Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Natural supplements
I will be ttc again in a couple of months again.  I am over forty and wanted to know if there were any natural supplements anyone can recommend that might help improve my eggs.  I am trying to prepare my body the best way I can to improve my chances.
Cancel
6 Answers
6 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1907180 tn?1329454377
I am 40 almost 41. I am 33 weeks pregnant. When I was TTC I needed to improve my egg quality as well.
I started taking Maca, CoQ10, royal jelly, L-arganine, pre-natal vitamins.  I believe it I'd help and I finally got a good egg after having 2 miscarriages in a row before starting on these supplements.
I wish you all the best on your journey TTC.
Comment
Cancel
1907180 tn?1329454377
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Do they are come in pill form??  thanks for the adivce.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
377493 tn?1356505749
Many people do believe in natural supplements.  Medical science does not necessarily.  My RE has always said to be very very cautious.  These supplements can be very expensive, and it's important to discuss anything (even natural supplements with a Dr.) Even natural supplements can interact negatively with each other, or other medications you are on.  Natural does not mean safe.  There is absolutely no scientific evidence that there is anyway to improve egg quality.  Women are born with x amount of eggs, and that is what we get.  They age just like we do, and that is where chromosomnal abnormalities come into play.  The overwhelming majority of first trimester miscarriage is due to chromosomnal issues.  They can appear at any age, but are more likely as we age.

Now, all that being said, pregnancy at 40 is absolutely doable.  I have met so many women here who have conceived in their 40s', myself included.  It is often just a matter of catching the right egg.

If this were me (and it was), start with a good physical.  Talk to your Dr. about your overall chances based on YOUR history.  And make sure you work with a Dr. who is supportive of your wish.  Most are pretty good, but some Dr.s can be very negative about us mom's having babies in our 40's.  This can be done, and I wish you nothing but the best!
Comment
Cancel
377493 tn?1356505749
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1907180 tn?1329454377
Yes. I got them all in pill form at the local health food store. I talked to my RE about what doses to take and he was in support of these supplements. The coq10 was the most important according to him. It helps to protect your egg reserve.
Comment
Cancel
1907180 tn?1329454377
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
4583720 tn?1356811441
Before i conceived my 2 year old,  i took a concoction of pills.  Royal jelly,  wild yams,  vitex,  a multi-vitamin,  bee pollen,  and also a B-complex vitamin.  I exercised everyday.  Also,  didnt drink anything caffeinated.  Dont smoke,  and drink very lightly.

Anyways,  royal jelly is suppose to improve egg quality along with an omega-3 tablet.  The vitex is suppose to balance estrogen levels,  helping one to be more fertile.  The wild yams is to aid to releasing more than one egg.

Im currently pregnant and am expecting my 3rd a month before turning 40.  With the conception of this one,  i just took a multi-vitamin prior to and also exercised.  Also ,  didnt smoke or drink anything caffeine.  I conceived first try both times (yes,  very lucky also).  

I have a 13 yr old that i had when i was 26 and it took 3 years to conceive her.  I had alot of bad habits,  maybe thats why.  

  
Comment
Cancel
4583720 tn?1356811441
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Hi, ladies!
What natural supplements, that help you to ovulate and build uterine lining are you taking?
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences!
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
medicmommy88
TX
7552771 tn?1399774290
Blank
ericatoday
victorville, CA
14346590 tn?1451858157
Blank
jasmine1670
Avatar n tn
Blank
SDrose26
961574 tn?1449149056
Blank
mhv
Lancaster, OH
Avatar f tn
Blank
leviblack
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on photo
5 mins ago
1580318 tn?1452015597
Blank
Shannon79 commented on photo
59 mins ago
296076 tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli My anxiety is through the r... Comment
2 hrs ago
Pregnancy: Age 35+ Community Resources
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
medicmommy88
TX
7552771 tn?1399774290
Blank
ericatoday
victorville, CA
14346590 tn?1451858157
Blank
jasmine1670
Avatar n tn
Blank
SDrose26
961574 tn?1449149056
Blank
mhv
Lancaster, OH
Avatar f tn
Blank
leviblack