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Fertility Supplements May Help Some Women Conceive

by Chris Woolston,  Los Angeles Times,  Nov 2, 2009
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Female fertility can be a mysterious business. No matter how carefully a woman tracks her ovulation or times her romantic encounters, there's no guarantee that a baby will be on the way.

Women who have trouble conceiving get lots of free advice: Relax, take a cruise, try different intercourse positions, etc. But could the solution lie in a supplement? Two companies promise to boost female fertility through blends of herbs, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

The claims: FertilityBlend's website says the supplements have "helped hundreds of thousands of couples safely and naturally improve their fertility health." It also claims to be "clinically validated by a study done at Stanford University School of Medicine."

FertilAid's website says that supplement "promotes reproductive wellness, supports fertility and optimizes your chances to conceive." The site goes on to say that the product for women will "restore female hormonal balance" and "promote regular ovulation."

The bottom line: There's no doubt that good nutrition can help boost fertility, and there's also good reason to believe that fertility supplements could help some woman conceive, says Dr. Lynn Westphal, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Read more.


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