Though it may not be the miracle cure to help you get pregnant, Vitamin B-6 has the ability of influencing fertility. Increasing your intake of foods rich in Vitamin B-6 – such as fortified grain products – has been scientifically linked to positive pregnancy tests.
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.
Recommended Daily Dosage of Vitamin B-6
No more than 100 milligrams daily according to the National Institutes of Health. Always consult with your fertility doctor before beginning any supplemental regimen during treatment.
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 Awareness
If you are having trouble getting pregnant – The Infertility Doctor recommends that you undergo a Fertility Awareness Check-Up. Click the icon below to schedule your consultation with Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs – or – call 888.325.7389.