Herbs to induce ovulation? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 10 Old 10-01-2004, 08:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
OwensMa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: The land of milk and honey
Posts: 3,656
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello all. I'm hoping to get some information about using herbs to induce ovulation. I had to take Clomid with DS#1, and I'd like to avoid that if possible. The what's/when's/how's would be great. I feel so overwhelmed with the research, and nothing seems to specific. Can anyone share their advice/experience? Thanks so much!
OwensMa is offline  
#2 of 10 Old 10-16-2004, 05:22 PM
 
pinky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just happened to notice this post....I don't know about herbs, but I was able to successfully induce ovulation with acupuncture...my practioner also prescribes herbs, but I didn't even have a chance to take them, the first treatment worked.

Don't know if this is of any help to you, but thought you might be interested.
pinky is offline  
#3 of 10 Old 10-16-2004, 05:54 PM
 
Greensleeves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,690
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I
Greensleeves is offline  
#4 of 10 Old 10-16-2004, 06:08 PM
 
LoveChild421's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North GA
Posts: 4,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have used Evening Primrose to regulate my cycle (making ovulation more predictable and my period painless) I always start taking it twice a day on the 14 day after my period and then stop taking it the first day of my period. you could take it everyday but I'm on a budget and you only really NEED to take it in the luteal phase (day 14 after the 1st day of your last period). It is no hormonal but has fatty acids that are necessary for normal hormone function.

Jen read.gif Mama of 2 precious boys blowkiss.gif (9)  flowersforyou.gif (6)  and still in heartbeat.gif with my Matt hat.gif after 12 years together. 

rainbow1284.gif Domestic Violence Children's Advocate and Counselor hug2.gif

 homebirth.jpg bf.jpg nocirc.gif ribbonjigsaw.gif 

LoveChild421 is offline  
#5 of 10 Old 10-16-2004, 06:32 PM
 
Changed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 7,424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I used vitex to make myself ovulate. I have the beginings of premature ovarial failure and it worked for me the first month I used it. It worked even better than the clomid I used to concieve my second child and much faster. I felt more safe about taking it also. HTH!
Changed is offline  
#6 of 10 Old 10-17-2004, 09:53 PM
 
gonnabeamom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would also suggest taking some general strengthening and balancing herbs.

Nettle, clover, alfalfa, are all good balancers, and very high in nutrients, so can remedy any nutritional deficiences you might have that would contribute to you not ovulating.

Red raspberry is also a good uterine tonic.
gonnabeamom is offline  
#7 of 10 Old 11-11-2004, 09:27 PM
 
Seawen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm so glad I found this thread. I've been looking for just this info. With the vitex- are there detailed instructions as with the evening primrose oil? Was it a supplement or a tea?

Thank you!
Seawen is offline  
#8 of 10 Old 11-12-2004, 01:03 PM
 
Changed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 7,424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Vitex- I followed the dosage I found on the bottle. I seem to remeber findng the right dosage on the net also. With herbs sometimes you have to hunt for answers unless you can go to a NP or herbalist.
Changed is offline  
#9 of 10 Old 11-13-2004, 12:15 AM
 
Seawen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thank you! I will check it out.
Seawen is offline  
#10 of 10 Old 11-14-2004, 11:01 AM
Banned
 
WithHannahsHeart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,687
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi. Just wanted to say that you might need to look into the EPO a bit more. Everything i have ever heard about it suggests that taking it after ovulation is a bad idea; it can inhibit the production of progesterone, which is what makes a pg'cy 'stick'. It did help me with the quality of fertile fluids when i was ttc dd.
WithHannahsHeart is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off