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What Can I Take to get Pregnant?

Pregnancy sometimes doesn’t come as quickly as you want it to – for some this is as a result of challenges like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or Hyperthyroidism, while others experience deficits of key nutrients that are needed to drive the reproductive process, and some are simply unlucky.

Whatever your situation, you might be tempted to look into the world of fertility supplements. These can really help – and not just if your diet isn’t giving you all the vitamins and minerals you need – but it’s important to do your research and make sure what your taking addresses your needs specifically. There’s no magic bullet that will be the perfect answer for everyone, so beware of some of the more dramatic promises.

OvuSense is here to help with an introduction to some of the most popular and helpful supplements that can boost your fertility.

Omega 3

This is one of the fatty acids which has a hugely important role to play within your body. As well as supporting your circulatory system and reducing the risk of heart disease, it also helps your body run a regular menstrual cycle. If your cycle is irregular, you don’t ovulate according to a predictable schedule which makes it harder to identify when you’re most fertile. If you ovulate less frequently, not merely less regularly, you lose out on vital chances to conceive, so supplements that help you do this spontaneously (that is, without medical assistance) can seriously boost your chances at conception.

B Vitamins

B-complex vitamins are very important for the reproductive cycles of both men and women. One of the most important is Folic Acid, which doesn’t help with conception but is also vital for the health of the foetus as it develops.

Taking a supplement of B Vitamins including Folic Acid is recommended from the moment you think you might start trying to conceive: these vitamins contain a lot of the raw materials that go into the all-important egg and sperm cells. You need these to be healthy to maximise their lifespan – giving you the longest possible fertile window when eggs and sperm meet. Healthy eggs and sperm also stand the best chance of combining successfully and beginning to develop into a foetus. Once the foetus begins to develop, Folic Acid helps to prevent Spina Bifida, so there’s a lot of advantages to taking this supplement.

Zinc

Zinc is another great supplement for both men and women. It’s a key constituent of genetic material – so again it goes into the building of eggs and sperm ensuring they can mesh successfully to create a new unique genetic code!

It’s also one of the main building blocks of sperm, making up the outer casing of the head and the tail that lets it ‘swim’ toward the egg.

If you’re considering taking fertility supplements, the most important thing you can do is talk to your doctor, to make sure you’re making the right choices for your needs.