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To those who are TTC /Fertility boosting foods!

I just wanted to share some information from one of the weekly newsletters I get emailed to me. I was reading and Zinc has been proven to be a great aid in fertility. For women it helps to promote cell division a process which is critical to the earliest stages of conception and fetal development. It helps men to have adequate testosterone levels and sperm counts. The least amount of Zinc per day should be 15 mgs.  I read on and great resources of Zinc are fish, oysters, crab, turkey, chicken, and beef. It was also noted in the article that there have been conflicting opinions about  fertility boosting foods. I would check with your Dr but I try to be the ultimate optomist and it can't hurt. It seems to me to be the more wholistic approach to ttc. Best wishes to those of you TTC. Lots of baby dust to you!

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thankyou for this info.  another thingi is absolutley no coffee not even decaf because it has too much acid (i stopped coffee and went from 1 and sometimes no follicles with meds to 5 big follies wit the same meds the only difference no coffee)  
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I had never heard of it interfering with ttc I knew too much could cause a m/c. I had talked with my dr and he said as long as it's not a huge amount a day I should be fine. Again every woman is different. The more I read every dr practices medicine differntly especially state to state! Godo luck to you!

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A couple of other vitamins that help are vitamin E, C, and of course folic acid. Vitamin E has been shown to increase sperm count dramaticly, and vitamin C for both men and women helps the sperm and eggs develop to their full potential. Folic acid helps prevent miscarriages and birth defects. Right now I am taking Prenatel, folic acid, vitamins C and E, chaste tree berry extract, and zinc along with Metformin as directed by my doctor. I really prefere the natural approach and hope this works for getting pg. Best of luck to you!
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I'm all for the natural approach as well in many areas of life. However there are some couples who need the intervention due to many failed attempts at allowing nature to play it's course. Hats off to whatever helps women have their happy endings. Good luck to you as well and thanks for the info!

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I whole heartedly agree with whatever works, Lord only knows how different we all are:) I have only recently started trying the different vitamins, and then my Dr. added Clomid to the mix as we have been trying to get pg for two years now. Hopefully something will work!
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