Getting pregnant is not always effortless. Sometimes it can be a stressful and long process.
We can get frustrated and anxious about conceiving a child. However, this is the exact opposite of what we should do to prepare our bodies for conception.
Nutrition is also a great way to strengthen our reproductive systems and get them ready for child birth.
Check out these 7 herbs and supplements that can increase your chances of getting pregnant.
7 Supplements that will increase fertility
Damiana is a natural option that can raise testosterone levels and increase the sperm count in men. For women, it works to regulate hormones such as progesterone. This has proven to be particularly useful for women that are trying to conceive during menopause. It also works to enhance overall sexual performance and function in both genders. Furthermore, this drinking this tea is considered a natural antidepressant and can reduce stress which is also often another underlying reason behind infertility.
2. Wheatgerm oil
This is a supplement I was taking during the conception of my first child. My chiropractor warned me that it increases fertility. lol! Wheatgerm oil is full of vitamin E oil. Studies have shown deficiency in vitamin E can cause infertility. So make sure you’re getting daily doses of healthy oils in your diet!
This is a longevity herb known to increase fertility. I was it taking during the conception of both of my children. For the second pregnancy, we began trying in October to get pregnant, and finally conceived February of the next year. Although I know 5 months is not a long time to try, especially when you’re not calculating ovulation and all of that. However, I started taking foti regularly (2 pills a day) in January. So there might be a connection.
Containing 31 different minerals and 60 different phytonutrients, maca balances hormones in both women and men to enhance fertility.
5. Saw Palmetto
This herb increases overall reproductive health and vitality. If you have high stress, low immune system, and poor nutrition, then this herb can help boost your health and fertility.
6. Red Clover
I love this herb. It’s great for reducing cramps during periods. In fact, I have not taken painkillers in over 10 years thanks to red clover. It also prepares the body for childbirth. It’s a great herb to include in your diet if you need to enhance fertility. It is full of vitamins and minerals that nourish the womb and reproductive organs.
7. Dong Quai
This is another great herb for nourishing the reproductive organs. According to Natural Fertility Info, dong quai “tonifies and strengthens the uterus by regulating hormonal control, improving uterine tone, and improving the timing of the menstrual cycle.” This herb also strengthens the uterus and increases blood flow to the reproductive system.