Men and women have different fertility goals
Are men and women’s prenatals the same? The goal is the same, right? Well, not exactly. The shared goal is, of course, a healthy baby. But to get there, we need to adjust our mindset, focusing on specific goals for our own fertility – from egg and sperm health to cellular make-up. And when it comes to these aspects, men and women have very different needs, from their fertility supplement.
You can share the Vitamin D bottle, but not the prenatal. Here’s why.
Look closely at the labels of fertility supplements for men and women and you’ll see they both contain different vitamins and minerals (if they don’t, avoid them). To make a healthy baby, men need healthy sperm and women need good-quality eggs. And although fertility supplements improve chances of conception in both men and women, they do so through different nutrients.
Even before trying to conceive, taking a multivitamin can improve overall health (which is linked with fertility health). Not on a multivitamin? Don’t worry, there’s time to ensure your body is getting all the nutrients and minerals it needs before trying to conceive. But it does need to be specifically-formulated for your gender.
Let’s take a closer look at the vitamins and minerals men and women need when TTC, and at what level, potency or dosage.