Vitamin C aids in iron absorption and strengthens the immune system, which is crucial during pregnancy. It is essential for developing a baby’s strong bones and tissue repair. Vitamin C also improves hormone levels and increases fertility in women with luteal phase defect, according to a study published in Fertility and Sterility. As for men, vitamin C has been shown to improve sperm quality and protect sperm from DNA damage; helping to reduce the chance of miscarriage and chromosomal problems. Vitamin C is also aids in maintaining healthy gums during pregnancy and promoting collagen production to prevent stretch marks. Best Sources: Organic papaya, red bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, strawberries, pineapple, citrus fruit, kiwi.