TTC Twins Monthly Supplement plan

ttc twins supplements

Day by day monthly fertility plan to increase the probability of trying to conceive (TTC) twins supplement list.

TTC Twins Month 1 supplement plan

Plan based on a 30 day cycle, with ovulation occurring on cycle day 16:

Cycle day 1 -2 Menstrual Phase
Supplements and procedures
100mg Bromelain (pineapple derived) empty stomach
2mg Folic acid
4g Fish oil (Omega 3 DHA)
Prenatal vitamins
Zero caffeine, zero alcohol
Temperature recording in the morning

Cycle day 3-7 Menstrual, & follicular Phase
Supplements and procedures
100mg Bromelain (pineapple derived) empty stomach
2mg Folic acid every day
4g Fish oil (Omega 3 DHA)
Prenatal vitamins
100mg soy isoflavones
Zero caffeine, zero alcohol
Temperature recording in the morning

Cycle day 8 Follicular phase
Supplements and procedure
100mg Bromelain (pineapple derived) empty stomach
2mg Folic acid every day
4g Fish oil (Omega 3 DHA)
Prenatal vitamin
Zero caffeine, zero alcohol
Temperature recording in the morning

Cycle day 9 -17 Follicular & luteal phase
Supplements and procedure
100mg Bromelain (pineapple derived) empty stomach
2mg Folic acid every day
4g Fish oil (Omega 3 DHA)
Prenatal vitamin
Zero caffeine, zero alcohol
Temperature recording in the morning
OPK testing

Cycle day 18 -21 Luteal phase
Supplements and procedure
100mg Bromelain (pineapple derived) empty stomach
2mg Folic acid every day
4g Fish oil (Omega 3 DHA)
Prenatal vitamin
Zero caffeine, zero alcohol
Temperature recording in the morning

Cycle day 22 -23 Luteal phase
Supplements and procedure
2mg Folic acid every day
4g Fish oil (Omega 3 DHA)
Prenatal vitamin
Zero caffeine, zero alcohol
Temperature recording in the morning

Cycle day 24 – end of cycle Luteal phase
Supplements and procedure
2mg Folic acid every day
4g Fish oil (Omega 3 DHA)
Prenatal vitamin
Zero caffeine, zero alcohol
Temperature recording in the morning
Start testing for pregnancy

Trying to conceive twins supplement plan

Temperature tracking

Temperatures tracked every morning, first thing as I wake up. The basal body temperatures tracked on Fertility Friend and the Ovia app. The theory behind tracking your basal body temperature is that your temperature dips the day before ovulation. And then increases the day after you ovulate. On a fertility tracking chart it graphs as a peak. This temperature change is about a .04 degree Celsius, or .72 degree Fahrenheit increase.

Further more, your temperature then stays elevated during the luteal phase ( the days after ovulation before next cycle). If you become pregnant, your temperature will stay elevated. See my positive pregnancy fertility temperature chart below. Moreover the Fertility friend app and website is an invaluable tool for getting started.

Tracking can be done with a simple digital oral thermometer with .01 increments like the one below:



Ovulation prediction kit

Tracking ovulation with Wondfo OPK test strips CD 9-17

Various types of OPKS ttc twins supplement
Various types of OPKS

FINISHED CYCLE!

In short, results could be a late period, a pregnancy, a chemical pregnancy, or a regular cycle starting again after the 30 days.


However I have had previous miscarriages, so if I get a positive on a pregnancy test, I will try to be calm about it. But take it very gentle on myself in case the worst happens


Rational for TTC twins supplementation

Fish oil (omega 3’s DHA)

I have been taking fish oil for general health prior to TTC. I took it throughout my last pregnancy and will continue taking it.

Taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy

  • May improve infant visual development
  • Helps reduce the risk of allergies
  • May reduce asthma
  • Helps to reduce respiratory track infections (see study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5810307/)

Omega-3 dietary deficiency could be a problem in pregnancy, especially where omega 3 is deficient in the diet of the mother. This deficiency is compounded by the fact that pregnant women become depleted in omega-3s because the fetus uses omega-3s for its nervous system development.

Omega-3 fatty acids have positive effects on the pregnancy itself. Increased intake of EPA and DHA has been shown to prevent pre-term labor and delivery, lower the risk of preeclampsia, and may increase birth weight. Omega-3 deficiency also increases the mother’s risk for depression. This may explain why postpartum mood disorders may become worse and begin earlier with subsequent pregnancies.

Baby Aspirin (ASA)

Baby aspirin is not included in this months TTC twins supplement plan. That is because I am using bromelain and fish oil. These supplements have similar effects for the purpose of TTC.

When taken to TTC, Baby aspirin helps increase blood flow to the placenta. In addition it thickens the uterine lining to help with implantation. Baby asprins used to help maintain the pregnancy.

Even more, due to its anti-coagulation effects, its advised to consult with your doctor whether this supplement is right for you.

Bromelain

Bromelain is an enzyme found in papaya and pineapple (mainly the core). Eating pineapple, including the core has been popular amongst TTC message board forums, and support for this supplement can be found in articles online.

Bromelain is said to help support implantation. It does this by acting a very mild blood thinner and by anti-inflammatory effects. With blood thinning effect it could promote implantation, thickened lining, and create a healthy environment for the egg to be nourished in. Its anti-inflammatory properties could help boost immunity.

Bromelain is taken on an empty stomach and is used in natural health as a digestive aid.

Folic Acid

See blog post on high dose folic acid for twins https://ttctwin.com/2019/04/15/high-dose-folic-acid-to-increase-probability-of-ttc-twins/


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2 thoughts on “TTC Twins Monthly Supplement plan

  1. Is the folic acid correctly in grams and not mg? I ask because most folic acid supplements come in mcg and when converting it to grams it’s a HUGE amount. I just want to make sure this wasn’t just a typo before I take so much folic acid

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