Working mothers often complain of an imbalanced diet due to their busy schedules. They are either at work or busy taking care of their children. In which case, doctors advise taking doses of supplements to compensate for any deficiencies and increase the chance of pregnancy or a stable pregnancy.
The most important of these supplements:
1. Folic acid
If you want to increase your chances of getting pregnant, take at least 400 mcg of folic acid per day. It is important in preventing birth defects and distortions, especially in the spinal cord and nervous system of the fetus. Begin taking it one month before conception and continue through the first trimester. The dose can be increased if you have a family history of birth defects or if you are taking anti-epilepsy drugs.
Important for the sperm’s health in men.
3. Avoid supplements that contain high levels of vitamin A or fish liver oil, because your baby only needs a small quantity of it and any increase during pregnancy can hurt the fetus.
It goes without saying that you should consult with your doctor about the supplements that are suitable to you. Some of the supplements in the market may contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals that could possibly harm you or your fetus, such as retinol from vitamin A. That’s why it’s important for your doctor to prescribe those that are specific for pregnant women or women trying to conceive.