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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 can have an impact on 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 aspects to consider, including:

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

Why Is Egg Health Important?

Egg health is one of the cornerstones of healthy fertility. The health of your eggs (ova) 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. Led by Dr. Jonathan Tilly of Massachusetts General Hospital, a group of scientists found stem cells within adult mice and human ovaries that produce new egg cells. (Nature Medicine, 2012).

Regardless of this study’s finding, age still had an impact on the new eggs since the ovaries continued to age, causing the “housing” for the eggs to be less than optimal. Protecting the eggs you currently have as well as encouraging ovarian health through diet, herbs, supplements, and increased circulation to the reproductive system is of the utmost importance.

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 their 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 egg’s 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.

egg cycle

During this 90-day period before an egg reaches full maturation, the eggs are changing and preparing for ovulation. At this time, they are affected by both healthy or unhealthy influences. Contributing factors to egg health are:

  • 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. Researcher Jonathan Van Blerkom of the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder examined several studies to conclude that “Findings from several studies indicate that embryos with the highest implantation potential originate from follicles that are well-vascularized and oxygenated.” 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 intake 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 continued 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.

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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

Dietary and lifestyle habits that may damage egg health

  • Cigarettes
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Sugar
  • Non-organic meats and dairy
  • 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 preconception-specific or 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 woman needs to focus on, especially if you are wanting to support your egg health. Antioxidants help to protect the eggs from free radical damage. Free radicals are able to damage cellular health including the cell’s DNA, this could have an effect on the ability to get pregnant, sustain a healthy pregnancy and may increase the chances of possible birth defects. The ovum (egg) is one of the longest living cells in your body; as the years pass your eggs become exposed and vulnerable to free radicals on a daily basis. This adds up. We created Fertilica Choice Antioxidants to help you get the most important antioxidants for fertility, daily. This blend is great for both men and women and should be a part of everyone’s health program, especially for egg health.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

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.

In the journal Fertility and Sterility, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialist Dr. Yaakov Bentoz, along with fellow researchers, has published research explaining the importance of supplementing antioxidants and “mitochondrial nutrients” like CoQ10. In summary, they share what we know to be true, that oocytes form in each female ovary when she is a fetus in her mother’s womb. These oocytes remain her entire fertile life – some will grow to be ovulated, others will not – all of them being exposed to free-radicals and aging as the woman ages.

Bentov et al., share that “Aging and age-related pathologies are frequently associated with loss of mitochondrial function mainly due to the accumulation of mtDNA [mitochondrial DNA] mutations and deletions.”

As the cells age, they have less energy and oxidative stress causes them to lose their ability to function properly. This results in increased risk for mtDNA mutations, in turn increasing risk for miscarriage, or children being born with birth defects (the various forms of aneuploidy and trisomies are examples). As a result, Bentov et al. “… believe that supplementing the diets of older women with mitochondrial nutrients may result in an improvement of oocyte and embryo quality, and subsequently, better pregnancy outcome.”

There are two forms of CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10), 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 CoQ10 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 with large doses of L-arginine. (Published in Human Reproduction 1999).

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Fertility Superfoods

Fertility superfoods are nutrient-dense foods that help to nourish the body with vitamins, minerals and 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 egg quality and quantity. 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.


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?

Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Allen Morgan and Fertility Specialist Dr. Douglas Rabin 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/psychotherapy
  • See an NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) coach

The results of an influential randomized, controlled trial by Professor Sarah L. Berga of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, concluded,

“A staggering 80% of the women who received CBT [Cognitive Behavior Therapy] started to ovulate again, as opposed to only 25% of those randomised to observation”

Study details shared at the 22nd-annual European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Conference: 16 women with amenorrhea (absent periods) for 16 months prior to the 20-week trial were placed into one of two groups (random placement) – the first participating in CBT, the second receiving no treatment at all.

You could also create a ‘stress support system’ for yourself so you have a go-to plan when things get stressful. Try to have these habits already in practice so stress will not affect you as much when it does happen. 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.

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 Fertilica Choice Antioxidants and CoQ10 Ubiquinol
4. Royal Jelly, Maca, FertiliGreens
5. Eat the Fertility Diet
6. Apply Fertility Massage (Don’t do while menstruating)
7. Implement a Stress Reduction Plan

Month Two

1. Take Multivitamin
2. Take Fertilica Choice 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
7. Practice Your Stress Reduction Plan

Month Three

1. Take Multivitamin
2. Take Fertilica Choice 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
7. Practice Your Stress Reduction Plan

You should continue all of the supplements until you are pregnant. Once you are 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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    What is the difference between Prenatal pills vs 100% Whole food Fertile Woman One Daily Multi for preconception health

    I just started taking Nature Made Prenatal Multi + DHA in 12/1/2017. I didn’t have my period for over 6 months due to depression, excess exercise, eat only veggies, fruits, rarely any proteins and eat little amount. Then I went to see a doctor and she said I haven’t been ovulating because my progesterone was low so she gave me medicine and it helped. Now i eat normal but my period is soooooooooo light (not like it used to be). That’s why I think taking the prenatal might help.

    What are your thoughts?


    • Hello QQ!

      A prenatal multivitamin is designed to be used in pregnancy with nutrients that support both the mother and baby. Fertile Woman One Daily is designed to be used by women preconception, when preparing to try to conceive and while trying to conceive. It contains an herbal blend to support female fertility prior to conceiving, that is not intended for use in pregnancy.

      What do you mean specifically by so light? What your period used to be may not have been your “normal” because you weren’t healthy.
      Are you also exercising in a healthy way now, managing stress and emotional health with ease?

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    Background: 2 Full Failed IVFs w/ICSI, Aged 31. All testing/bloodwork done js normal/excellent.
    Partner: Low Morphology only- Currently working on this to improve.

    With both IVFs we created lots of embryos- but we only reached the morula stage…then they were put in and eventually arrested. What would be a reason for this? Lack of energy in the egg? How can I improve this- if this is the case?

    I was told after these IVFs that my estrogen level is on the low end….(this can be due probably because I don’t eat enough in general- not enough fats?….

    Partner’s sperm sample wasn’t the greatest. Low morphology- but we think we have this improved. Testing will be done tomorrow.

    • Dear Jennifer,

      I am sorry to hear this!

      Your questions would be great to ask of your endocrinologist or specialist. It is my understanding that most often embryos arrest, fail to implant properly, due to chromosomal or other genetic abnormalities that made them too “weak” to continue developing and remain implantated. Preimplantation genetic screening(PGS) can be done to evaluate an embryo’s chromosomal status. This could also happen if there were to be a problem with the uterus, namely the thickness or the uterine lining. Healthy progesterone levels are also necessary during this time; to sustain implantation.

      There are ways to influence egg (and sperm too) health naturally. We share of them in this very guide!

      Regarding low estrogen post IVF, it s very real for hormones to be out of balance when all the medications necessary during IVF are stopped. Could this be the case? Low estrogen is commonly known to be caused by:
      – issues with the ovaries’ ability to produce estrogen/ genetic reasons
      – excessive exercise
      – disordered eating; severely limiting fat in the diet
      – use of radiation and chemotherapy

      So, while I don’t know your diet well, perhaps your low estrogen levels are related. It may help to learn the important role of fat for fertility, including dietary fats. Our guide, Fat, Fat, Fat: The Right Fat is Good for Fertility shares that.

      I hope this is all helpful as you move forward!

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    Do you know anything about DHEA? My first IVF cycle failed. All of the embryos arrested. My Dr. says my eggs are poor quality, but all of my numbers are normal and I’m 32 years old (AMH is 2.37, AFC was 25). She had me on DHEA for several months before the egg retrieval and I wonder if it might have been harmful to my egg health, or if it is helpful if I should try taking it again before my next round. Also, how long do the effects last? Thank you!

    • Dear Alexis,

      I am very sorry to her this!

      DHEA is commonly given to try to improve egg health. I do not know it to harm it though. We share more in our guide DHEA and Your Natural Fertility which you might appreciate reading. We suggest always working with a healthcare provider who can suggest the proper dose of DHEA for your needs if you are interested in taking it. I am not entirely certain of how long the effects of DHEA will last, but in general it can remain in the system for up to two weeks post stopping the hormone supplement is my understanding. It might be best to ask your doctor this question.

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    I had my 2nd miscarriage Sept 14th when u/s indicated no heartbeat, but I saw the heartbeat just the weekend before. I expelled some tissues on Sept 18 & I am still not sure if everything has passed. Along with emotional pain, I do get frequent uterus pain but my harmones have dropped from 7142 on Sept 14 to 442 on Sept 23.
    The gynaec meeting is in Nov but the reason for miscarriage is not known.
    I surely want to try to get pregnant by Dec the 3rd time although I will be 41 yrs in April & my husband too 45 yrs in April.
    Please suggest if I should go for Fertility cleanse & when ? & husband too ?
    My thyroid, iron, hemoglobin is usually low. But I take maca & other herbs with my smoothie

    • Dear Sheval,

      I am very sorry for your loss!

      Now is the time to focus on recovery and nourishing the body. We share tips in our guide After Miscarriage: 5 Steps To Recovery. The Fertility Cleanse could be used the first normal cycle post loss. Often men choose to cleanse the same month their wive/partners do, yet he could consider it (given what I know) whenever he is ready.

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    can a woman menstruate without ovulating and also can a woman ovulate while the Fallopian tubes are blocked?

    • Dear Justina,

      A woman can menstruate without ovulating and she can ovulate even if her fallopian tubes are blocked. When fallopian tubes are blocked, the egg is not likely to be able to travel to meet the sperm (they meet in the fallopian tube).

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    Hi there, how do GM foods can reduce the fertility? Would you please provide a reference?
    Thank you

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    Hello, I just turned 36 years old. I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure at 30, then at 34, diagnosed with pre-menopause. To me the news is heart breaking because I want to have another baby. At this moment I’m not getting an cycles nor, according to the doctors have any eggs left. Would this fertility diet be affected for me this far off my time of being “Menopausal”? My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 8 years now and every time I go to the doctor they give us less hope. They tell us, our only way is IVF or Egg Donor, but those procedures are too expensive for us to afford. I really hope this can help us. Thanks you.

    • Hello Jeanette!

      I am sorry to hear of all you’ve been going through. To be completely honest, eating better is not likely to be harmful. A balanced, whole food diet like the Fertility Diet can benefit overall health in many ways! Will it be all that you need to do to conceive naturally, most likely not. I’m sorry to have to say that! There is more work to be done and things to consider. It may be that a medical and natural approach combined will be best while you keep trying. Consider reading through our guides
      Female Fertility Health: Balancing Hormones in Premenopause and Understanding Premature Ovarian Failure.

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      I’ve never written anything like this and I am doing it as a support to you. You’re not alone. I have the same situation, I am 38, diagnosed at the age of 28. I don’t have children at all. My husband and I cannot afford IVF with the donor egg. Try everything and don’t give up! We wish you the best!

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    Is this 90 day window of opportunity to impact egg quality the same for those who have PCOS and may suffer from longer cycles?

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    Thank you so much for sharing this information. I have a question about Vitex. I bought some a while ago, but my accupunturist said I needed to ‘be careful’ about when I take it, and that I shouldn’t take it during menstration – would you agree with that?

    • Hello Victoria!

      We have found through our research an use of Vitex with clients that is best taken all cycle long without taking a break. With that, your Acupuncturist knows your needs best, so it may be best to follow his/her suggested use.

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    I am 33 years old. My AMH is 0.01 and my FSH is 12. I have seen two IVF doctors who both agree that with those levels, using a donor will be my best option. I would like to try to increase my egg quantity/quality naturally, enough so that I’ll increase my chances of conceiving with IVF alone. I’ve read your 90 day plan. Honestly, do you think it’ll work in my case?

    • Hello!

      I’m sorry to hear you have been offered so little hope. Thanks for reaching out to us!

      We have clients who have had various successes on our egg health program. With that, to be 100% honest, you have nothing at all to lose. So, why not try it! This guide is our go-to, but consider also our Free Egg Health Checklist.

      Test results revealing low AMH levels indicate reduced egg quantity (ovarian reserve), but egg quality and chances for a healthy pregnancy may remain good. You may appreciate reading more about this in our guide Low AMH Levels: What Do They Really Mean For Fertility?.

      I hope this is helpful and offers hope!

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    Egg not produced in ovary in menstrual cycle. She used unwanted 72 & i pill for regular basis for 3 months. Previously egg produced. but from last 4/ 5 months problem arises. Please assist

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    can my daughter conceive as i have smoked during pregnancy she is now 28 and wants a baby of her own

    • Dear Madingane,

      If your daughter is healthy, she should not worry that you smoked in pregnancy with her. Does she have fertility health concerns? Either way, the tips in this very guide could be considered!

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    Can I, or should I use these steps during an IVF cycle?- or should I use them up until I start all the meds for the IVF then stop once IVF cycle starts? After IVF if I were to be planning a transfer would I start them again and stop once transfer takes place?
    Please help! I’m someone who needs complete details or I don’t understand!

    Thank you-


    • Dear Kristina,

      We suggest these steps for at least three months before beginning the IVF cycle. While diet is key long term and the Fertility Diet can be followed through IVF, the supplements suggested need to be stopped once medications are started unless your doctor suggests otherwise. I have learned some doctors are fine with continuing CoQ10 for example, but we must leave this up to the doctor. We also have a Free IVF Checklist and a guide How to Increase Your IVF Success Rate Naturally that you may find helpful as you prepare.

      All that said, if your IVF is less than 3 months away, egg health can still be supported as can over all health. It’s just fine to start where ever you are at before IVF begins. The diet and tips in the guides above can be used as you prepare for the embryo transfer, with a focus on uterine health, as long as you aren’t on medications. If you will be on medications in preparation for the transfer, do be sure to consult your doctor about taking herbs and supplements with that medication.

      My best!

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    Hi I have an issue thin endometrial that can’t increase more than 5 mm
    Cycle 1: I try 4 bills of cycle progynova
    Cycle 2: cycle try 6 bill of cyclo progynova , 2 bills of vitamin e , 1 vigra as vaginal
    Cycle 3: try 6 bill of cyclo progynova and 1 bill as vaginal .1 bill of trental 400 and one aspirin , nothing help
    Cycle 4:try 3 bill of ethinyl estradiol 50mcgm, 1 cyclo progynova vaginal , 3 bill of virga vaginal , 2 bill of trental 400 , one asprin and transfer my embro but also fail
    They diagnoses my issue that the blood flow to my uterus need to increase , before do any more transfer , no I am on 2 Nitromac 50 mg, 2 trental 400, 1 asprin, 1 Epilat Retard(for 3 months)
    My Dr advise me

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    Is it okay to take Maca if I’m on prometrium, metformin and letrozole? Should I be balance my hormones if I’m on medication to put them at certain levels? I see an RE and I am 39, have low reserve, endometriosis and PCOS. I have been NTNP for 10 years and trying for 1 year without even 1 BFP.

    • Dear Linda,

      It is always best to consult your healthcare provider or an herbalist with whom you can work in person if interested in taking an herb known to support hormonal balance with medications that do the same. We are not able to suggest the combination because we just don’t know if or how they will interact.

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    I’m 34 years old. Doctor said I’ve very low ovarian reserve and left with only one egg.
    He advised me to get IUI done up-to 3 cycles. Recently I’d my first IUI done which resulted in failure. I’ve some questions regarding the same.

    1. Since I’ve only one egg left is this a wise decision to try 3 cycles of IUI first and then go for IVF or can I directly go for IVF cycle ?
    2. How can I increase my ovarian reserve (egg count) ? I’m a vegetarian who never had meat and sea food. FYI my height 5’0″ and weight 180 lbs.
    3. Has there been any success stories with low ovarian reserve or just with one egg ? Please email me. Thanks.

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    I am 39years old. Doctor said l am not ovulating, I have taken fertility treatment with clomid and FSH injections. what do l do? and how can l get your product/supplements.

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    In my first round of IVF, my embryos were genetically tested and all 15 were chromosomal abnormal. Different trisomy etc. What do you suggest that I take in advance of my next try at IVF? I am 40 yrs old, healthy and active.

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    how many eggs should we have and the lease amount can we have and be able to conceive when your over 50 what are the statics and how often wome at 52 gets pregnant. please email me thanks

    • Hello!

      I don’t have answers to these questions. I’m sorry! Each woman’s ovarian reserve (# of eggs) at age 50 and over may vary. Egg health will vary as well. Chances of natural pregnancy over the age of 50 are of course less than for a woman under age 40, but there are so many other factors to take into account. If you’re over the age of 50, it is going to be best to talk with a reproductive endocrinologist about your fertility health and your desire for pregnancy. While the tips in this guide may be helpful, you may need additional support. Working with a doctor will help you know this.

      My best!

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    I was told i had impaired ovary function, low estradiol and i was advise to go for donor but i have no intention doing that…please is there any herbal remedy for me?
    I am currently using ashwagandah +maca+nettle+ginger+turmeric powder.
    Can you please advise….

    • Dear Mora,

      What a wonderful combination of herbs. I do have many questions though and feel the very best way we can offer support and offer a full plan designed specifically for your fertility health needs is through a Fertility Consultation.

      Through a Fertility Consultation, you will submit your comprehensive intake form, including information about your fertility history, your 3 detailed questions and overall goal for your fertility and within 5 business days one of our Master Herbalists will review, layout and explain each step of your consultation. It is important to know as much as we can about your fertility health and you in order to offer suggestions on natural therapies that might be considered.

      I hope you will consider.

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    Thank you for this information. I have just found out my day 3 FSH is 11.9 (and LH is 8.6) which is very concerning to me. I had been to a doctor to request testing and was denied over a year ago, so finally finding out is frustrating because I feel like I have just wasted a year of my fertility. I have many symptoms of early meno, (or ovarian failure) which is why I got tested. Will following the 90 day plan also improve my libido and dryness, or do you have another recommendation for supplement that will help in that area. I want to try to get pregnant asap after following the 90 day plan, but am worried about the other issues I am facing as well. Thanks for you help.

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    Is there any real evidence absed on science and studies? please do let me know as i would love to have them and share with our patients. please do provide any studies and data. I love references that I can look up in PubMed. there is nothing i can find on supplements and CoQ 10, etc and how this actually might make eggs “better” genetically…anyway would love the real info. thank you

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    I am 49 years and taking all the fertility herb you have suggested . One of one tube is blocked the other is open. Is it possible to get pregnant. I was told it is best to have a donor egg because of my age. Any advice. Thanks

    • Dear Karen,

      I certainly want you to have hope, but I have to be honest and share that I do not know if it is possible to get pregnant. Equally as important as egg health at age 49 is whether you are having a regular menstrual cycle and ovulating. If ovulation is happening, it will be helpful to be charting to detect ovulation and paying attention to the signs of ovulation (changes in cervical mucus, feelings of fullness in the abdomen, labia, or mild cramping), increase in libido and shift in basal body temperature. When ovulation happens from the side of the health fallopian tube, conception could happen if the conditions are right.

      With all that, there is never harm in considering all the options available to help you become a mother.

      While you continue to research and think about the best path for you, the egg health tips in this guide could be considered. They not only support egg health, but overall health, and making them a part of your lifestyle (eating well, exercising, managing stress) will benefit you in pregnancy and beyond.

      My best!

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    Hi, I’ll be 40 next month and we started trying for our second baby in July 2015. Since then, I’ve had three miscarriages: the first one was a blighted ovum at 11 weeks and the last two were chemicals. I’ve recently been to the Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic. All the tests came back normal so they’ve advised me to just keep trying. If I get pregnant again they said to take low dosage aspirin and progesterone.

    I’ve changed my diet, removed sugars, soda and wheat as I am still overweight. I am also taking Co-Q10, Maca and Royal Jelly (when I remember) as well as a prenatal vitamin. Am I not conceiving this time around because of my egg quality? Is there anything else I should be doing? Thanks!

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    I’m 26 years , i’ve been trying for a baby for 2 years , i went for all necessary check ups, so my last gynecologist took my blood samples and she said that they discovered early menopause, so i wont be able to conceive, and like its been like 6 years ever since i’ve had my periods, is there any hormonal supplements that i can take ?

    • Dear Miriam,

      I’m so sorry you are going through this! We work with herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies that nourish the body to support hormonal balance. These are not hormones, nor do they contain hormones.

      It may be most helpful however to consider working one on one with a fertility herbalist who can guide you in the right direction, on the right program, for your specific fertility health needs. This if offered through a Fertility Consultation. Learn more and book a Fertility Consultation here…

      As you contemplate this experience, it may be helpful to learn common reasons for absent period and learn of ways to support the body (click that link).

      I hope this is a helpful start!

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    I’m 30 years old and been trying to conceive for 3 years now. I have hypothalamic amenorrhea, I never had a period on my own and without pills I’m unable to have a period. My IVF cycle failed, and before that I was on injections. No embryo made it past day 4.

    Anything useful for this kind of problem?

    Thank you!

    • Dear Aby,

      The good news is that natural therapies can be used alongside any type of treatment options you are considering, which may greatly help to improve outcome. It is very important to nourish the body through diet and moderate-intensity exercise. Natural therapies can off varying degrees of support as well.

      It may be most helpful however to consider working one on one with a fertility herbalist who can guide you in the right direction, on the right program, for your specific fertility health needs. This if offered through a Fertility Consultation.

      As you contemplate this, perhaps the information share in our guide How To Get Your Period Back will be helpful.

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    Hi Elizabeth
    Im 37 and last year I had 1 round of IVF which wasnt successful. embryos were very poor. This year I had 2 rounds of egg collections which in total gave me 4 embryos of good quality but none passed pgs testing. The doctors said its egg quality that is the issue. Do you think I should fully look at your recommendation above or is there anything I should add in/leave out that could really help egg quality. Also, my numbers for collections have been low too. 7 for the first found of collection, 6 for the second and 7 for the third
    thank you!

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    Hi, I will be 37 this year and trying to conceive but failing badly. I was pregnant once but had a mis-miscarriage 3 years ago. Since then I am trying to get pregnant but can’t. Saw a fertility specialist and he suggested that my ovarian reserve is significantly low as my AMH level was 8.5. He recommended IVF, final thing. I don’t want to go for IVF as I feel it changes the body life a lot. doing it artificially is what I hate the most. I want o conceive normally. I am taking chaste tablets and just recently started taking Royal jelly. I do dancing twice a week. Could you please suggest something else or different which can help me conceive naturally? I would hate to go for IVF. Thanks

    Another query, in continuation to my previous message. I have been seeing a herbalist from past 1.5 years. And she only suggested these herbs. I feel it has been a long time that I am on these herbs. Do you think it takes time for individual body to get adapted? after my miscarriage I have been passing blood clots during my periods. Can I have endometriosis? I have had my fallopian tubes checked as well but both of the tubes are fine. The dr. suggests its my low AMH level, hence poor egg reservoir. Could you please help me more. I am really stressing now.

    • Dear Tanu,

      Thank you for reaching out to us!

      Vitex (Chastetree berry) and Royal Jelly can be taken long term yes, but it is generally around one year of use that we suggest weaning off of hormonal balance herbs to see how the body maintains balance on it’s own.

      The tips in this very guide could be considered although it would be helpful to know more about you. We approach fertility health from and holistic perspective taking into account many areas of health known to impact fertility health. It may be best to consider working one on one with a fertility herbalist to have supporting learning the best natural therapies for your needs. If this interests you, consider learning more about a Fertility Consultation.

      It may also help to learn more about AMH, Ovarian Reserve, & Continued Follicle Production.

      Best wishes!

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    can i get pranget egg grill

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    Im 38 and just found out my FSH is 14.9. I have one child but would love to have another one. What can I do to improve this?

    • Dear Barbara,

      While we know that many doctors believe FSH levels higher than 10-15mIU/L may indicate diminished fertility (perhaps poor egg health or low ovarian reserve), we feel that it’s not the FSH level alone that needs to be looked at, rather the health of the endocrine system.

      Think about your diet and lifestyle, exercise routine and stress levels. When these are optimal herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies are able to work their best. The tips in this very guide could be considered as well.

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    may I randomly post on FB some of your articles?

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    I am 28 and I have recently discovered I have a fibroid in my uterus that is 65mm (6.5cm). Me and My husband were planning to start trying for a baby and this came up in the pre-pregnancy scan. Now I am very scared as I am getting mixed opinions on how to manage this fibroid. Some say I should go ahead and conceive and some say conceiving can be dangerous as the fibroid may grow or inhibit conception itself. Can you please suggest how should I deal with this situation.

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    Hi, i like your website, except that i don’t advocate the use of royal jelly for egg health – it’s made for bees, not humans. Ty.

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    I am 28 and having brown spotting 3 days before periods and then bright red flow starts normally. We ttc for just one month but dint get a positive. Now with weight reduction, spotting has reduced to 2 days. I am burning 400 calories everyday plus walking for 20 min. Will overexercise cause hormonal imbalance? What is the right exercise regimen, if i am 28, with BMI 26.1, 5.3 inches. If I don do high intensity exercise, my weight is not reduced. Now I am scared that overexercise may affect my ovulation. How to lose weight and maintain my hormonal balance? Please advice. Also would like to know how to conceive in the first attempt. Thanks in advance.

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    hi,i am 28 by age.recently married 4 months back .i am having PCOD since 3.5 years and was on medication for it ,so tat i start to get my periods naturallyBut,recently i consulted another Dr.and i was diagonised with POF.She saw my reports in which my
    AMH is below 0.3
    FSH is 22
    and TSH is 1.23
    I was diagonised with B THAIL TRAIT as well.
    Dr. says tat as my ovary size is small and no eggs are being produced and my AMH is also too low so,i can not become a mother .pls guideis is there any way to get pregnant?is there any way i can start producing my healthy eggs? pls help.

    • Dear Khushi,

      I am sorry to hear of the challenges you have been faced with. It is going to be most helpful for you to work one on one with a medical professional skilled in treating Beta Thalassemia Trait, perhaps a reproductive endocrinologist and a nutritionist as well. Your doctor can refer you to these professionals. Our Natural Fertility Diet certainly can be considered, as can daily exercise, stress management and lifestyle tips we share for reducing exposure to excess toxins through personal care and lifestyle products. These are all great things to do! Treating thalassemia is best done with support. You may have seen this, but here is what I think will be helpful information:

      Best wishes!

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    Hi, I am mid 40 by age. I am having very regular menstruation. My husband is 8 years younger than me. We got married 4 years ago but still could not get pregnant inspite of full effort. Is this because of my old age? OR age gap between me and my husband?
    Can you suggest some treatment or medication to get pregnant?

    • Dear Wiyana,

      Age is not an instant indicator to me that there is an issue. That said, we do know as a woman enters her mid-40s and nears 50, her fertility declines. With that, consider the tips we shed light on in our guide Preparing for Conception Over 40.

      Have either you or your partner had fertility testing? Do you know when you ovulate each cycle, so you can actively try to conceive at your most fertile time? Think about these things too…

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    My age is 38 and my wife is 34. my semen count is 15 million and motility is gr 1=0%,gr2 is=0% gr3=10% gr4=5% gr5=85% non motile and my wife AMH level is 0.43 and dr suggest for IFV please guide us in this condition any chance to success of IVF as we are not financially strong. and Dr advice to start these medicine for me teb fertisure m &Cap Coq 300 and for my wife tab ovares sr 75 mg.
    please help and suggest

    • Dear Rajendra,

      The tips in this very guide could be considered by your wife. If the tablets she was prescribed by her doctor are medication, then she would want to discuss with him taking any herbs that can impact hormonal balance.

      Our guide Increasing Low Sperm Count and Improving Male Fertility… will offer considerations to make when wanting to naturally support sperm health. CoQ10 is particularly supportive of sperm health and motility, so it is great you have begun that already.

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    Hi….myself and my DH have been trying to have a baby for an year….my age is 26 and his age is 31….but nothing happened…so we had our tests done…my amh is 0.45 and fsh is 10.6…my dr said i have diminished ovary reserve…also told to try iui…my DH has good sperm count and mobility….i wanted to know with less amh count(as mine is low),can i get pregnant??i am staying positive…your opinion will be appreciated…thanks in advance….

    • Dear Anu,

      Thank you for asking my opinion, but it truly does not matter. What matters is that you wish to conceive and will try your hardest to support your fertility health, including ovarian function and egg health. What matters is that you have hope and believe it will happen no matter the path that takes you to parenthood!

      We feel there is hope for women with low AMH! Consider the information and tips we share in our guide AMH, Ovarian Reserve, & Continued Follicle Production. We are also available to work one on one with you and help in creating the best natural fertility program for your specific needs. We offer this through a Fertility Consultation.

      All my very best! Have hope!

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      Thank u so much for your quick response…. 🙂

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    hello, im taking utrogestan vaginal 200mg 3 times a day and elleste-solo tablet 2mg 4 times a 2 weeks tmes i will have my frozen embroy implant .at the moment im taking conception support .i hope you can give me some advice ,can i take royal jelly ,L-aginine.,n-acetyl-carnitine400mg alpha lipoic acid 200mg and separate selenium 200ug as as conception support already contain 75ug..hope to hear from you soon thank you verymuch.

    • Dear Coco,

      Given you are on medication to prepare for frozen embryo transfer (FET), it will be best for you to discuss taking the supplements listed with your healthcare provider. Selenium and alpha lipoic acid (ALA), should be fine, but do ask about them all.

      All my best!

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    I am 45, just completed a donor cycle with a successful pregnancy due to poor egg health. Do you have any stories of women my age changing the health of their eggs and having a natural health pregnancy, I ask because we can’t afford another donor cycle as we only had the one embryo (all others didn’t develop). Trying to determine if we should give up now or try the three month process and possibly see success.

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    Thank you so much for your reply. I have never asked questions through a web site, so I am quite taken back. Thank you.
    May I ask you one more question.
    I was told that my egg quality maybe poor due to my age, this was before I started my first IVF. I am using a natural cycle which means less IVF injections. As they collected two eggs , I am still very positive that I can be come pregnant using my own eggs and taking the natural cycle. I have to pay for my IVF as I have passed the age where it is free.
    I was thinking of doing my 2nd cycle abroad in europe and not the UK. As I think I would have a better success rate. for my age which is over 45yrs. Do you have any tips or know clincs

    • Dear Rosa,

      You are welcome for the reply!

      The very tips in this guide are worth considering as you prepare for IVF not matter the location. I’m sorry, I do not have any tips for seeking an IVF clinic/practitioner in another country. There may be readers here who will chime in if they have personal experiences with IVF in Europe.

      Best wishes!

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    I had IVF , where they collected two eggs. My eggs only produced two cells in each one.
    is there anything I can do, to improve to improve the amount of cells in my eggs.

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    Hi have you found that acupuncture can contribute to increased egg quality. I have a low amount of eggs and just wondered if there were any results from acupuncture.

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    Hi I am 33 and about to begin IVF for the 1st time. I lost my right fallopian tube due to multiple ectopics. My left tube is completely blocked.
    Is there anything I can do to ensure the best possible chances of having a successful IVF. It is so expensive that i think if this doesn’t work my husband and I will have to come to terms of never having biological kids. Any suggestions

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    Hi. I was wondering how much L-arginine you would recommend?

    • Dear Emma,

      There are many suggested uses of L-Arginine. Suggested use of Fertilica L-Arginine is to take 2 capsules 1 to 3 times daily as needed between meals. Note: Consult with your healthcare professional prior to using this product if you are being treated for any pre­existing conditions or are taking prescription medications, such as heart medications including nitroglycerin.

      According to the Mayo Clinic, “For infertility, up to 4 grams or 16 grams of L-arginine has been taken by mouth daily for unknown duration.”

      It may be best to talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist about the best dose for your needs.

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    hello i am 29 i am facing the problem of infertility last month i had gone under an ivf process but i was told that there was no development of the zygote n i was told to stop taking the tablets and hence i had periods and the dr told me that they now have to treat me to increase my egg count so i was googling about the foods that can help to achieve it
    and my question is sesame seeds and garlic seeds are usually told that it can help one get periods but here it is mentioned here that it increases the health of the egg now i am confused can anybody clear it

    • Dear Anika,

      Each food offers many nutrients in support of overall health, as well as fertility health. I personally have not heard of sesame or garlic seeds promoting menstruation, but they have many other benefits making them worthy of including in the Fertility Diet to boost overall fertility health including egg health.

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    I have a AMH level of 1.50 – will this programme help me improve on this result? Im going to be retested in 3 months time. Is there anything else I can do to support this. Im also a 34 yr old cancer survivor.

    • Dear Kiki,

      Were you told your AMH level is low or high? We know each clinic/lab may differ slightly, but in general high AMH typcially = Over 3.0 ng/ml and normal AMH = Over 1.0 ng/ml (so over 1.0 ng/ml, yet under 3.0 ng/ml). When AMH levels are a concern, we feel it is very important to do all that can be done to protect egg health. Eating a whole food Fertility Diet, increasing circulation to the reproductive organs (ovaries inlcuded) by exercising daily and fertility massage, and the tips in this guide to How to Increase Your Egg Health in 90 Days are how we feel one can best do that.

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      Hi, I was told my AMH is low 1.50 pmol/L. Is this within the normal range for someone my age (34). I was told at the fertility clinic that this is extremely low for someone my age and that the chances of getting pregnant naturally are pretty much non existent – which i’m sure you can understand is very upsetting to hear. If there is anything I can do to help my body get into an optimum state to help increase my AMH levels I will do it. I’m planning to retake the AMH test in 3-4 months. I’m hoping between now and then I can improve on the AMH levels using nutrition and multivitamins etc. Any help and advise will be greatly recieved.

    • Dear Kiki,

      I can imagine how upsetting this was to hear!

      The “normal” range is rather wide. In general an AMH test reading between 1.0 ng/ml and 3.0 ng/ml is considered “normal”, but each healthcare provider will have a different idea of what each of their client’s personal levels mean for them. Consider learning natural ways to support health AMH levels in our guide AMH, Ovarian Reserve, & Continued Follicle Production. If is may help you find hope, we have worked with many women who were told they had low AMH levels, committed to naturally supported hormonal balance and had great success. We want you to have hope and their stories are here:

      I hope this is helpful!

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    Hello, Is it recommended to take ‘Prenatal Multivitamin Baby and Me from Mega Food’ while going through the IVF process? I know it contains herbs such as Ginger that are good for cleansing, but can they interfere with the IVF process in any way? Even though this multivitamin is one of the best whole food supplements out there and is intended for pre-conception all the way through pregnancy, I wanted to ask anyway to be sure.
    Thanks again,

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    I am 39. My period stopped 3 month ago.Blood was tested, result nomore eggs.
    To conceive i need someones eggs of which i do not want. ( dr. said ) only way possible.