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Fertility

One of every 6 couples is experiencing problems with fertility. There are some things that might help you.

Specialists suggest having regular sex. Also, they advise to prepare the body for the baby. Exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, stop smoking and limit the amount of alcohol you have been using. Decrease the stress present in your everyday life, and eat healthy. Eating healthy mean eating enough proteins, limit the coffee, and drink plenty of water. Avoid additives in the food and artificial flavors. Use plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, to provide the necessary minerals and vitamins.

Also, there are some pre-pregnancy supplements and multivitamins and you might want to consider taking them. Some specialists recommend using folic acid, in a daily dose of 400mg for three month before you get pregnant.

Herbal Supplements

For those who would like to avoid any synthetic products, there are some herbal supplements for getting pregnant.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is a great fertility supplement, and many women claim it is this vitamin that helped them to get pregnant. This vitamin is considered to help getting pregnant and preventing miscarriage. Vitamin B6 is also proven to help in menstrual cramps, fluid retention, mood swings and other PMS symptoms. Women with luteal phase defect may also find pyridoxine helpful. Another plus effect of this vitamin is the improvement of cervical mucus, which raises the chances to get pregnant.

It is recommended to use all of the vitamin B complex together, for the whole cycle. Use 60 to 200mg of vitamin B6 for best results.

Vitex (Agnus castus, or chasteberry) is proven to be effective when it comes to balancing the reproductive system and getting pregnant. This herb balances the hormones in your body, estrogen and progesterone, which play an important role in getting pregnant. This effect is especially important for women suffering from polycystic ovaries (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, POS). Also, chasteberry helps to correct luteal phase defect.

This herb could be used as a tea, or in a form of tincture or capsules, you can decide which one you prefer. Remember, the treatment with vitex takes time. Usually, it takes 3 to 6 months to see the progress.

Evening primrose oil (known also as EPO) improves the cervical fluid and increases the fertility and chances of getting pregnant. If you are trying to conceive, use EPO from menstruation to the ovulation. Used otherwise, this essential oil may cause uterine contractions.

Dong quai (Angelica sinensis root) is used in Chine for its fertility boosting properties. This herb can be used through the whole cycle, except for the period of menstruation.

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