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When to take evening primrose oil to achieve pregnancy?

When to take evening primrose oil to achieve pregnancy?

One of the most popular ways to take evening primrose oil during the search for pregnancy is as follows:

  • Start on the first day of menstruation.
  • Continue until the moment of ovulation.
  • Resume the administration of evening primrose oil in the next cycle, in the event that pregnancy has not been achieved.

Therefore, the woman should stop taking evening primrose oil from ovulation until the beginning of the next menstrual cycle. The reason is that evening primrose oil could produce uterine contractions that would be counterproductive in the case of a successful pregnancy.

However, it is important to mention that studies are needed to provide scientific evidence on the benefits of evening primrose oil for female fertility. Likewise, a specialist should always be consulted before starting to take evening primrose oil.

By (gynecologist) and (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/29/2022