If you have already taken the step to start a family, then you will have already spoken to your GP or done a little research on the internet about health in regards to trying to conceive. All doctors and nurses will advise that you take folic acid up to 3 months before trying to conceive. Folic acid is the minimum requirement for pregnant women to take whilst pregnant although most of the time the food you eat contain folate such as some breads, pasta and leafy vegetables. If you feel that you are under nourished or lack vitamins, you may want to take a pre-natal vitamin instead. They have all the essential vitamins including the recommended daily amount you will need to aid a healthy pregnancy.
Unfortunately you will have to buy pre-natal vitamins if you need them but look out for two for one or buy 2 get 1 free offers where you can make a huge saving. Pre natal vitamins vary in terms of what is included and the amount of each vitamin; rest assured that they are all approved amounts that are safe for pregnancy. When I first took Pregnacare I felt very sick and constipated; I took it for a month until I decided that it just wasn’t for me. I have since read there have been many other ladies who took Pregnacare and it made them ill. I now take Sanatogen Mother to be and I have had no problems although they are a little more expensive. It also helps if you partner takes a supplement so my hubby also takes Wellman tablets to aid conception. In addition to this, I have just started taking Vitamin E in a bid to help fertility and as this is only my third month I’ll have to wait and see if it works.
To be honest most vitamins that are in pre-natal’s we eat on a daily basis anyway but by taking a supplement it gives you a much needed boost to increase chances of a healthy, problem free pregnancy and labour. Taking just folic acid will also help mother and baby and costing as little as 47p for a month’s supply, it’s the minimum you should do when trying to conceive, during pregnancy and during breastfeeding.