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does taking prenatal vitamins increase fertility?

So within the past two weeks I found out I miscarried at 15wks but the bby measured 6wks...I had a d&c last wk..I was told I should wait to have period before trying again&i was wondering if I continue to take prenatal vitamins if it would increase my fertility? &if there's n e thing the Dr could help me with on my nxt check up (July 11th) we want to conceive soon again...any responses?  
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What I did to help increase my fertility after a miscarriage was lessened my stress, cut out the coffee, and took a prenatal vitamin and made sure that I was eating enough.  I also made sure I was not over-doing my exercise.  I don't know if this helped or not but we got pregnant about 3 months later.  Good luck, keep us posted!
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Thanks, I hope it helps I've started eating through out the day so I wouldn't get hungry without thinking about it unlike when I was preg. I haven't started smoking, partying or stressing...I believe I'm still healthy&am tryn to take walks in the evenings with taking prenatals daily..I've still had bleeding lightly, on and off since a hlf a wk before my d&c and its continuing since even after so for about two weeks...have any ideas? Of thoughts about it?
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Prenatal vitamins don't make you more fertile (I don't think anyways), they just help you give the right nutrients to a developing baby. Like Seattle said, just take care of yourself so you are healthy for your next pregnancy.
I had a D&C on May 6 (I was somewhere around 8-12 weeks preg). I bleed on and off for about a week and a half. It then took me about 4 weeks to get my period and 2 weeks after that I am pretty sure I ovulated.
Just take care of yourself and keep taking your vitamins. If you are really wanting to get pregnant right away try to figure out when you are ovulating so you BD at the right time. Women are usually ovulate somewhere around 14 days after first day of their period. A lot of women on here will say to start BD everyday starting around 10 days after just to make sure you don't miss it.
Good Luck!!
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:) thanks.
& thats what we did on feb. 24th my LMP we started calculating then between March 8th through the 15th and it worked! but sadly it didnt last.
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As the others said, prenatals won't increase your fertility, but they will give your body what it needs for when you do get pregnant. Just make sure to listen your doctor in regards to the D&C and don't have sex for at least another week. You put yourself at high risk of infection (which can cause fertility issues), among other things. If it had been a natural miscarriage you could have tried immediately, but since you had a D&C, usually you are told to wait 1-3 cycles to allow your body time to heal. Not doing so will increase your odds of miscarriage, because the uterus hasn't had time to heal and the lining isn't thick enough to support a new pregnancy.
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Well you see the thing is i had spotting from 8 wks to 10 wks and had a blood clot size of prolly two quarters...but some old lady that was my prenatal dr for my first check up at the indian hospital, that couldnt find the heartbeat the first time said it was lack of calcium but i always drank milk ate cheese and whaadever regularly because i like em! and they was suppose to help..but i was told that that wasnt the case by my gyno at the city hospital he said thats when the M/C could have been taking place and she shouldnt have told me that because it would've helped me get faster results of a m/c rather then waiting a month later...but besides that fact i didnt start my period so i had a D&C..but hopefully everything goes well within time :) thanks
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&i understand that i should wait till the bleeding completely stops but since a two weeks ago i've been spotting and after the d&c havent really been bleeding much...so hopefully i will be back to normal by next month
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Definitely keep us posted on this, every woman is different.  Hope you are back to normal too in the next month, it will certainly help you feel better that's for sure.
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thanks hunn.
&keeping yu all posted is a must. :)
But its been a week since my post and i have to say i've felt things getting back to normal slowly everything going good.
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I'm so glad to hear that things are starting to get back to normal.  Ugh it's frustrating indeed.  For me it was like one thing I had to deal with the physical aspect of a miscarriage and then the emotional part at the same time.  Each week got a little bit better than before.  So hang in there.
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Yes Ma'am it sure is...its just sad that something so bad could slowly make somethings better, this time i'm very hopeful i go see my dr. again next monday for a check-up. :) i'm excited to see what i cant tell myself how things are going..if that makes sense.
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And to when you go for a checkup see if there is anything else standing in your way of conceiving, ask about your progesterone levels and your cervix.
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After my ectopic in March the dr advised me to continue taking the prenatal because its gives your body ahead start on ttc and gives it a healthy environment for the sperm and egg. And if you do concieve (conceive) your body is not trying to play catch up with the vitamins. Good Luck
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Keep us posted too on your progress.  And let us know what works best for you.
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So I just found out that I have thyroid problems and we have been trying to have a baby for almost two years now.  I feel a bit depressed because everytime we feel it could happen, something comes up. I just need some support from peope that know what Im going through.  A friend told me to start taking prenatal to help my body get ready.... Just wondering wht your thoughts were.

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I have seen a lot of women on here get pregnant with a thyroid condition and other conditions on top of this, don't give up or get frustrated, pregnancy is still possible.  Prenatal vitamins can never hurt.  Preparing your body for pregnancy even when you are not pregnant helps build up your vitamin stores and eliminate some deficiencies that you might have.

You don't just have to stop there either, you can also look at your eating and exercise behavior and make sure you are taking care of yourself all around.  Pregnancy demands a lot on us, so it's good training to get our bodies and our minds prepped for it.
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i have been taking prenatials and drinking red clover bloosm tea and it regulated my cycle and stablized my hormones sence i am going thru menopause but we r still tring to have a baby want to prove the doctors wrong
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Well its been 14 years since I had a baby. My son will be 15 in August. Ive tried and tried to conceive but no luck. Now I'm taking prenatal vitamins to see what my chances are for conceiving i hope it works.
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I found out I was pregnant at 3 1/2 weeks had a miscarriage at 6 weeks, the doctor told us that the baby stopped growing at 5 weeks. it's been 4 months and still have no luck getting pregnant it's kinda making mr sad and I dint understand it.. I do have thyroid problems and during my pregnancy my levels were up high my baby doctor tried getting me an appointment with a thyroid doctor but they said they wouldn't beable too see me for two months... Now about 2 weeks ago I finally got into the doctor and she said my levels were up high again and if I'm trying to get pregnant that could be bad on the baby ... :(
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I understand everyone, I have also had two miscarriages the last one was diagnosed with Turner syndrome:( (1 in a 1000 chance happening) I have a 22 month old son who has a 6p.21 deletion and has some issues but doing just fine, found out I have the same deletion... ( there r no other cases reported in the world with this deletion!!! My fiance and I just want to give my son a sibling, so we r now pregnant again as doctors say its in our favor of having a healthy baby I'm so scared I usually miscarry between 8-11 wks:(( I want to b excited bout this pregnancy but its soo hard.
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When i had my IUD taken out (i had told my doctor i want another baby) she prescribed with prenantals and told me to start taking them right away. got my period that same day then concieved my baby shortly after. currently 25weeks pregnant with a very healthy hyper active baby boy.
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I believed its said that healthier women have a better chance of conceiving. Not 100% its true though. But if you want to convince its advised to take prenatals asap to so that you and your baby have all the nutrients you need:)
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