Vitamins and Supplements for Implantation
If you’re trying to conceive with fertility treatment, you want to make sure that you’re supporting your body and optimizing your fertility with the right nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Naturally, many women wonder, “Are there vitamins and supplements for implantation to increase my chances of success?”
Eating for Your Fertility
Before we get to implantation, I want to back up a bit and look at trying to conceive through a holistic lens. Your uterus is just one part of the equation. Think about nourishing and supplementing your whole body because there are many variables that will lead to a successful pregnancy.
Ideally, you are eating 8 to 10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day in a variety of colors (2 or 3 servings of fruit – the rest veggies). That way, you’re getting a wide assortment of nutrients in your diet from the original and best source.
Benefits of Taking a Prenatal Vitamin When Trying to Conceive
All women who are trying to conceive should take a prenatal vitamin. Prenatal vitamins contain folate, a B vitamin. It’s well known that folate can help prevent birth defects, and it also appears to improve egg quality and IVF success rates. Vitamin D, which is known to help boost immunity and keep your bones healthy, has also been shown to increase pregnancy rates with IVF and frozen embryo transfer.
Benefits of Vitamin E for Implantation
Back to implantation. A 2019 study showed, “vitamin E supplementation for 12 weeks among women with implantation failure had beneficial effects on endometrial thickness.” Another small 2010 study showed the benefits of Vitamin E and L-Arganine, an amino acid, to improve the thickness of the endometrial lining. That study and a later one also showed the benefits of sildenafil (Viagra) supplementation, which increases blood flow to the uterus and may also thicken the lining.
Your doctor may also prescribe medications, such as progesterone, to support implantation. Always check with your doctor before taking any supplements, and ask which ones can and should be continued into pregnancy.
If you have more questions on vitamins and supplements for implantation or you are experiencing difficulty getting pregnant, please contact us for a free initial consultation. We are here to help.
Jennifer Redmond is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who has worked in the infertility field for more than 15 years. In her Empowered Fertility program, Jennifer takes a 360-degree view of her clients’ wellness and helps them implement dietary and lifestyle changes to boost fertility and feel deeply supported in the process.
Download her free guide, 3 Dietary Changes to Boost Fertility.