What to do…

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think the first step would go to the gyno to see if there is an underlying issues to be causing the wonky periods. Def have your thyroid checked(which your already going to the doc for). 

 

As for me, losing weight helped… Also, just using a phone app for ovulation tracking will do nothing. You should be temping and/or using OPKs. But temping is the best route to go. Good luck!

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

spence1022:  there is defiently no “magic pill” that will make you get pregnant. and there are plenty of bigger girls that have kids there is no “magic weight” either. you just have to try i guess and not stress over it, stress is the worst for TTC it doesnt help any. but i would go to the doctor she will probably suggest losing a little weight and eating healthy and suggest taking prenatals

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I think my main advice to you is to not be disappointed if it takes a while to get pregnant. For a completely healthy couple with NONE of the issues you mentioned having, it is not abnormal to take up to a year to get pregnant. I would say approach this era of your life with excitement but also don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Stress makes it awful. Try to have fun, be healthy, and hope for the best. 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Make sure you take folic acid (your prenatal should already include that, but worth double checking), and pinpoint ovulation by charting (lots of guides on the internet) to make sure you’re trying at the right time each month. As others have said, phone apps aren’t that reliable, especially if your periods aren’t regular. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Mr. LK and I decided to make getting healthy a big part of out TTC prep. We are both taking daily vitamins (Rainbow Light Complete Prenatal for me, Arbonne Mens vitamins for him), eating healthy (all organic, low carb/ 80ish grams per day for me, lots of veggies, fruits, meats, and nuts, no grains, no added sugar in anything), I’m walking 12 miles a week, we’re going to be starting lifting twice a week, and we’ve each lost 35+ pounds since May. We both feel like we’re physically in a much better place for TTC than we were a few months ago. The best part is that the hormone imbalance that started the whole journey is corrected (the numbers are now in the proper range) and steadily improving. Months ago there was talk of hormone therapy, but not anymore. 🙂

FWIW, you may want to investigate the paleo lifestyle for a holistic approach to dealing with thyroid issues and paleo low-carb for weightloss without hunger. Just remember that low-carb does not mean no carb. As a TTC woman you must eat carbs every day. Just make them good, nutrient dense carbs like butternut squash and fresh berries instead of empty carbs like grains and sugar in your coffee.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

lovekiss:  Thanks for sharing! Tell me more about the grains. Do you avoid them for personal reasons? I thought whole grains were good. 

Sorry to thread jack!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

spence1022:  I would read Taking Charge of Your Fertility and consider charting to get to know your cycles. I learned so much more about my body from this book, as have a lot of other TTC bees. I only chart sporadically now, but I know by and large what is happening and when. Good luck! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

spence1022:  Although I’m no medical doctor, it sounds very similar to PCOS. If it hasn’t already been mentioned take a look to see if you should visit a gyno to confirm + get on meds to regulate.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

spence1022:  I got my copy off book depository. I would also recommend The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant and Expecting Better. Easy to read, with lots of practical information 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

candy11: Threadjack commencing. The decision for us was based on several factors. The primary factor is the carb load grains carry. In my body, carb overload feeds my (plentiful) fat cells, which fuel estrogen production, which results in estrogen dominance and me not feeling or looking my best. So from a hormone balance perspective, carb bombs like grains do not help me achieve my goals. Grains also carry minimal nutrients in comparison to, say, a sweet potato or fresh berries. If I am going to eat food, I want it to be nutrient dense to create the best conditions for my own health and for growing a human being. We also avoid them because they are so processed. You can’t go out into a field and eat a stalk of wheat like you could a carrot. I don’t want to eat something that a “food scientist” concocted in his/her lab and that is full of preservatives when I could be eating something that came from a field yesterday morning. And, for me, I avoid them because I am a grain and sugar junkie. I eat grains (quickly broken down into sugars) and sugary things, and then I crave them more, so I eat them more, and then I crave them more, etc. It’s a viscious cycle for me that leads to binging on them. Left to my own impulses, I would eat a bagle for breakfast and pasta with a side of bread for lunch and dinner, with ice cream for dessert. Coming off of grains and sugar felt like withdrawl. I was irritable, sluggish, had a constant headache, etc. I am not capable of “moderation,” so complete avoidance is my best policy.

Those are our personal priorities, and so far it’s working really well for us. I won’t say that whole grains are inherently “good” or “bad” because I think that choice needs to be made by every person for his/her own body. I just know that, for me and my body, it’s best that I avoid them completely.

 

OP- Sorry for the threadjack.

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