We have reviewed many previous studies on the why the hormone referred to as Vitamin D is so important to pregnancy. However, a new analysis resulted in a news release from the National Institute of Health. Simply put they stated the following findings: Women with adequate vitamin D levels were 10% more likely to become … Continue reading Current Estimate of Vitamin D’s Influence on Fertility and Miscarriage Rate
We here at the blog are big proponents of vitamin D supplementation to enhance your fertility. New research suggests that vitamin D supplementation may also be important for couples that have difficulty staying pregnant, also known as recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). One of the causes of RPL has been attributed to an autoimmune condition. In … Continue reading Vitamin D and RPL
We are learning more and more about the important role that Vitamin D plays in terms of our fertility. We have previously discussed the role of vitamin D and your sleep/wake cycle in terms of optimizing your health. Recent studies have added to this to demonstrate just how important Vitamin D is when trying to … Continue reading Vitamin D: why you need more of it
What? FOLATE aka FOLIC ACID (most important) Iodine +/- Iron (this can also be supplemented separately as needed, such as for anemia) Why? Folate reduces risk of neural tube defects (birth defects), such as spina bifida Iodine optimizes thyroid health and fetal brain development When? Optimal to start about 3 months prior to conception Take … Continue reading What’s in a Prenatal Vitamin?
About one in four pregnant women will experience a miscarriage. At least two thirds of miscarriages are believed to be due to a genetic abnormality in the embryo. It can make it even more emotionally devastating if the pregnancy was initiated following an IVF procedure with an embryo that had already been genetically tested prior … Continue reading Vitamin B3: an emerging tool in reducing the risk of miscarriage
My goal as a REI is to help provide patients with the information they need to not only boost their natural fertility, but also to help them have a healthy pregnancy and to, ultimately, bring home a happy healthy kiddo. Those of you who know a family affected by autism, know how terrifying the condition can … Continue reading Reduce your risk of autism with a vitamin!
Good morning! I wanted to start of the week with a great resource. There are hundreds of prenatal vitamins available. As we have previously discussed in the blog, it’s important to know exactly what is in your prenatal vitamin. For those of you who are still on the hunt for the best fit, consider checking … Continue reading Prenatal vitamin resource
I still remember feeling completely overwhelmed the first time I shopped for prenatal vitamins when I was ready to try to conceive. I’m sure I was putting too much thought into it, but like many others, I was going to take my fertility seriously and I wanted the BEST option. So why did my drugstore … Continue reading Your standard prenatal vitamin might not be enough
For the next 10 days, I will be posting daily tips for how you can minimize your exposure to toxic chemicals in our environment. 💄💅🤢 10. Choose seafood wisely Seafood is incredibly confusing. On the plus side, seafood has healthy omega 3 fatty acids. But then we learn about mercurcy contamination and things get complex. … Continue reading 10. Choose seafood wisely
At our center, we have long held that your circadian rhythm–how your biology responds to the day-night cycle–impacts your fertility. This is one of the many reasons we focus on optimizing vitamin D levels, melatonin (when necessary) and paying careful attention to our embryo transfer schedules. In case your fertility center hasn’t figured out how … Continue reading Daylight Savings Time May Lower Chances of IVF Success for Some: Study