Nutritional Supplement Guide – Getting Pregnant
About Fertility for Women over 40
We all know that as women get older it’s harder to get pregnant. Two thirds of couples where the woman is over 40 will find they can’t get pregnant naturally, but a third still can. The main factor in this is probably egg quality. The effects of damaging substances called ‘free radicals’ can reduce egg quality.
There may also be decreased ovarian reserve (fewer eggs left) and hormonal imbalances. If you want to try naturally after 40, 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. Modern life means our nutritional needs are often not met through diet alone. We recommend that women over 40 increase their intake of important nutrients during the pre-conception phase, if only as an insurance policy, including those which counteract the effects of ‘free radicals’ in the body.
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.
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 and can help to offset the effects of ‘free radicals’, but the foundation for reproductive health is a healthy diet, tailored to your individual needs. A greater understanding of your body’s needs for fertility at 40+ can help you to balance your hormones and provide a healthier environment for your eggs to mature, reducing the risk of miscarriage as well reducing the time it takes to conceive. Our nutritionists are experts in the field of fertility and will advise you on what measures you can take to improve your chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy naturally at age 40+.
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 – “Get Pregnant Faster – Naturally”
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