Can Vitex Help Me Get Pregnant?
Vitex is a very popular herb that has been used for thousands of years for gynecological purposes. Vitex is a shrub that is found in Greece, and the berries are the most useful part of the plant.
They are used for many different purposes. Vitex does not contain hormones of it’s own, instead it supports and nourishes hormones of the body. Vitex is, without a doubt, one of the most useful fertility herbs in the world. Read on for more info about Vitex and what it can do.
Vitex has so many different fertility benefits, it can be hard to pinpoint each of them. First of all, for women who have low levels of progesterone, Vitex can increase the amount of FSH or Follicle Stimulating Hormone, which can in turn increase progesterone levels.
Vitex can also lengthen the lutheal phase of the cycle, which can help successful pregnancy to be more likely. For women with mild endometriosis, Vitex can help to reduce the advancement of the condition and can keep the problems from getting worse. For women with severe PMS symptoms, Vitex can help with that as well! It really is a great all around herbal remedy.
With all of the good things that Vitex can do for fertility, does it have the same effect for pregnant women as well? That is a topic for debate. Some experts think that Vitex is very helpful for pregnancy.
Many experts think that since Vitex can help to raise progesterone levels, it can also be helpful in preventing miscarriage. The information that is out there is really truly quite conflicting. Sometimes doctors will advise women to stop taking Vitex as soon as they find out they are pregnant.
However, some doctors think that Vitex does help to stabilize the pregnant, and therefore, tell their patients to continue taking it during their pregnancies. There is still much more research that needs to be done to find out for sure what the effects of Vitex truly are.
If you are taking Vitex to help you try to conceive, congratulations. Know that you are are taking one of the most well-known and safest fertility herbs. However, you should also make sure to consult with your doctor and make a plan of action as to what you will do about taking Vitex should you become pregnant.
Remember that Vitex is best taken over the long term. It usually takes about six months for optimal results to be seen from Vitex, but it can start working in as little as 10 days. Don’t give up and just keep using this popular herbal supplement for the best results.
Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.
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