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#1 soojong

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

Hello Dr. Fiona,

It was recently suggested to me by a herbalist that I should start taking false unicorn root to start regulating my hormones and cycle before my next FET. I've been able to read a bit about it, but she said it would be something to take now until a baby is born. Is it safe to take these herbs pre- and (hopefully) during pregnancy?

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Me: 36, DH:37 (had vasectomy 13 years ago)

Attempted Cycle 1 - May 2011, delayed, confusion between my home doctor and clinic - troubles getting on the same page...
Attempted Cycle 2 - June 2011, delayed, doctor schedule not working with my cycle dates.
Attempted Cycle 3 - July 2011, delayed- doctor going on holidays (grrr!)
Attempted Cycle 4 - August 2011, started Synarel, cancelled due to ovarian cyst.
Sept 8, 2011 - cyst drained

IVF w/ ICSI #1 - antagonist protocol
Nov 13/11 - ET: 1 blast (grade 4BB), + 8 blasts frozen!
Nov 20/11 - AF started.... BFN

FET #1 -
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Feb 23/12 - beta ...BFN

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June 11/12 - 2 blasts transfered (3BB, 3BC)
June 23/12 - hpt... BFP!!!
June 25/12 - beta.... 322 June 27 - beta 309 June 29 - beta 535 July 1 - heavy bleeding and cramping... July 3 - beta 98 July 5 - beta 28 July 9 - beta 5.1

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#2 DrFionaMcCulloch

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:55 PM

Hi Soo,

Although often false unicorn is used as a uterine tonic in traditional herbalism, I would tend to avoid it as there are no studies to suggest its safety in pregnancy. There is some evidence of toxicity in animals.

Thanks for your question!

Dr Fiona
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