Can you get pregnant with high FSH levels?
So, I’ve been helping couples get pregnant for a long time now, roughly 20 years, and I’ve helped thousands of couples improve their fertility and overall health. Not only to help them get pregnant once, but to allow them to take control of their fertility so they can get pregnant as much as they want.
There are very consistent issues that I see with the women that I help, regardless of why they thought they were contacting me in the first place. So, I want you to know that you’re in the right place if you’re trying to get pregnant and you know that there’s something wrong with your hormones, but you just don’t know what to do about them and how to improve them. Or, you might not even know what’s wrong with them.
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So, let’s get started now with the three key things that you need to follow to get pregnant with high FSH. So, for those of you who haven’t watched my previous videos on FSH or don’t really know what FSH is or have a solid foundation of what it means when it comes to your fertility, a few months ago, I recorded this video about FSH, what it means, and much, much more. If you haven’t watched it yet, make sure you head over there when you’re done watching this video so you can keep learning about FSH and really expand your knowledge and understanding.
But as a quick reminder for those of you who maybe have watched or need a refresher, FSH is a marker that tells us about the quality of the eggs that you’re producing. I want to be clear about that. FSH basically equates to how good your eggs are. If it’s too high, then your egg quality needs to be improved. So just because you’re trying to get pregnant does not mean that you need to improve your egg quality, nor does it mean that your FSH is high. Not everyone who is struggling to get pregnant has been trying for quite some time, has egg quality issues, or has FSH that is high. And I want that to be clear because that might be for some, but it doesn’t mean that it’s for everybody.
So I want to really encourage all of you to make sure you get your FSH, and for that matter, all your other hormones tested as well, so you have a clear understanding of what’s going on for you, and you’re not making any assumptions that may or may not be true. So if that wasn’t clear enough, I want to be clear that we need to find out why your FSH is high if it is high.
Okay, now there are three main reasons, which we’ll go into my tips, by the way, but there are three main reasons why FSH might be high.
Number one, estradiol. Estradiol is one of the three estrogens that your body produces, and it helps to regulate FSH. They have a feedback loop that regulates one another. So if one gets too high, the other one starts to adjust to bring it back down, and vice versa. So often what we can see is that if your estradiol is too low, that it doesn’t keep your FSH in check, and FSH starts to creep higher. That could be one of the main reasons why you’re seeing that your FSH goes up. So we need to regulate those and improve estradiol to bring FSH back down. Okay, I’m just talking about this concept so that you can understand what might be impacting your FSH levels and so that you can start to work backwards, hopefully, to support that.
Number two, stress. Stress is a huge variable when we’re talking about any fertility issues or any health issues for that matter. And stress can absolutely impact your FSH levels. Why? Well, stress is regulated, or your stress response, I should say, is regulated by your adrenal glands. And your adrenal glands communicate with your hypothalamus and pituitary. Well, what are some of the hormones that are produced by your hypothalamus and pituitary? You guessed it, FSH. So if your stress response is an ongoing chronic issue, or you’ve had a big traumatic event, it’s going to impact your hypothalamus and pituitary, which can impact your FSH. So as a result of that, we need to make sure that we are regulating your stress response and supporting that on a regular basis to help support your FSH levels and make sure that that stays where it needs to be.
Number three, your thyroid function. So just like I just mentioned before that there are several hormones that are produced used in the hypothalamus and pituitary, the same is true for your thyroid. Your main thyroid hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which is not a thyroid hormone but stimulates your thyroid to produce more of its hormones, is produced in those same glands. So again, if you have a stress issue impacting your body, then that can impact your hypothalamus and pituitary, which can throw off more than just FSH. It can throw off your TSH. If you have a thyroid issue, it can throw off your hypothalamus and pituitary, which again can impact your FSH. So that is a huge centerpiece for what needs to happen and what needs to be regulated when we’re talking about any hormone regulation, especially when we’re talking about fertility and in this case, FSH. So we need to make sure that all the main other glands that are impacting or potentially can impact your FSH are also regulated. And that’s why we’re talking about adrenal function and adrenal glands because of stress, and we’re talking about your thyroid gland because that can also impact your FSH levels.
So, I know I was going to talk about three tips. I haven’t even given you tips, although you might view those as tips because now you have a better understanding of what could be impacting your FSH levels. But what we really need to focus on is three things that are going to regulate your pituitary function, right? We just talked about hypothalamus and pituitary. We need to talk about three things that are going to absolutely impact and support those glands so that you don’t have any additional reason to say, “Oh, this is why, or this might be why FSH is not functioning properly,” or “We have to look deeper.”
So, number one, and I’m starting with number one here. I don’t normally start with this as number one: supplementation. Because I don’t want that to be the thing that you rely on first, but I think these things are crucial enough and foundational enough that you can take these without any hesitation, and they will support much more than just your pituitary function. They have a broad range of impact and benefit for your body.
The first one is fish oils or essential fatty acids, omegas. Those are key to helping to regulate your hormones and helping to give the body some key nutrients that it needs. These essential fatty acids. And then, a good B complex. I prefer that it’s a methylated B complex, but also, B complex will do wonders for you in all of these areas. Both for supporting stress and adrenal function, supporting your pituitary gland, and just helping to support the key nutrients that your body needs so that it can function properly hormonally. So, that is tip number one.
Tip number two is relaxation. Why do I say that? Well, you know, we talked about stress. We talked about how much the stress response to the fight or flight response could negatively impact your hormones and your FSH. So, we need to build in regular habits into our day that allow us to relax and decompress and self-adjust our minds and our brains. Not to be in this constant go-go and do-do-do pace, but more about resting, relaxation, and calming down. And that’s why relaxation techniques are going to be so important. There’s a myriad of them for all of us. One could just be deep breathing, some deep breathing exercises. We can do some meditation. Doesn’t have to be for a long period of time. We can just do some nice walking outside, hiking, getting out in nature is a wonderful one to do as well. And you all probably have some things that you love to do that help you relax and disconnect. And so, I would encourage you to do those things as well.
And then, number three: sleep. Number three is sleep. That’s right, something that we do not pay enough attention to, that we need much, much more attention to, and we need more effort when it comes to that. Your sleep is essential for your body to rest, relax, just like point number two, and recover. This is the time where your body can heal and rejuvenate itself. And this is so important because many of us are sleep deprived. We don’t get enough sleep. We don’t get to sleep at the proper hours of the day. We don’t get enough sleep in general, and the quality of sleep is compromised as well. And so, this is a huge piece that really needs to be improved for all of us. So, I want to encourage all of you to get to bed earlier, no later than like 10:30 would be ideal, that you get a minimum of seven hours of sleep, but hopefully more, and that it is restful, good quality sleep. If you need more support to get good quality sleep, then we need to start changing your sleep hygiene, your sleep habits, and we need to make sure that you are getting the proper support when it comes to your sleep and rest.
So, those are the three key things that I want you to all put into your daily practice at home now to support your healthy FSH levels and to help your body maintain those and regulate those as it needs to. Now, I want to hear from you. Which one of those things do you need more support on? And which one of these things was something that you just didn’t even think about that could impact your FSH levels? Comment below and let me know. I want to hear from you. And as I said, if you’re really serious about getting pregnant, head over to marksflower.com/discovery-call to speak to a real human on my team, so we can identify if having me as your fertility coach is the right next step. We can also find that link in the description below, so you can check it out down below as well. And if you have any questions about your fertility, you can pop those down below in the comment section as well, and I will do the best I can to answer those. Now, make sure you check out this video on the three reasons you can be more fertile with high FSH. And until the next video, everyone, stay fertile.