Natural Pregnancy After 45: List of Supplements I Took Prior To Conceiving And During Pregnancy

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Maisie at 9 months at the beach

Maisie- 9 months-at the beach

I am a supplement junkie.  I fully admit that I have a huge love for them.  I am not a huge fan of Big Pharma drugs at all.

I am of the belief that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” for most things.

Prior to my (accidental) conception of this child (at age 45), I had been going through a month-long juice and salad cleanse.  I started on ubiquinol supplements about 3 months prior.  I was also taking regular vitamin D3 (for my lupus) and lugol’s iodine drops (2-3 drops in my water, 1x a day).

Supplements prior to conception:

Supplements taken AFTER conception/during pregnancy:

  • Lugol’s iodine 2-3 drops 1x/day in my water.  Great article on fetal intelligence and higher IQs in babies because of iodine supplementation HERE.  Another article about why iodine is so important during pregnancy HERE.
  • Maca (first 2 months of pregnancy, to prevent miscarriage) 2 tablespoons per day, usually blended in a green juice.  Article HERE.
  • Vitamin D3 10,000 ius 1x/day.  Cuts down on pregnancy complications and risks (like pre-eclampsia), article HERE.  More reasons why D3 is vital for brain development HERE.   High doses also lead to better muscle mass and less type 1 diabetes- article HERE.
  • Prenatal vitamins these are pretty standard.

In addition, I was also on high blood pressure medication (Labetalol), progesterone, and heparin for my high blood pressure, progesterone issues, and Factor V Leiden blood clotting disorder.

Even with my 65 lb. weight gain, I did NOT get gestational diabetes nor did I develop preeclampsia, something they worry about in older pregnancies.

That’s it!

My child was born at week 37 by scheduled c-section and weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches long.  Her Apgar score was perfect.

Knock wood, she has been uttering words since 2 months and is very intelligent and strong.  At nearly 10 months, this child is already very advanced in speech and growth.  She’s my little social butterfly dancing fool.  🙂

7 thoughts on “Natural Pregnancy After 45: List of Supplements I Took Prior To Conceiving And During Pregnancy

  1. Hi, I’m 43 & ttc for over 2 yrs with no success… I have high blood pressure & take tablets for that… Did you have Ubiquinol with the tablets for high blood pressure? I started taking Ubiquinol 100mg from Solgar today but didn’t have my Atenolol 50mg for my high blood pressure because I was scared of them interacting with Ubiquinol… Can I have them together or not? Thanks 🙂

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  2. I realize this is from 5 years ago but I was interested in your treatment of factor 5 leiden. I was diagnosed 2 years ago after having a clot. I am trying to find some relief from menopause symptoms still hanging on even though it started for me in 2012. I am currently on Eliquis. I am also put on predinsone every now & then for lung inflammation and I would love to find a more natural source. I hate predisone.

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    • I am on Eliquis 2x a day for life. Do not be me and ‘go natural’. I had a hysterectomy 2 yrs ago, almost died while on lovenox post surgery. Bilateral pulmonary embolisms.

      I am lucky to be alive for my daughter now and have lasting health problems.

      Prednisone is the problems. I can’t take it. I am also a covid survivor now, too.

      Up your vitamin d3 to 10k ius a day if you want- that is what I do for inflammation, as I also have lupus.

      Good luck, stay safe xo


  3. Hi there I’m 40 I had a miscarriage in May at 16 weeks pregnant .. I am trying again where do you get the vitamin D3 10 000 ius and your Ubiquinol and iodine vitamins where can I purchase these thanks ? 🙂


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