Should You Take Prenatal Vitamins During IVF?

Prenatal vitamins are encouraged during pregnancy and if you're using IVF, these supplements are just as important. These vitamins will help your body prepare for a baby.

Deseré Davis - Writer for AskIris
By Deseré Davis
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published October 31, 2021.

IVF (In vitro fertilization) can be an expensive commitment, so many women do everything they can to ensure the success of the procedure.

Preparing your body and giving it all the natural resources it needs to help a baby grow may be necessary.

Of course, it can be difficult to know what vitamins to take during IVF, and if you’ve been wondering about prenatal vitamins, we’ve got you covered.

Can Vitamins Improve IVF Success Rate?

While taking vitamins cannot guarantee that you’ll have a higher IVF success rate, you can take them to make sure your body is healthy and ready for a child.

There are many options to choose from, but if you want the best prenatal for IVF, consider the following:

  • Vitamin D
  • Fish oil
  • vitamin B12
  • Folic acid

You can take supplements up to six months before your scheduled embryo transfer and continue taking prenatal vitamins after embryo transfer.

Why You Should Take Vitamins During IVF Treatment

If you want to ensure a healthy pregnancy, you should take vitamins during your IVF treatment.

The vitamins to take after embryo transfer is the same as the ones you take before the procedure.

Final Thoughts

As long as you take your prenatal vitamins, eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly you should have a very positive IVF experience.