Prenatals for men, and for women
When it comes to TTC, so much can feel out of our control. But there are things you can do to improve the odds. Regular exercise, taking measures to reduce your stress (when you can) and taking prenatal vitamins all play an important role in preconception health.
- Vitamins C, B6, B12, D, E and K2, folate, zinc, chromium and choline are key nutrients that decrease the chances of miscarriage, help trigger ovulation, improve egg quality and boost your chances of conception.
Why should I take supplements when TTC? We hear it a lot. And mainly, it’s because male-factor fertility issues account for a sizeable chunk of TTC struggles. Whilst it’s also important for men to improve their diet, exercise regularly and reduce stress, specific nutrients have been shown to improve sperm quality. In particular:
- CoQ10, methylated folate, L-Carnitine and selenium are proven to enhance sperm health, and linked to more positive pregnancy outcomes, as well as the baby’s long-term health.
Notice how the nutrients men and women need for fertility health vary? That means a man shouldn’t take prenatals designed for women, and women shouldn’t take prenatals intended for men. It won’t necessarily be harmful, but it’s not helpful either.
You can take all the nutrients needed in the correct amounts with Beli’s science-aligned prenatal supplements. To ensure you’re getting exactly what you need, Beli advises taking a daily dose from the time you begin thinking about conceiving, or actively TTC, all the way through pregnancy and beyond delivery for optimal recovery and breastfeeding support.