The Prenatal Pack
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The Prenatal Pack
What you may be asking yourself right now
We’re not pregnant or trying to conceive. Can we still take The Prenatal Pack?
Yes! Whether you have sperm or eggs, it is recommended to take prenatal vitamins for at least three months before trying to conceive, but you and your partner can also take a prenatal vitamin daily if you aren’t actively trying to prevent pregnancy. This recommendation is rooted in the fact that close to half of pregnancies in the United States are unintended and many people might not know that they are pregnant for the first few weeks. Since the baby grows rapidly during the first trimester (brain, spine, heart and organs are among the first to develop!), it is best to ensure that you are getting enough of the essential vitamins and minerals to support and optimize fetal development with the healthiest eggs, sperm and bodies as possible.
What’s different about The Prenatal Pack for Females and Males?
Our medical and naturopathic doctors have done their research and ensured that our prenatal supplements are packed with everything required for preconception and pregnancy care—at the correct doses. A key element in all of our formulas is the bioavailability of our raw ingredients. The vitamins and minerals are in their most absorbable forms to ensure your body processes them efficiently and effectively.
Our comprehensive prenatal blend for Females includes easy-to-absorb Iron to help your blood transport oxygen, Vitamin D for calcium absorption and immune aid, and Iodine, Zinc and Selenium for thyroid support. This formula also includes a hybrid of Folic Acid and highly bioavailable Methylated Folate (5-MTHF), Vitamin B12 and Choline to support fetal brain, spine and nervous system development. Bonus: Our DHA comes from algae oil so there’s no fishy aftertaste!
The Prenatal Essentials for Males is formulated with equally bioavailable ingredients, ready for your body to use, at just the right doses recommended by our doctors. This prenatal supplement includes science-backed building blocks, like Vitamin A, C, D, E, Selenium, Zinc, and DHA, which protect the sperm from DNA damage and help boost swimmers.
What’s the difference between The Prenatal Pack and The Power Prenatal Pack?
The Prenatal Pack is a good match for people with sperm and eggs who are early in their fertility journey. These 30 daily packs (for each of you) give egg and sperm everything they need to perform optimally and support conception. The Prenatal Pack is designed specifically for people with eggs or sperm under 30 who have been thinking about trying, or have been actively trying for less than six months. These supplements are also safe for people who are already pregnant and want to maintain good reproductive health.
What’s different about The Power Prenatal Pack is that it gives your reproductive cells an extra dose of antioxidant lovin’ on top of the essentials found in The Prenatal Pack. The Power Prenatal Pack is designed for people with sperm and eggs who are over 30 and thinking about trying, or have been trying for more than 6 months, and support you if you are being treated at a fertility clinic, as well.
The Power Prenatal for Females will give you a boost of CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10), NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), Trans-Resveratrol and other antioxidants to provide your egg with the fuel it needs to perform optimally.
The Power Prenatal for Males will give you a boost of CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10), NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), Trans- Resveratrol and other antioxidants to protect your sperm cells from DNA damage and help them with count, quality and motility.
Why should both people with eggs and people with sperm take prenatals if they are trying to conceive?
An embryo receives 50% of its DNA from the egg and 50% from the sperm, so it is critical to provide gametes (reproductive cells) with essential nutrients in order for them to reach optimal health. In this sense, both the egg and the sperm should be supported by prenatal supplements on the daily while trying to conceive - not just one or the other.
Though it is oftentimes overlooked, our doctors always recommend that people with sperm take prenatal supplements if they are trying to conceive at any age. Sperm are known to be fast swimmers, but they need essential nutrients to be able to make their way to the egg safely and fertilize it. The Prenatal Essentials for Males can help boost sperm count, enhance motility and morphology, and provide protection from DNA damage. Meanwhile, The Prenatal for Females prepares eggs and the body with 24 essential bioavailable nutrients that support fetal brain development, thyroid function, and more.
Why does this product say ‘for females and males’ instead of ‘for women and men’?
However you identify, our products are named for your biology, not your gender. The Prenatal Pack is inclusive of all individuals with eggs and/or a uterus, and sperm who are preparing or trying to conceive; or for those who are already pregnant.
If you have a specific question about our products, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you find the right supplements for you and/or your partner.
Is the Prenatal Pack for females and males vegan?
What does B12 do and why do I need so much?
First, for women and people with eggs, it’s important to understand how crucial B12 is in pregnancy. Along with its better-known counterpart Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 helps keep homocysteine from building up. That’s crucial because high levels of homocysteine have been linked to neural tube defects, pregnancy loss, preterm delivery, restricted fetal growth, preeclampsia and other cardiovascular complications.
And for men and people with sperm, Vitamin B12 plays a key role in sperm production and the male reproductive organs. Again, this has to do with its role in keeping homocysteine in check. High levels of homocysteine are known to contribute to poor sperm quality, low sperm count, reduced motility and higher DNA fragmentation. This can often result in longer times to conception and early pregnancy loss.
Unfortunately, it can be hard for your body to get enough B12 without a little help. In your diet, you can only get it from animal products, and your absorption can be affected by certain autoimmune conditions or even just taking antacids.
Because it’s so critical for pregnancy (and before, so that you can build up enough stores by the time the neural tube develops in early pregnancy!) and for sperm DNA replication, it’s important to cover your B12 bases with a great supplement. There’s no set upper limit for Vitamin B12 nor is there an established toxic level, but our naturopathic doctors suggest that optimal levels should be much higher than the recommended daily allowance in order to have a therapeutic effect. That’s why we pack 1 mg of a bioavailable form of Vitamin B12 called Methylcobalamin in The Prenatal Essentials for Females and 500 mcg in The Prenatal Essentials for Males. Learn more about Vitamin B12 on The Nest.
What the experts say
I highly recommend Bird&Be prenatal supplements to all my patients who are trying to conceive. They provide a personalized and convenient approach, which makes their prenatals more efficient and enhances patient compliance.
I'm thrilled for patients to be able to access higher and more effective doses of key ingredients than I've seen in other prenatals - three cheers for choline and CoQ10!
Having an evidence-based approach to fertility-focused supplements is a key component to optimizing success, and it’s great that Bird&Be’s scientifically-backed prenatals are accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they’re seeing a fertility specialist.
Bird&Be has hit all the right marks for prenatal and preconception care. They’ve removed the guesswork from patients' supplement regimes, while emphasizing dose education and including usable, active ingredient forms.
Personalizing the formulas based on the individual's needs makes Bird&Be's supplements much more effective, especially for those who require a much more intensive regimen to support conception.
I discovered Bird&Be after having a missed miscarriage that i found out about at 12 weeks with my first pregnancy. As a biologist who is used to approaching problems in my professional life by searching for data driven solutions, my way of dealing with it was to dive deep into researching whether there was anything I could do to increase the speed at which I got pregnant again (it took us 9 months the first time), and to reduce the likelihood of chromosomal abnormalities, which id learned are the most frequent cause of first trimester miscarriages. I wound up stumbling upon "it starts with the egg" by Rebecca Fett and learned that so much of the fate of a pregnancy is based on processes that take place in the development of eggs and sperm up to 3 months before conception, and having enough of certain nutrients can help ensure everything develops properly. Bird&Be's approach is largely informed by the research reviewed in this book, so I decided to give the Power Prenatal a try. After 4 months I was pregnant again. I am now 16 weeks pregnant and have switched over to the Prenatal Essentials. Everything suggests that this pregnancy is progressing well and baby and I are healthy. My doctor commented on my excellent iron levels during my first trimester blood work, which i suspect i have the prenatal at least partially to thank for because despite my desire to get as many nutrients as i could from my diet, at that point the only food i could stomach was yogurt, fruit, and salt and vinegar chips! It's impossible to know for sure how much my choice of prenatals influenced the positive outcomes so far with this pregnancy, but I feel better knowing that I took steps that were within my power to improve my likelihood of having a healthy pregnancy, and it's validating that things are going well.
I ordered them for my daughter in law. They have everything you need. They best part is her journey is a very difficult one and the response to my email asking what I should order was so fast and so caring and guided us correctly. But also they made sure we checked with her doctor. He was very impressed with the vitamins. She never had an upset stomach as most prenatal ones caused issues. She had energy and appetite. Unfortunately our journey has not ended the way we wanted but these vitamins have been amazing. And we will use them again. This company truly cares about what men and women have to deal with during these difficult journeys. I highly recommend
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The Prenatal Essentials for Males
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