By Kath Ross, PhD.
If you’re trying for a child, nothing can be more frustrating than seeing constant negative pregnancy test results.
Here’s an interesting tidbit of information: women who are under the age of 35, who have been unsuccessful at becoming pregnant after 12 months of unprotected sex are medically classed as having infertility issues.
While that may sound extreme, these are reasonably common issues that are experienced by 10% of the female population. Because it is such a common ailment, there is a wide range of treatments available, ranging from pharmaceutical medications, to surgical intervention, to artificial insemination, to natural supplements.
Fertility problems can be caused by multiple different factors (we go into further detail in our FAQ section) and your doctor will be able to help you establish what may be the cause, and which is the best action to take. One of the most popular means of addressing these issues is by using non-prescription, over-the-counter female fertility supplements – natural formulas that work to significantly increase the chances of impregnation.
As there are so many different products out there to choose from, we’ve created this top 10 list of the best we’ve found:
Astral Nutrition’s Fertexa is a clinically-proven pregnancy support complex that’s designed to significantly improve your chances of impregnation.
We’ve placed this product at the very top of our list because it is without a doubt the most effective we’ve came across. It uses clinically-proven ingredients that promote ovum (egg cell) production and support ovulation frequency.
The bottom line: This product contains excellent ingredients, is made by one of the most reputable supplement companies in the industry, is reasonably priced, and even comes with a money-back guarantee – two thumbs up from us.
2. Pink Stork Fertility
Fertility Support by Pink Stork ticks all the boxes; it is affordable and is completely natural, which is why it’s coming in at #2 on our list.
The formula is comprised of various vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts and natural compounds that all have scientific backing.
The Bottom Line: Pink Stork have designed this product to improve ovulation frequency and egg production. It’s affordable and uses potent ingredients – another highly recommended product.
Fertilaid for women is a highly popular formula made by Fairhaven Health.
Fairhaven Health have formulated this product with ingredients that promote ovum production and as well as ovulation regularity. It also features antioxidants and a full vitamin and mineral blend for good measure.
The bottom line: Fairhaven Health are a big name and have a very positive reputation. Their products work effectively and we highly recommend them if you’re struggling with becoming pregnant.
4. Women's Fertility Booster
Concepta Solutions’ flagship formula finds itself at #4 because it’s an excellent, all-natural formula that is designed to optimize hormonal health.
Women’s Fertility Booster works by stimulating ovulation, which leads to an increased number of ovum. Concepta Solutions state that the product helps increase the odds of natural and IVF conception when used for a sustained period of time.
The bottom line: this product is a highly useful formula that should be effective for most of those who use it; It’s affordable and has excellent user feedback!
As you may have guessed by the name, Pregnitude is a support supplement for women who are having difficulty conceiving.
This product finds itself in the middle of our list because it’s non-prescription, gets to work within 16 days, is free from side-effects, and supports ovulation and regular menstrual cycles.
In addition to this, Pregnitude also contains a complex of vitamins and minerals that help increase ovum quality.
The bottom line: Pregnitude is affordable, has two private studies showing it can indeed help increase the likelihood of pregnancy, and comes with a money-back guarantee for those who aren’t totally satisfied!
6. UpSpring Fertility+
Fertility+ is a reproductive health vitamin created by UpSpring.
The product is on our list because it not only supports ovulation and egg-cell quality, but it also has libido-boosting ingredients added as well.
The primary function of this product is to “promote an optimal hormonal balance”. UpSpring state that Fertility+ has been shown in clinical studies to increase pregnancy rates.
The bottom line: while it may not be cheap, this US-made product has great customer feedback and an excellent ingredient profile.
FertilHerb is a UK-made pregnancy vitamin created by a company of the same name.
We’ve placed it in 7th place because the manufacturer is reputable and it contains an excellent nutritional profile.
The formula is designed to promote regular ovulation, which essentially means that it helps to boosts egg production. Furthermore, the antioxidant blend inside FertilHerb works to keep egg cells protected from free-radical damage.
The bottom line: this product is backed by science, affordable and can be effective within 3 months of sustained usage.
8. PregPrep Complete Conception
In 8th place is Complete Conception, a pregnancy preparation kit created by PregPrep.
This doctor-formulated supplement is designed for those who are struggling with conception due to low ovulation activity.
The product contains two different supplements – FertilPrep, a natural mucolytic, and VitaPrep, a preconception vitamin.
Both supplements work synergistically to enhance ovulation and reproductive health.
The bottom line: As you’d expect from a bundle-product, PregPrep isn’t cheap, but it is an excellent pregnancy support kit in our opinion – worth the money for sure.
VH Nutrition have an excellent reputation for producing highly effective supplements, and their OvaForm has awesome customer reviews.
The formula promotes a regular menstrual cycle and increased ovulation. It also boosts circulation and uterine health.
The bottom line: This is a renowned product for any woman struggling to become pregnant. It has a powerful complex of Black Cohosh, Dong Quai and Ginger root, and it even comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee too.
And finally, in position 10 is FertilMax For Women, an all-natural supplement design to support ovulation.
Much like its male equivalent, Actif have loaded it with vitamins, minerals and herbal extract that boost egg production and embryo health.
The bottom line: FertilMax For Women contains a whole host of ingredients that are backed by scientific studies. If you’re having issues becoming pregnant, we believe that this product can certainly help increase your likelihood of conception.
Female Fertility Pills FAQ
Below you'll find a list of the most commonly asked questions.
The truth is, there are many different factors that can trigger infertility in women; what is the root cause for one person may not be the same for another. The most common causes are anovulation, polycystic ovary syndrome, menopause, and an overall poor lifestyle and diet.
Infertility is a couple’s problem
It’s important to remember that it takes two to tango – both you and your parent will need to get a medical assessment, as your issues may actually be due to your partners immotile sperm.
You should always speak to your doctor prior to beginning use of female fertility supplements
If you think you may have problems with infertility, the best thing to do would be for you and your partner to consult with a healthcare professional prior to using any supplements. By seeing your doctor, you’re fully able to assess your individual situation, as there are certain cases where these types of products will not be useful (for example, any condition that may be affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes or uterus).
The majority of female fertility supplements are completely safe – they use all natural ingredients which include vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts.
As with most nutraceuticals, we always advise that you only purchase products from reputable manufacturers, and avoid anything that does not fully disclose the ingredients inside.
In order to get the most benefit out of these types of products, you should be using them for at least 3 months.
The products will gradually increase your fertility over a number of weeks – do not expect immediate results, as that’s simply not how they work.
Good female fertility pills that are formulated using safe and natural ingredients will very likely not produce any major negative side-effects, however certain users may experience them.
The most commonly found ingredients inside these types of products are: Zinc, Vitamin A, Folic Acid, Iron, Red Clover, Chaste Tree Berry, Selenium and Ginkgo Biloba.
Based on the above, the potential side-effects could be:
Note: these side-effects are possible, but may not be the typical user experience. Always make sure to never exceed the recommended daily dosages or double your servings if you miss one. If you do experience any of the symptoms above, discontinue usage.