Real talk – getting your ducks in a row at least three months before you hope to conceive can help you nourish your fertility in preparation of everything to come. And that’s where a high-quality prenatal vitamin for you and for him comes in. It’s a small daily habit with an enormous impact. Our guide walks you through all the behind-the-scenes benefits during your first three months on Beli prenatal vitamins.
Month 1: Serious Sperm Support + Egg Quality
Pregnancy is work, and now is the time to lay the foundation for what’s to come. Beli prenatal vitamins for you and for him support your respective fertility with key micronutrients during the preconception window. For women, the idea is supporting fertility with nutrients shown to promote egg quality and balance hormones – exactly what you need when the goal is a successful conception and a healthy pregnancy. A consistent supply of key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, all of which you’ll find in Beli for Women, means your reproductive system has everything it needs for optimal function.
And in the event you get lucky in these very early days, you’ll be getting essential nutrients before you even realize you’re pregnant. Adequate amounts of the most bioavailable forms of folate and choline in Beli for Women help ensure proper neural tube development before you even know you’re expecting and reduce the risk of other birth defects, like cleft and lip palates and certain heart conditions.
Meanwhile, supplementation with specific nutrients for men is a simple way to support and optimize sperm health. And that’s a big deal, considering that a man's health before conception directly affects his partner’s pregnancy, the health of their baby, and even the health of the next generation.
While you may already know that men produce millions of sperm every single day, each of them has a critical maturation process that takes roughly three months. It’s called spermatogenesis, and it’s a three-stage process during which sperm cells divide, mature, and become mobile. Here’s the thing – one of the biggest culprits of sperm deficiencies is a nutrient shortage during this oh-so-important maturation process, which makes the power of a high-quality men’s prenatal vitamin pretty apparent. But there’s more. A man’s reproductive health hinges on a precise balance of hormones, just like women. The right nutrients, combined with healthy lifestyle habits as a whole, can make a big difference.
Month 2: Promoting Sperm Health + Supporting the Egg Maturation Process
In month two, so much important work continues to occur beneath the scene, and critical nutrients are the key to much of it. Sperm are busily maturing, and the right nutrients at this stage support the healthiest sperm development:
- Sperm count. The number of sperm cells in a given amount of semen plays an important role in overall quality – anywhere from 40 million to 300 million sperm per milliliter is considered normal.
- Sperm morphology. This describes the shape of the sperm, which should include an egg-shaped head and a long tail to effectively move toward the egg for fertilization.
- Sperm motility. The ability to move is an essential function for sperm, and you’d be surprised at all the issues that can come up (like sperm that can only move in big circles!). Keep in mind, sperm motility begins to decline around age 35 – a male version of the biological clock – and nutritional deficiencies are also a culprit.
Clearly, there’s a lot going on, and Beli Vitality for Men delivers all the raw materials the male body needs to support healthy sperm as they mature. Oh, and one other thing – taking a prenatal vitamin gives your partner a chance to feel involved in this whole preconception thing, aside from the obvious, which is a nice little side benefit.
In women, a similar growth process is underway. Yes, women are born with all the eggs they’ll ever have, but they’re technically precursor cells. To gear up for fertilizations, human eggs go through a wildly complex growth process in ovary follicles. It’s a process that takes about three months, and the right nutrients in the right amounts during this growth period means better egg quality and specifically, a reduction in the potential for errors during the associated division process. In other words, consistency with your prenatal vitamins today, along with healthy lifestyle choices, will affect your egg quality just a few months down the road.
Month 3: Prepping for Conception
As you move closer to your target conception date, the focus turns to readying for conception. Taking Beli for Women every day continues to build your nutrient reserves for future embryo development. Both choline and folate will play irreplaceable roles in supporting the health of your baby-to-be.
Beli Vitality for Men, meanwhile, continues promoting sperm health and specifically protects against DNA fragmentation to support embryo growth and fusion with the egg. Keep in mind, the DNA blueprint for a healthy placenta also comes directly from his sperm, and the stronger and healthier the sperm, the better.
The Bottom Line
Science tells us that preconception health for both women and men plays a huge role in a successful conception, pregnancy, and future bundle of joy. We know that specific micronutrients support the processes driving your reproductive fertility, and Beli prenatal vitamins are formulated with that fact in mind. Prioritize that prenatal every single day – it’s doing so much to help you both on your shared journey to parenthood, particularly in the first three months.