If you read yesterday's post you will know that I nearly lost my mind trying to get pregnant. With Andy in NYC and us in Ottawa the stakes were high for a fast conception. So I did absolutely everything I could to try and increase my fertility (including eating a special diet, tracking my ovulation, and taking supplements). I can't tell you exactly how quick we conceived since that would give away too much for Mac: The Prequel. But I can tell you that we were very lucky and that Mac was made without a lot of waiting.
When Fairhaven Health heard about their role in the making of Mac they were excited to celebrate his conception with a giveaway of the supplements I used. I began taking these supplements months before our first insemination. So I don't have a fancy "I was trying to get pregnant for X number of years and was finally successful with these supplements" story (although they exist). However, I can give you my first hand account of taking these products.
FertilAid for Women
From the website:
FertilAid for Women is the doctor-approved and ObGyn-recommended supplement designed to increase fertility and improve reproductive health. With an all natural, non-prescription formula that brings together scientifically-validated herbal ingredients and essential vitamins, FertilAid promotes female hormonal balance and reproductive wellness, supporting fertility and optimizing your chances to conceive.
I took this supplement for three months before our first insemination instead of a general prenatal vitamin. The dosage is 3 pills a day. If you have a sensitive stomach you can take them at three separate times. I took all 3 at once and was fine.
rom the website:
FertileCM for Women is a balanced dietary supplement to promote the healthy production of fertile cervical mucus – the bodily fluid central to fertility and conception. The ingredients in FertileCM have also been shown to support female arousal and sexual sensitivity and strengthen the uterine lining, both of which can increase chances for successful conception.
I took this supplement starting two months before our first insemination. I won't get into the details but I will say that this one, absolutely, works. And while being in mood wasn't exactly beneficial for lesbian procreation I can see how it would work for heterosexual couples!
From the website:
FertiliTea is the natural, healthful - and delicious - herbal fertility tea designed to support the entire reproductive system and help increase your chances of conceiving. FertiliTea™ brings together scientifically-validated herbal ingredients (including vitex) to help restore female balance and promote reproductive wellness.
I drank two cups of this tea a day for 3 months before our first insemination. It had a nice mint flavor.
Fairhaven Health is giving away each of these three products, an over $60 value, to one lucky Mondays with Mac reader!
To enter please like Mondays with Mac and FertilAid on facebook.
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Then please leave me a comment below telling me that you did and give me a way to contact you. If you would rather keep your trying to conceive plans personal you can simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck! And may the odds be ever in your favor!