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Vitamins For Concieved
R u ovulating?: The questions for pcos patients who want to get pregnant is "are you ovulating? " if yor are having regular cyclic periods then you probably are and other than Folic Acid no special medicines should be needed. If you are not having periods then you are probably not ovulating. Metformin and Clomid (clomiphene) are common medications given to pcos patients to help with conception. ...Read more
I want to conceive but been on the shot up until Dec 2011, what do I need to do? Should I take. A type of vitamin
I am trying for a baby will taking prenatel vitamins everyday such as pregnacare help me to concieve?
No: The prenatal vitamins do not help you conceive - they are taken to be sure you have adequate vitamins for proper development of a baby if you should conceive. ...Read more
Folic acid helps.: Folic acid enhances fertility to the point of increased risk for multiple gestation; it also decreases the risk of miscarriage and preterm birth. Finally, it prevents 75% of major cardiac anomalies and >90% of severe open neural tube defects (e.g. Anencephaly, spina bifida). Be sure to take 1-5 mg orally daily throughout your reproductive life (regardless of plans for pregnancy). ...Read more
Marketing NotReality: Vitamins extremely common all foods, reason humans have not retained just a single gene/protein to make each out of whatever we eat. Vitamins sales are big business with lots of marketing & exempted from scientific evidence in US: DSHEA Act 1994. Best eat REAL food, not all the abundant processed pretend food. If specific vit. Deficiency suspected, measure from within body, set goal&target replace ...Read more
Wrong reason...: Prenatal vitamins do not help women conceive, if such women are already healthy and not malnourished. That means normal healthy women conceive the same way with or without prenatal vitamins. Reasons for taking them include helping prevent spinal birth defects, helping prevent anemia in pregnant women, and supplying some vitamins women might not eat enough from food (especially if they vomit much). ...Read more
Before you start: You should take prenatal vitamins before you become pregnant. The Folic Acid helps with early nervous system development and a recent study has shown a near complete protection of the baby from developing autism than if you start late or when you find out you're pregnant. Besides, it's a potent multivitamin that is lacking in most american's diet. ...Read more
I have been trying to conceive for the past 6 months. Is it best to take a prenatal vitamin or an individual vitamin regimine?
I have been trying to conceive for a year now and we have no luck we started trying sex every other day taking vitamins I don't know what to do?
See Doctor 4 Testing: You should either see your ob/gyn or a reproductive endocrinologist to have some initial testing done to determine the cause for why you haven't been able to get pregnant. They will likely recommend hormone testing to determine if your ovaries are working efficiently and a hysterosalingogram to test if your fallopian tubes are open. Your partner should also have a semen analysis. ...Read more
What is prenatal vitamins and which vitamins are prenatal vitamins, what would you reccommend for someone who for 3 years now, need to conceive?
Any general for healthy women, they can take any over the counter prenatal vitamin. Folic acid is the most important ingredient in the prenatal vitamin. The minimum dosage of Folic Acid is 400 mcg.
Here's a video from the university of texas that explains the science behind prenatal vitamins:
http://www. Utexas. Edu/know/2012/05/07/food_science_pregnancy/. ...Read more
Vitamin B6: No. I would suggest you see your physician for a medical evaluation. ...Read more
I have try to concieve. I have take vitamin C tablets 1000mg and folic acid. .. Is it good or bad?
Good, also take...: All women who are trying to conceive should take Folic Acid to reduce risk of birth defects- it's most important in the first weeks, often before you know you're pregnant. 1/3 of people can't convert Folic Acid to the active form, so I advise that form, called l-5-mthf. I recommend everyone take 1000 mg of vit c 2x/day. I also advise a good prenatal with biotin, which also prevents birth defects. ...Read more
What's the best vitamin supplements and or food as I am trying to concieve. Already taking folic acid?
Vitamins and food: There is no particular diet to enhance conception. However, being exceptionally healthy will help - optimal diet is balanced, includes fruit and veggies and whole grains for at least 70% of daily intake, minimizes saturated fats and sugars and refined carbs. Adding a daily Multi Vit, such as Centrum will round out the diet. ...Read more
I m trying to concieve for 5 months. Is it ok to take folic acid and vitamin E together? Started this month. Also going to start vitamin a.Is it ok?
Yes. Also...: Multivitamins contain all vitamins together, so it is safe to take folic acid, e & a. Consider a good prenatal multiple. However, a should be limited to 6000 iu as higher doses may be harmful in pregnancy. Don't worry about the 5 months- average time to conceive is 6 months & no need for concern unless a year goes by. Taking rhodiola rosea may speed things along. Good luck! ...Read more
I stop taking prenatal vitamins cause I'm taking maca root I really want to conceive I don't know what to do anymore?
See below: I would strongly suggest seeing an OB gyn since maca root is not something an OB gyn would suggest. ...Read more
I've heard vitamin d helps women to conceive! Is there any truth behind that? If so how much should I take daily? Txs!
When trying to conceive, should said person be taking prenatal vitamins prior to conception? Or wait until a big fat positive to start the vitamins?
Definitely before!: The most important ingredient in prenatal vitamins is folic acid, proven to prevent neural tube defects. The most important time to take this is the first few weeks of pregancy. Really crucial things happen the first 2 weeks your baby is developing & the test won't be positive until after these 2 weeks. Arguably the time prior to a positive test is the most important time to be taking vitamins! ...Read more
I have lupus Is there any vitamin/pills I should take when trying to conceive & make sure my baby is healthy & safe from the meds I take for my lupus?
Pregnancy with lupus: If you conceive, you need to follow up closely with your obstetrician and your rheumatologist throughout pregnancy, some lupus medicines would be modified, you will be taking regular vitamins and folic acid like all others, and the pediatrician should know / attend delivery, examine and observe baby in first 24-48 hours, wish you wellness and a healthy baby ...Read more
What's the best way to conceive faster I've been reading online that taking multivitamins help is this true? And if it's not what key vitamins to take
No: It does not reduce risk of miscarriage, but it does reduce risk of certain birth defects related to vitamin deficiency. The most common among these is spina bifida caused by a folic acid (folate) deficiency. This prevents the spinal cord from fully forming. It's a common birth defect in developing countries but is essentially eliminated with simple prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
What kind of healthy foods should I eat to avoid taking prenatal vitamins while trying to conceive?
Trying to conceive! Is it safe & beneficial to take a fertility blend for women, along with my womans one a day prenatal vitamin? Txs!
Not FDA tested.: It should not hurt, although this vitamin concoction has not been tested by the fda for safety and efficacy. So, take it at your own risk if you must, but really the only ingredient that I could recommend is the Folic Acid at 1-5 mg daily to prevent preterm birth and fetal anomalies. Best of luck! ...Read more
I'm 39 & 12 years post rny, kept off 180 pounds. I'd like to try to conceive. I am being treated for low iron and vitamin d. Would it be too risky?
Don't think so: The weight off should be healthy if you are getting proper nutrients it should be fine. If in doubt contact your obstetrician. ...Read more
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