Nutritional Supplement Guide – Getting Pregnant
About Fertility for Women 35+
There are lots of scare stories in the media about the chances of getting pregnant over 35. The truth is that two thirds of couples age 35 to 40 can still get pregnant naturally, though it may take quite a lot longer than for younger women. It makes sense to ensure that you are as healthy as you can be and that your body has everything it needs for a healthy conception and pregnancy.
Inadequate diet, intensive food production and processing and the demands of work, may mean that our nutritional needs are not met adequately all of the time. We recommend that all our clients increase their intake of important nutrients during the pre-conception phase, if only as an insurance policy. For women over 35, nutrients which counteract the effects of ‘free radicals’ are also very important: over her lifetime, a woman’s eggs suffer progressive damage from these damaging substances and this is thought to be the main factor influencing egg quality over 35.
To support the nutritional requirements of the body during pre-conception we would recommend including a wide ranging multivitamin, an anti-oxidant formula and build your stores of DHA and EPA Omega 3. We would therefore recommend the following:
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Vitamin D is active in the ovaries and it is thought that it plays a crucial role in the correct maturation of a woman’s eggs. It is advisable to test your levels of Vitamin D in order to assess the need for and level of supplementation required.
Fertility AMH Home Test Kit
Many women undertake a Fertility Test to assess whether they should begin trying for a baby sooner rather than later or whether they are OK to wait until later. The Zita West AMH Home test kit is a simple to use pin-prick based home collection kit. As the result may not always be what you were hoping for our kit comes with a Free consultation to help interpret the results and if necessary help to develop an action plan to give yourself the best chance of conceiving.
Supplements can help to ensure that you meet the nutritional needs of your body for fertility and pregnancy, but they’re not a substitute for a healthy diet tailored to your individual needs when trying to conceive at age 35+. A greater understanding of your body’s needs for fertility over 35 can provide a healthier environment for your eggs to mature and reduce the risk of miscarriage as well reducing the time it takes to conceive. Many people find it difficult to access the right dietary information and often place themselves on unhealthy regimes. Our nutritionists are experts in the field of fertility and will advise you on exactly what measures you can take to improve your chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy naturally at age 35+. Consultations last 60 minutes and can be carried out in person or by Skype.
If you would like to read more on how to boost your chances of conceiving naturally over 35 two of Zita’s books will provide invaluable companions for your journey.
Zita has also written a FREE download – “Getting Pregnant Faster – Naturally”