relaxed and less stressed. In this way, breastfeeding will reduce the risk of the baby blues.

Breastfeeding helps you lose weight

About 500 calories per day are burned while breastfeeding. About as much as a one-hour bike tour. These extra calories burned can help shed the weight that came with pregnancy. Alternatively, it is of course a great justification for one more piece of cake!

Breastfeeding connects you and your baby

The oxytocin released during breastfeeding strengthens the emotional bond between mother and baby. The mere smell of breast milk and the closeness to mom relax and calm your child. After a while, you will notice that your baby is trying to imitate the loving expression that appears on your face while breastfeeding.

Saves money
Nice side effect: those who breastfeed save money on baby food! After a few months, the savings can turn into a proud amount!

Are you convinced? Then we wish you and your offspring a wonderful breastfeeding time and all the best! You can find tips for breastfeeding here .

Prevention and Preparation for Pregnancy


What about the cost of the check-ups?

The check-ups during pregnancy are free and are covered by your health insurance. As a pregnant woman, you are entitled to ten to twelve preventive medical check-ups, which take place every four weeks, although closer supervision is common in the last few weeks. Medicines that you must take due to your pregnancy are also free of charge.

Do I have to pay for the antenatal class myself?

Usually not. If you are legally insured, the health insurance will cover these costs. In individual cases, however, it is best to ask your cash register, as not all offers are subsidized equally. Dads usually pay themselves.

Should diapers be bought now?

Great idea! It is best to get a supply of diapers for new-borns early on. If the child comes earlier, you are thus prepared. You can now also take your time to deal with and inform yourself about the topic of cloth diapers as a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to disposable diapers. Maybe that’s something that suits you and your attitudes?