Low B12 While Trying to Conceive

by Azma

I recently have found that my b12 level is 129. my doctor said you have to take b12 shots. I am trying to concieve. Should i stop trying. Taking b12 shot is safe while trying or while pregnant?

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Shots are safer than deficiency
by: Kerri Knox, RN

You are asking the wrong question. Your question of 'is it safe to get shots while trying to conceive' SHOULD be a question of "Is it safe to conceive while I have a low Vitamin B12 level" and the answer is a resounding "NO!!!".

If you want a healthy baby, free of neural tube defects, you should not conceive while you knowingly have a condition that would cause your baby to have neural tube defects.

If you want a healthy baby, you should first be healthy yourself. Not only should you get your Vitamin B12 levels up, but you should try to figure out why you have B12 Malabsorption in the first place.

Either you have a serious underlying problem of malabsorption, which means you probably have multiple other nutritional deficiencies, or your diet is terrible. And you should not be conceiving under either circumstance- for the sake of your baby.

Here are a couple of articles I've written on the importance of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D levels in pregnancy. Have you had your Vitamin D level checked? Because I suspect that will be incredibly low too.

Deficiency of Vitamin B12 in Pregnancy

Getting Enough Vitamin D in Pregnancy Could Determine Your Child's Health for Life.

It's actually quite frightening that you are even considering getting pregnant when you have a known risk factor for your child to develop neural tube defects. I highly suggest that you get the book The Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby and learn the RIGHT way to be nutritionally sufficient to conceive, and to have a healthy baby.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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