Well, this is a doozy of a topic. It’s emotionally charged and rightly so!
Getting pregnant doesn’t come as easy for some as it does for others. I learned this lesson first hand 2.5 years ago when all I really desired was to get pregnant but it just wasn’t happening.
There are many reasons for this struggle to conceive. However one of the bigger reasons is hormone imbalances within the body. There are many ways to solve these issues. Traditional Western medicine, in my experience, often deems these hormone variances as “normal” and offers a variety of medications prescribed to treat hormone issues.
Vitex (chasteberry) is similar to many prescribed medications that you’ll find OBGYN’s giving out to help women get pregnant. One of the key differences between the prescription medications and Vitex is that Vitex is found in nature and doesn’t force your body to do anything.
For women who have problems with hormone regulation which causes other issues in their mensural cycle (anovulatory cycles, etc.), OBGYN’s tend to prescribe medications that force the body to ovulate but they don’t solve the bigger hormone issue.
This was my experience. I was prescribed a medication that forced my body to ovulate but then didn’t offer my body the support it required to sustain a pregnancy.
When you take a more holistic approach, a supplement like vitex works with the body to address the bigger hormone issues and because of this, everything else falls in line as well.
Please keep in mind that, for me, Vitex was not the only piece of the puzzle for me to solve my hormone issues and be able to have a successful pregnancy.
If you’re interested in learning about everything I did, check out the guide I created called How I got Pregnant with Low Progesterone to put all the pieces together.
I hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out! I'm here to help :)