from the desire to become pregnant



the good progress of the pregnancy 


the health of the futur baby.


Coenzyme Q10 and selenium: infertility due to a lack of sperm motility

Vitamins B9, B12, zinc and homocysteine are involved in the establishment of the methylation capital: the formation of tissues and organs.

 This can lead to alterations in the genetic programming of the child, which can provide a breeding ground for the absence of neural tube closure, obesity and type II diabetes.

vitamin B9 (or folic acid): closure of the neural tube (the spinal cord).

Homocysteine : excess due to a vitamin B deficiency or excessive alcohol consumption, is associated with a risk of repeated miscarriages during the 1st or 2nd trimester, congenital heart defects, pre-eclampsia.

Vitamin D disruption of growth and skeletal disorders in children

                     increased risk of pre-eclampsia in the mother.

Zinc spontaneous abortion and birth defects, growth disorders and problems during childbirth.

Selenium miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, premature delivery, low birth weight and gestational diabetes.

Iron deficiency increases the risk of complicated pregnancies by a factor of 2.5 to 3: premature delivery, low birth weight and perinatal mortality.

excess of iron increased risk of diabetes and pregnancy-related hypertension.

Iodine and thyroid hormones affect neuronal migration and psychomotor development of the child.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids neuronal functionality and thus in brain development.

                                                        Post partum depression.

Amino acids Arginine is important for embryonic growth, fetal survival and increases the transfer of nutrients from the mother to the fetus.

Similarly, high amino acid levels are a risk factor for the development of gestational diabetes.


Sébastien JEAN

Nutrition et biologie préventive

Clinique de nutrition physiologique