I have a few questions for you about fertility and getting pregnant. I gave birth this year in February to my first child, she died after 3 days, due to some complications from me having diabetes very early or right before conception with her. The doctor’s were never quite sure which took place first, the diabetes or the conception. I have PCOS and have recently started on vitex extract. I did have a menstrual cycle this month after not having one for the past 2 months. But this cycle was very long. It lasted around 3 weeks. It started out very slow with some brown blood in the beginning for a few days, then some light spotting for a few days, then a heavy flow of blood for the duration of the cycle. When i do manage to have a cycle on my own it last around 9-10 days. My question is vitex to be continued even during your menstrual flow. Also, I have incorporated several other herbs, such as dang qui, nettle, red clover, astragulas, milk thistle, and maca along with the vitex. Another inquiry that I had was about the fertility shake that I have really grown to love by the way. I have heard many times that it is not recommended that women with PCOS consume to many cold or damp foods such as cold drinks or dairy products. With that said do you think that this would be beneficial for me to take daily? Hethir any enlightenment or suggestions that you can give me in this matter will be appreciated. I am eager to get my body back on track to be able to conceive.
I am so sorry about your loss.
Go ahead and take vitex all month long, the other herbs sound fine but the biggest impact for PCOS is following a PCOS fertility diet. It is similar to the fertility diet mentioned here, but you will want to make sure you are eating equal amounts of proteins and carbohydrates every meal, eat 5 smaller meals a day, exercise 30 min. 5x week, eat only organic meats, no sugars, and no dairy. You are correct about the “dampness”… The smoothie is very beneficial, but for PCOS it may be too cold and damp. BUT Juicing fresh vegetable juices would be awesome for you.
Are you taking a Prenatal ( I love MegaFood Baby & Me) and EFA’s (evening primrose from menstruation to ovulation, Cod liver oil from ovulation to menstruation.)?
That is a good start, I am creating a program specifically for PCOS that is much more complete, but this should give you a great start in the mean time.