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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Postnatal Depression

Copper and Postnatal Depression

  Is there a link between high copper/low zinc levels and postnatal depression and anxiety? Zinc is one of the most important minerals during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Aside from the importance of zinc in tissue repair (stretch marks, perineal tears and cracked nipples), evidence over the years has indicated it may be an essential nutrient…

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