Female Fertility

Are you trying to conceive but find it’s taking longer than you expected?

Complete women’s wellness is a complex tightrope to walk, as no two bodies are the same. But, with healthy practices and empowered knowledge, fertility and overall health can flourish.

Let’s explore, together, the foods that may lay the foundations for optimal fertility, and those that nourish and support bodies to grow new life.

Read more from our founder Abigail and the women’s wellness advocate behind Poppet & Co Women’s Wellness to find out more.

Supplements For Healthy Conception

Infertility and difficulty conceiving is a very emotional and challenging time during a woman’s life.  Genetics, low progesterone levels, irregular, or lack of menstruation and estrogen build up, biological age, egg count and quality, diet, body weight distribution as well as a male partner’s low sperm count can all be contributing factors towards difficultly or inability to conceive.

Although you may feel like it may never happen for you, there are things you can do to increase your chances of conception and improve your follicular and ovarian health. One of the best ways to do this, is to get to know your body and cycle by tracking your moods, menstruation, diet and consider incorporating high-quality natural supplements to support you on this special journey into motherhood.

The Fertility Fab Five

  1. Folic Acid (Methylfolate) – the most active and superior form of folic acid that can prevent spinal birth defects and encourage healthy formation of the spinal cord.
  2. Kelp (Iodine) – a necessary trace mineral to maintain healthy follicular function and promote optimal progesterone production. An essential nutrient to promote thickening the uterus lining and preventing miscarriage.
  3. Licorice – shown to rebuild depleted adrenal gland function caused by excess stress hormone output. Licorice root also supports healthy ovulation, helps to regulate menstruation and reduce cycle discomfort.
  4. Iron – prevents iron deficiency anaemia and decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility.
  5. Coenzyme Q10 – an enzyme that has been shown to improve the quality of a woman’s eggs and has been proven useful in boosting men’s fertility.

Are you having difficulty conceiving or want to improve your overall hormonal health? Let’s start with adding in these top 5 foods!

5 Foods for Fertility

  1. Asparagus

One cup of boiled asparagus will provide you with over 60% of your daily recommended intake of folic acid. Plus take advantage of all the vitamin A, B, C and K, too!

  1. Avocado

You already know it’s the good type of fat, but avocados are also packed with potassium, folate and vitamin K to support the early stages of pregnancy.

  1. Beans and lentils

Replacing animal protein with vegetable sources can reduce the risk of ovulatory infertility.

  1. Egg yolks

Contains vitamin B and essential omega-3s, plus folic acid to maintain embryo development post conception.

  1. Fruit

Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are rich in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and antioxidants which greatly enhance fertility in both men and women.

*BONUS ‘Fertility Boosting Smoothie Recipe’ on the blog!