13.12.2013

Pregnant naturally at 44 using vitex

Vitex, or Chaste Tree or Chasteberry, is native to Greece and Italy and has a long history of use for supporting fertility and hormone balance.
In studies it has been shown to support the body’s natural progesterone and luteinizing hormone production.
As it helps regulate the menstrual cycle, Vitex is especially helpful for those with irregular cycles or those coming off of hormonal birth control (as it can take years for the cycle to completely regulate). Vitex is considered a slow-acting herb, so it often takes several months to see its full effect.
Even though it has been shown to have no interference with oral contraceptive vitex should not be used in conjunction with prescribed progesterone containing medication such as birth control pills in case it may interfere with their activity. Some herbalists recommend using vitex during early pregnancy to keep progesterone levels high, though there is no research on this (just lots of historical use) and with any herb, I would recommend talking to a doctor or health care provider before taking any herb, especially during pregnancy.
I used vitex in capsule form to help me overcome infertility two years ago (in combination with other vitamin supplements). I was useing vitex and maca root for a month along with opks for my irregular periods and I just got a postive hcg test !!!
I recently purchased vitex tincture, maca, and prenatal vitamins in hope to regulate my periods and I would like to have children with in the next year.
I’d ask a doc or midwife but I never take vitex once I get pregnant and red raspberry is controversial until second trimester. Hormonal Balance is an important factor when it comes to healthy fertility and getting pregnant. If pregnancy occurs, the production of progesterone from the corpus luteum continues for about 7 weeks (it is then produced by the placenta for the duration of the pregnancy).
Natural progesterone cream can help to supplement your body’s own progesterone levels and lead you back to a state of natural balance. Natural progesterone cream comes from plant fats and oils called diosgenin which is extracted either from Mexican Wild Yams or soybeans. Transdermal application (through the skin) has been found to be one of the most effective ways to use natural progesterone.
Loading dose: 40mg twice a day, one 40mg application in the morning and one 40mg application at night, for a total of 80mg of natural progesterone a day.
Regular dose: 20mg twice a day, one 20mg application in the morning and one 20mg application at night, for a total of 40mg of natural progesterone a day. If you feel this might be your situation, talk with your doctor or healthcare practitioner and get your hormone levels tested before using progesterone as well as intermittently to make sure your levels are high enough.


Natural progesterone is safe to use during pregnancy with the consent of your doctor or midwife and may likely prevent many first trimester miscarriages that are due to low progesterone, but should be used with caution when nursing as it may stop lactation. In the first trimester of pregnancy progesterone production is the sole responsibility of the ovaries, but they often fail to produce sufficient levels to maintain the pregnancy. If you are taking progesterone and get pregnant, you must continue taking progesterone until at least the 16th week. If you become pregnant, continue to use the cream and consult with your doctor or midwife right away. By Natty 7 CommentsFertility tips to help women over 40s improve their chances of conception and get pregnant naturally. Healthy nourishing fertility supplements include vitamin C, grapefruit juice and seed extract and fresh garlic for optimizing detoxification processes. Red Clover is perhaps the most potent and widely used herbal supplement that serves many functions to enhance the female fertility naturally. Vitex is a popular remedy to manage ovarian cysts, menstrual irregularities and anovulatory cycles. Salad supply enough nutrients, vitamins, fiber, minerals and hydration; all in very small number of calories (essentially helpful for you if you are troubled with obesity or weight issues). Report published in renowned scientific journal Obstetrics & Gynecology journal suggests that mere lifestyle and diet modification can improve the chances of conception in 80% of the females above 40 years, who lack a gross systemic or organic issue interfering with getting pregnant. For best results, consult with a fertility specialist to know more about the helpful tips that may increase your chances of getting pregnant. I conceived naturally and gave birth to both of my children after 40–the first at age 41 and the second at 42. It’s important to remember that it IS possible to get pregnant after 40 and that some women have no struggle whatsoever.
I can’t say for certain that any one factor helped me conceive (it was almost certainly a combination of factors), but I’m back to using it again, with the hopes that it will help me conceive a second time! The Vitex might help more with the endometriosis, but the Maca will probably help you conceive more quickly… FCLO is probably fine on its own if you are eating enough butter and coconut oil…Best of luck!
I took vitex capsules and red raspberry tea capsules from before I got pregnant and was gonna continue till 12wks. Contact your doctor or midwife once you become pregnant so they can monitor your progesterone levels during pregnancy. By using progesterone cream you are able to mimic a natural cycle and help the body to establish its own cycle, including ovulating, again.


John Lee recommends using progesterone from days 8 to 26 of your cycle, to reduce the effects of estrogen on the body (estrogen stimulates endometrial growth). This includes difficulty in conception, higher risk of miscarriages and pre-term births and high rate of complications during pregnancy. This includes correction of hormonal irregularities, detoxification of blood and delivery of essential vitamins. Women with a history of depression taking vitex for menstrual irregularity may experience an exacerbation of depressive symptoms. I’ve read that there are a few methods out there using herbs, but I would like to hear your opinion on the subject.
For two to four months he had them use natural progesterone from days 5 to 26 in the cycle (stopping on day 26 to bring on menstruation).
A number of research studies concluded that although the fertility rate decreases with age, a lot of females can still become pregnant naturally without needing any medical or surgical intervention.
Intake of supplements like Iron, calcium and selenium are helpful in maintaining the vitality and functionality of sperms in female genital tract. Calcium and Vitamin D are also advised in recommended doses (ideally after a serum assessment). Meditation or the use of fertility hypnosis is helpful in releasing stress and improving your chances of getting pregnant naturally. Women need to feel empowered by actively doing things to increase their fertility and this is an excellent and comprehensive article on how women can naturally enhance their chances of getting pregnant after 40.
One of the reasons Vitex is so effective and popular is because of its ability to balance hormones while not containing hormones itself.
After conducting a variety of medical and laboratory test, he concluded that the ovum related issues are the primary cause of infertility and if normal ovarian cycle is restored, the female reproductive organs in 40 year olds are competent to bear the pregnancy.
Vitex supports hormonal balance in the body by having an effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (hormonal feedback loop), correcting the problem at the source.
I really thought I was doing everything to try and keep this pregnancy since I suffered 2 previous losses! Any info would be greatly appreciated since my own doctor didn’t even want to care for me any longer let alone answer questions once she found out I wasn’t pregnant any longer!



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