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Should You Take Fertility Supplements?

Learn how fertility supplements can help with supporting conception

Our Connecticut fertility doctor helps patients increase their chance of having a baby by providing information about fertility supplements. Certain supplements can potentially improve a patient’s overall health and aspects of the reproductive system. Because of this, Andrew Levi MD sometimes recommends certain supplements to his patients.

Fertility supplements that can help patients become parents

An important part of supporting conception can involve taking certain supplements. Each supplement provides nutrients that can improve the chance of pregnancy and promote the health of a baby that is growing in the uterus.

Folic acid. When supporting conception, it’s important to take folic acid. This vitamin can reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the baby. It may also increase fertility in women and sperm health in men.

Vitamin E. This vitamin works to repair cells, support the health of the ovaries and might improve egg quality.

Vitamin D. Taking vitamin D supplements can support the hormones that help regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle. It can also promote hormonal balance during pregnancy.

Fish oil. Fish oil can positively affect a baby’s brain development. It might also improve egg quality and sperm health.

Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10. This compound is another supplement that can be effective in supporting conception. CoQ10 can possibly improve egg quality, thicken the uterine lining and improve fertility rates for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are also taking Clomid. In men, CoQ10 may increase sperm count and improve motility.

Our Connecticut fertility doctor helps patients understand which fertility supplements and dosages are right for their unique needs.

When to take supplements for fertility health

When supporting conception with supplements, it’s important to know when to start taking them. Many fertility specialists suggest women and men begin taking supplements around two to three months before trying to conceive. Our Connecticut fertility doctor can make recommendations for fertility supplements after reviewing the results of a patient’s fertility evaluation.

Our clinic is here to provide effective, high-quality care to women and men hoping to grow their family with the support of fertility treatments. Contact us for more information about our services.