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Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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This month I will be trying them all!
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ericaann86
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:47 PM

PRENATAL VITAMINS:  


Each of us should be taking a good pre-natal vitamin.
The prenatal vitamin is called that because it
contains the necessary amount of folic acid
(a/k/a B9)
for proper cell growth for your growing child
and extra amounts of calcium and iron.
Just make sure your multivitamin
contains at least 800 mcg. of Folic Acid
or supplement it.
I took pre-natal vitamins from 1997 - 2000
when I switched to a multi-vitamin
plus B supplements.

BASAL THERMOMETER:  


Track your Basal Body Temperature "BBT"
or (base) lowest temperature of the day.
Your BBT is taken first thing in the morning before getting out of bed,
after a minimum of three consecutive hours of sleep.
Your temperature should be taken at the same time each morning.
By charting your BBT�s you can determine if you�ve ovulated.
Temperature ranges vary tremendously but are typically between
96.5 - 97.5 before ovulation and
97.5 - 98.6 after ovulation.

BEWARE OF:  


HOT TUBS - May cause DH's body temperature
to rise significantly, which can
destroy sperm and it takes 72-90 days
from start to finish to replenish his supply.
Hot tubs like douching may also
cause you to wash away sperm friendly mucus.
K-Y JELLY - This lubricant may create an environment
which traps and doesn't allow the sperm to swim to their destination.
SMOKING, ALCOHOL & RECREATIONAL DRUGS - Have been linked
to reduced fertility in both the male and female.

ENTIRE CYCLE:  


Folic Acid (B9)> 800 mcg daily:
Although, the FDA recommends that Folic Acid
consumption should be limited to 1,000 mcg per day,
keep in mind that:
Alcohol, Phenobarbital and anticonvulsants
can produce a folic acid deficiency.
BE CAREFUL not to supplement with only one B vitamin
without providing your body
with the full range of B vitamins.

ENTIRE CYCLE:  


Red Raspberry ("RR") 1,000 mg daily
Begin at any time of cycle.
Can be taken during pregnancy
until a month prior to labor/delivery.
Strengthens the uterine lining
which in turn lengthens LP
LP = Luteal Phase
LP = dpo or days past ovulation
and eases painful menses and nausea.
Combine RR with either Vitex or B6 for
LPD = luteal phase defect

ENTIRE CYCLE:


Vitex a/k/a Chasteberry Tree ("VTX")
1,000 mg daily
Vitex helps relieve PMS because of its
effects on female sex hormones.
It helps balance hormones produced
during our cycles, increasing
production of luteinizing hormone
("LH" which is detected by OPK)
and inhibiting the release of
follicle-stimulating hormone.
This leads to a shift in the
estrogen-progesterone ratio,
resulting in less estrogen to cause
or aggravate PMS.
The only caveat is that women who have
PMS with significant depression
should probably steer clear of chasteberry.
Some research suggests that PMS with depression
is caused by excess progesterone,
and vitex is said to raise progesterone levels.
Vitex proved clearly superior to B6.
Combine Vitex with Red Raspberry for LPD
LPD = Luteal Phase Defect

ENTIRE CYCLE:  


B-6 ("B6") 100 mg daily
a/k/a Pyridoxine B6
to be taken at the same time as your Prenatal.
Be careful not to supplement with a single B vitamin
without providing your body with
the full range of B vitamins.
B6 to be taken at the same time
as your Prenatal or multivitamin.
B6 is used to lengthen the luteal phase -
LP = Luteal Phase or DPO (days past ovulation)
and assist RNA & DNA synthesis
and production of red blood cells.
B6 and Red Raspberry will lengthen your luteal phase.
If Vitex is not for you try B6.

ENTIRE CYCLE:  


Lecithin
1 before each meal:
Take one Lecithin capsule before each meal
to improve brain function, absorption of thiamin
by the liver and Vitamin A by the intestines.
Helps promote energy and is needed to help
repair liver damage caused by alcohol.
Lecithin enables fat to be disbursed
and removed from the body.

ENTIRE CYCLE:


Baby Aspirin
Take only one (1) per day.
a/k/a Children's Aspirin - 81 mg
Start at any time of cycle.
Aspirin is known to suppress natural
killer cells in the uterus, so it is used
for those with immune problems.
Because Aspirin thins your blood,
it also improves blood flow to the ovaries,
improving follicle development,
and improves blood flow to the uterus,
improving the quality of the uterine lining.
This increases the odds that implantation will
be successful. Also, during pregnancy, it will help
prevent miscarriage or fetal demise in those
prone to blood clots. Having blood clots form in the
placenta and/or umbilical cord is the cause
of many of these pg losses.

AF TO OVULATION:


Evening Primrose Oil "EPO"
1,000 IU per day should be taken
only from Cycle Day 1 to Ovulation.
Do not take EPO after ovulation because
EPO causes uterine contractions
which may interfere with implantation.
EPO is a good source of
Essential Fatty Acids "EFA".
All living cells need fatty acids
for rebuilding and producing new cells.
EFAs are used by the body to produce
substances that send messages.
These messages trigger the important
events that need to occur each cycle!
Those important events? Hormones

OVULATION TO AF:


Flax Seed Oil "FSO"
2,000 mg per day should be taken.
Flax Seeds are rich in omega-3
Essential Fatty Acids "EFA"
magnesium, potassium and fiber
to continue steady level of EFA
(EFO is EFA) throughout cycle.

WEEK BEFORE OVULATION:


Guaifenesin Syrup
a/k/a Robitussin and Robi
DO NOT EXCEED 6 doses in 24 hours.
The Guaifenesin Syrup merely thins the mucus
you already have making more it
sperm friendly
easier to swim to their destination!

ENTIRE CYCLE:


DONG QUAI
500 mg capsules - 2 caps 3 times a day!
Used for centuries by the Chinese restore cycle.
Also known to help with vaginal dryness.
I suggest you use Dong Quai to bring AF back
then take Vitex to keep yourself regular!
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Bbygirl87
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:20 PM

thanks for all the info!! I think I am with u in trying these :)

ericaann86
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:29 PM

I found this info online and am gonna give it a try this month! We are getting married Sept 2nd and that's right around my ovulation so maybe it will be a honeymoon baby! We are going to bed every day from the 22 to the 9th and every other day from the 9th to the 16th here's for trying!!!! Baby dust to all! And let's hope we all have a stress free month and lots of bfp by October 1st!! Good luck everyone and keep us updated!
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ericaann86
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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