Trying to get pregnant: a time that can be exciting, frustrating, confusing, freeing, joyful, and/or terrifying. Sometimes all at once. Wherever you are in your fertility journey, we wish you good health, all the love and support you need, and, above all, the peace to go with the flow and trust your body, the process, and the timing.
We’ve collected a few tips about how to boost your fertility from our Medical Advisory Board which includes experts across Western Medicine, Ayurveda, Hydration, Holistic Nutrition, and Herbalism. Since it often takes two to tango, we decided to include specific recommendations for both the (anatomically) male and female sides of the equation. If you’re working with a donor, a surrogate, or a partner that isn’t on board with these tips, no stress. Creating space within yourself to conceive is already an incredible step.
- Try our Seeds Cycling Seasonings pair (Cinnamon Maca Seasoning and Sesame Nori Seasoning) to make it easy and delicious to start a full seed cycling practice — they're available in our Fertility Box.
- Blend ground sesame and sunflower seeds into your morning oatmeal, yogurt bowl, or smoothie
- Add ground flax seeds to your favorite homemade baked goods like granola or muffins
*Note: You may notice that our tips to support fertility (for her) overlap with many of the recommendations in our post, What to eat to support less painful periods. This is because experiencing healthy, regular, painless periods is an indicator that your body may be ovulating regularly and is ready to become pregnant.
- Blend maca powder into your morning protein shake, smoothie, oatmeal or yogurt bowl
- Add maca powder to your favorite homemade baked goods like granola or muffins
- Try our Cinnamon Maca Seasoning on oatmeal, toast, yogurt or by the spoonful!
We also have a food-adjacent tip that will boost neurochemical and hormone secretion to support fertility at the cellular level:
For both partners:
If you’re looking for easy at-home inspiration, we love Dylan Wener’s yoga classes on Alo Moves. Restore is a particularly great class to try out to get started.
As always, these tips work best in conjunction with eating high-quality, whole, fresh foods that you enjoy at regular times of day and striving for a healthy gut. Gut health (aka agni) is a critical underlying component of all forms of health and recovery, because it enables us to properly absorb and incorporate the nutrients our immune system needs to heal. For more about Agni’s food philosophy, check out What to eat to fuel your Agni.