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will taking prenatal help me get pregnant?

they say folic acid helps the environment inside the vagina, and also helps if your hormones are imbalanced. what will happen if i start taking them 7 days before my ovulation date, will i get pregnant. i kno alot of people will say it wont help, but if it didnt help why would the jars sayin for before,during,after pregnancy?

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Asked by BabyNya913 at 11:07 PM on Sep. 18, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • because if you know you are going to get pregnant it is best to start the vitamins before so that your baby gets the right nutrician before you know that you are pregnant. i dont think that they help you get pregnant but i have a friend that swears taking vitamin e will help you get pregnant.

    Answer by cassie_m at 11:09 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • The labels say "Take while trying to concieve" to insure your body get the best recommended dose of vitimins and minerals. This helps create a healthy evironment for baby. It cannot help you concieve. If your hormones are imbalanced then you should be on hormone treatments.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:09 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • You should be taking them anyway if you are TTC. It's best to take them 90 days before, ideally, so that your body is all set with the right levels of all the vitamins. It can help you ensure that if you get pregnant, the embryo is viable (meaning it has a better chance of sticking around). A healthy embryo is more likely to go to full term than one that has vitamin deficiencies, which can lead to defects and abnormalities, like spina bifida and encephalopathy.

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:12 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Prenatal vitamins, as far as I know, don't do anything to help you get pregnant. That DO however, give you nutrition that will go to your baby once you become pregnant. The recommend women start taking folic acid before they concieve to help decrease their baby's risk of developing birth defects, specifically, spina bifida. However, the healthier you are, the better your chances are of being able to concieve and carry a child to term. So taking vitamins definitely won't hurt!

    Answer by Ash9724 at 11:12 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • @jazzlikemraz -alot of woman have hornone imbalances, but do fine without hormone treatments, and they used prenatal vitamins because of all the things in there, they are not completely out of wack my hormones. im sayin to make the vaginal environment more balanced and equal in order for sperm to survive thats wat im sayin

    @cassie m- how long did it take your friend to get pregnant

    Comment by BabyNya913 (original poster) at 11:14 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • thats ash9724, have u or anybody else heard of fertibella

    Comment by BabyNya913 (original poster) at 11:15 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • The prenatals will make you healthier over all and heath plays a huge role in TTC. Most OBs recommend taking them during the TTC phase and for all 9mths of pregnancy as well as during breastfeeding.

    Basically, I don't know that it will help, but it definately won't hurt, so go for it. They are sold over the counter, get the generic from Walmart - they are just as good - and cost less then $10 here (maryland)

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 11:17 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • i live in dc( md close so cool lol) but anyway, what happens if you start taking them before ovulation @ maureen-md

    Comment by BabyNya913 (original poster) at 11:19 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • It will help you be healthier and if you do get pregnant then you are already helping your baby without even knowing it. Take the vitamins

    Answer by soccerfanatic14 at 12:33 AM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • @soccerfanatic- have u tried this method with the vitamins

    Comment by BabyNya913 (original poster) at 1:05 AM on Sep. 19, 2010

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