I like your web site and your explanations of herbs, I was wondering do you think its safe if i take vitex and red raspberry leaves herbs together with prenatal vitamins, we've been trying to concieve for 1 month now.
my hubby is ok, everything is ok with me also accept that its been 20 years since i concieved at all. Yes, i'm 42, feel like i need to action now if not having a baby will not happen, 1 month of seriously trying.
looking forward to hearing from you.
There are no contradictions that I know of in regards to these two herbs and pre-natal vitamins, although Susun is not a fan of supplements and prefers we get what our bodies need through food and herbs.
In wishing to conceive, do make sure to try for a well-balanced diet incorporating whole grains, veggies, seaweed, and organic dairy and/or meat. Also with fertility issues, make sure that you are taking the vitex in a tincture form only and the red raspberry leaves need to be drank as an infusion.
Red clover infusions are Susun's #1 ally for fertility so you could add them to your diet or make an infusion that is 1/2 red clover and 1/2 red raspberry. Here is an article with more information on fertility that you may find useful:
Another good article that goes into the infusions and how they can contribute to both yours and an unborn baby's health:
I would highly recommend Susun's book on the Childbearing Year as she goes into great detail from before conception until after childbirth. It is available here.
We also have a new website with numerous articles and excerpts for fertility, pregnancy and childbirth: http://childbearing-year.com/. Some wonderful resources for you. Just let us know if you need any further assistance.
Wise Woman Team