DHEA supplements are increasingly being used in fertility care. DHEA, short for dehydroepiandrosterone, is a hormone that is naturally produced by the body’s adrenal glands. A woman produces the highest levels of DHEA during her twenties. After this point, the levels of DHEA begin to decline along with a woman’s fertility. Research has shown that supplementing DHEA has significant effects on a woman’s fertility, her ability to become pregnant and the chance of a live birth.