You can supplement your fertility by increasing your intake of foods rich in Vitamin B-6 – such as fortified grains. Vitamin B-6 has been scientifically linked to positive pregnancy tests. NOTE: No more than 100 milligrams of a Vitamin B-6 supplement daily is recommended according to the National Institutes of Health.
Benefits of Vitamin B-6
Deficiencies in nutrients beneficial to reproductive health can make it hard to get pregnant. Vitamin B-6 appears to influence fertility – although it is not the sole answer to conceiving a child. Vitamins and minerals naturally found in foods serve a very important role in your whole body health when it comes to conceiving and carrying a baby to full term.
Vitamin B-6 and the Menstrual Cycle
Luteal Phase – Post ovulation hormones prepare the body for implantation of an embryo. The level of a key hormone – progesterone – can be raised by Vitamin B-6 when a woman’s body is preparing for pregnancy.
Mediterranean Style of Eating and Vitamin B-6
The Mediterranean style of eating produces healthy levels of folate because it is rich in Vitamin B-6.
- Vegetable oils like olive oil
The Mediterranean Diet also produces healthy levels of B-6 in the blood and follicular fluid.
- Fortified grain products – cereal and oatmeal
- Baked potatoes
- Chicken breast
- Sunflower seeds
Fertility Awareness Check Up
This check-up will uncover basic information about a couple’s future chances of getting pregnant. A Fertility Awareness Check Up will provide you with a thorough initial reproductive health assessment.
- FSH level – Day 2, 3, or 4
- Estrogen – Estradiol serum level (E2) – Day 2, 3, or 4
- Ultrasound Antral Follicle Count (US-AFC) – Day 2, 3, or 4
- Semen Analysis (SA) for men
Doctor Promoting Fertility Nutrition
At his beautiful Hoffman Estates IL location, Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs offers customized fertility treatment for every patient’s personal and medical needs.
- Diagnostic Testing and Corrective Treatments
- Non-invasive IUI – Intrauterine Insemination – artificial insemination
- IVF – In Vitro Fertilization – including using donor eggs
- Genetic Testing and Gender Selection in conjunction with IVF
- Egg Donor & Gestational Carrier IVF cycles
- Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures
- Cryopreservation – Oocyte (egg), Embryo, Sperm
Click here to schedule your New Patient Telemedicine Consultation via Zoom with Dr. Jacobs – or call 888.325.7389.