(Closed) Fertility boosting vitamins & supplements?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My OB had me on prenatals with DHA a good 6 months before we started TTC.  Once we were preganant she added in additional doses of Vitamin C and D.  Vitamin B6 was never introduced into the mix until my morning sickness wouldn’t go away well into the second trimester.  I never thought about increasing my fertility chances with vitamins or herbs.  We just went with the prescription prenatals and called that good.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I used Vitex and B6. I also saw an accupuncturist who prescribed me Chinese herbs for fertility. I don’t know if they helped, but we conceived on our first try 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I highly recommend the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility (as do many other bees) – if you chart, you might identify potential issues with your cycle and can gear your supplements towards that.  I also recommend Making Babies.  I read this book recently and after trying for 10 months without a BFP, my hubby and I improved our diets, cut out alcohol (almost) completely, and added a few supplements.  We’ve been doing that for a couple of months and are very optimistic.  Also, I’ve found the Complementary and Alternative forums on the TCOYF website very helpful!

I take my prenatal, Vitex, Red Rasberry Leaf supplements, B vitamin combo, and baby aspirin when not on my period.  Also drink green tea 1-3 cups a day.  I’ve tried the robitussin and honestly didn’t think it helped that much with the CM.  Also make sure you are drinking plenty of water!  Hope this helps!

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