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Planning for Pregnancy


It’s important to bear in mind that it’s completely normal for you to conceive anytime in the first twelve months of trying. After this time, your fertility can be investigated should you be concerned that you haven’t yet conceived.

What are the Nutritional Considerations when trying to fall Pregnant?

Because it can be difficult to get all the folate (also known as folic acid) and other nutrients you need from your diet, it’s a good idea to take a preconception multivitamin. It is especially important to get one with high folate levels, that help prevent neural tube defects like Spina Bifida – one of the most common of all birth defects.

What is Preconception Supplementation?

A preconception supplement is a vitamin (micronutrient) supplement that women are encouraged to take before pregnancy that are specially formulated with amounts of nutrients specifically catered to the conception period. For example, essential nutrients such as folic acid, iron, zinc and iodine are included in slightly higher amounts while other vitamins such as vitamin A, might be contained in lesser quantity.

What Benefit do you get by using a Preconception Supplement?

  • Preconception Supplementation provides nutrients that support normal ovulation and are associated with healthy conception.
  • The Use of a Preconception vitamin may reduce the risk of delivering a child with serious neural tube defects by providing nutrients involved in very early stage of foetal development.
  • Provides powerful antioxidant and other micronutrients involved in normal conception that you might not be getting from normal diet
  • Preconception supplementation will give you the security of knowing that your body is stocking up on all those important nutrients needed to conceive your baby-to-be and also to carry it through a healthy pregnancy
  • Ovacare & Oligocare contain a daily dose of 1.5mg of folic acid which may reduce the risk of neural tube defects if taken a few months pre-conceptually