Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Dream Newbie

    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    26
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Supplements for egg quality?

    Wondering what the best supplements are for egg quality. I am 36 (in 1 month) AMH is 1.73 and I will be doing IVF likely retrieval in 3-4 months. I take prenatal, folate, vitamin C and E, as well as fish oils. I am in the process of weaning so not sure if ubquinol is safe!?? I have heard a lot about myoinstiol, DHEA, melatonin, and wheat grass?! Does any one know about these? And when to start taking these? I understand it takes about 3 months to make a difference on the egg quality. I am doing IVF for gender and have had 2 miscarriages in the past. Thank you!!! I am very new to all of this.

  2. #2
    Dreamer
    amandaj001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    133
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I just finished ivf. I did vitamin d and c, fish oil, coq10 ubiquinol, and folate. I got 7 eggs, 6 fertilized, 5 made it to blasts and we got 3 pgs normal embryos. I truly believe the supplements helped. I took them for 3 months prior to ivf start. Good luck! I also had my hubs do OLE, fish oil and coq10 ubiquinol.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    DS1: DS2 Dreaming

  3. Likes mummy2boys liked this post
  4. #3
    Dream Newbie

    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    26
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    That's a great number of normals!!! Yeah, congrats! When do you do your FET?
    I am also taking vitamin D. Good luck!

  5. Thanks amandaj001 thanked for this post
  6. #4
    Dreamer
    amandaj001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    133
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by daniellawantsgirl View Post
    That's a great number of normals!!! Yeah, congrats! When do you do your FET?
    I am also taking vitamin D. Good luck!
    Oh good! We are using a surrogate so we are going through all of the medical clearance and psych evals right now so hopefully in May!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    DS1: DS2 Dreaming

  7. #5
    Dream Newbie

    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    26
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Yeah !! That's wonderful!

  8. #6
    Swaying Advice Coach
    atomic sagebrush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Eastern Washington State, USA
    Posts
    106,816
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I would not take any more than 100% Vit E so if you're taking more than that, wean off.

    NO more than 500 mg Vit C total, if taking more, wean back

    Usually the amount in a prenatal is all you need on stuff like that.

    Ubiquinol should be fine for your baby even if nursing. While no studies exist, it's in food and breastmilk naturally. (I take it while nursing) I'd stay at 100 mg until baby is weaned tho

    No wheatgrass, it may interfere with your IVF meds

    No myoinositol unless your doctor has you take it. It is NOT RIGHT for everyone to take. Same with DHEA and they need to do blood tests before you start the DHEA to show that you are even deficient in it. DHEA is really really hard on you to take it if you do not need it, and can actually prevent you from conceiving if you take too much when you don't need any. Please do not just take this.

    Melatonin - this has been shown to help with egg quality, however you cannot take it during pregnancy as it's been shown to cause developmental delays when taken during pregnancy, and you can't just stop taking it either once you get a BFP because your body needs a certain amount of melatonin to support the pregnancy. Even weaning off it feels too risky to me because we don't know how it works to sustain the pregnancy really and nor do we know when it really causes the most harm to a fetus either. So ONLY use melatonin if you are doing JUST egg retrieval and then will later on do a frozen transfer. (you can wean off gradually after you do ER, so it is out of your system before pregnancy) Do NOT NOT NOT take melatonin if doing a fresh transfer and you'll be pregnant in the same month you have taken it.

    Note - if anyone out there reading this has already done so, please don't panic, just start weaning off it right now. Do not stop cold turkey, that is worse than weaning off of it. Space doses further and further out till down to one per week then drop it.
    !!! Questions?? Check out the NEW and improved Complete Index !!!

    If you appreciate my help with your sway plan, please consider a donation:

    https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=C92U9TVWTRTDQ

Similar Threads

  1. Lab Air Quality
    By nuthinbutpink in forum Inside the Lab- Fertility Lab Insider's Dr Carole Wegner, PhD
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 5th, 2015, 07:07 PM
  2. Supplements for Egg Quality that do not sway
    By 2boys0girls in forum Trying to Conceive a Girl
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: June 10th, 2015, 09:10 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •