Post # 1
We are getting married in about 3 months and want to get pregnant about a month or two after the wedding (so soon). Should I start taking fertility vitamins? Do I see a gyno about this or a different kind of doctor? Wedding questions, I’ve got your answer. Baby questions….I am clueless!
Post # 3
Hey date twin!
I have a 10 month old son. I did not take any prenatal vitamins until I was 2 months along- that’s when I realized I was preggers. “they” do recommend that you start prenatal vitamins if you are trying but many people don’t even know they are pregnant until 5 or 6 weeks. Make sure you take them as soon as you get pregnant though! Good wishes!
Post # 4
I started 3 months before the wedding. It was great for hair and nails, so I figured why not? 🙂 Folic acid is really important, so you might as well start as soon as possible.
Post # 5
Honestly I started prenatals a year ago. They were the only ones that settled on my stomach. Start now, its better than after you get pregnant and you can get them otc.
Post # 6
my gp recommended 3 months before ttc
Post # 7
3 months before TTC. If you wait until you know you’re pregnant, your baby’s risks of cleft lip and palatte are increased.
Post # 8
yeah I would say if you know you want to start trying in a couple of months, it wouldn’t hurt to take them before. My doctor told me three months prior as well.
Post # 9
Start now! Prenatal vitamins can’t hurt you, and the healthier you are before conception, the less chance of problems and complications during pregnancy. You don’t need to see a doctor to take prenatals, but you should see one before you start trying to conceive just to make sure everything is good to go! Congratulations on starting your family!!
Post # 10
I would start now! I started 3 weeks ago..spinal bifida happens in the first few weeks of pregnancy, so it’s important (if you know you could get pregnant) to have the vitamins before you start trying to conceive. Folic acid is what helps prevent spinal bifida.
Post # 11
When you start thinking you want kids- my doctor said it’s best to build up so if it happens sooner than you expect you’re ready!
Post # 12
As a nurse my medical opinion is now – they wont hurt you, actually they’re quite good for you – and the healthier you are the better your chances of conception!
Post # 13
we started a few months before TTC…I do agree they make your nails stronger! I think it is less crucial to take one EVERY day but still good for you, like others have said.
Post # 14
Good question! What do they do in your check-up to see if everything is good to go? I am going on Friday for my annual and I wanted to talk to her about TTC. Do they do bloodwork or just a normal exam?
Post # 15
@Vintage – i think it depends – I had blood work done because of my ethnicity – there are certain groups that they do panel tests for – basically checking for things that are more common for a particular ethnic group to be a carrier of. Your ob-gyn should also talk to you about diet and exercise and pre-natal vitamins….otherwise, they would do a normal exam (don’t know exactly what they are looking for!)
Post # 16
I doc told me to take them anytime, but especially if i’m not on a bc, just in case. So if I were you, i would start taking them now!