Top 5 Tips for Improving Egg Quality

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“My fertility doctor says I have poor egg quality, what does this mean and is there anything I can do about it?” 

 

Quality of eggs depend on a few factors: age, genetics, nutritional/lifestyle status, environmental exposure, and stress. Of these factors, we can’t really do much about age and genetics, but the newly emerging field of epigenetics explains that the lifestyle choices that you make have an effect on the quality of your eggs. 

 

So let’s talk about eggs and follicles for a minute. It takes close to a year for a follicle to mature into an egg. However, the last 100 days as a follicle evolves into an egg is the crucial time to work on egg quality. This gives us hope, especially for women who have been diagnosed with poor/diminished ovarian reserve. Take for example, the success story of patient MS who was told by her fertility clinic that based on her age and blood test results, she was not a candidate for IVF. MS took a hard look at her life and took some steps to reduce job stress, started eating healthier and started coming in for regular laser acupuncture treatments for fertility. She was able to fall pregnant in 2 months and now has a beautiful baby boy. 

 

“What can I do during this all-important “make it or break it” time?”

 

Reduce environmental exposures

Develop resilience to stress

Adopt a sustainable Fertility Diet: 

Take your vitamins to promote egg quality

Get good sleep

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Don’t forget that it takes two to make a baby! If it is important for women to have good quality eggs, it is just as important for your male partner to have good quality sperm. Here are some easy tips to help optimize sperm quality