how to maximize egg health in women

Heathy eggs lead to healthy babies. Image courtesy somai at

Most of your baby’s health happens BEFORE you become pregnant


The good news is: scientific progress in the field of fertility research has proven that it’s possible to improve egg health and prolong the ovarian lifespan of a woman into advanced reproductive age.

The not so good news is that improving egg health and slowing down the biological clock is nothing like one-size-fits-all matter.

Actually, increasing your chances to get pregnant by means of improving the health of your eggs is hardly possible without understanding at least something about periconception.


It is the time window in which your eggs live JUST BEFORE they become fertilized.

In the last years, it’s become clear how overwhelmingly important this window is for the whole pregnancy to develop well.

In short, what you do and how you live BEFORE you become pregnant turns out to be more important than anyone ever thought.

egg quality after 35

Healthy eggs give healthy babies. Image courtesy kamnuan at

At the very beginning, it is the quality of your egg that determines whether life will spark from the meeting of two cells.

Next, it will be the hospitability of your uterus that enables the embryo to be accepted and nurtured by its mom during the next nine months, and the first several weeks of pregnancy will continue to be critical for the development of all major organ systems.

If this turbulent early phase goes well, you can then slow down, relax, and enjoy all the social recognition which pregnancy brings. However, this will be possible only if ALL of the steps during periconception time, where things worked mostly in yes-or-no modus, were successful.

To increase the odds, you can adjust your lifestyle habits as to improve your egg health and help you conceive in the first place.

Scientists nowadays agree that, when it comes to making babies, the best return-on-investment comes early in life. Before the conception ever happened, so to say.

But why is it so?

Why do some processes in nature seem to be particularly sensitive to events that occur during early stages?

And how can a woman who is moving toward the end of her reproductive age and wants to extract the maximum of her remaining egg pool, adjust to that fact?

Bringing and keeping your fertility to its maximum does require some effort, but the good news is that women who care about that, nowadays have enough knowledge and power to undertake the necessary steps and act as their own fertility coaches.

Summarized, here are the major factors which determine whether a pregnancy will end up in the birth of a baby.

The quality of your ovarian reserve (egg health)

Hospitality of your uterus

Interaction between the two, meaning the likelihood of implantation – the earliest relationship between you and your baby.

But what exactly should a woman do?

Well, it depends on her age, her overall health and her remaining egg reserve.

For example, for women in their 20s, egg health is generally not a major issue. Actually, this is a time window in which women can consider freezing eggs (or even parts of the ovaries).

Women in their early 30es might want to add extra prenatal vitamins to keep their egg health up, with special focus on CoQ10 and omega-3, and make sure to have a good vitamin D supplyThey also should focus on finding a partner who wants to have children. There is still time to freeze eggs if they wish, although freezing embryos may be a better idea at this stage, especially for those who are in a committed relationship and only wish to postpone becoming parents for some years.

Women over 35 do not need to be too casual about their fertility any more. Latest at this point, women should they have their ovarian reserve estimated and know how many eggs they approximately have left. Then they can adjust their lifestyle accordingly, in order to keep up the egg quality and egg health to the maximum. In terms of diet and nutritional supplements, they should consider taking extra CoQ10 and maybe even DHEA (but please discuss this issue with your gynecologist, especially if you have PCOS or any other medical disorder).


Supplements which are scientifically proven to increase egg quality:

(DHEA, CoQ10, Vitamin D3, Omega-3)

Life Extension DHEA, 25 Mg, Capsules, 100-Count               Life Extension Super Ubiquinol CoQ10 with Enhanced Mitochondrial, 100 Mg, Softgels, 60-Count               NOW Foods Vitamin D-3, Structural Support 2000 I.U., 240 Softgels               Omega 3 Fish Oil By Naturo Sciences (120 Counts) - High Potency, Ultra Concentrated Fish Oil Supplement; Just 1 Pill Contains 1000mg of Omega 3 Fatty Acids (EPA +DHA); Burpless, Odorless Capsules with Enteric Coating Make For No Fishy Aftertaste or Reflux; Even The Top Sellers Can't Beat Our “Honest” Pricing Policy!

To know when you ovulate:

Wondfo One Step Ovulation (LH) Test Strips, 50-Count               Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test, 20 Count

Prenatal vitamins:

New Chapter Perfect Prenatal Multivitamin               Nature Made Prenatal Multi Vitamin Value Size, Tablets, 250-Count               Prenatal Multivitamin - 13 Vitamins & Minerals, Including Folic Acid, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin A, D3, C, E, B6 & B12 Plus Calcium, Zinc & Iron - 180 One a Day Tablets - Made in USA ~ Money Back Guarantee