How to Increase Your Egg Health in 90 Days

How to Increase Your Egg Health in 90 Days

In the past a common belief was that the only factor which determines ovarian and egg health was age. Based on new studies, we now know that this may not be true.

There are many factors that may impact the health of the ovaries and eggs including environmental factors, hormones in the diet, and stress just to name a few.

In addition having healthy fertility is based on many additional factors including…

  • Proper circulation
  • A healthy fertility cycle
  • Balanced hormones
  • and healthy eggs

Why Is Egg Health Important?

Egg health is one of the cornerstones of healthy fertility. The health of your eggs (ovum) can affect whether or not fertilization and implantation will occur as well as the viability of a pregnancy. In the past it has been thought that we are born with all of the eggs cells we will have for the rest of our lives, hence the reason age can have such an impact on egg health. Egg cells are some of the only cells in the body that do not regenerate… or at least that has been the belief up until now. Recent research has brought up some promising new views on egg production – women may actually produce eggs throughout the reproductive years. Scientists have found stem cells within the ovaries that produce new egg cells (Nature, 2004).

Regardless of this study, age did still have an impact on the new eggs. This is due to the ovaries continuing to age, causing the “housing” for the eggs to not be optimal. This shows the importance of what we are going to cover in this article. Protecting the eggs you currently have as well as encouraging ovarian health through diet, herbs, supplements and increased circulation to the reproductive system.

90 Days: The Cycle of an Egg

Many women who are having trouble getting pregnant have been told by their doctors that their eggs are not healthy, or that there eggs are “old”. The options usually given to these women include using an egg donor, IVF, or adoption. But what most women don’t know, is that there are things you can do to help support the health of the ovaries and eggs, but it must be done for at least 90 days to have an impact.

During the cycle of an eggs journey towards ovulation there is a window of opportunity, a period of time when certain factors can affect the health of the eggs that are preparing for ovulation.

The cycle of an egg in preparation for ovulation is around 90 days.

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During this 90 day period before an egg is ovulated, the eggs are changing and preparing for ovulation. At this time they are able to be affected, by both healthy or unhealthy influences. The eggs can be affected by:

  • Blood Flow
  • Proper oxygenation
  • Hormonal Balance
  • Nutritional intake
  • Stress

These are the factors you’ll want to focus on when increasing the health of your eggs. Let’s look at each factor closer, and examine how you can have an impact on that area…

Blood Flow and Proper Oxygenation

Oxygen rich blood flow to the ovaries is essential for good egg health. Blood flow can decrease from lack of exercise, dehydration, and thick blood. To increase blood flow to the ovaries follow these suggestions:

Get at least 8, 8oz. glasses of pure water every day.
Dehydration can cause your blood to become thick and decrease circulation in the body, as well as many other issues. Make sure to drink purified water that is NOT bottled in plastic. An easy way to get a head start every morning, is to put a quart of water next to your bed when you go to sleep. You can then drink a quart of water upon rising and you are half way done with your water for the day.

Find something to do that includes movement, such as tennis, walking, running, dancing, or fertility yoga. Exercise increases the blood flow in the body, brings fresh blood to all of the cells and helps to oxygenate the blood.

Get Abdominal or Fertility Massage
One of the best therapies for increasing blood flow to the reproductive system is by massaging your uterus and ovaries. Massage helps to bring fresh, oxygenated blood to the ovaries and removes old stagnant blood. You can have a massage therapist perform abdomen massage or find a therapist who specializes in fertility or Maya abdominal massage. You can also learn how to apply Self Fertility Massage and do it in the comfort of your own home. It is best done starting the day after your period has ended and continue all month long, practicing at least 4 times a week. If you are currently trying to conceive, perform the massage techniques from the day after your period has ended up until ovulation.

Hormonal Balance

Hormonal balance is essential for proper egg health. Due to environmental factors, stress, and modern diets more and more women are becoming hormonally imbalanced. If hormonal balance is off the eggs may not respond, the fertility cycle gets out of balance, and ovulation may not occur. An intricate hormonal symphony is at play every month in preparation and fulfillment of the fertility cycle. But there is good news. Balancing your hormones is possible. Here are some ways to help balance your hormones and nourish the endocrine system.


During this window of opportunity, what you are eating can also impact the health of your ovaries and eggs either positively or negatively. It’s up to you. The types of nutrients your eggs depend on are found in a diet dense in nutrition. Check out the Nutrient Dense Fertility Diet for a complete guide about eating for fertility and egg health. Here are some quick food suggestions for supporting egg health:

Top foods for egg health

  • Halibut
  • Salmon
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger

Foods that may damage egg health

  • Soda
  • Low fat diet
  • Processed Foods
  • Trans Fats
  • GMO Foods


Take a Multivitamin

A major key to supporting egg health and preparing the uterine lining is to take a prenatal multivitamin. Making sure your body has all of the nutrients necessary is a lot easier when you are taking a multivitamin. My favorites are the 100% whole food Fertile Woman One Daily Multi for preconception health and the prenatal multivitamin Baby and Me from Mega Food. Synthetic multivitamins won’t have the same effect as multivitamins made from whole foods. It is also a great idea to begin taking a multivitamin specific for fertility health, in preparation for pregnancy since there are specific nutrients needed by the embryo/fetus before pregnancy can even be detected.

Antioxidants are one of the most important components to having healthy fertility that every man and woman needs to focus on, especially if you are wanting to support your egg health. Antioxidants help to protect the egg and sperm from free radical damage. Free radicals are able to damage both cell health and the cell’s DNA, this could have an effect on the ability to get pregnant, sustain a healthy pregnancy and the chances of possible birth defects. The ovum (egg) are one of the longest living cells in your body, as the years pass they become exposed and vulnerable to free radicals on daily basis. This adds up. Network Antioxidants was created by Dr. Lester Packer, the leading antioxidant expert in the United States. It contains all of the most important antioxidant nutrients in a capsule form which you can take one capsule, twice a day. This blend is great for both men and women and should be a part of everyone’s health program, especially for egg health.

In addition to taking an antioxidant supplement blend, studies have shown that CoQ10 Ubiquinol supplementation improves egg health and fertilization rates, especially in women over 35. There are two forms of CoQ10, ubiquinone and Ubiquinol. CoQ10 starts off as ubiquinone and then is converted within the cell to the more powerful Ubiquinol. As a woman ages, her body’s ability to convert ubiquinone to Ubiquinol declines. Most all CoQ10 supplements available are in the form of ubiquinone. Ubiquinol is different in that it is the most biologically active form of coenzyme Q10 and does not need to be converted by the body. Ubiquinol is eight times more potent than ubiquinone. For women over the age of 35, CoQ10 Ubiquinol supplementation alongside an antioxidant blend, may greatly help to improve egg health over a few months time.

L-arginine is an amino acid that has been shown in studies to increase ovarian response, endometrial receptivity, and pregnancy rates in IVF patients who supplemented in large doses of L-arginine. (Published in Human Reproduction 1999).

Fertility Superfoods

Fertility superfoods are nutrient dense foods that help to nourish the body with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants. One of my favorite ways to take fertility superfoods is to put them in fertility smoothies.

Maca is an incredible fertility super food. It helps to balance the hormones, but does not contain any hormones itself. It is able to do this by nourishing and balancing the endocrine system. This is essential in preparing for pregnancy and IVF because healthy hormonal balance greatly contributes to healthier eggs.

Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly is a fertility superfood which may help to increase the egg quality and quantities. Royal Jelly is the food that only the queen bee eats. What makes a queen bee the queen is eating royal jelly exclusively. She was an ordinary bee and then she was chosen and fed royal jelly and became the queen bee who lays up to 2000 eggs a day. It should be taken for at least three months before natural conception or IVF procedures begin.

Royal jelly is the Queen bee’s equivalent of hormonal stimulation. Take daily for best results. Caution:: If you are allergic or think you are allergic to bees or bee products, do not take royal jelly.

FertiliGreens is a nutrient rich green powder. It contains antioxidants, minerals, and proteins that help to alkalize the body and nourish your eggs. Take two teaspoons of the powder daily.

To purchase a kit with these ingredients click here…


We live in a fast paced world, and being a woman today has many blessings, one of them being a professional life. But are we constantly trying to hurry up and rush things in order to meet all of our commitments?

Dr. Allen Morgan and Dr. Douglas Rabin (reproductive medicine physicians) discovered that “stress also has a detrimental impact on fertility. Women who are constantly under stress produce prolactin, cortisol, and other hormones, which can interfere with or even block regular ovulation.”

The types of stress they are talking about range from traumatic, to less cataclysmic but still upsetting situations, such as an ongoing conflict at work.

So, if you are trying to improve your egg health, reducing your stress levels should be a major focus in your life. How can this be achieved? Well, first it needs to become a priority. Book some quiet time in your calendar for yourself. During your “quiet time” you could:

  • Go for a walk
  • Take a bubble bath (my favorite)
  • Cuddle up with a good book
  • Get a professional massage or reflexology treatment
  • Drink some relaxing herbal tea, such as chamomile, kava kava, or peppermint
  • Practice meditation
  • Go to therapy
  • See an NLP coach

You could also create a ‘stress support system’ for yourself so you have a go to plan when things get stressful, and have habits already in practice so stress does not affect you as much when it does happen. This could be one or two things you do each day that become a habit. My current ‘stress support system’ is daily meditation, weekly acupuncture, deep breathing and EFT as needed. There are many options to choose from, make yourself a priority and create a plan for yourself you can put into practice right away.

“In a study of women who were not ovulating, one group received cognitive behavior therapy and the other group was just observed. 80% of the women who received cognitive behavior therapy started to ovulate again, as apposed to only 25% from the randomized observation group.”

Step-By-Step Guide to Supporting Your Egg Health

Since the cycle of an egg and our window of opportunity is 90 days this guide is laid out in a 90 day cycle.

Month One

1. Fertility Cleanse
2. Take Multivitamin
3. Take Network Antioxidants and CoQ10 Ubiquinol
4. Royal Jelly, Maca, FertiliGreens
5. Eat the Fertility Diet
6. Apply Fertility Massage (Don’t do while menstruating)

Month Two

1. Take Multivitamin
2. Take Network Antioxidants and CoQ10 Ubiquinol
3. Royal Jelly, Maca, FertiliGreens
4. Eat the Fertility Diet
5. Apply Fertility Massage (Don’t do while menstruating)
6. Exercise

Month Three

1. Take Multivitamin
2. Take Network Antioxidants and CoQ10 Ubiquinol
3. Royal Jelly, Maca, FertiliGreens
4. Eat the Fertility Diet
5. Apply Fertility Massage (Don’t do while menstruating)
6. Exercise

You should continue all of the supplements until you are pregnant. Once pregnant, only take the Baby and Me Prenatal Multivitamin.


Supporting egg health is important for every woman who is preparing for conception, especially as we get older. There are many things you can do to help support and protect your egg health, but they must done consistently on a daily basis for at least 90 days to have the best effect. Here is a quick summary of how to support and protect egg health:

1. Increase circulation to the reproductive system with massage, exercise and drinking water.
2. Encourage hormone balance.
3. Eat a nutrient dense diet and use supporting supplements such as antioxidants, a multivitamin, L-Arginine and fertility superfoods.
4. Create a ‘stress support system’ to help you reduce stress and have a healthier response when stressful situations happen.

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  1. Hi,
    I am 34 y/o and I was regular since Juky2013 which was the last time my period did not come on because of stress. August of that year it came back on and I was fine until March of this year. Feb. 2015 was my last period (Feb 27. to March 2.). I had a bad cold the week of March 27 when my period was suppose to come on. It has not come on since. I have a lot on my plate this semester of graduate school. More work, and my new job and my break up with my fiancee in April, probably did not help the matter. I have a doctor appointment May 15. I am nervous because I’m not sure what to think. If it was stress the last two times, it may be stress this time. I just hope it is nothing worse and I’m not pregnant.

  2. Hi
    Your article is really great and helpful. I am 37 years old and I had a missed miscarriage at 6.5 weeks (the sac kept growing for two more weeks). I gave it 3 more weeks because I opted for a natural miscarriage, but nothing happened so I did a D&C yesterday. This was my first pregnancy after trying for 9 cycles. I will be tested for thrombophilia because I have primary Raynaud’s and livedo reticularis. Other than that I am healthy. I eat healthy and exercise regularly. I was wondering when can I start the 90 days program that you suggest since I expect my first period to come in about a month as my doctor said. Thank you!

    • Dear Loanna,

      I am very sorry for your loss and hope that testing goes well!

      We have a information about recovery after D&C that may help during this time. Click that link to learn more.

      The majority of the 90 Day Egg Health Program can be started at any time. If choosing to use L-Arginine and try Self Fertility Massage, it is best to wait to begin these until a week or two after bleeding post procedure stops.

      All my best to you for a speedy recovery!

  3. Dear Elizabeth,
    I read How to Increase Your Egg Health in 90 Days, and I am planning to follow it. I am 40 years old and was diagnosed with Breast Cancer few months ago, the tumor is removed from my breast and have few more weeks to finish the radiation and talked to all the Doctors that I want to get pregnant soon after the radiation is over. The doctors said that I am healthy again and can get pregnant but of course I am not allowed to take any hormone because of the tumor that I had. So I am wondering if you have any suggestions or recommendation that I need to do because I do really want to be a Mom very soon. Cheers,

    • Hi Hopefobest,

      I am so glad to hear of your improved health and the approval from your doctors to move forward with trying for a baby. From the bottom of my hear, based on the information you have provided here, it really would be best to start of with a Fertility Consultation. That way one of our natural fertility experts can review your entire health history and offer guidance based on your unique needs.

      All the best for this next chapter in your life!

  4. I had a miscarriage last week, I was 7 weeks and 4 days. We would like to try again. How long should I wait, and any suggestions before we do. I did have a D&C and will do follow up next week.

  5. I am 48 and my husband is 26. I was always able to get pregnant without putting a lot of effort into it, and my last pregnancy I was 35. I had a hysterectomy in 2012, my new husband and I want to see if I can use my eggs for surrogacy. My question is, being that I was very fertile even in my mid 30’s, do I have a better chance of success in surrogacy. I am very healthy and have no weight or medical issues, and neither does my husband. Thank you

    • Dear Diana,

      Thanks for reaching out to us!

      It would be best to talk to a qualified healthcare provider who can help determine your egg health. There are FSH and AMH hormone tests to determine egg health and ovarian reserve. Surrogacy may not increase success of having a child of your own, if egg health is poor. It is known that a woman’s egg count and health begins to decline on average around the age of 37-40 and beyond. This is why we feel it imperative to work to support egg health if over the age of 40.

      I do wish you the very best!

  6. Can all these supplements be taken after ovulation when there is a chance of pregnancy? Many of them say ‘consult your doctor / do not take if you are pregnant’… Does this mean we should only take them half the month? Which are okay to continue with? (I’m 40 so need as much support as possible). Many thanks.

    • Dear Nicola,

      The nutritional supplements, vitamin and mineral supplements, and fertility superfoods discussed in this article can be taken all cycle long without taking a break when trying to conceive. They can all be discontinued upon first determination of pregnancy at which time pregnancy supplements can be considered.

  7. I am 46 yrs old. I did IVF last week and I produced two eggs. One of them was mature and they started working on it, but unfortunately it did not survive. I am on a healthy diet for about 2 months and I am taking some supplements that I heard about from friends. I think I need to improve the quality of my eggs. Could you please guide me in this matter?

    • Dear Maria,

      I am sorry IVF was not able to be completed!

      This very article, How to Increase Your Egg Health in 90 Days, outlines in detail, the natural ways in which we have learned and feel are best for supporting egg health. It may be best however to work one on one with a fertility herbalist who can help you determine the best natural fertility program for your specific fertility health needs given you are already taking some supplements. Learn more about and book a Fertility Consultation here…

      Best wishes!

  8. I am 23 years old & my husband is 32 years old. My BMI is 24 & his is 26. Last year, I had to do D&C because of hormonal imbalance. Right now both I and my husband have a calcium deficiency. He also has type-2 diabetes. He takes medicine everyday. Can we try to be parents in this situation. I mean, is it safe?

  9. Thank you for any advise! I think my problem is obesity, but I wonder where to start?

  10. I am 27 & have hypothalamic amenorrhea & have not had a “natural” period in 2.5 years. I have really low estrogen & do not have a cycle unless I am given estrogen and then progesterone. I have completed 2 cycles of timed intercourse w/ injectables, 1 IUI, & 1 IVF cycle. The eggs retrieved were poor quality & did not fertilize. I am wanting to try to naturally get my cycles back while also improving the health of my eggs. I have completed the fertility cleanse & saw significant improvements in my acne & energy from the liver cleanse. Do you have a suggestion on what products I should use. Also can I continue drinking the liver cleansing tea?

    • Hello Shelley!

      I am so sorry IVF was not continued! I hope this finds you well today!

      As we chatted earlier, Fertilica Liver Cleanse Tea can be used outside of the cleanse. For Daily Use Outside of the Fertility Cleanse Kit, drink 1 cup of Fertilica Liver Cleanse Tea, 2-3 times a day, hot or cold for 4-6 months.

      This article shares what we feel are the most beneficial natural ways to support egg health. There are many blue highlighted hyperlinks to additional information and products. Consider reviewing it again.

      What may be most beneficial to you moving forward is a Fertility Consultation. This experience allows for our fertility herbalist to evaluate your over and fertility health, diet, lifestyle and all that you have tried on your fertility journey to craft a personalized natural fertility program. Learn more about a Fertility Consultation here…

      Take care!

  11. Hi! I have a question regarding turmeric. I’ve read that it is not recommended if a woman is trying to conceive, that turmeric works like a contraceptive. I really like drinking golden milk every evening and have also been trying to get pregnant for a while now (have been drinking golden milk just for few weeks) and now I have just read about that effect of turmeric. What do you think?
    Thank you for your articles and your answer in advance!

    • Dear Kat,

      Turmeric is known as an immune-enhancing herb that supports the body in managing inflammation. Turmeric is high in curcumin, which has been shown to inhibit pro-inflammatory enzymes.

      The use of turmeric as a culinary herb, in the amounts it is added to food dishes, is fine to consume while trying to conceive. It is curcumin, an isolated nutrient from turmeric, that would be used in concentrated, much higher, therapeutic doses as a contraceptive. I have however not seen significant proof that curcumin can work as a contraceptive although studies have been done on curcumin’s potential as a non-steroidal contraceptive.

      All my best!

  12. I really like this article. You explain things very well. I have found that aggressive acupuncture treatments (two to three times a week) for three months has given my patients the best results. Acupuncture releases opiates and endorphins that help down regulate the nervous system into the parasympathetic, or feed and breed state, as well as increases the blood flow to the reproductive hormones. I would add it to your list of weekly to-dos where you have the massage and reflexology. Thanks again for all of your wonderful articles.

  13. I had a hysterectomy, but still have my ovaries and wish to have someone carry my baby. I’m 48 and my hubby is 47. I have never wanted something so much. I’m looking to find the lowest cost for IVF.

    • Dear Tessa,

      While we do have information on naturally supporting egg health, it is going to be important to work closely with your healthcare provider during this process. Women nearing the age of 50 need to work with a a reproductive endocrinologist who can monitor hormonal balance and determine fertility health. He is best able to guide you in reputable IVF clinics as well. We aren’t able to help with this.

      All my best to you and your husband!

  14. I am taking all of the above. Should I stop once I start IVF injections of Merional?

  15. Hi,

    I would like to know if I had accidentally done some acupressure on my upper back after ovulation, will this affect proper implantation, assuming fertilization had successfully occurred?

  16. Hi! I’m a 22-year-old woman who wants children at the age of at least 26 once my man and I are fully settled, but it’s been hard for me to have a baby due to irregular periods. I am also very underweight. I only weigh 78 pounds. I have a fast metabolism and was just wondering what can I do to increase fertility.

    • Dear Tina,

      Being underweight can have an impact on fertility and menstrual cycle regularity. Please take time to read the following article Infertility Due to Being Underweight for guidance.

      Thankfully you are young and have time to work to support optimal fertility health! All the best!

  17. Hi! I am a 22-year-old female and I’ve got only one son and past away. I have never been pregnant again and it’s been almost 5 yrs. Help me!

    • Dear Emee,

      I am so very sorry for your loss!

      Are you willing to share a bit more information so I can best guide you? I hope you don’t mind a few questions.

      Were you able to learn the reason for your sons passing? Was this a miscarriage or did he pass away after birth? Have you consulted a healthcare provider to help you understand if you are dealing with any health issues that my be preventing you from conceiving? He/she may test your hormone levels, thyroid health, examine reproductive organ health, etc. This may be helpful as you learn how to best support your fertility health.

      I look forward to hearing back from you and getting to know you better so I can assist you further.

  18. Hi, I am a 34 yr old female and I have had 4 miscarriages this year all before 12 weeks. Next month I am seeing a reproductive specialist for a consultation. The last miscarriage showed the baby had trisomy 22. My husband is 33 and we have both done a karyotype chromosome blood test and both were normal. We are both are very healthy, eat super healthy, and exercise. the only conclusion our OB has come to is that we’ve had bad eggs come out. It’s been the most difficult year loosing so many babies and I want to make sure we have done everything I can before trying IVF. Would love your recommendation on our situation. I’ve been on whole food prenatals, dha/EPA and folic acid all year. Thanks!

    • Dear Kim,

      I am sorry for your losses! How are you doing?

      It’s wonderful that you have a consultation with a reproductive specialist to hopefully provide you with some answers and offer guidance.

      The 90 Day Egg Health Guide shared in this article includes that which we consider important when wishing to naturally support egg health. This being said, herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies are not known to be able to impact the genetic makeup of an embryo. If the issue presents itself as genetic, it will be best to work with your healthcare provider.

      I wish you the very best!

  19. Hi, I am 41 years old married and no kids. I have been through three IVF with no success. My Dr told us that egg donors are the best thing for us as my eggs are poor quality (old eggs). I want to have my own children. What can I do to improve my egg quality quickly? Help Me please!!!!!!!

    • Dear Fi!

      Thank you for reaching out to us!

      We have seen women commit to following the 90 Day Egg Health Guide and experience wonderful results. Now, every woman is different, but we suggest at a minimum following this program for 90 days because the cycle of an egg is 90 days.

      I understand time may feel of the essence, but each bit of guidance offered in this very article is important to consider. I hope you have some time to carefully re-read it. If you were wanting more personalized one on one guidance, we also offer guidance through a Fertility Consultation. Our fertility herbalist would be happy to work with you.

      Best wishes!

  20. Hello I am 44 years old and I have a much younger Fiance who is 34 years old, he desperately wants a baby. I have been blessed to already have two children of my own at no risk including no morning sickness. My births had both been C-Section. Just to give you a little background about me, I have 19 siblings by the same parents. My monthly cycle still continues at an irregular pace, meaning sometimes it visits me twice a month. Now, I want to know if you think I should try naturally or should we seek monitoring through an Ob-gyn?

    • Dear Malery,

      Thank you for reaching out to us!

      The reasons a menstrual cycle may be irregular range from stress, dietary deficiencies, low body weight and getting off of birth control pills, to hormonal imbalance, perimenopause, and even other underlying issues. Have you been able to discuss with your healthcare provider what might be contributing to your irregular cycle? Doing so may help you create the best plan for your needs moving forward.

      While the following article, Preparing for Conception Over 40, will link you to the information in this article, there are additional important considerations discussed. I hope you have time to start learn the most important natural steps to take to prepare yourself for conception, pregnancy and to sustain healthy fertility, as you consider contacting your healthcare provider.

      Please reach back out to us if you learn more or have any other questions.

      Best wishes!

  21. If one had high FSH and LS, is there any way out? Maybe drugs or exercise?

    • Dear Celan,

      Do you mean LH which stands for luteinizing hormone rather than “LS”. If not, can you please help me know what “LS” stands for?

      We support the use of herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies which are not drugs. While there may be drugs, only your healthcare provider can help you know what they are and prescribe them.

      Consider learning more about FSH Levels and Your Fertility and how you might naturally support normal FSH and LH levels.

      I hope to hear back from you if you have additional questions or information to share!

  22. I was recently tested by my doctor. At the time I was part way through my change of life, just in the bottom end of the range that you stop producing fertile eggs. But the other part I’m still in the right range to be fertile. Would doing the Fertility Cleanse and preparation program help me produce fertile eggs. I’m only 47 years old. I have a much younger partner who desperately wants children. What do you recommend in our case? When I was younger, I fell pregnant very easy usually within 2 months of trying for children.

    • Hello Cheryl!

      Thank you for reaching out to us!

      We have found that women approaching the age of 50 and transitioning into menopause need to work with a doctor, a reproductive endocrinologist, who can monitor hormonal balance and determine fertility health.

      Statistics show that women over the age of 50 are considered high risk for pregnancy, due to the age of the mother and her eggs.

      We want you to have the best chance at a healthy pregnancy and baby and only working with a doctor is going to help you be able to do that. Consider asking him or her about naturally supporting egg health with the supplements discussed here in this article.

      Since time is of the essence our team feels that is in your best interest to work with a practitioner who supports natural preparation for pregnancy that is accessible to you.

      Best wishes!

  23. If it’s within the 90-20 day window, how do things like medications and anesthesia impact egg health? I recently had a procedure done which required both general anesthesia and pain medication afterwards. My husband and I would love to TTC in December/January, but I would hate for my egg health to be lessened (or worse – dangerous!) because of the procedure. We are generally very healthy otherwise, but it still concerned me. Thanks in advance for any insight! :)

    • Dear Kristen,

      I have not heard of general anesthesia or pain medication having an impact on egg health when taken as directed by your healthcare provider and short term. I have also not seen any scientific studies reporting this. I don’t think either directly impact egg health, but the may impact liver health and hormone balance. Although I am also not certain they would be of great impact either when used just once or short term.

      Consider learning about supporting liver health with liver supportive herbs like Fertilica Milk Thistle Seed Extract, Dandelion leaf/root even Licorice root for a week or two, a short time.

      If egg health is a concern, there are natural ways to support egg health… getting a wide array of antioxidants through the Fertility Diet and possibly supplementation (Fertilica CoQ10 Ubiquinol and Network Antioxidants) and making sure your whole food multivitamin or prenatal multivitamin has an adequate amount of antioxidants in it.

      I wish you the best and hope this is helpful!

  24. Thanks for this information. I opted for surrogacy after several IVF attempt. I will be 45 next year and the surrogacy will be done next year. I would love to use my own eggs not donor eggs. From this article, should I just buy your ova-wise egg kit alone? Do I still need the fertility cleanse, fertility smoothie and self fertility massage. Thanks.

    • Dear Lolah,

      The OvaWise Egg Health Kit, Fertility Smoothie Kit, Fertility Cleanse Kit and Self Fertility Massage can all be combine and have all been used by many to support reproductive system and egg health along with following a Fertility Diet.

      We feel the Fertility Cleanse is considered a foundational step to in part prepare the body to better utilize the herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies used following the cleanse, which in the case of doing all that you can to support egg health is the entirety of the program discussed above in this article.

      Best wishes to you!

  25. I am 41 years old and my monthly period stopped 7 months ago, but I am gaining wait. I am worried. How can I regulate my monthly period?

    • Dear Mariam,

      I am sorry you are worried and understandably so.

      I would like to share with you two articles to educate you on what may be happening and to offer guidance and suggestions on what you might consider trying… How To Get Your Period Back and Preparing for Conception Over 40.

      Because I know so very little about the bigger picture of your health and your fertility health, consider also a Fertility Consultation. Our email consultations provide you with a personalized written guide and audio recording from a fertility herbalist explaining the best natural therapies, herbs and nutritional supplements for your unique fertility issues.

      Best wishes!

  26. I am almost 39 & my BF is 45. i have 1 ovary. We have a 4 year old who was a surprise & have been trying for #2 for approx. 19 months. We did not hit every month, we had a chem preg in 8/13 & an ectopic 4/14. I have been doing Fertility Treatments for 4 cycles. MY FSH 6 mns ago was 17.1 & AMH 0.53. Is there anything I can take to help while on Clomid & Injectables? I do plan to be retested this month to see where I am. I am afraid of stopping the treatments, doing the cleanse etc and sort of wasting time given my age. I feel like treatments are my only hope however I try to live a very natural life so it goes against that. I just really want something to work. Thanks in advance..

  27. Could Organic Wheatgrass tablets be used as a Fertility Cleanse?

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH


      Wheatgrass juice can be a wonderful way to help rid the body of these toxins, stored deep within our cells. Studies show wheatgrass may be a hopeful tool as a blood purifier for preconception cleansing and pregnancy preparation.

      Wheatgrass can be combined with the Fertility Cleanse, but alone does not provide the liver and uterine cleansing benefits that a Fertility Cleanse does. The Fertility Cleanse not only supports the body’s own detoxification abilities through removing excess hormones, but supports uterine health and promotes healthy liver function all to help achieve optimal reproductive system wellness.

  28. Hello,

    I’m considering taking Maca to improve my egg quality since I have a low reserve. I have hypothyroidism which is controlled with medication that I take daily. My questions are: I do have a regular period every month, could taking maca change that? Also will it interfere with my thyroid? Thanks!

    • Hi Manj,

      Thank you for your question! From Maca for Fertility Q&A:

      The maca we use is Lepidium Meyenii which is golden in color. There are other varieties of maca that have a variety of other colors; red, purple and black. The darker varieties red, purple and black do contain higher amounts of iodine, which may not be good for some thyroid problems; this has not been linked to the golden variety that we use in our Fertilica Maca. On the flip side some thyroid problems are linked to low iodine levels in the diet, so those other varieties may be helpful in those situations. As always it would be best to talk to your health care provider about looking into using the darker varieties of maca for thyroid health. The darker varieties have also been linked, when consumed in very high amounts to potentially causing goiters.

      Maca has a balancing effect on the hypothalamus, which controls, stimulates and balances the other endocrine glands: pituitary, adrenals, ovaries, testes, thyroid and pancreas, therefore Maca may actually help thyroid issues by nourishing the hypothalamus which controls the thyroid’s function.

      Under section 6 of the DSHEA (Dietary Supplemental Health and Education Act) the following statement is listed for Maca: Supports the Thyroid.

      That being said, it is always best to check with your doctor before beginning any new health plan that includes taking herbal supplements with any type of medications. Because maca is know to support thyroid function, depending on the health of your thyroid, some people have found that they could reduce their thyroid medication dose, over time. The only way to know if this is possible, is to continue to get your thyroid hormone levels regularly monitored by your doctor.

      Manj, I think you will appreciate reading our article Every Woman’s Guide to Hypothyroidism and Fertility

      Be Well!


    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Ilanye!

      This does apply to women in their 40s and anyone needing to support egg health who is also in her reproductive years.

      Consider also learning about Preparing for Conception Over 40.

      Take care!

  30. Hello,
    Please suggest me, My wife Right overy is close and in left side egg productive is very few.Doctor said small 2 or 3 egg build. please suggest .

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Sudbeer,

      The herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies discussed in this article have been shown in part encourage healthy circulation to the reproductive system and may support reproductive health and normal ovarian and egg health.

      Our Fertility Herbalist would be happy to guide you on that which she feels with support your specific fertility needs and she offers this through a Fertility Consultation. Our fertility herbalist will look at this from a holistic perspective so she can see what it will take to properly bring your body back into balance. You will be able to provide her with the necessary information through the Fertility Consultation intake form in order to gain this perspective.

      Best wishes!

  31. it is safe to take royal jelly together with clomid for a men daily ????

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Cecilia,

      It is going to be best to speak with a healthcare provider about combining any herb or nutritional supplement you or your partner are interested in taking with any medication either of you are on.

      Best wishes!

  32. Hi, I am 35 , have PCOS and 2 years ago was diagnosed with uterine hyperplasia. I have been treated with oral meds and now have an IUD in place, it finally worked to reverse this condition. This gives me the green light to undergo fertility treatments again (had an IUI but miscarried). Since I have not had a period for over 12 months I’m interested in fertility massage and the fertility cleanse but not sure if its a good idea since they will not take the IUD out until right before any treatments. What can I do to prepare while having it in place ? Thank You.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Norma!

      We do not advise combining the Fertility Cleanse with hormonal medications including birth control. To be honest, I am also not certain it would feel very good to massage your reproductive area given you have an IUD. While I have not heard of any issues, logic tells me there may be a change to massage it from it’s position which could result in pain or irritation. I would not want this to happen for you..

      What you can do to prepare for treatments is to eat a clean, whole food diet like the Fertility Diet, take a whole food multivitamin and quality omega supplement, two of which are Baby and Me and Fertilica Cod Liver Oil. You might also consider Steps 2 & 3 of the article .

      I am thankful you have finally found support for the fertility issues you have been faced with and wish you well!

  33. Hello
    I would like to know what product you would recommend for me and my hubby. We are 44 and 45 yrs old and are planning on having some IVF treatment. Unfortunately, I had my left ovary removed a few years ago due to a large cyst that cause my ovary to die!!! This year I had a large cyst, 5.5cm, on my right ovary, the good news was that this one decided to rupture/dissolve on its own. My AMH levels are very low.

    I am currently taking Indolplex DIM to improve my hormones, menstrocare tabs and have just started taking Maca tabs. I am also taking iodine and folic acid tabs.

    I have just seen my IVF Dr and he said my FSH was a little high, 13, that level last month was ok, no.9.

    Thank you

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Ali,

      It is often advised to start any natural fertility program by completing a Fertility Cleanse. There is also a Male Fertility Cleanse. These cleanses are designed to support the body in being able to better utilize the herbs, supplements and natural therapies one might try to support a given procedure or fertility issue. This being said, it is an herbal cleanse and we often don’t advise combing it and the herbs we support with Chinese herbs (MenstroCare). I am also not familiar with Chinese herbs for the most part, so it may be best to consult the healthcare provider who is advising you in taking this product and combining it with the Fertility Cleanse.

      You might also take time to learn about AMH, Ovarian Reserve, & Continued Follicle Production, as well as How to Increase Your IVF Success Rate Naturally

      We also have The Men’s Guide to Preparing for IVF for your husband.

      I wish you well on this journey!

  34. hi i just gone with diagnostic histero laproscopic operation for endometriosis.15 days back my cyst was 2 into 2cm they removed and my left tube is unhealthy.shall i use castor oil pack or not and my luteal phase was defects please can u suggest me a treatment

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Archana!
      I am sorry that you have had to go through this and also deal with these fertility challenges.
      Castor Oil Therapy has been traditionally applied to the lower abdomen to:
      -Support ovarian and uterine health
      -Aid in normal fallopian tube health
      -Promote normal circulation in the reproductive system
      -Assist with occasional uterine and ovarian discomfort
      -Support the body’s own detoxification abilities

      You can learn more about Castor Oil Therapy here…
      There are also ways to support Luteal Phase Defect naturally. Click this link… Luteal Phase Defect: Natural Treatment Options.
      If you would like a program created specifically for you based on your fertility needs, please consider and Natural Fertility Consultation.

  35. I use take the medicine more the 3 month I don’t see any change can. U help me what to do

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hi Beza!
      I am sorry you feel you did not see any change. But, what do you mean by you didn’t see any change? The egg health products (herbs and supplements) work in a number of ways, many of which may not be felt, or seen in any outward way.
      It really is hard for me to guide you further without knowing what fertility challenges you have and your lifestyle. You may want to consider a Natural Fertility Consultation so as to have an individualized program created for you by one of our staff herbalists.

  36. thank u 4 this I was waiting to hear this a long time. Am 54 and maybe too and still wanting a child after a period of two years, could I still try without a period.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Sharon,

      While you can work to support egg health, these products are not intended to help your period return if you have progressed into menopause.
      Our greatest goal is to help women feel empowered, become educated in their options and ultimately become a mother.

      There are some instances however where we suggest that you work with another type of health practitioner.

      Since time is of the essence our team feels that is in your best interest to work with a practitioner who supports natural preparation for pregnancy that is accessible to you.
      We have found that women over 50 need to work with a doctor, a reproductive endocrinologist, who can monitor hormonal balance and determine fertility health.
      Statistics show that women over the age of 50 are considered high risk for pregnancy, due to the age of the mother and her eggs.

      We want you to have the best chance at a healthy pregnancy and baby and only working with a doctor is going to help you be able to do that.
      In Good Health~ Liz

  37. Hello. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and I have not had a period in 8 months. Which supplement could I take for egg health and to promote menstruation? Thank you.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Melissa!
      We have combined supportive herbs and supplements in the HormoneWise Fertility Kit (you read about them in detail below). The HormoneWise Fertility is designed to support the body in promoting healthy hormonal balance, a healthy uterine lining, regular ovulation, improved estrogen metabolism, reduced cravings for sweets and improved digestion. For optimal hormonal balance this program is best completed alongside a PCOS Fertility Diet and lifestyle changes.
      Be Well!

  38. Dear Rodriguez, thanks a lot for the advice but we have a challenge of getting these products and the prices are another challenge.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Yudaya,
      I am sorry getting the products we support and their prices are a challenge. The Natural Fertility Shop ships to many countries of the world. You are welcome to contact customer service for assistance with ordering. They are happy to assist you!

  39. i got periods in 35 days only and my partner sperm level was 65% we are new married couples i want to baby what type of treatment we want take

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Kohi!
      The usual range of a healthy cycle is between 21 and 35 days. Some women will have cycles that are very different from this but as long as there is a pattern, regularity, a healthy body and the follicular phase is between 12-14 days there should be no cause for concern. What makes you think your cycle is not normal?
      I am also unsure what a sperm level of 65% means. Each lab reports test results a bit differently, but sperm volume is often measured in millions. You can learn more about Increasing Low Sperm Count and Improving Male Fertility here…

  40. Hi ,

    Thank you for all the great insights.

    I am in Nairobi Kenya and would like to take the fertility shakes, vitams diets etc.

    Can you recommend a fertility clinic here which i can buy your stuff or i have to ship them?



    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Maureen!
      We are a US-based company from which you can order at your convenience. We work with women and couples all over the world and would be happy to assist you as best as we can as well! If you wish for further assistance in ordering from The Natural Fertility Shop, please reach out to our customer care team. They are happy to assist you. You can do so here…

  41. I ordered the Fertility Cleanse and the 1 month of Ovum Health kit. I have a question about the prenatal vitamin. I have been taking Nature Made Prenatal Multi+DHA for over a year now while we are trying to conceive. Does the “Fertile Woman One Daily” take its place? If so, should I be looking for a way to supplement the DHA that is not included in the vitamin? Or, is it there in another form I’m not recognizing?


    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Kerie!
      Yes, Fertile Woman One Daily is a wholefood multivitamin that would take the place of the prenatal you are taking. We do not advise taking them both. If you wish for DHA, you would then want to seek out a DHA supplement to take in addition to Fertile Woman One Daily which could be Fertilica Cod Liver Oil.

  42. Hello, and thank you for all the wonderful information you provide on your website, and YouTube that’s how I found your page btw.. I have been ttc for 2 years now my husband and I have been together for 8 years before that without any unexpected pregnancies btw.. Unfortunately I was just told by my ob that my ovaries have shut down!! I was so upset by the news but instead of crumbling I looked at it as more of a motivation.. I have to do this without the help synthetic medicine!! Idk if I’m shooting in the dark anymore but I have always had abnormal periods however after seeming my first ob and taking metphormen for three months (not diabetic) along with clomed and provera,, now I have stopped all periods and am no longer ovulating :( other then me going from 165lbs to just barley getting to 120lbs (went as low as 100lbs) I don’t have any of the signs of menipose.. I really pray there is still hope for me I just turned 31 last week.. Any help or just a push in the right direction will be greatly appreciated!!!!! Thank you again for all your wonderful help already!

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Cali!
      I can imagine the shock of hearing this from your doctor at the age of 31 when so many are just beginning families.
      There are so many pieces to this puzzle and many areas that need to be evaluated, that to be completely honest I think the one-on-one guidance of one of our staff herbalists offered via a Natural Fertility Consultation may be best. A Fertility Consultation offers a personalized holistic program to follow based of your specific fertility needs. This will give you that “push in the right direction” you desire!

  43. greetings. today i have searched in google some website for conceiving a baby, i found ur website its very useful and have alot of information about pregnancy. I am 38 years old and have a nine years old son and have been trying to conceive a baby for the last 5 years but not avail. the doctors told me that my eggs are weak. so please give me some tips. I am living in Peshawar, Pakistan. waiting for your positive reply. regards, Hila

    • Hi Hila,

      I am sorry to hear of your years of struggle! This article you are commenting on is a great guide to help women improve their egg health. If you are looking for personalized guidance, we do offer excellent consultations!

      You may also be interested in reading our article about Secondary Infertility which includes helpful information on what to consider may be causing struggles to have another baby after a healthy live birth and child. Take care!

  44. Thank you, Dalene for your prompt repsonse. My 14 y/o dtr was diagnosed with premature ovarian insufficiency and hypothyroidism. She takes an estrogen patch 2x/wk, progesterone monthly and levothyroxine daily. I am looking to preserve whatever she may have left.

  45. Can u use this regime to preserve eggs, not necessarily get pregnant at this time?

    • Hi Candie,

      This regime does help to support the health of the eggs and all cells in the body for that matter. In general, I am not sure that it is ideal for someone under the age of 30 to need to take these supplements regularly, though. It may be considered under the age of 30 for those women with confirmed poor egg health or premature ovarian failure.

  46. Knowledge is power, thanks for the impact you made

  47. Caro


    • Is it possible that this will correct damage to my eggs. I have lost two babies to anencephaly. I don’t have trouble getting pregnant or staying pregnant but my body can not seen to develop a healthy baby. I have had my chromosome and hubbys tested as well as my 2nd anencephalic baby boy but nothing has shown to be a link.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Marissa ~ I am so sorry this has been your experience. We do not have a specific article or information about anencephaly, howvever I can share some info. as well as an idea for further testing. As you very likely know, Anencephaly is a neural tube defect that results in the fetus neural tube not closing properly toward the top and improper formation of parts of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) one possible cause may be, “low intake of folic acid before getting pregnant and in early pregnancy increases the risk of having a pregnancy affected by neural tube defects, including anencephaly.” Did you take adequate amounts of folic acid? Do you know if your body properly absorbs folic acid? You might consider talking with your healthcare provider about further testing to learn if you have a defect of the MTHFR (Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) gene, known as MTHFR C677T. MTHFR is a gene in the body that plays a key role in the proper function of many body systems, including the proper utilization of folic acid by the body.
      Regarding supporting egg health, to be honest, I feel there is no harm in doing so, but you may need to have more in depth testing to understand how your body utilizes folic acid and if it does so properly. Unfortunately, there is no known cure or standard treatment for anencephaly. Fortunately there are natural ways to support egg health should you wish to do so.