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How fish oil and fertility relate


Can I have more fish please?

Every day in our fertility clinics people ask us how they can increase their fertility level. One of the most common questions is "is fish oil good for me? What does it do?". 

In this page you will find a list of health benefits. They include fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids. It is an overall essential food list for fertility patients. 

So why is fish oil good for you?
Fish oil promotes a healthy pregnancy and aids in the development of your baby's brain.

Fertility and fatty acids intake 
While going through fertility treatments it is common to feel emotional and moody. Omega 3 fatty acids and fish oil could enhance your fertility and be helpful with emotional states of mind. The women in my clinic who intake omega 3 fatty acids regularly have had a definite improvement in their fertility level. 

Fish oil and its effects on the male sperm
Male fertility issues are often related with lack of omega 3. Therefore Consuming fish oil could help male fertility issues. Also, fish oil and omega-3 lowers the cholesterol level in the human body. Many male infertility issues are caused by having high cholesterol levels in their blood. This could be helpful to them and healthy.

fish and fertility

EFA - essential fatty acids for your pregnancy term
In order to have a healthy fat balance in our body we need to intake a balanced level of EFA - essential fatty acids. These fatty acids include omega-6, omega-9 and omega-3. Fatty acids and fish oil can enhance your fertility level so it is essential to take fatty acid vitamins or simply by eating foods with these fatty acids daily. 

What does omega 3 do for me?
While going through fertility treatments it Is common to feel depressed and moody. Consuming omega-3 will lower your cholesterol level and elevate your mood. It has also been proven to raise tour fertility level.

What does omega-9 do for me?
Unlike omega 6 and omega-3 fatty acids, omega−9 fatty acids are not classed as essential fatty acids. This is because they can be created by the human body from unsaturated fat, and are therefore not essential in the diet. It is essential for vegetarians and vegans. 

What does Omega-6 do for me?
This is a necessary supplement to your body as we can't manufacture it ourselves. It will clear your blood vessels and help remove fatty tissues, help with asthma problems and increase your immune system.  

Hopefully you will be pregnant soon, so it is essential you know as much as possible about the natural health supplements that can enhance your fertility.

The process of In Vitro Fertilization is definitely a tricky process. It starts by stimulating the patient` to increase the production of oocytes "eggs" cells. This IVF pregnancy is really helpful to those couples who are aiming to cuddle a baby of their own, but are unable to conceive. The stimulation of the egg in the ovary is done through the administering of medications in the form of various injections. Aside from those procedures, IVF protocol is also important while in the process.
There are three introduced forms of IVF protocol. Below are three forms of IVF protocol being discussed:
1. Antagonist IVF Protocol- The various protocols need to prevent spontaneous ovulation. In other words, we need to make sure the patient does not ovulate and looses all the eggs prior to the ability to retrieve them. The antagonist protocol, medication such as  Cetrotide and Ganirelix are used to prevent the patient from ovulating on her own in combination with other medication to stimulate egg production.
2. Luteal Lupron IVF Protocol- This Luteal Lupron Protocol of In Vitro Fertilization is also known as “Long Protocols” and others call this as down-regulation. This is the most commonly used IVF protocol especially in the US. Many experts believe that by using this method, the success rate of getting pregnant is relatively high. This is also known as mid-luteal timing. What is this, you ask? This is administering Luteal Lupron seven days before the start of the next menstruation period. The common grand name of these medications which are known as FSH product, these are Follistim, Gonal-F amd Menopur and their dose vary with the choices of the doctor and the situation of the patient. This FSH drugs are to be taken within the first two to seven days after the starting of the period. As the stimulation develops, the dose is also adjusted. In this protocol the Lupron prevents self ovulation
3. Flare up IVF Protocol- This kind of In Vitro Fertilization is used as an alternative; this implies that if other forms did not work effectively this Flare Protocol can be used. This protocol is especially beneficial for women with decreased ovarian reserve due advance age or premature decrease of ovarian function. This also known as the “short protocol”. In this kind of stimulation protocol is started on the day 2 of the cycle in the same menstrual period that the egg cells can be retrieved. Flare Protocol is different from the “long protocol” because the latter must be administered seven days before the menstruation period. This protocol is benefited by the initial “flare-up response of the LH and FSH discharge from the pituitary gland that occurs in the first three days of the administration of Lupron. Pills for birth control are administered during the month prior to the administration of the flare. This is done to suppress the generation of the corpus luteum or the leftover cyst.
When any of these protocols are religiously observed, the success rate of In Vitro Fertilization pregnancy can be higher. The differences of women in their situation may be the reason for the carrying of the administration. Whatever the situation of a woman, she must not forget to take a series of visits to a competent obstetrician to be certain of the result.

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