Do Prenatal Vitamins Help You Get Pregnant Faster?

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Prenatal vitamins are an important part of the pregnancy process and can help our babies grow healthy and strong. They can also protect the mother as time progresses by making our bodies function at a better level and providing us with the nutrients that we need in order to stay healthy enough to provide things to our baby.

This this in mind, it may seem easy to believe that they may also help with reproduction as well. But, is this really true? Can prenatal vitamins help us to become pregnant faster?

1. Vitamin C

Studies have been fairly inconclusive when it comes to vitamins and fertility, but there appears to be some connection between certain vitamins and the ability to conceive quickly.

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The biggest vitamin that is often linked to fertility is Vitamin C, which is recommended because it can increase an important hormone in the body that helps with fertility, progesterone.

Vitamin C can be gained from a prenatal vitamin as well as a number of natural sources, such as green peppers, citrus fruits and broccoli. However, it may be difficult to consume enough vitamin c from your diet alone to make a huge difference

2. Progesterone

There are many benefits to an elevated level of progesterone. For starters, it helps to regulate a woman’s regular menstrual cycle. This is beneficial because a couple is then able to track ovulation better and will have a better chance of having intercourse during the time that the woman is fertile.

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It can also strengthen the lining of the uterus. This is an important step because a strong lining is crucial when it comes time for an egg to implant. Progesterone can also reduce anxiety as well. Stress and anxiety are one of the leading causes of fertility problems, so this is a huge bonus when trying to conceive quickly.

Women who are struggling to keep their pregnancy are also often given progesterone as a synthetic supplement. It is believed that it can help prevent miscarriages as well.

3. Vitamin B

Vitamin B has also been shown to help increase progesterone in the body. One of the most popular forms of the vitamin is folic acid, which is crucial to a growing baby.

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It is responsible for the healthy growth of the baby’s spinal cord and the prevention of some birth defects. Folic acid can be found in pretty much all prenatal vitamins as well as in certain foods like fruits, leafy vegetables and beans.

4. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is also found in man prenatal vitamins and has been linked to infertility. You can easily consume this vitamin naturally through small amounts of sunlight exposure and dairy products.

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5. Multi-Vitamin

Many multi-vitamins contain some of the same vitamins that are found in pre-natal vitamins. This is because they are crucial to the health of humans, whether or not they are trying to become pregnant. With this in mind, it is easy to see that it is not necessarily the prenatal vitamins themselves that help with fertility, but rather the vitamins that have been included with them.

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It is best to take at least a multi-vitamin when you are trying to become pregnant, but prenatal vitamins have been geared more towards the specific need of a growing baby. By taking these vitamins before you become pregnant, you will be able to build up some of the things that your baby will need most in the first few weeks after conception.

6. Conclusion

Prenatal vitamins are very important when you become pregnant, but they are also important when you are trying to become pregnant. They are safe to take at any point in your life and you should talk to your doctor in order to choose the right one for you.

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You doctor will probably prescribe one to you when you schedule an office visit for your preconception appointment. It is very important that you are diligent in taking these vitamins so that you can ensure the health of your baby when you do become pregnant.

There is no proof that prenatal vitamins will help you become pregnant. However, the vitamins in them have been shown to improve the hormones that help you become more fertile. For best results you should begin taking a prenatal vitamin several months before you are ready to conceive so that the vitamins will be present in your system when the time is right.

Valerie Wisniewski, RN

Ms. Wisniewski has over 15 years experience as a labor and delivery nurse, having also worked previously as a nurse midwife in the Philippines and India. She enjoys empowering women and providing family centered care to women from all cultural and educational backgrounds.