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: 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 preconception health with key micronutrients during the preconception window (3-6 months before trying to conceive). For women, the idea is supporting preconception health with nutrients shown to promote egg quality and balance hormones.
And it's important to ensure you’ll be getting essential nutrients before you even realize you’re pregnant to help support early embryo growth. Adequate amounts of the most bioavailable forms of folate and choline in Beli for Women help support neural tube development before you even know you’re expecting and folate has been shown to 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 and other lifestyle choices (think exercise, alcohol intake, etc.) during this oh-so-important maturation process, which makes the power of a high-quality men’s prenatal vitamin a key part of your overall health. But there’s more. A man’s reproductive health hinges on a 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 healthy 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 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 and age is still a big factor, here is some good news. 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 can support better egg quality. In other words, consistency with your prenatal vitamins today, along with healthy lifestyle choices, may support your egg quality just a few months down the road.
Month 3: Supporting those nutrient reserves
As you hit the third month, 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 maintaining DNA integrity. 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 the parth to parenthood. We know that specific micronutrients support the processes driving your fertility health, 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.