A common question we hear from women on their fertility journey is, “Should I stop herbs after ovulation?”
The answer to that question is: it depends.
While yes, there are some herbs and supplements to be mindful of after ovulation, there aren’t as many of these as you’d think.
Keep reading to see what some of these herbs are and how they can affect your journey to conception.
What Are Some Herbs to Look Out For?
Evening Primrose Oil
We suggest discontinuing use of evening primrose oil after ovulation if you’re actively trying to conceive.
The reason for this being that it has stimulating properties and can cause the uterus to contract. And this isn’t what you want when you’re trying for pregnancy. Learn more about Evening Primrose Oil…
Red Raspberry Leaf
Red raspberry leaf has been used for centuries to help strengthen and prepare the uterus for conception.
However, recent research has found that this herb is also stimulating to the uterus.
For this reason, especially if you’ve experienced a miscarriage before, we suggest not using red raspberry leaf until the second trimester.
What About Fertility Cleanses?
We strongly suggest that you don’t try to conceive during a fertility cleanse. This is because many herbs in the Fertility Cleanse are stimulating and detoxifying.
Although these are helpful during the cleanse, these aren’t herbs that you’d want to be taking while pregnant.
The Takeaway on Herbs and Ovulation
It’s important to do your research on anything you’re taking while trying to conceive. Ask yourself questions like:
Is this herb stimulating? Is it nutritive? Is it a tonic?
It’s important to note that most of the herbs we use are gentle, supportive, and safe for pregnancy.
But there are absolutely some herbs and supplements out there that have stimulating or detoxifying properties. And these are the ones you should be aware of.
If you have any questions about specific herbs and ovulation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more resources.