preconception vitamins

Maternal Selenium, Copper and Zinc Concentrations in Early Pregnancy, and the Association with Fertility

A recent Australian study set out to determine maternal zinc, selenium and copper levels and their association with fertility. Lower zinc and selenium plasma levels were associated with a longer time to conceive. Plasma copper levels were not associated with subfertility. This highlights the importance of a preconception care plan when trying to conceive.

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Is my thyroid ok or not?

Feeling fatigued? Poor memory and concentration? Cold hands and feet? Weight gain? Struggling to conceive? These are common symptoms of hypothyroidism or subclinical hypothyroidism. Commonly, a doctor will request a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test. If that is within the normal range of 0.4 - 4.00 mU/L, you are usually told there is nothing wrong. …

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Preconception Care and Pregnancy Outcome

  The Foresight Preconception Association in the U.K. carried out a study involving 367 couples who took part in a preconception health care program. Among the participating couples, 217 (59%) had a previous history of reproductive problems: 136 were infertile 139 had a history of miscarriages 11 had a stillborn 40 were small-for-dates 15 were…

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Reducing Your Risk Of Miscarriage

  One miscarriage is heartbreaking but having more than one is devastating.  It is common for couples to seek help with recurrent miscarriages only to be told there is no medical reason for it. About 10% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage and that increases to 20% if you include unknown pregnancies. Most early miscarriages…

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