I have recently been getting lots of questions on how to increase fertility and have had many close people in my life trying to conceive. This has prompted me to read up on ways to increase fertility and to call on my midwifery training. What I have been focusing on is just some generally good supplements to increase fertility and to get the body ready to welcome a baby, a sort of pre-conception body prep.
Eating a wide variety of plant-based foods is a great way to get macro and micro nutrients, even with a great diet it may be difficult to get the amount of vitamins necessary to increase fertility. Many care providers suggest taking a prenatal vitamin for 3-6 months before conceiving to boost vitamin levels up, not all prenatal vitamins are equal and something that is plant-whole-food based is much more optimum. The problem with a combined prenatal is that it is not individualized to your needs and most do not have all that you need for specific vitamins such as Vitamin D3 or have folic acid as opposed to folate or methylfolate.
Disclosure: This is by no means an exhaustive resource on this subject and if you have been trying to conceive for a year or more, it is best to consult with a qualified care provider to help guide you through your fertility options.
So here is a list of some herbs and supplements which can boost fertility:
Nutrition is paramount to health and fertility as it is really the foundation of what is to come. Here is a list of nutritional things to consider and follow.
Please share below any other supplements that you have found to work for you in your fertility journey I would love to hear your stories and ideas!