When To start taking Prenatals

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
1452 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My OB said at least 2 months before I conceive, so “wait until you’ve been taking it 2 months before you start trying” is what she said. 

Post # 17
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Was at the OB this morning to have my IUD taken out. She said typically you want to start them “a couple of months” before conceiving, but she didn’t discourage us from trying this cycle. She just told me to start taking them regularly now.

ETA: I wouldn’t panic about it too much, especially if you’re eating a balanced diet – leafy greens, citrus, etc. I think a lot of cereals/pastas are fortified with it as well. I just checked a box in our pantry.

Post # 18
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - City, State

Research also shows that taking folate before TTC could prevent miscarriages as well. I would have taken them earlier (2 months), but only came across reseach about 1 month and a week before TTC in June; I fell pregnant in July (so by then already have 2 months’ supply of folate in my system). 

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