Wow, wow, wow!!!! Congrats mama! I'm so happy to read this!! We're here to discuss the ups and downs of pregnancy with you! Any symptoms yet?
Just giving an update: I took an over the counter pregnancy test this weekend and it's positive. I have to have it confirmed by a doctor but I haven't gotten my period yet so it's safe to assume I'm pregnant. I'm going to keep taking the chasteberry once a day during the first trimester because I read somewhere that it helps "hold on" to a pregnancy. I'll update again maybe in a month.
How long have you been using it? Noticing anything with your period? How long have you been trying to get pregnant?
I did not use it but know about it and it's effects. It's interesting how it works. It basically acts on the pituitary gland and hypothalamus and increases LH and decreases FSH (whew, lot of words). But net net, it will increase your progesterone. It's not a hormonal supplement, the increase in progesterone is a result an effect of the drug and this can be beneficial for women over 35 trying to conceive.
It has really good statistics to back it. 33 percent say it is completely effective, 55 percent it definitely helped and only 7 percent said it did nothing (but didn't hurt anything). So, the odds are it WILL help you. It's sold under the Vitex brand? Is that what you are using?