When trying to get pregnant, it is important to avoid alcohol, smoking, and certain medications as they can be harmful to a growing baby. There are 3 great supplements to take when trying to get pregnant, and during pregnancy.
- A high quality and absorbable prenatal vitamin with an activated folic acid called 5-MTHF. Check that your current prenatal has this type of folate since up to 50% of people have trouble activating it. Folate is important to prevent spinal cord defects.
- The prenatal multi-vitamin should also have iron. Your doctor or midwife can check your blood for low iron and ferritin levels. It is important to normalize these levels early on, and they can help with conceiving. If your iron is causing constipation, you can check with your naturopathic doctor for a more absorbable form.
- Omega 3 fish oils incorporate themselves into every cell in the Healthy Body, including the eggs. This makes it a great foundational supplement for all as it helps cells communicate better.