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Vitamins to conceive

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HLW092 Sun 16-Feb-20 11:20:20

Hi all,
I want to start taking some pre pregnancy vitamins (foelic acid & Vitamin D) but have read about them potentially lengthening cycles. My cycles are already long and irregular (last was 48 days) so am just wondering if anybody can shed some light on this or had any success in conceiving after starting supplements?

Thanks x

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Ylladyoll Sun 16-Feb-20 11:29:08

Well I'm currently 10 days late with BFN after taking pregnacare, my period had been 28 days for 10 years so I stopped taking them last wed after 3 weeks of taking them xx

HLW092 Sun 16-Feb-20 16:07:48

@Ylladyoll ahhh okay maybe i’ll leave them for now then. I’m already irregular i don’t want to make it any worse!

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FlamingoAndJohn Sun 16-Feb-20 16:10:04

I was told by the IVF consultant that no one should be taking a multivitamin at all.
She said a B complex and folic acid. Not any other multivitamin, not even special conception ones.

SofiaAmes Sun 16-Feb-20 16:18:40

It's a Pity that IVF consultant is giving out old and incorrect information. The latest research shows that both partners should be taking vitamin D to assist with conception.

Kona84 Sun 16-Feb-20 16:45:30

Folic acid lengthened my irregular 28/30 day cycles to 33 days but they became regular.
After 3 cycles of 33 days I conceived ( I miscarried at 8 weeks)
I also take B12 and iron as I’m a vegetarian.
My partner takes the same, folic acid has made him ‘friskier’

HLW092 Sun 16-Feb-20 16:53:25

Thanks both smile

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HLW092 Sun 16-Feb-20 16:53:59

@Kona84 thank you for this, i’ll give it a go. Sorry for your loss x x

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FlamingoAndJohn Sun 16-Feb-20 17:26:53

It's a Pity that IVF consultant is giving out old and incorrect information.

This was about 5 years ago.

SofiaAmes Sun 16-Feb-20 18:17:47

Ok, that makes more sense. The major Vitamin D study related to conception came out in 2016.

LBB2020 Sun 16-Feb-20 18:58:42

I was taking the seven seas prenatal vitamins for a month or two before we started TTC. We’ve conceived first cycle both times (I know that’s down to luck rather than the vitamins!). They didn’t impact my cycles at all

karenkeys Sun 16-Feb-20 19:16:50

I’ve been taking folic acid 400mcg and vitamin D 10 mcg and my cycle remains around 25-26 days as it has been, albeit I only started taking them at the end of December. I haven’t heard anything about these vitamins impacting cycle lengths 🤷‍♀️

SofiaAmes Sun 16-Feb-20 20:52:31

Make sure your partners are also taking the supplements...especially vitamin d.

karenkeys Sun 16-Feb-20 21:14:01

@SofiaAmes I never knew they should be taking them until I read an article a few days ago. Got my husband taking them with me now.

elc19 Sun 16-Feb-20 22:31:31

I've been told folic acid and vitamin D is all you need ☺️

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