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Amino Acid Supplements and Fertility

If you are looking to improve your odds at getting pregnant, there are a growing number of products on the market that claim to help make it easier for women to get pregnant with amino acid supplements.

“I am willing to try anything, anything that can help us get pregnant.”  Says Sheena Barlow who is trying to get pregnant.

Dr. Amos Grunebaum helped create the Fertilaid products for men and women. He claims the supplements help improve sperm count and thin the cervical mucus, boosting baby-making odds. He says “We have had many, many women who send us letters saying they were trying to get pregnant, they even saw their doctors, and after they took our product they did actually do get pregnant much faster than they expected.”

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Some of these supplements are for men, and you can get them online or in some drug stores, but Dr. Jan Rydfors, the chief medical advisor for the American Pregnancy Association, says more research is needed when it comes to their contribution in getting pregnant. “Most women, they probably do not need these supplements…I think most women would be able to get pregnant without any of these amino acid supplements.” Says Dr. Rydfors.

In the meantime, Sheena is trying out different options. She says: “I’ve learned that it is not as simple to get pregnant as I though it would be.” Experts agree that the best way to prepare the body for pregnancy is to be at your optimal weight, eat the right foods and time your sex to when you are ovulating.

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