Vitamin B6 or B complex vitamins

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

MRS-K:  Are you taking a pre-natal vitamin? Most of them have all the B vitamins, but some have larger doses than others. I took B vitamins for morning sickness and while it’s hard to take too much (because they’re water soluble and you pee out the excess) you should be aware of how much you’re taking. I’d just start taking them now but other ladies that have taken them for a short luteal phase could probably give you more insight.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

MRS-K:  Try a prenatal without iron, like the gummie kind!  My OB recommended starting prenatals 3 months before conception.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

when I had my first cycle post partum, I only had an 8 day luteal phase. So at the beginning of my next cycle I took b6 as well as b complex. I heard it was better to take both so they balance out . ( or something to that effect.) That cycle I ended up getting pregnant, so I assume it helped as that was the only thing I changed. However, it could have just been my body regulating as well.

when I had my appt this week, I remembered to ask about all the vitamins I was taking, but forgot to ask about the b6 and b complex. If you can get and talk to your dr that would be best. In yte meantime I would think you could just start taking both either now, or when you finish af, whichever you prefer.

good luck

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

MRS-K:  I agree with LittleRiver- it’s the iron in vitamins that will make you constipated, so get one without iron (the gummies don’t have iron). Or you can just take folic acid. You should definitely be taking folic acid (which is a B vitamin) before you actually conceive. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a very short cycle as well and started a bcomplex in hopes of length in got. I asked my ob/gyn and she said while she has seen no evidence or proveN documentation that it works she is fine with me taking that in addition to a prenatal. I read that it takes about three months before you will see the change in ur cycle

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I took both B6 and B-complex (just B-6 for a time, then both for a while), and I don’t think they did anything to help with my short luteal phase.  I have heard that B-6 can help with morning sickness once you are pregnant, and I know other ladies have seen an improvement with B-vitamins, it just didn’t work for me.  I started Vitex(chasteberry) last month and added raspberry leaf tea this month, and honestly I think I’m seeing more improvement from those.

I didn’t talk to a doctor about the B-vitamins.  Everything I read made me confident that there’s really no harm in adding them to a vitamin routine.  And yes, please do find another prenatal that doesn’t make you constipated (sometimes just a brand change will do it, otherwise taking out the iron should do the trick).  Having adequate folic acid for several months before conceiving is actually very important.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

MRS-K:  Yep, I took them all together.  You’ll want to look at the amounts in each supplement, but I added the B6 because the amount included in prenatals (and even in the B-complex) is pretty low.  Taking B6 to help with luteal phase issues (too short, spotting, etc) seems to require a higher dose than the 5mg or so included in a standard prenatal.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had a semi-short LP so took 50MG of B6 daily. Not sure if it directly contributed, but the first cycle after I started taking it, my LP was 2-3 days longer and the second I conceived. I took it the same time as my prenatal. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My doctor told me to start the prenatal vitamin 3 months prior to TTC as well. I take Puritan Pride, and haven’t had any issues with them. As far as the spotting, I used to start spotting at about 6 or 7dpo with a 10 day LP. I added 100 mg to B6 and 1000 mg of Vitamin C. The first month I didn’t start spotting until 9dpo and my LP was lengthened 1 extra day. The next month I added Red Raspberry Leaf and my spotting started 11dpo and my LP was 12 days.

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