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Apr 13, 2011 in the Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community - 12
I used DHEA and I'm pregnant and 40! (IVF). Do NOT take it once you are or might be pregnant... then you go to DHA. There is a HUGE difference. My dr recommended it and a friend who is into natural diet/herbs, etc... sent me an article linking ivf success to DHEA. Google it, I'm sure you'll find it.
Apr 13, 2011 in the Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community - 2
Hello! I have a lot of extra meds- EXPENSIVE ones!!! Menopur shots and the Lupron (ovulation suppressor alternative) are in my refrigerator taking up room. What do I do with these? CAn I donate them? I'm in Chicago...
Feb 18, 2011 in the Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community - 3
I had a pink lemonade like spot for my first pregnancy and this time I had a pink and brown mucus-like thing. Gross but hope it helps!
magic *** Southwestern Black Bean Soup recipe For fertility purposes, I would leave out the red wine. I had to eliminate any dairy since I'm super sensitive to it. Dairy is the most common allergy so when you're prepping to have a baby-ready body, may be a good idea to eliminate it just in case those rumored hormones are bad for you. I took EVERY...
Feb 17, 2011 in the Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community - 9
DON'T do those pg tests. I tell you, they are so off from all the drugs we had to take! Plus, if you get a false negative, you don't want those SAD stress hormones corrupting your chances. I never take them and just be positive and I'm 2 for 3 for positives! First IVF I didin't use acupuncture and was a nut job. I really had to work ...
Feb 17, 2011 in the Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community - 23
Holy cow those are some HIGH numbers for a beta! Mine was 680 for my first pregnancy and this one is 421. ;o) Congrats! Nurture yourself. Spoil yourself...you're not just spoiling YOU and I've done some research on a mama's temperment/happiness levels and the formation of baby's temperament. Be happy and have a happy baby!
Feb 14, 2011 in the Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community - 7
Acupuncture details, I started 2-3 months in advance and went 2x week. It's expensive but sometimes insurance will help out. I found a "community" acupuncture place that is waaaay cheaper. Google that type and there is a network around the nation.
Feb 14, 2011 in the Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community - 7
Research acupuncture, fertility diet (no dairy) and DHEA+IVF. http://pullingdownthemoon.com/blog/2011/02/11/dhea-and-dha-commonly-confused-fertility-supplements/ This site above has great info. I'm 2 for 2 with acupuncture! Waiting on baby#2 now! I swear by it, but I am a real stickler on diet too. I have my hubby make me a "magic" soup o...
Feb 12, 2011 in the Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community - 9
the wait... I saw a lot of movies and read a lot. The last 2 days for me were the WORST so I ended up posting it on facebook and friends helped me with well wishes and prayers... it helped me to share and I know I'm only 6 weeks along and could m/c (can't even type the whole word for fear...). But either way, I'll have support. ;o) I felt i...
Feb 11, 2011 in the Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community - 1
Personally, this doesn't mean anything. You need more symptoms. Bleeding is who knows when and however.