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    Default TTC: vitamins and natural herbs.

    Thought I would start a thread for some insight into what vitamins and natural herbs women would recommend when TTC.

    Also information on which of these you continued through out your pregnancy, and which of these you stopped taking and when.

    If you even have success stories after using said vitamins, ect. That would be great.

    So far my research has lead me to:
    - Vitex
    - Raspberry leaf tea
    - prenatal vitamin
    - Vit B complex
    - folic acid/ folate
    - vitamin c

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    Only use vitex if your cycle is irregular or it may mess your cycle up.

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    Also raspberry leaf tea isn't recommended in early pregnancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Only use vitex if your cycle is irregular or it may mess your cycle up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Also raspberry leaf tea isn't recommended in early pregnancy.
    This and this. Pretty much unless you have fertility issues all you need is a good multi vitamin. There are plenty on the market. It is individual preference really.

    I would get bloods done first. Check all your blood levels. Also check your immunity to VPD's are up to date.

    Raspberry leaf (tea or tablets) is used in later pregnancy as it can help with labour/post labour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    This and this. Pretty much unless you have fertility issues all you need is a good multi vitamin. There are plenty on the market. It is individual preference really.

    I would get bloods done first. Check all your blood levels. Also check your immunity to VPD's are up to date.

    Raspberry leaf (tea or tablets) is used in later pregnancy as it can help with labour/post labour.
    Interesting that both of you say this.
    I've had plenty of blood tests and have unexplained infertility issues.
    I've been in contact with a naturopath who recommended most of these including the Vitex and raspberry leaf tea up until ovulation. I have pretty regular cycles, already take prenatal vitamins and have had no luck for the past 15 months, so am looking at anything and everything that may help in the slightest.

    Another I have come across is low dose aspirin. Opinions?

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    Aspirin is use for blood clotting issues I believe.

    I recommend you start charting bbt (basal body temperature) and work out if you are ovulating before taking anything like vitex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babymummatobe View Post
    Interesting that both of you say this.
    I've had plenty of blood tests and have unexplained infertility issues.
    I've been in contact with a naturopath who recommended most of these including the Vitex and raspberry leaf tea up until ovulation. I have pretty regular cycles, already take prenatal vitamins and have had no luck for the past 15 months, so am looking at anything and everything that may help in the slightest.

    Another I have come across is low dose aspirin. Opinions?
    Blood tests will not give you a full story. Have you had an US as well? Do you normally have regular cycles? Do you ovulate? If so, when in your cycle do you ovulate?

    RL tea does help your uterus contract so can work for those with heavy/painful AF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Aspirin is use for blood clotting issues I believe.

    I recommend you start charting bbt (basal body temperature) and work out if you are ovulating before taking anything like vitex.
    Thanks! When I had my MMC, the lady at the early preg unit said a lot of Ivf patients are suggested to take low dose aspirin, as it can't hurt.

    I've been trying to ease off monitoring my cycle as I started to become a bit obsessive and felt maybe that I was getting stressed over it and thus preventing conception. I know I must ovulate as had 3 chems in a row end of last year. So frustrating when there's no "fix", just unexplained bad luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Blood tests will not give you a full story. Have you had an US as well? Do you normally have regular cycles? Do you ovulate? If so, when in your cycle do you ovulate?

    RL tea does help your uterus contract so can work for those with heavy/painful AF.
    Yes had US. Nothing out of the ordinary. Have regular 29 day cycles. Ovulate typically day 14-15, haven't been tracking last two months as was becoming a bit obsessed with it and stressing over it.

    Just did some more reading on RL tea, think it's more recommended before ovulation and during AF to help "clear" out in preparation for a fresh lining. Kind of makes sense.

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    Have you had a referral to a FS? It may be time for that.


 

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