- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
Hi, this is my first post – I’ve been lurking around on weddingbee forever, during engagement, wedding, ttc, and now pregnancy!! 😀 Finally I decided to sign up, only to share a wonderful tip with all of you that might very well help you fall pregnant.
In short: Please look into trying Vitex Agnus-Castus. It’s a herbal remedy that regulates your cycle.
Quick back story: I/we started TTC in January, I’m 32. My cycles were a little long, between 31 and 46 days. Occasionally I had some spotting in the second half of my cycle, and once even got a very faint positive in the midst of that. Everything was just a little off. After 6 months I was starting to get a bit nervous. The more I googled around and hung out on weddingbee etc, the more I was getting myself worked up over possible luteal phase defect and all sorts.
So, I am originally from Germany… so I started to google around on German pregnancy websites. I kept reading about Vitex Agnus-Castus being recommended, how it helps with PMS, regulates your cycle overall, and can even help with diagnosed luteal phase defect. Being a herbal remedy, there are very few if any side effects, so I decided to give it a try. First cycle – no change (it says it can take 2-3 months for it to regulate everything). Second cycle – I could feel myself ovulating after exactly 14 days – like clockwork. Never before was my cycle that perfect, I used to feel myself ovulate a lot later in the cycle. Another 14 days later – BFP!!! 😀
I looked all over weddingbee and cannot find mention of Vitex Agnus-Castus. Meanwhile in Germany, it’s being well-known and recommended everywhere. Please ladies, give it a try, and SPREAD THE WORD!! Germany it quite open to alternative medicines like this… such a shame it’s not really known overseas. This plant has been known by the ancient greeks, used since the middle ages, it’s herbal, none/very few side effects, it’s fairly affordable (compared to more drastic treatments anyway) – so please give it a go. I particularly remember one thread in a German TTC forum, where people asked a gynacologist about this. Her repeated answer to these ladies with various concerns was “just give it a try. It may help with your particular problem. It may not… but either way, you won’t do any harm by trying.”
It might not do miracles, but it might just be the little help you need to get you across the line. Good luck!!