Trying to conceive and struggling? // Can PROCEIVE® help?


Before anyone asks, no, we’re not trying for another baby. My pregnancy days are well and truly over. If you’re struggling to conceive a much wanted baby you’ll no doubt have tried pretty much everything; changes to food and diet, taking up exercise, trying to conceive at different times during the month, different rituals and routines may have also been tried. Having a baby and starting your family is life changing and many (including me) will try pretty much all they can to see their dream become a reality. 

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When Shilts and I got married 11 years ago now, we were both in full time jobs and I was at university part-time studying for my Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources. We were both having the time of our lives with cars each and an annual foreign holiday in the sunshine, enjoying meals out of a weekend with the odd takeaway here and there throughout the week. We had no worries about starting a family because it wasn’t on our agenda at the time. It was only when we were in a position to start a family and it didn’t happen for us straight away that we realised we might have issues in trying to conceive.

In my experience, trying to conceive a baby is something many people take for granted. It’s not as simple as two people in love enjoying some alone time between the sheets. There’s a lot more to it than just doing the deed. I was first diagnosed with having PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) over ten years ago and I was told that having children naturally would be a real struggle for me. Being told those harsh words that you might not become a Mummy is heartbreaking. Having a baby is something my body should be able to do. To nurture and grow a baby is what women were designed to do so when it didn’t happen for us naturally, we had to seek medical advice to find out why we weren’t conceiving like everyone else seemed to.

Thankfully, after changing our diets and losing weight, taking supplements and prescribed medication, having multiple appointments, medical investigations and blood tests, we conceived our first baby boy and Olly was born in 2013. Similarly, we struggled to conceive his sibling after two and a half years of trying and we had given up all hope of another little pair of feet joining the family. To our complete surprise we found out we were expecting another bundle of joy and in January 2018, Freddie was born.

Have you heard of PROCEIVE®?


One of the ways in which people can help themselves in the bid to conceive is by taking supplements. You may have already heard that women who want to conceive should take Folic Acid before they try for a baby but what about the other nutrients needed to support a healthy conception. Have you heard of PROCEIVE®? This supplement wasn’t on the market when I was trying to conceive my boys but would have definitely taken a look at it to see if it could have helped us.

PROCEIVE® is new fertility supplement available in the UK. Developed by fertility experts, PROCEIVE® has been designed to support the specific nutrient needs of both sexes and the PROCEIVE® range contains ingredients that can help to support nutritional deficiencies associated with conception. There’s also a MAX range of supplements for those aged 35 or over who have ben trying to conceive for 12 months or more.

PROCEIVE® WOMAN contains 28 vitamins including folic acid, magnesium, and vitamins B6, B12, E, D and C.  It is designed to support the nutritional needs of the female reproductive system when trying for a baby and provides the most comprehensive formulation, providing support for egg production, cell division circulation and energy.

PROCEIVE® MEN contains 26 key nutrients needed for pre-conception health. PROCEIVE® MEN is designed to support the nutritional needs of the male reproductive system when trying for a baby. It can help support healthy sperm, blood flow and energy.

The PROCEIVE® and PROCEIVE® MAX is available from selected Holland & Barrett stores nationwide and online at and


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  • Reply mummywho 23/05/2018 at 4:42 pm

    I get this and I’m one of those people who takes it for granted as it hasn’t been a problem for me! However I got asked all the time, how did you get pregnant so I know it’s harder for others.

    Kay xx

  • Reply Debs | Tiger Mint 24/05/2018 at 10:02 am

    What a helpful post!
    Deb @

  • Reply paula cheadle 10/06/2018 at 7:11 am

    helpful Idea’s, as my daughter and son-in-law have been trying now for a while to get pregnant, and it has not happened. I will be passing on your web page to them

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