(Closed) Best foods to help with fertility..

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I drank a lot of green tea which I think helped with my CM. Other than that, I just made sure to eat a balanced diet…veggies, lean meat, fiber, fruit, etc. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hey lady!  One thing that I took for several months after being recommended to do so by my fertility acupuncturist was organic Royal Jelly.  It is a fertility superfood that can help to increase egg quality.  He didn’t want me to take the pills, he had me take a teaspoon of the real deal stuff every day (it was a little sweet treat every day)…This is what I used:

http://www.amazon.com/YS-Royal-Jelly-Honey-Bee/dp/B00014FT06

You can get it at The Vitamin Shoppe if you have one near you:)

It’s what is fed to the Queen Bee to get her to be the Egg Power House;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_jelly

ETA:  I didn’t take it very long – but I also read that that CoQ10 can help with egg quality too…Not that you are looking to necessarily improve eggs, but when I was TTC and everything was medically okay for us we just weren’t getting pregnant, I decided that my focus should be on improving egg quality.  So I took the CoQ10 for a month or so a long time ago and then got overwhelmed with all the supplements I took, so I only kept up with the royal jelly, but I just thought I’d mention it!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I haven’t started TTC yet. Will be in June. I was told sweet potatoes increase fertility and making sure you are getting your daily intake of fruits and veggies if not be sure to take suppliments. ie: Juice Plus

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Have you checked out the Naturally Knocked Up blog?  She has a big list of foods to eat to increase fertility as well as foods not to eat.  It’s really helpful!  Not that I’m succeeding in a fertility diet, but I’m trying and that counts, right?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Definitely check out Naturally Knocked Up blog.  Its a great website and provides pratical info.  I also follow her on FB.

For supplements, I take the following and I’m 42:

  • New Chapter Pre-Natals
  • 1000 mg Vitamin C
  • Cal/Mag/Vit D- Recent research has shown AMA women have lower Vit D levels
  • Liver Cleanse Pills from Rose Mountain Herbs.  Excellent quality and very reasonable
  • Chinese Herbs- Yang Tonic
  • COQ10 Ubquinol 200 mg
  • Omega 3 Fish Oil 
  • Maca Root Occasionally
  • Metalonin Ocassionally- I’m a worrier. 

Darling Husband takes:

  • GNC Men- Has high level of Vit D and other goodies
  • Omega 3 Fish Oil
  • Maca Root

Since my hormone levels tend to be in normal range, my focus has been more on egg quality.  My new RE is cool w/ everything I take so I’m hoping the odds are in my favor. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

There was a study a couple of years ago that found that women who ate a serving of a full-fat milk product (whether yogurt, cheese, milk, or even ICE CREAM!!!) were more likely to conceive. Don’t go overboard with it, but a serving a day is helpful. (Unless the study has been contradicted by now, but I haven’t seen anything indicating that it has.)

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I didnt add any foods but I did quit all alcohol and caffeine

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper

LOL Robitusson! I just had a very long conversation about this and what it does….TMI!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Wispy:  Awesome thread…thanks for starting this!  Still keeping fingers crossed for you 🙂 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Wispy: Here’s what I found:

  • Acupuncture can help increase lining.  Acupuncture increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. 

 

  • A herb that has shown promise is L-Arginine.  I haven’t tried.

 

  • Vitex or Maca Root for hormonal balance. Red Clover/Red Rasberry can be utilized in conjuction to nourish the uterus. 

I always thought I was estrogen dominant because of my fibroids from HELL but my hormone levels are in range.  I do to combat excess hormones from causing issues is to take liver cleansing herbs.  Those are Milk Thistle and Dandelion.

– One food to stay away from is Soy Milk.  Its a cheap by-product that increases estrogen in women.  You can eat fermented soy though. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Wispy:  I am so very sorry to hear Af reared her ugly head 🙁  I know you were really hoping for a BFP this month…make sure you do something for yourself this weekend.  That sucks that your period is so light, I would do the same thing in wondering if it was just spotting in your position.  Ughh…I am so sorry you are going through this.  I can’t agree more with you that this is such a roller coaster ride…enough is enough I want to get off!!! 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Wispy:  I am sorry about AF:(  Ugh:(

As far as acupuncture goes – I really believe there’s something to it….As squeak said, it can definitely improve lining, my acu said because it improves blood flow to the uterus and increases lining, implantation, etc… I had been going since November to a fertility acupuncturist, and he actually used electro-acupuncture on me the last time I went and that’s the cycle I got pregnant with this one – that has been sticky and healthy.  So I think it can only help! 

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