Post # 1
My apologies if these questions have been asked before–I did a search, and the newest one was still 2+months old, and thought it would be good to start fresh.
A little background: DH and I have been together 12 1/2 years, and have an almost 9yo DD. She was a surprise, but she’s the light of our lives and we’re so glad we were blessed with her arrival. Obviously it’s been a while since we conceived (going on almost 10 years, OMG, WHAT?), and I’m worried that my… eh, ‘plumbing’ isn’t in as good condition as it was all those years ago.
Right now we’re in the NTNP stage as DH works away from home 6 days a week–it makes timing hard, to say the least. That being said, he comes home the end of August, and I’d like to do whatever I can to help boost my fertility is aiding with conceiving baby #2 at that time.
In terms of readily available drug store meds/vitamins (online shipping to Canada is HORRENDOUS and I’d like to by-pass that), what do you ladies recommend? I’ve heard of Evening Primrose Oil or Robitussin for CM, but I don’t seem to have a problem in that area… I more-so just need to get my cycles on track. For instance, here is a list of my cycles since February of this year (being tracked on FF):
February – 29
March – 30
April – 38
May – 30
June – on CD38, presently
I’ve heard good things about B6 and just taking prenatals, red raspberry leaf, etc… but it’s all so overwhelming! What do you suggest to start out with? What’s the most helpful (that you’ve found)?
Post # 3
We used PreSeed lube and got KU on the first try!
Post # 4
I used Soy Isoflavones and got pregnant my very first cycle. I read on a lot of other message boards that ladies have the same result. You can find them at Target or Wal Mart. They’re like a natural clomid
I took 160mg on days 5-9, used opks to find out my “o” window and then we did the deed.
Shocked it works so fast. I was sure this would take at LEAST 4 months.
Post # 5
@BrandNewBride: Pardon my ignorance (and TMI question), but would the PreSeed still be needed if I don’t have problems in the secretions area? It just seems a bit redundant… but then again, I’m pretty much willing to try anything, lol.
@MissFireFlower: Soy Isoflavones, huh? I’ve never even heard of them… maybe I’ll have to do some research! Thanks!
Post # 6
@brighteyedgirl: We were having marital relations more than once a day on some days, so I needed the extra help!
But if you don’t need it, good for you! Then it would be redundant (and REALLY expensive!)
Post # 7
@BrandNewBride: Haha, makes sense. Thanks for clarifying.
Post # 8
I started using Maca and it really helps with CM, it also shortened my long cycles too!
Post # 9
@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d: I’ve come across Maca being mentioned, as well, but don’t need help in the CM department, lol. I’m more-so looking for something to regulate my cycles… and/or something to promote ovulation.
Post # 10
My doctor suggested Vitex (chasteberry) to help regulate my cycles. It is not a quick fix – it takes something like 2-3 months to really build up in your system. But, it worked!
I also recommend fish oil (Omega 3 supplements) if you are TTC. It won’t help in the process, but there are some pretty awesome studies regarding how it can help the baby, especially in moms who took it from the TTC point.