Vitex/B6 Fertility Recipe

Our community has used variations of these herbal fertility recipes for years. They use vitex which has been billed as 'the natural Clomid' for quite awhile. Vitex/Chasteberry can be found at health food stores and other places that sell supplements. You can also order it along with B6 through Drugstore.com and help our community (see below). We receive a small portion of proceeds if items are ordered through our links. Don't let this figure into your decision to use this mixture however; if you have decided to use it on your own, we can always use the support.


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*** Recipe #1 ***



Take Whole Cycle:
1
Prenatal Vitamin icon Daily
1 Baby Aspirinicon Daily
1 50 mg B6 Vitamin icon in the morning.
1 B-50 Complex icon in the evening



From Cycle Day 1 until Ovulation:
Two Vitex, 500mg Capsulesicon in the morning
Two Vitex, 500mg Capsulesicon in the evening



From End of Period until Ovulation:


Robitussin:icon:full strength as if you have a bad cough. Label Directions: adults and children 12 years and over, 2-4 teaspoonsfuls every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24 hour period. Consult label for accuracy, warnings, and ingredients. Active ingredient: Guaifenesin ONLY, do NOT get any type with other active ingredients or letters such as Robitussin DM or Robitussin CF.



*** Recipe #2 ***



Take Whole cycle:


1 Prenatal Vitaminicon Daily
1 B6 100mg Vitaminicon 2-3 times a day. Start with twice a day and can take up to 300mg. Only take as much as YOUR body needs to produce good quality mucus.

1 B-50 Complex, Timed Release Tableticon, once a day.
1 Baby Aspirinicon, once a day.



Cycle Day 5 until Period Shows or Confirmed Pregnant:


1 Vitex 500mg Capsuleicon 2-3 times a day with meals or a glass of water. Suggest starting at twice a day and going up if needed.


Around Ovulation


Robitussinicon: Use label directions on your bottle if possible. Label Directions: adults and children 12 years and over, 2-4 teaspoons full every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24 hour period. Consult label for accuracy, warnings and ingredients. Active ingredient: Guaifenesin ONLY, do NOT get any type with other active ingredients or letters such as Robitussin DM or Robitussin CF.

CD1-5 Stop vitex and let body rest and use the herbs already taken.



Notes: Recipe #1 and Recipe #2 have both resulted in happy healthy babies. Recipe #2 is a little more controversial than #1 in that it includes vitex until pregnant and it includes a higher dose of B6. Be informed regardless of which one you use.


Vitex Information - Vitex has been used holistically for many years to balance the female hormones of estrogen and progesterone. It eases symptoms of PMS, menopause, perimenopause, and menstruation. It has been reported to aid fertility in women by increasing progesterone in particular. Many women suffering from LPD (luteal phase defect) may gain particular benefit. Members have reported reduction in breast tenderness and acne while on vitex.

Vitex Dosage - Dosages are included in each recipe. If you have a different brand or potency, please refer to the label directions.

Things to Avoid: Do not take vitex with clomid or any other fertility drug. They can counteract each other.

When to Take Vitex - There are two schools of thought about taking vitex. One says to not take it during pregnancy so vitex is stopped at ovulation. The other theory says that vitex needs to build up in your system to really work and stopping at ovulation doesn't allow it to build up enough to work. So, vitex is stopped when there is a positive HPT. Our members have reported both methods as working and some of those beautiful children are the result of their mommies using one of these recipes. Be informed about your choice.

Possible Side Effects: While many sources report no side effects with vitex we have heard a few things on our forums.

Headaches - Some have reported headaches that disappeared when vitex was stopped.

Cysts - Some have reported an increase in ovarian cysts. This makes sense as clomid also can potentially cause cysts.



B6 Information:

B6 is taken to help improve mucus quality and quantity. It is safe to take B6 as it is a water soluble vitamin and passes through your system. Some people have experienced numbness or tingling of the hands or arms while on higher doses. If you experience this, stop taking B6 or lower your dosage to something you can tolerate.

B Complex:

B Compex is taken to aid in the absorption of B6 and the two should be taken together. Taking a timed release B complex also gives benefits throughout the day.

Robitussin:

Robitussin is taken to help with mucus quality. It thins out the mucus in the body, making it easier for the sperm to travel. Some women like to take robi all cycle long and some only take around ovulation. This is a matter of preference and how you think your body reacts to it.

Prenatal Vitamin:

Prenatal vitamins can be obtained through a prescription or purchased over the counter wherever vitamins are sold. Prenatal vitamins are a good choice when trying to conceive because they have folic acid which has been proven to prevent certain birth defects. Prenatals also have a variety of other vitamins that are a good idea when trying to conceive.

Baby Aspirin:

Baby Aspirin is a good idea for any woman trying to conceive or not. It has been shown to have heart healthy effects over a lifetime and is recommended by many doctors. It has a slight blood thinning effect. Many women who have had repeated miscarriages have taken baby aspirin when ttc. There has been a link in recent years to blood clotting disorders and miscarriage. Most doctors seem to think it can't hurt when trying to conceive.

Shopping Resources:

We offer the following items in support of our site. They are items we think you will purchase while trying to conceive. A small portion of the proceeds goes to Womens-Place.

Ingredients for Fertility Recipes

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Vitex, 500mg Capsules, 90 ea.(Sale)icon

$7.99

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B6, 100mg Vitamin, 100 ea.icon

$4.49

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B-50 Complex, Timed Release Tablets, 60 ea.icon

$5.99

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Robitussin (Generic Brand), 8 fl oz icon

$4.49

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Prenatal Tablets with Folic Acid, 100 ea.icon

$7.99

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Baby Aspirin, Chewable Orange, 36 ea.icon

$1.49

Total (without shipping)

$32.99

All prices were printed on 2/22/03 and are subject to change. Please let us know if they change and we don't update it. The total is to give you an idea of how much you will spend. We used generic brands where possible. This is everything you need to make a fertility recipe. As long as you buy through our links, we get credit. You can browse around and buy other things. As long as you originally came through one of our links, it supports your community. Thank YOU!

Disclaimer:

The information on this page in no way constitutes medical advice nor is it guaranteed to work. Womens-Place is not liable for any use of this information. We offer this page for information purposes only. Please check with your doctor before taking anything. Do not let this delay anyone seeking treatment for infertility. Taking Vitex in no way helps certain disorders such as PCOS or clotting disorders. Please follow your doctors advice. We find our members ask for thess recipes so we want to provide them with the information.

 

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