*** Have you ever been stuck in an awkward conversation with someone you don’t know well? Yeah. Me too. And then the million dollar question comes up… The “why don’t you have babies?” question. Yeah. That one. And then you word-vomit your entire non-reproductive history onto them, things get even more awkward, you realize there’s […]
Today, April 21st, 2013, marks the first day of this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). NIAW was created by RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, to help bring awareness to the disease, those who suffer, and ways the public can help. Each year has a theme, and this year’s message is Join the Movement. Those […]
In case you haven’t seen this floating around FacebookLand, here’s a fantastic way to squash any of your so-called friends’ wayward thoughts of SUUUUPER creative April Fool’s Day false pregnancy jokes.
(Thankfully, I haven’t seen any yet today, but in previous years I’ve seen them all over…)
I hope your day is Fool-free!!
Thursday, March 7th, 2013. CD22, 5DPO. I know I said last week after my first acupuncture appointment that I would have to withhold judgment until I’d had a few more sessions, but I feel like now, after my second session, I’ve had enough experience to know how I feel. I am loving acupuncture. I […]
I don’t remember the day the husband and I decided to start trying for a baby. I don’t remember when I started thinking about somewhat foreign concepts like ovulation and cycle length. I don’t even remember talking to the husband about having children. I just knew that we would, and that we’d probably get started […]
A question for all of the professional TTCer’s out there – What vitamins and supplements are you taking, or were you taking in your successful cycles?
Here’s what I’m taking now:
Basic Rx Prenatal
Vitamin D3 – 5000iu (my levels were tested borderline low, which is why I’m taking such a high-ish dose)
Evergreen Blossom Chinese herbs – different formula for each week of the cycle (along with acupuncture once a week)
I’ve heard good things about a few others, and wonder if they might be worthwhile/useless/dangerous to also pursue:
Natural Progesterone Cream
High-dose Folic Acid
DHEA (though because I seem to have high DHEA-S and borderline high DHEA, I’m thinking this one is probably out)
I realize that some of these might interfere with others, and that some of them may not be appropriate to take in a medicated cycle or for someone who isn’t diagnosed with any particular reproductive ailment, but I figured I’d ask the Infertiles out there what worked for them!
Any information you can provide would be most welcome!
What does it feel like to have twenty needles sticking out of your wrists, ankles, knees, belly, and ears? Well, yesterday I found out. I wish I had taken a picture, but maybe another time… For those of you unfamiliar with acupuncture, here’s a Wiki definition: Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient […]
No, no, no… I’m not giving up on having a baby. No. Not that. I’m talking about giving up dietary choices that may be holding me back… For one, I am completely caffeine-free. You may not think that’s a big deal, but it’s been rough. The last time I “gave up” caffeine, I basically allowed […]
Monday, February 25th, 2013. CD12. A few things have happened over the course of the last week… First, I received a packet of my medical records from when I participated in the AMIGOS study through Wayne State University. I absolutely love having my records in my hands, because I like reading the notes and the […]
When God closes a door, he opens a window, but it sure can be Hell in these hallways! I love that quote. It says that even when something doesn’t go as expected, there is always another way. The path to that “other way” can sometimes be dark and scary, but have faith because it’s out […]