Can taking prenatal vitamins help you conceive?

No.

Prenatal vitamins can make you healthier and make sure you have enough vitamins in your body. Prenatal vitamins can also prevent or reduce the risk of certain birth defects.

Certain vitamin deficiencies can cause serious and even deadly birth defects. Taking a prenatal vitamin when you are trying to conceive reduces the risk of these birth defects. Many of these birth defects can happen even before you know you are pregnant which is why it is recommended to take them while you are trying to conceive.

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    04/25/14
    I think of it like gardening--you want good soil for your plants, with lots of nutrients. However, if you just add nutrients, the plants don't magically grow. You still need seeds!
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