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Old 01-31-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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Has anyone taken Vitex during pregnancy for progesterone issues?

I've been doing some research and found that Vitex can help with progesterone levels and prevent miscarriage. I do know that some info out there says do not take it during pregnancy, as well.

I am just wondering if anyone has taken it during pregnancy, what your dosage was and how you and baby did?

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Re: Has anyone taken Vitex during pregnancy for progesterone issues?

I took it after my last pregnancy to regulate my cycles but was told to stop taking it when I got my next positive test. Hope this helps.
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Re: Has anyone taken Vitex during pregnancy for progesterone issues?

You are not supposed to take it pregnant, I have taken it between all of mine to regulate but always stop as soon as get my positive. I am taking Wild Yam this time for progesterone, as per my midwife, you could ask about that. It does not have the side effects of other progesterones, but has helped with my levels, I am 11 weeks now.
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Re: Has anyone taken Vitex during pregnancy for progesterone issues?

Kim- I did lots of research on vitex and did end up taking it the cycle I got pg. Most of what I read from people who took it was to stop when you got a BFP. The main reason was that it can cause minor uterine contractions. However so does BF'ing and lots of women (myself included) nurse while pg. However in my research I also read that it's taken by women all through their first tri to help with progesterone issues. I say start out with 400 mgs and take it all teh way to 13 weeks. Maybe add some NPC on top of it. Good luck mama. I so hope this will help you. I did stop right after I O'ed but that was b/c I was on RX strength progesterone supplements.
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Re: Has anyone taken Vitex during pregnancy for progesterone issues?

Thank you for the advice. I started a bit too late this month I am going to continue with just one capsule a day and see what happens.
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Re: Has anyone taken Vitex during pregnancy for progesterone issues?

Hugs Kim. I'm praying that your painful ttc journey for a sticky baby ends very soon mama.
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Re: Has anyone taken Vitex during pregnancy for progesterone issues?

Hey mama I wanted to add that this time to acheive pregnancy I was up to 900 mg a day on the vitex. plus I did progesterone cream after oing because my lp was too short. Then when I got the positive I started taking the Wild Yam. On a side note Vitex is taken daily so I am thinking you could go ahead and up your mg even though you said you started later in your cycle. It is supposed to balance hormones. I will be praying you get that positive very soon.
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