During this time, the benefits of vitamin intake is mostly intended to maintain, improve and promote health. But new research suggests vitamin intake can also help women who are undergoing fertility treatment programs to improve the chances of pregnancy.
In a small study, an expert in obstetrics gynecology and reproductive health of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire dr. Rina Agrawal observe the effects of supplementation in 58 women are less fertile. All of the women were treated using drugs such as Clomid to induce ovulation.
Agrawal divide them into two groups. Half of the women were using vitamins every day or so-called conception pregnacare – a nutrient that is specifically designed to support the nutritional needs of women who are trying to conceive – for four weeks. While others take the standard dose of folic acid.
The research team, who conducted experiments at University College London and Royal Free Hospital, found that 60 percent of women who take vitamin successfully attained their pregnancy. While the group of women who consume folic acid pregnancy rate only reached 25 percent. The findings are published in the journal Reproductive biomedicine.
Dr Agrawal, who has been around 16 years dealing with thousands of patients dealing with fertility treatments, insemination and IVF, suggesting that these findings demonstrate the importance of supplementation in women to increase the odds of pregnancy.
Meanwhile in andrology at the University of Sheffield, Dr Allan Pacey, these findings argue bhawa interesting, but for sure needs to be explored further through a subsequent study with a large scale.
The same thing also revealed Glenys Jones, a nutrition expert from the Medical Research Council, which emphasized that the present invention can not be used as a general recommendation. “This study does not necessarily recommend that women undergoing fertility treatment should take a multivitamin before pregnancy. The reason this study is still very limited and need another large-scale studies to investigate whether this can also be applied to more diverse groups of women,” she said.