- There’s no bad time to start a prenatal but the ideal time is three months prior to trying to conceive.*
- Folic Acid is harder for most women to utilize than MTHF Folate.
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Most doctors and scientists agree that taking a prenatal vitamin is a must, but most of us don’t know why. If you only take one thing away from this guide, let it be this: nutritional experts recommend taking a prenatal vitamin a few months before you conceive. It takes time for your body to reach the optimal nutritional status that supports a healthy pregnancy — that means starting a prenatal even before you stop birth control methods.*
Prenatals Aren’t Just For During Pregnancy
Reaching a healthy nutritional status requires consistent intake, which means a healthy mix of a good diet and vitamin supplementation. It’s important to reach and maintain these optimal nutrient levels before you’re pregnant, which takes months. Starting your prenatal early can have a long-term positive impact. For example, research shows that having sufficient levels of Vitamin D before pregnancy can support a healthy birth weight.*