Ninety percent of couples will conceive after a year of trying, 80% of which will conceive by 6 months, so the chance of conceiving on your own between 6 months and a year goes up by only 10%. So it’s a safe bet to consider asking for help after 6 months of trying.
If you’re feeling a bit anxious, consider reaching out even sooner. Make sure to get a comprehensive assessment of your hormones, menstrual cycle history and confirmation that you’re ovulating regularly.
Regardless of who you work with, whether it’s your family doctor, Naturopathic Doctor or functional medicine practitioner, you want to make sure you’re working with someone who educates you about cycle tracking, your fertility window and timed intercourse, the importance of nutrition on fertility and pregnancy success, and includes nutrients like vitamin D and methyl-folate* (the activated form of folic acid) to your personalized fertility plan.
Most importantly, you want to be working with someone who is curious about YOUR unique health needs and leaves you feeling like your fertility is in your hands and pregnancy is within reach.
*The daily dose of our Enhanced Fertility Prenatal contains 1 mg of methyl-folate, the active form of folic acid. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of the population has a genetic defect (MTHFR polymorphism), that blocks the conversion of folic acid into L-methylfolate. When the body is unable to process folic acid, individual can become folate deficient, which is harmful when trying to conceive.
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