Preg Prep- Make That Baby Kit: Any Bees Use It? Or Know Someone Who Has?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would only buy something like that if I was having trouble conceiving, and it wasn’t too expensive. I don’t know how much it costs. It seems a bit silly to me.

ETA: Not for $40!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It’s definitely not worth $40. It’s basically just prenatal vitamins (which you can buy anywhere for much cheaper), some bath oil and some combination of Vitex/EPO and something I’ve never heard of that’s supposed to thin your cervical mucus?  If you’re having problems with your cervical mucus, you can just take some generic Mucinex around ovulation time. The pills in this kit say to take them for five days before ovulation, but Vitex needs to be taken consistently for two to three months daily to have much of an effect. I don’t know much about EPO, but I’m sure you can also get that much cheaper. It is a cute package, but I doubt it will do much to increase your chances of conceiving. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Just seems like a gimmick to me. It’s not going to increase your success at getting pregnant at all.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Coral99:  There is nothing there that will increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Well, perhaps the Chasteberry has *some* potential to boost fertility, but unless you have a hormonal imbalance, it’s probably a waste of money.

You haven’t been TTC very long. A year is typical for couples TTC. I wouldn’t mess around with things that could potentially adjust hormones until I was sure there was a problem.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m 39 and 32 weeks pregnant with my first. Before you go messing with supplements, in cute packaging or not, have you tracked your temperature, done charting, tracked CM, etc? 

You very well may not be ovulating when you think you are, so BD’ing isn’t timed well. Plus, it gives your doctor TONS of information to look at if/when you do have to seek your OB’s adivce.

As for the supplements in cute packaging, no I haven’t used those, nor would I. I wouldn’t trust them – There are many people who take supplements and it does help – but I would buy a name brand and one I trust, not one in cute packaging.

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

yep, pregnant naturally because of my charting and all that. I got a BFP our 4th month of BCP, but that ended in a MC at just under 6 weeks. Took a month off from charting and “trying” and then after 2 more months went to my OB and asked what to do next – and mentioned that my luteal phase was short (7 days at the shortest, 11 at the longest, average of 9 days). Between that and the MC, my OB prescribed progesterone supplements and I got pregnant that cycle and am now 32 weeks. So charting really did help me out – it gave the OB the info he needed to get me pregnant and stay pregnant 🙂

Age really isn’t that big a thing. I know more women in their late 20’s/early30’s who needed IUI or IVF than I do “old” women like me. It really just depends on you and your body.

I really can’t recommend charting enough. the OPK’s predict when you will O so you can BD and then your chart confirms O and lets you know if your LP is good and all that. These things can make a HUGE difference in your ability to conceive.

I’m very open about my TTC journey, so feel free to ask any questions – here or in PM

Post # 13
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Wannabee

Glasgowbound:  Hi, I know your post said 2013, but I wanted to know what’s OPKS i have been trying and have not had that much success. And what is MC and BFP and BCP. I would like to Increase my chances. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

OPK – ovulation prediction kit – you pee on a stick and when the test is positive (control line as dark or darker than the test line), you should ovulate in the next day or two

MC – miscarriage 🙁

BFP – bif fat positive – a positive pregnancy test

BCP – birth control pills

I highly suggest charting your temperature and taking OPK’s if you want to help your chances

Read a book called Taking charge of Your Fertility. Also Fertilityfriend.com has all sorts of video tutorials to help you figure it out. 

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