Vitamins for trying to conceive?
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June 19, 2019 / By Corrina Question:
Hi there, Hubby and I are ttc, and I am wanting to get some vitamins...
There is a Homeopathic shop just near my work so I want to have a look in there at lunch time. I already know not to take Vitamin A, and that folic acid is good. Which other vitamins should I avoid and which ones are good for preparing my body for a baby!
Best Answers: Vitamins for trying to conceive?
Bethanie | 10 days ago
Mega doses of some vitamins and minerals can be harmful, so if you're trying to get pregnant, don't put yourself at risk. Vitamins A, D, E and K, for example, are fat soluble, which means they're stored in the body. Large doses taken over a long period can be toxic (EGVM 2003).
There are two types of vitamin A. The first type comes from animal foods such as meat, fish and dairy foods and is known as retinol. The other type of vitamin A comes from plant foods such as carrots and green vegetables and is known as carotene. Excessive intakes of the retinol form of vitamin A may harm your baby (EGVM 2003). For this reason, it is recommended that you avoid taking vitamin or fish liver oil supplements that contain more than the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), i.e. more than 750mcg/day of retinol. Many fish oil supplements are made from the body of the fish rather than the liver and are considered quite safe because they do not contain excessive amounts of retinol. They also supply omega 3 essential fatty acids which have been linked to a reduction in the risk of prematurity and improved brain and eye development in your baby (Hoffman et al 1993).
It is important to remember though that you should limit high intakes of all vitamins in pregnancy and not just the vitamins that are stored in your body. If you choose to take a supplement, aim for a multivitamin designed for pregnancy that supplies around 100% of the RDA. Vitamin supplements may be useful for topping up your intake but remember that they cannot replace all the nutrients supplied by having a good diet.
It is recommended, however, that you take a daily 400 microgram (mcg) supplement of folic acid in addition to any folates that you eat as part of your normal diet (EGVM 2003). This will help prevent your baby developing neural tube defects (NTD), if you take it while you are trying to conceive and continue to take it for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
The recommended supplement is different if you are known to be at a higher risk of having a baby with an NTD, perhaps because you already have had a baby with a NTD or because of a medication that you are taking. In these cases, you will probably need to take a 5 milligrams (mg) folic acid supplement per day (EGVM 2003). See your doctor for guidance on the right dose for you.
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Originally Answered: PLEASE HELP! Trying to conceive?
In a situation not unlike yours the method that worked was a funnel.
First, you must learn your fertility cycle.
When your body is ready, put your back on a large pillow on the bed. Bring your legs way up and over your head, bend you knees and relax until they are beside your face.
At this point start masturbating as you will need to have an orgasm to get your cervix open to let the semen in.
When you are ready call him in. Place the small end of the funnel into your vagina. Have him masturbate into the funnel as you rub your clitoris. After he ejaculates fully, stay in that position and have an orgasm. Stay in that position for as close to fifteen minutes as you can. Orgasm again if possible. This time will allow his semen to liquefy and drip into your vagina and your cervix to be soaking it up. Additional orgasms will help your cervix open again.
When it is not your fertile days, according to Douglas Fox and other scientists ( http://sementherapy.com/adult/index.htm#4 ) you should drink is semen. Ideally this should be done during loving, couple bonding time. So what ever cuddling or licking or sucking you have allowed yourself to do, when he ejaculates it should end up in your mouth. If you can not do it directly, he may ejaculate on your food. If you choose he can ejaculate into a dry glass, then wait five minutes for his semen to liquefy and add a healthy drink to the glass and have right away.
Because you two are not having intercourse these steps are necessary to get your body not to fight off his sperm. This process is called sperm exposure and greatly increases your chances of getting pregnant and preventing the very dangerous pre-eclampsia.
Semen Therapy makes pregnancy safer:
"Oral sex (with semen swallowing) makes pregnancies safer." research by Professor Gus Dekker, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the University of Adelaide, shows.
I hope this helps.
PS Please reconsider having complete sex with each other.
God bless your family.
Hi there! I too am seeking to conceive and feature simply began a prenatal nutrition. Prenatal nutrients are a quite well notion as they furnish all of the vitamins and minerals you want and will quit the child getting spina bifida and different issues. You are meant to begin taking them a minimum of 3 months earlier than you begin seeking to conceive however larger past due than on no account! Good success =)
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Here's a link that I refer to regarding vitamins and such- http://www.tryingtoconceive.com/natural.... Hubby is going to start taking extra Zinc (I already warned him, lol) and we will both take vitamin E & B complex next cycle. I currently take Prenatals and Vitex. I have heard the best vitamin/supplement for conception is FertilAid for men and women but it is a bit spendy. An employee at the shop should be able to help you as well. Good luck!
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Prenatal vitamins are the BEST. They have everything all in one pill. Plus, your husband can take folic acid pills too because they increase the sperm count. Feed him tons of beans because of the zinc in them. Good luck.
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Prenatal vitamins are the BEST vitamins you can take - Even while you're only TTC.
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Originally Answered: Anyone just starting to try to conceive this month?
yes - i am..i kinda started last month (trying for my first), but totally screwed that up when i tried to follow an online ovulation calendar for my irregular periods :(...so i'm pretending that didn't happen and I'm starting this month knowing a lot more about my cycle. I started getting discharge around a week after i thought I had ovulated...thought that was b/c i was pregnant...turned out that i was ovulating then!!! I was getting all excited over nothing. i'm reading the book "taking charge of your fertility" and am learning A LOT!
good luck to you!! hopefully i won't screw this next month up as well!! :)