Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF, the quality of your eggs will have a powerful impact on how long it takes you to get pregnant and whether you face an increased risk of miscarriage.
Many women are told there is little they can do to improve egg quality, but the latest research defies that old assumption. The growth phase before ovulation is a critical time during which many things can happen that affect the quality of the egg, both positively and negatively. These include harmful effects from common toxins, as well as protective effects from added antioxidants and other nutrients. As a result, there is a brief window of opportunity in which you can make a difference to your egg quality.
My book, ‘It Starts With The Egg,’ gives detailed guidance on how to improve egg quality, with different plans tailored for women with diminished ovarian reserve, and those with endometriosis, PCOS, or a history of recurrent miscarriage.
The book is based on a comprehensive analysis of over 500 scientific studies, with all studies cited in the a detailed references section.
Part 1 of the book explains the basics of egg quality, the importance of avoiding hormone-disrupting chemicals such as BPA and phthalates, and other common obstacles to fertility such as celiac disease, vitamin D deficiency, and hypothyroidism.
Part 2 explains how to choose the right supplements for your specific circumstances, with detailed explanation of which supplements are supported by scientific research and which are best avoided.
Part 3 of the book addresses the bigger picture, explaining the the latest research on how diet impacts IVF success rates, along with detailed guidance on how to improve sperm quality.
** To read some of the success stories from women who have applied the strategies in the book and seen significant improvements in egg quality and quantity, please visit the book page on Amazon.