When Is The Best Time Of Day To Take Prenatal Vitamins? An Expert Explains

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For both trying to conceive (TTC) and pregnancy, it seems like timing is absolutely everything. From when you should take an ovulation test, to when you should have intercourse, to when you should take a pregnancy test, there’s always some sort of schedule to follow for the best results. But what about the vitamin aspect of fertility and TTC? When is the best time of day to take prenatal vitamins?

According to Dr. Sherry Ross, OB-GYN and Women’s Health Expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, there’s not really a “perfect time” to take your prenatal vitamins, as long as you’re taking them. “Prenatal vitamins can be taken in a three times per day, or more, serving size,” she says in an email interview with Romper.

And it’s best to start popping those vitamins when you’re TTC. “It’s best for women to start taking folic acid three months before conception,” Ross explains. “Making sure your prenatal or multivitamin contains at least 400 milligrams to 1 milligram of folic acid is key. Folic acid has been shown to reduce the incidence of spinal defects or neural tube defects, and…

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