Essential Nutrients and Vitamins for Pregnancy

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Fertility vitamins are extremely important for women who are looking to conceive. It is a good idea to begin taking these vitamins before the time you’re ready to conceive because it will help you increase the amount of vitamins that you have in your body and help you to maintain levels that are necessary for protecting your baby after conception.

These vitamins are important for the health of your baby because they can help eliminate many birth defects that sometimes occur if the baby is not receiving the right type of fertility vitamins. Below are some of the items that you should focus on when you’re choosing vitamins to take for your fertility.

1. Embryo Development

There are many vitamins that are especially beneficial for the baby during the first few weeks of the pregnancy. Most women do not even know that they are pregnant during this time, so it is important to begin taking these vitamins even before you are ready to conceive.

One of the most important vitamins that you can take is folic acid

One of the most important vitamins that you can take is folic acid. This vitamin, if there is a lack of it, can create serious defects in the baby. Spina bifida as well as other brain defects can be the result of not having enough folic acid in the body. It is suggested that a woman who is trying to conceive takes 400 micrograms of folic acid every day.

2. When Coming off the Pill

When you stop taking the birth control pill, there are a number of vitamins and nutrients that you need to replenish before you are ready to conceive. Folic acid is crucial as is vitamins B and B6. These vitamins can be affected by the birth control pill and it is important that you build up their levels again in your body after you stop taking the pill.

there are a number of vitamins and nutrients that you need to replenish

It is also important that you allow your body to have the time it needs to build up nutrients and vitamins, which have been taken away by the pill, when you stop taking it because you’re ready to conceive. It is suggested that you wait three or four months in order to do this. Some of the vitamins that you will need to replace are vitamin C, E, and K.

It is also important that you build up minerals

It is also important that you build up minerals like zinc because it is decreased while you’re taking your birth control pills. When you are choosing your fertility vitamins, you will need to look for a formula that has zinc levels of at least 15 to 30 mg.

3. Healthy Reproduction

There are a number of vitamins that you need to have in your body if you are looking to have a healthy reproductive system. These findings can help improve both your ovarian and uterine health and give you a better chance of becoming pregnant in the near future. Some of the vitamins you need are vitamins A, B, C, as well as many other types that are typically found in fertility vitamins.

There are a number of vitamins that you need to have in your body

4. Early Pregnancy

There are also a number of vitamins that you need in the first couple weeks of pregnancy. These vitamins are needed both for your baby as well as your health and the health of your pregnancy in general. It is a good idea to begin early and to build up these vitamins before you even conceive.

vitamins that you need in the first couple weeks of pregnancy

There is a long list of vitamins that you will need while you’re pregnant and most can be found in a general prenatal vitamin. It is a good idea to talk to your doctor about choosing the right one for you and he may even decide to prescribe one for you.

5. Hormonal Balance

If you are struggling to become pregnant due to issues with your hormones, a fertility vitamin can help with this issue as well. Some items that you should look for are iron, magnesium, and vitamins B6 and B12.

These have all been shown to help regulate ovulation and make it easier for women to keep track of the time when they should have intercourse. Knowing this information can help increase the chances of becoming pregnant.

Hormonal Balance

6. Conclusion

When you are looking to become pregnant, a fertility vitamin can help tremendously with the process. Finding a good fertility vitamin is important and you should talk to your doctor about it before youbegin trying to conceive.

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Dr. Karen Leham, MD

Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.