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Tricks that worked for me!

Postby Richale » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:52 am

I've been trying to get pregant for about 6 months, last month, i bougth the book - Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility

It mostly talks about the common, easily fixed reasons why people aren't getting pregnant and classifys you based on symptoms. I personaly took two pieces of information from the book and put them to the test.

First, I don't have a ton of CM and it was always thick. The remedey for this according to the book is to take a decongestant to help thin mucus. It says to take 600mg of guaifenesin for 5 days prior to ovulation. (i took 1200mg of mucinex, same active ingredient, for 6 days before ovulation - i already had a cold so it was doubly helpful)

Second, I didn't really do for any reason other than I thought it couldn't hurt. The books says that if you CM is acidic than you should do a baking soda douche at least on hour but up to 12 hrs before BD. YOu mix 1 tbsp baking soda with 2 cups hot water and let it cool to room temperature, then douch slowly until the contents are gone.

I got m y BFP 9 days after O :) maybe it was the methods? maybe it was just luck, but it can't hurt :) and since it worked for me i thought I should share!
Baby#1 - our Angel, Emelyn Grace, anencephaly born at 19weeks 5 days

Baby #2 - Kyle Timothy, Jr. born at 23 weeks 1 day, RIP 1/5/09-5/19/2012

Baby #3 - Annslee Belle 34 weeks 2 days, happy and healthy


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Re: Tricks that worked for me!

Postby alexandra1234 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:37 am

Sales of Arm & Hammer baking soda are about to skyrocket in 3.....2.....1.... :)

Seriously, though, about the mucinex: how do you know when you're 5 days before O?

Congrats on your BFP!!!!!!!! :)
Me, dh: 33
IUD out: 01/'13.
Dec '13: HSG: R tube clear, L blocked-ish, hydrosalpinx
Jan-Oct '14: TTC break
Nov '14: TTC back on!
Dec '14: Clomid #1! BFN :(
Feb '15: Clomid #2. BFN
March '15: 1st RE appt: IVF with ICSI is our only option.
3/23 saline sono: WTF is that polyp doing in my ute?! 3/26: Hysteroscopic polypectomy
4/28: Embryo retrieval! 15 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, 9 frozen.
5/3: 5-day transfer. BFN. :(
6/9: 5-day frozen transfer. OMG BFP!!!

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Re: Tricks that worked for me!

Postby Richale » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:41 am

my cycles are regular and i typcially ovulated on day 15, so i started day 9 :)
Baby#1 - our Angel, Emelyn Grace, anencephaly born at 19weeks 5 days

Baby #2 - Kyle Timothy, Jr. born at 23 weeks 1 day, RIP 1/5/09-5/19/2012

Baby #3 - Annslee Belle 34 weeks 2 days, happy and healthy


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Re: Tricks that worked for me!

Postby alexandra1234 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:39 pm

Sigh.

I'm having a day where I hate everyone who O's on the same-ish day every month. :( (Nothing personal....LOL!)

(I could have sworn I Oed 5 days ago. Temps say otherwise. Boooooo.)
Me, dh: 33
IUD out: 01/'13.
Dec '13: HSG: R tube clear, L blocked-ish, hydrosalpinx
Jan-Oct '14: TTC break
Nov '14: TTC back on!
Dec '14: Clomid #1! BFN :(
Feb '15: Clomid #2. BFN
March '15: 1st RE appt: IVF with ICSI is our only option.
3/23 saline sono: WTF is that polyp doing in my ute?! 3/26: Hysteroscopic polypectomy
4/28: Embryo retrieval! 15 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, 9 frozen.
5/3: 5-day transfer. BFN. :(
6/9: 5-day frozen transfer. OMG BFP!!!

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Re: Tricks that worked for me!

Postby vanjust14 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:50 am

Thanks for sharing your tips, Richale! So glad they worked for you, congrats!

I do have a question...how do you know if your CM is acidic?
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
Beta #1- 1,630
Beta #2- 7,616
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