How Can I Increase My Odds of Getting Pregnant?

by Dr. David Williams
Filed Under: Supplementation, Women's Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

I've been trying to get pregnant for three years. My doctors have put me on everything from hormones to fertility pills, with no luck. My husband has also been checked over in every imaginable way. We’ve decided to stop all the treatment programs and let nature take its course. I realize this can be a complex problem, but I would be grateful if you could share any recommendations.

 

Getting pregnant truly can be a complex problem. Oftentimes just the added stress from trying to conceive a child will prevent you from getting pregnant. Here are several lifestyle and nutritional tips that may help increase fertility:

For your husband, I would recommend the following supplements in addition to the multivitamin/mineral above.

  • B-complex vitamins (a B-100 type product), once daily. A good multivitamin/mineral may already contain adequate amounts.
  • Vitamin B6, 100–800 mg daily.
  • Adrenal glandular, to help balance estrogen levels. An excellent product called Drenamin is available from Standard Process. Follow the dosages on the label.
  • Bioflavonoids, 1,000 mg daily.
  • Flax oil, 1 tablespoon daily.
  • Ovex, a glandular product available from Standard Process, or Gonado-F from Nutri-Dyn. Follow the dosages on the label.
  • Vitamin C, 500 mg every 12 hours.
  • Zinc, 60 mg (elemental) daily.
  • L-Arginine, 4 g daily.

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