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Old Feb 18th, 2017, 04:26 AM   1
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Increasing chances of conception for an older mom


I'm actually asking on behalf of a family member. She's 48 and wants to have another child. As far as I'm aware, she hasn't started going through menopause yet, so I assume pregnancy is still possible, correct?

Are there any supplements that you would recommend to help increase her chances? Or any other tips to help?

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Old Feb 18th, 2017, 18:38 PM   2
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Yes as long as she is still having cycles she can get pregnant.

Here is the latest supplement list for improving egg quality:
Fish oil - Omega 3, with EPA and DHA
Myo-Inositol ( 4g a day must be myo-inositol, not just inositol)
Melatonin (3mg at bedtime)
Vitamin E (600mg)
Vitamin D3 (1,000 IU)
Wheatgrass in powder form
Royal Jelly
l'arginine 1000mg twice a day
CQ10 (800mg)
DHEA ( 25 mg 3x a day)
Pycnogenol (100mg once a day)
Trans-Resveratrol (some RE's actually recommend this in conjunction with Pycnogenol)
PQQ 20mg a day
Folate 4mg a day



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Old Feb 19th, 2017, 16:24 PM   3
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Lisa is this suitable for anyone this list? Im 37 x



 
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Old Feb 19th, 2017, 17:22 PM   4
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Lisa is this suitable for anyone this list? Im 37 x
Yes most of these can be taken to increase egg quality at any age, its wise to have your DHEA level tested before starting DHEA because you dont want your androgen level too high, also the DHEA can cause some puberty signs again ( greasy face/hair and pimples) its mainly recommended for women with low AMH ,high FSH and poor responders.

Also if your sleeping well at night (at least a good 8 hours) you may not need melatonin and if you dont need it, it can mess with your cycle by delaying or stopping ovulation by suppressing LH. however a women who had already entered menopause started taking it and her cycles came back so its helpful if your older and your melatonin level has dropped making sleep difficult.

Wheat grass has been shown to lower FSH and it can delay ovulation so I would only take it if your FSH is high or take a low dose, but everything else on the list is safe for all ages TTC and should not delay ovulation.



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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 01:47 AM   5
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Lisa - Thank you for the list of supplements and the tips!

To get her levels checked, could she just go to a doctor for a blood test or would she need to see a specialist?



 
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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 10:15 AM   6
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Lisa - Thank you for the list of supplements and the tips!

To get her levels checked, could she just go to a doctor for a blood test or would she need to see a specialist?
Any doctor should be able to put in a lab order for the fertility hormone panel a RE would just have more knowledge on what tests to run, DHEA , FSH , E2 and TSH should be ordered on CD3. AMH is a good test to get done too gives an idea of the egg pool left.



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Old Feb 26th, 2017, 12:35 PM   7
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I would recommend discussing pgd or pgs ngs with her doc, cos of advanced maternal age, and to increase her chances of having a problem-free pregnancy and a healthy child



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