Prenatal vitamins do vital work during pregnancy, but your baby’s nutritional requirements commence prior to conception. Even before you try to get pregnant, it is recommended to begin taking daily preconception vitamins for women to support your reproductive system health and prepare your body to give your foetus the nutrition levels it needs from day one.
Preconception Multi for Women is a vegan-friendly pre-pregnancy vitamin that has been clinically formulated to help support the growth and development of your baby for a healthy pregnancy. By taking preconception vitamins from 3-4 months prior, your body will be primed to conceive a healthy embryo when the time comes, which will grow into a healthy baby with the help of prenatal vitamins throughout the pregnancy.
Your baby will rely on you for all the nourishment it needs to develop, so maintaining your health and building up your body’s nutrient stores is a vital part of pregnancy preparation. Just like you, we want the best for you and your baby’s future, so invest in long-term health for both of you by routinely taking specially formulated pre-pregnancy vitamins.
NaturoBest Preconception Multi for Women pre-pregnancy vitamins provide only active forms of vitamins B2, B6, B12, and folate, and are free from copper with an ultra-low excipient formula. For the best results, you should start taking these preconception vitamins for women at least 3 months prior to conception. You can then move on to Prenatal Trimester One with Ginger once pregnant.
This formula is free from animal products, soy, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish, gluten, lactose, MSG, nuts, oats and other grain derived ingredients, peanuts, sulphites, sucralose, wheat, yeast, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, and artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives. It is also GMO-free and free from many other allergens; please contact us to learn more if you have a specific allergy not addressed above.
Preconception Multi for Women is a multivitamin, multimineral and antioxidant that has been specially formulated to help enhance preconception health. Not only do these pre-pregnancy vitamins prepare the body for pregnancy, but they also support:
- Healthy foetal development
- Thyroid function and energy levels
- Glucose and carbohydrate metabolism
- Skin and immune system
Taking these preconception vitamins for women ensures that your reproductive system is healthy, which in turn supports a healthy conception, increases your chances of success and helps to ensure a smooth pregnancy.
Daily dose (2 capsules) contains:
|Natural betacarotene (Lyc-O-Beta®)||10mg|
| equivalent betacarotene||2mg|
|Tagetes erecta flower extract equiv to fresh (Lutemax®)||2.2g|
| equivalent lutein||2mg|
| equivalent thiamine (vitamin B1)||20mg|
|Riboflavin sodium phosphate||26.32mg|
| equivalent riboflavin (active vitamin B2)||20mg|
|Nicotinamide (vitamin B3)||40mg|
| equivalent pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)||50mg|
| equivalent pyridoxine (active vitamin B6)||25mg|
|Levomefolate glucosamine (Quatrefolic®)||534mcg|
| equivalent levomefolic acid, active folate||300mcg|
|equivalent folinic acid, activated folate||200mcg|
|TOTAL FOLATE PER DAILY DOSE||500mcg|
|Hydroxocobalamin (natural vitamin B12)||500mcg|
|Magnesium ascorbate monohydrate||94.72mg|
| equivalent ascorbic acid (vitamin C)||85mg|
| equivalent magnesium||5.86mg|
|Colecalciferol (equivalent vitamin D3 1000iu)||25mcg|
| equivalent chromium||50mcg|
| equivalent iodine||270mcg|
|Ferrochel® Iron (II) glycinate||87.66mg|
| equivalent iron||24mg|
| equivalent magnesium||94.2mg|
|TOTAL ELEMENTAL MAGNESIUM PER DAILY DOSE||100.1mg|
|Manganese amino acid chelate||10mg|
| equivalent manganese||1mg|
| equivalent molybdenum||50mcg|
| equivalent selenium||50mcg|
|Collodial anhydrous silica||10mg|
|Zinc citrate dihydrate||74.76mg|
| equivalent zinc||24mg|
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose and ascorbyl palmitate.
Directions for Use
Take two capsules daily with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Take one capsule with breakfast and one capsule with lunch.
It’s advisable to begin taking preconception vitamins for women at least 3 months before you try to conceive to allow them time to do their work and create the best conditions for healthy conception.
Once you become pregnant, you can continue to take any remaining capsules before moving on to Prenatal Trimester One with Ginger.
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Looking for more information about preconception vitamins for women? Read our answers to the FAQs below to learn more about the importance of these pre-pregnancy supplements.
Most people have heard of prenatal vitamins
, which are taken during pregnancy to support the healthy growth of the baby. However, the health boost of key nutrients from preconception multivitamins plays a vital part in helping you to have a healthy conception and baby.It’s important to prepare your body with the right vitamins and minerals in advance so that you’re in the best possible condition, both physically and mentally, to conceive a child. Preconception health plans
, including daily supplements, can help you to get to this point.Preconception is the time 3-4 months prior to conception, when maintaining nutrient levels and general health can support fertility and increase the likelihood of a healthy conception. Rather than waiting for the first trimester, preconception vitamins give your baby a head start.Preconception care involving a healthy diet and lifestyle, can reduce health risks further down the line, helping to prevent premature labour, birth defects, miscarriages, and stillbirths. These multivitamins aren’t just for women, either – men’s preconception vitamins
improve sperm health, contributing to a smoother pregnancy.
Here are 6 things you could do to improve your chances of becoming pregnant, starting from at least 3 months before you attempt to conceive:
- Maintain a healthy body weight – Being underweight or overweight can reduce the odds of conceiving. Higher body fat results in excess oestrogen, which can interfere with ovulation. If you don’t have enough body fat, this can also interfere – causing irregular periods or stopping them altogether.
- Eat a balanced diet – There’s no specific pregnancy diet, but you should aim to eat a variety of foods to build up stores of vitamins, proteins, calcium, zinc and iron. Preconception vitamins can help you to get more nutrients. You should avoid foods/drinks with caffeine and mercury (such as tuna), which may impair fertility.
- Do moderate exercise – While staying physically active is important to maintain your general health, strenuous workouts can disturb your menstrual cycle. Continue to do light exercise every day, but avoid over-exercising or participating in activities that are extremely physically demanding.
- Kick bad habits – As you’re probably aware, smoking and excess alcohol are known to lead to fertility and pregnancy problems, including reducing egg count and causing abnormalities. If you partake in these substances, it’s time to stop if you’re serious about conceiving a healthy baby.
- Manage medications – If you take any regular medications, you should consult with your doctor to ensure they won’t affect your fertility, and swap to viable alternatives if necessary. When you’re trying to conceive, you should also check that your medications won’t affect pregnancy tests.
- Monitor your menstrual cycle – There are plenty of apps that can help you to track your periods and predict ovulation. But the most accurate way of detecting ovulation is to pay attention to your body. 24 to 36 hours prior to ovulation you will experience an LH (luteinising hormone) surge and this can be detected with an ovulation predictor kit (similar to a pregnancy test). You should also notice fertile mucus that looks and feels like raw egg white. When you notice these signs, start having sex twice daily for the next few days to maximise your chances of conception. Sperm can fertilise an egg up to 24 hours after ovulation, but waiting for too long means that the sperm might not reach the egg before it disintegrates.
Your partner should also follow these lifestyle changes during this time to improve their sperm health, so you’re both in the best shape to contribute to a healthy conception and pregnancy.
Menstrual cycles can vary in length between 21 days and 40 days, though you can work with a fertility naturopath or herbalist to aim for a 28-29 day cycle. Tracking your cycle with a calendar or specialised app for at least a few months will help you to measure their regularity and identify the likely ovulation period.After following a preconception care plan, most couples will conceive within a few months. If you don’t conceive after 6 months if you are older than 35, or 12 months if you are younger than 35, you should seek advice from your family doctor. You may have to go through some tests to determine what the issue could be.If you miss a period at any point, you can take a pregnancy test from the first day of your missed period. If it’s positive – congratulations! It’s time to visit your midwife or doctor to plan your antenatal care. For advice around diet and supplementation during pregnancy, you should also seek care from a fertility naturopath or nutritionist.