FertilAid for Women is our bestselling fertility supplement, and has been for years. As a result of its popularity, we receive quite a few questions regarding its usage. To help answer these questions, we interviewed Ethan Lynette, a Senior Partner at Fairhaven Health, the company that manufactures FertilAid.
Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com: How is FertilAid different from other fertility supplements?
Ethan Lynette: That’s a great question, and one we love to answer, because FertilAid is really a unique product in this space. FertilAid for Women is actually two products in one. First and foremost, it’s an herbal fertility-enhancing supplement. It contains a very specific blend of herbs that are designed to help balance hormone levels and optimize reproductive health.
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Second, FertilAid serves as your complete prenatal vitamin while trying to conceive. As you know, ObGyns recommend that you take a prenatal even before you’re pregnant. FertilAid is the only fertility supplement that fulfills both of these critical roles – prenatal vitamin for trying-to-conceive women and herbal fertility enhancing supplement.
Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com: Is there a profile of the typical FertilAid user? Is there one type of woman that tends to derive most benefit from FertilAid (for example, women trying to conceive later in life, women with PCOS, etc.)?
Ethan Lynette: Not really. To be sure, the most dramatic success stories we hear tend to involve people who have been trying to conceive for years, then do so after a month or two of taking FertilAid. Or women with irregular or absent cycles who regain regularity and achieve pregnancy. But because of the holistic nature of the product and its focus on improving overall reproductive health, we feel that FertilAid is appropriate for a wide spectrum of trying to conceive women – young women, older women, women with irregular cycles, overweight women, women with PCOS or endometriosis, etc.
Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com: Why is it recommended that FertilAid not be taken with prescription fertility medications?
Ethan Lynette: Good question, and one we hear a lot. It really has more to do with our company philosophy than a specific contraindication. Our feeling is that if you’re under the care of a prescribing physician to address issues relating to fertility, you should communicate with your doctor before supplementing outside of that treatment regimen. To be sure, there are doctors who have recommended FertilAid concurrent with prescription fertility treatment, but we advise that this not be done without the doctor’s explicit consent.
Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com: Why isn’t there a money-back guarantee on the product?
Ethan Lynette: We just don’t play that game. Our approach is to offer a solid, science-based formula at an affordable price. FertilAid has helped countless couples conceive, as evidenced by the wonderful (and unsolicited) feedback the product has received over the years. It’s important to note that FertilAid won’t work for everyone. There are some issues that simply can’t be addressed through a supplement. But FertilAid gives people the best opportunity to improve their reproductive health and optimize their chances of conceiving naturally.
Ethan Lynette: You can begin taking it as soon as you receive it. It’s not necessary to wait for a specific time in the cycle to begin. You can stop taking it once you test positive for pregnancy with a regular urine pregnancy test (or confirmation of pregnancy from your doctor). At that time, you can switch from taking FertilAid to taking a regular prenatal vitamin. One thing I’d like to emphasize is that it’s important to take FertilAid in an uninterrupted fashion (not just for half the cycle) as it takes time for the herbal components of the product to exert their full effect, and stopping and starting only diminishes its efficacy.
Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com: How long does it take for FertilAid to begin working? How long should I take it?
Ethan Lynette: Technically, the answer to that is that it takes up to 3 months to achieve full potency. But that said, we often see positive effects in the first few weeks. For example, if a person has an irregular cycle, we may see that begin to normalize within the first month of taking FertilAid.
As far as how long it should be taken, there is no hard and fast rule here. We like to see people give it at the very least a three month opportunity to work for them, and ideally they’d give it six months.
Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com: Should I take a prenatal vitamin along with FertilAid?
Ethan Lynette: Typically no, as FertilAid is both a fertility supplement and a prenatal that’s designed for trying-to-conceive women, complete with the recommended amount of folic acid for this particular life stage. There are cases, such as when a person has a family history of neural tube defect or spina bifida, wherein a higher amount of folic acid is warranted, and you’d want to solicit your doctor’s advice in those cases.
Yes, FertilAid can be taken with FertileCM. (FertileCM is a product designed for trying-to-conceive women who want to improve the quality/quantity of their cervical mucus.)
Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com: Any additional recommendations or thoughts for trying to conceive couples?
Ethan Lynette: I’d encourage women to ensure that they’re doing all they can to pinpoint when they’re ovulating, as this is half the battle when it comes to achieving pregnancy. Get a fertility monitor, use urine-based ovulation tests, use a saliva-based ovulation scope – or do all three. Just be sure you’re timing your lovemaking to coincide with your peak fertile period.
I’d also encourage couples to try to relax. This can be such a stressful time, and it’s hard to not let the stress of trying-to-conceive permeate all aspects of our lives. To this end, we at Fairhaven Health are strong proponents of yoga, which has actually been shown to improve reproductive rates.
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