Best over the counter Fertility Pills

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There are many reasons that a couple may want to avoid taking fertility drugs that are prescribed by their doctor. To begin with, there are many more side effects involved when it comes to taking prescription fertility drugs and many are administered through a painful injection.

However, there are a number of fertility pills that you are able to find over the counter than can help improve the chances that a woman has of becoming pregnant naturally. Below is more information regarding the different types of fertility pills that you can find over the counter at your local drug store or through many online sources.

1. Prenatal Vitamins

This is the most important drug to take when you are looking to become pregnant. Not only will these pills help the health of your baby when you do become pregnant, but it will provide you with additional vitamins and nutrients that can improve your reproductive health and make it easier for you to become pregnant.

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2. Calcium

Although you will be able to find calcium in those prenatal vitamins, is important to review the amount that you are consuming each day. Research shows that calcium should be consumed in 1000 mg increments each day in order to improve the development of strong bones and to prepare your body when you are trying to become pregnant. While you can consume calcium through supplements, you can also find many sources through your daily diet.


3. Iron

Iron is also a supplement that you can take in order to become pregnant faster. It is also found in prenatal vitamins, but some women may need to take a supplement as well. You should talk to your doctor before you add to the level of iron that you are taking each day and stick with a 30 to 40 mg level unless your doctor tells you otherwise.


4. Zinc

Zinc has been shown to help regulate the hormones that are needed when a woman is looking to become pregnant. Some research has also shown that it can decrease the chances of having a miscarriage because miscarriages appear to occur more often in women with low levels of zinc in their system. It also can help with egg production and causes your eggs to become mature so that they are able to be fertilized easier.


5. Black cohosh

This supplement has been used in the past in order to help women develop healthy eggs as they are stimulated by the ovaries. It is a natural option that can help with a number of symptoms, including those that are created from normal menstrual cycle.


6. Evening Primrose oil

This has been a popular item for centuries and has been used by thousands women who are struggling to become pregnant. It can help improve the cervical mucus so that the sperm is protected as it makes its journey to the egg. While cervical mucus is not required to become pregnant, an absence of it may make the sperm work harder to reach the egg and to fertilize it.


7. Chasteberry

If you are having issues with your hormones and the regularity of your menstrual cycle, Chasteberry has been a popular fertility pill that can help with this area. With balanced hormones, you will be able to ovulate more regularly and will know when you should have intercourse.


8. Red raspberry leaf

This has been used in the past to help strengthen the uterus and the lining of the uterus. This may make it easier for you need to implant after it has been fertilized and will protect it throughout the luteal phase that the body goes through naturally.


9. Conclusion

There are many over-the-counter fertility pills that a woman can choose from when she is looking to become pregnant quickly. Many of the same options also have the ability to help with a man and his fertility issues as well.

It is a good idea to talk to your doctor about the fertility pills that you plan to take so that you will know if any of the medications that you are currently taking will interact with them negatively. While there is no scientific proof behind the success of these fertility pills, many women have used them in the past and have found that they are able to become pregnant after they begin using them.

Best over the counter Fertility Pills, 2.5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings

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Be careful when and how you use it

I bought into the hype and broke down and tried this product. After all, how can you resist something that claims that the fat is literally taken out of some of the food that you eat! I must say, though, pay attention to the directions on the package. I used it for a few days with none of the negative effects that many people experience. But during those times I ate fairly healthy meals and nothing too fatty. Then I went out with friends and didn't think about the fact I had taken these pills. I ate chicken wings, blue cheese and french fries. And spent most of the night and a good portion of the next day with several occasions of racing to the bathroom because of digestive issues. I suppose it shows that it does remove "stuff" from your diet because I sometimes have issues going at all and with using this product I went several times a day. But is it worth the risk? Besides, I have no idea if taking the pill was making a difference in my weight loss or if I was having success because I was being more careful in my food choices leading to lower calorie intake.

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Weight Loss through Fear of Embarrassment

Was excited to try Alli, heard such great things. Did not see anything for the first couple days I took this. Then came the HORRIBLE side effects. Oily, greasy residue in your underwear and the toilet, and the smell. Oh my gosh. It was awful. Talk about eating healthy - for fear of what this will do to you. Didn't even finish the first bottle it was so terrible.
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Regina Ledoux, RN, CNM

Ms. Ledoux began her career as an ObGyn nurse practitioner prior to becoming a practicing midwife in the Santa Cruz community. Working together with ObGyn physicians in her own practice, she has over 20 years experience in women's health, pregnancy and childbirth.