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Can Vitex Help You Get Pregnant?

Some people may wonder, "Can vitex help you get pregnant?" One study has indicated that taking vitex (chasteberry) might increase the chance of pregnancy for women with infertility due to various causes (including absent menstrual periods, luteal phase defect, and unknown causes). It should be noted that this study showed that it could take several months for vitex to have an effect.
However, it is not clear how long vitex should be continued into the pregnancy or if vitex could cause any problems for the pregnancy. While tempting, you should not take vitex for treating infertility without your healthcare provider's supervision. The vitex dosage can have a significant effect on how vitex affects hormones, and a dosage that is too low or too high could actually interfere with your chances of getting pregnant.
(Click Does Vitex Work? and Vitex and Pregnancy for a closer look at whether this supplement can help you get pregnant. These articles also offer information on the effectiveness of vitex and the safety of using this supplement during pregnancy.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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