If you’re asking “should I take fertility supplements to get pregnant?”, read this list of important things to consider. Your current physical health is at the top of the list.
It’s important for you to do the research, talk to a doctor, and make an informed decision about taking fertility supplements, based on your emotional and physical health.
After a year of trying to get pregnant, my husband and I realized we needed to get help from a fertility doctor. After several rounds of male and female fertility tests, we discovered he has azoospermia (no sperm). Since we had nothing to lose, we decided to try fertility supplements (a fertility tea, to be exact) to get pregnant…and nothing happened. Sperm weren’t created, and I didn’t get pregnant.
Fertility supplements such as FertilAid for male and female fertility can optimize your chances of conceiving a baby…but they can also be ineffective and even detrimental for your health. So, how do you know if you should take fertility supplements to get pregnant?
Let’s find out…
Before You Take Fertility Supplements to Get Pregnant
Here are a few things to consider before taking fertility supplements to get pregnant. I can’t cover all the possible health consequences – please be very careful before taking supplements.
Your current physical health. Are you taking prescription medications for emotional or physical health issues. Even though fertility supplements are “natural”, they may interact with medications and have harmful effects on your body. They may simply be a waste of money, or they may actually hurt your health. It’s important to talk to a doctor before taking fertility supplements to get pregnant.
Your menstrual cycle. Are your periods regular, or do you skip them sometimes? Do you get cramps or pain during your period? When was your last gynecological exam or pap smear? Do you have endometriosis, fibroids, or another menstrual health issue? Consider these factors carefully before taking fertility supplements.
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The cause of your problems conceiving. Have you talked to a doctor, or gotten tested to find out why you can’t get pregnant? If you don’t know why you haven’t conceived yet, your first step even before taking fertility supplements) is to see a gynecologist and a urologist. Get the basic fertility tests taken care of, and talk to your doctor about supplements to increase your chances of conceiving. You might be able to take fertility supplements while you’re waiting for the results of your fertility tests.
If you don’t have a clue about fertility testing, read 3 Fertility Tests to Help Women Know if They Can Conceive.
If you’re looking for a quick way to test your sperm count at home, read Male Fertility Tests You Can Do at Home.
Who is recommending the fertility supplements to get pregnant? Have you been checked out by a naturopath, doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, or other respected alternative health professional? The best way to know if you should take a fertility supplement to get pregnant is to talk to a respected, certified health practitioner. I know I have ads for online fertility supplements all over this blog – but that doesn’t mean I recommend them! Again, it’s important for you to do the research, talk to a doctor, and make an informed decision based on your emotional and physical health.
If you’re buying fertility supplements online without a health practitioner’s guidance, consider these factors:
- Who makes this fertility supplement?
- Who is selling this fertility supplement?
- Has it been tested through research?
- What does your doctor say about taking fertility supplements?
- Are you dealing with other chronic or acute health problems?
I welcome your thoughts on taking fertility supplements to get pregnant. I’m not a doctor, so can’t offer advice or fertility help.
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If you want to get pregnant but it’s taking too long, read How to Know When You Need to Find a Fertility Doctor.