How to Boost Fertility and your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Fertility requires healthy sperm and healthy eggs. If a couple has healthy sperm and healthy eggs, their chances of conceiving are that much higher.

It is not surprising then that among the many possible causes of infertility, certain lifestyle choices and stress feature strongly, because they negatively affect your overall health, and, therefore, your fertility as well.

The number of couples experiencing fertility problems is increasing exponentially and this is directly related to certain lifestyle choices, such as stress, poor dietary habits and poor nutrition, smoking and excessive alcohol use.

There is also a long list of possible medical causes of infertility and a wide range of specialised medications and treatments for these conditions.
If you are concerned about your fertility, you should immediately contact a fertility specialist who will be able to identify the exact cause of your fertility problem and provide expert information regarding available treatment options.

Our expert team at Medfem recommends a few simple lifestyle changes which you can start making immediately to boost fertility and your chances of getting pregnant.

* Eliminate smoking and alcohol

Smoking has major adverse effects on both sperm and egg quality. Alcohol also reduces fertility in both partners.

* Manage stress

A good starting point is to determine if you or your partner has time urgency perfectionism (TUP) stress. This can be assessed free of charge on the following website If you are suffering from TUP stress, you can follow the TUP stress management program online or at Medfem Fertility Clinic.

* Improve nutrition

A balanced diet could help to boost the chances of falling pregnant and having a healthy baby. A balanced diet should provide all the vitamins, minerals and amino acids your body needs for optimum health, but it is not always possible given today’s lifestyles.

Fortunately, there are also supplements available over-the-counter that are recommended by fertility experts for their role in boosting fertility, as they contain certain vitamins, minerals, herbs or other amino acids.

Medfem recommends StaminoGro and Comega Vite.

The supplements should be taken by both partners continuously until they have achieved a 12-week pregnancy.
StaminoGro – Take 4 tablets just before sleeping.
Comega Vite – Take 2 capsules just before sleeping.
Below we explain in more detail why we recommend these supplements.


StaminoGro is a combination supplement that is a human growth hormone releaser, vitamin and mineral complex in a slow release matrix. It contains amino acids, antioxidants, B-complex vitamins, calcium and other vitamins and minerals, all of which work in synergy to promote health, well-being and vitality.

StaminoGro provides additional nutrition, while the amino acid L-Arginine it contains helps the body to secrete more of its own natural growth hormone. It is also specifically formulated to act as a potent enhancer for mitochondria – the structures in each cell that produce energy for cell functions.

As the body gets older, the less natural growth hormone it secretes. StaminoGro promotes natural growth hormone release and enhances rejuvenation of mitochondria throughout the body. This can lead to a reversal of cellular ageing and could prevent the production of damaging free radicals, with cellular rejuvenation being the possible outcome.

As such, StaminoGro may be of benefit to persons suffering from immune problems, depression, insomnia and fatigue – and sub-fertility.

In clinical applications at Medfem Fertility Clinic, supplementing with StaminoGro has led to improved egg quality and sperm morphology and sperm DNA maturity.

This is because StaminoGro contains Vitamin E and selenium, which assist with the production of normal spermatozoa by protecting cells from free radical damage.

StaminoGro also contains Arginine (also known as L’arginine), an amino acid which may improve sperm development to produce better sperm and increase sperm count, as well as enhance motility.

In women, L-arginine may enhance endometrial receptivity and improve ovarian responses. There is evidence that it also increases pregnancy rates in women undergoing IVF treatments.

StaminoGro is lactose, sucrose, gluten and tartrazine free, suitable for use by vegetarians and SANHA approved. It is available at Dis-Chem, Clicks, independent pharmacies and selected retail stores.

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StaminoGro Nutritional Information:

 Each Tablet Contains  Per Tablet  % RDA
Amino Acids
 L-Arginine  187,5mg *
 L-Glutamine  150 mg *
 Glycine  75mg *
 L-Lysine  50mg *
 L-Ornithine  45mg *
 Anti-oxidants *
 Beta Carotene (10%)  4,5mg  7,5
 Lipoic Acid  5mg  *
 Vitamin C  75mg  125
 Vitamin E  5iu  50
 Selenium 37,5ug  *
 Zinc  5,62mg  37,5
 B-Complex Vitamins
 Folic Acid  198ug  99
 Vitamin Bl – Thiamine  0,75mg  53,6
 Vitamin B2 – Riboflavine  1,25mg  78,1
 Vitamin B3 – Nicotinamide  6mg  3,33
 Vitamin B5 – Pantothenic Acid  6mg  100
 Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine  6mg  300
 Vitamin B12 – Methylcobalamin  6mg  600
 Calcium and Vitamin D
 Elemental Calcium  100mg  12,5
 Vitamin D  75iu  37,5
 Other Vitamins and Minerals
 Biotin  20ug  20
 Choline Bitartrate  10mg  *
 Copper  500ug  25
 Magnesium  60mg  20
 Manganese  125mg  *

RDA: Recommended Daily Allowance *RDA: not available

We are very proud of the fact that one of our fertility specialists – Dr Antonio Rodrigues – played a role in the development of StaminoGro.

Dr Rodrigues is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, qualified at the University of the Witwatersrand, as well as a founding member and director of Medfem Fertility Clinic. In 2003, Dr Rodrigues assisted Georen Pharmaceuticals in developing StaminoGro, which is known to assist with fertility by increasing the amounts of natural growth hormones that your body is producing.

Comega Vite: Omega 3 & 6 Combination Supplements

Every living cell in the body requires essential fatty acids (EFAs) for rebuilding and producing new cells. EFAs may improve the hair and skin, especially for those suffering from psoriasis and eczema, reduce blood pressure, aid in the prevention of arthritis, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and reduce the risk of blood clot formation.

A combination of Omega 3 and 6 extra strength vegicaps has been clinically shown to have an effect on endometriosis, one of the most common causes of infertility.


Roughly 30% of women with infertility problems have endometriosis. It occurs when the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows in other parts of your body. While endometriosis is a known cause of infertility, it is possible to become pregnant when you have endometriosis. The medications and procedures available to assist you in falling pregnant are well established and effective.

Comega Vite swallow capsules contain a concentrated form of Omega 3 (Deep Marine Fish Oil) and Omega 6 (Cold Pressed Evening Primrose Oil), as well as vitamin E. Vitamin E functions as a tissue antioxidant, thereby maintaining healthy cells. It also protects unsaturated fatty acids against oxidation in the body. Lemon oil has been added to prevent reflux and it is suitable for vegetarians.

Comegavite Swallows Nutritional Information: 

 Each Capsule Contains  Per Capsule  % RDA
 Deep Marine Fish Oil providing:  500mg  *
 30% EPA  130mg  *
 20% DMA  90mg  *
 Cold Pressed Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)
 125mg  *
 10%GLA  11mg  *
 Vitamin E  5iu  50

RDA: Recommended Daily Allowance *RDA: not available

Following these lifestyle recommendations – including avoiding smoking, alcohol and drugs; managing time urgency perfectionism (TUP) stress; eating a balanced diet; and the daily intake of both StaminoGro and Comega Vite; has been shown to increase fertility rates.

It will also improve your general health, your coping mechanisms and your relationships and reduce the chances of cancer, coronary artery disease, stroke and diabetes.

Most importantly, it will boost your fertility and increase your chances of getting pregnant, while also assisting with the effectiveness of any medical treatments that you may need.

Our team at Medfem Fertility Clinic – from accredited and extensively experienced fertility specialists; and trained, qualified theatre staff, nurse practitioners and clinical psychologists; to specialist pharmacists and friendly administration staff – are standing ready to help you boost your fertility and increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Simply click here to book an initial consultation or contact us telephonically on +27 (11) 463 2244.

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