After 10 months of trying to conceive, a PCOS diagnosis, and a male factor issue, I just found out that I'm 4 weeks pregnant. During the last year, I've been taking pre-natals, DHA, and probiotics. Only within the last month have I started taking raw maca (1 tsp mixed in a smoothie) and 1000 mg of Vitex (Gaia Herbs brand). I've read so many conflicting statements about continuing to take Vitex during pregnancy; what are your thoughts?
I’ve included a quote from Susun in regards to her thoughts on vitex use: “Another important herbal ally for women over forty who desire a child is chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castii). It has been used in Africa and parts of Europe for several thousand years to discourage the male libido. In women, the effects seem to be the opposite! It may also be a fertility enhancer. Most importantly, chaste tree is a strengthening tonic for the pituitary gland, the master control gland for the endocrine system. Daily use of the tincture of the berries (1 dropperful/1 ml 2-3 times daily) had been shown to increase progesterone--the hormone of pregnancy--and luteinizing hormone--which promotes conception. Because it can lower prolactin levels, chaste tree is best discontinues during the last trimester of pregnancy.”
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