(Closed) Calling All Creighton/NaPro Technology Bees!

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Hooray! So, I’m not a NaProTech bee YET, but I’m seriously looking into it as hubby and I are Christian and don’t believe that IVF/IUI is right for us. Thanks to Pretzel & MrsFarmer for the info!

Months TTC: 19. Ugh

Current Cycle: maybe 15? I don’t remember.

Cycle Day/DPO: CD27/4DPO

Any Known Issues: PCOS, very limited CM.

Where are you in your NaPro Journey: Just starting out. In the research method still, learning about cost, process, etc. Realized today that the biggest NaPro clinic in Canada is about three hours away, but if hubby gets the job we’re hoping for, it’ll only be 45 minutes away!

What are you thankful for?:  my husband, my faith, and my naturopath (who seems to be kicking some PCOS butt with his combination of seeds and supplements).

Post # 5
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1053 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Months TTC: 12

Current Cycle: 14 but I feel like we’re starting all over again! 

Cycle Day/DPO: CD5

Any Known Issues: Possible Low progesterone, Endometriosis, low morphology for my Darling Husband, one questionable tube (it’s just super tightly curved and wound)

Where are you in your NaPro Journey: We are just starting our first full cycle but we’ve been on supplements for about 2-3 weeks.  Fertile Aid for Men, Fertile CM, B6 Compound timed release, mucinex and green tea.  I’m debating using FertileTea and Fertile Aid for Women. 

What are you thankful for?:  I’m so thankful for another option.  My DH & I are Christians and just felt like IUI was the furthest we’d go with artificial options but that that was a last resort for us.  After my lap my dr gave me 3 month on Clomid and then said we’d have to do IUI with injectibles.  Elley brought up NaPro to me and thankfully I live in Omaha where Dr Hilgers is based – HUGE BLESSING!  And then I realized one of the consultants is my childhood best friend that I had lost touch with.  It just seemed like a ton of doors opening πŸ™‚  I’m cautiously optimistic πŸ™‚   

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

And yes I did do a little pushing with @Mrs. Pretzel:  to get her to start this post πŸ™‚  I’m glad it worked!! πŸ˜‰

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just wanted to pop into this thread for support! I have NO DOUBT that without Napro I wouldn’t be where I am now with a healthy pregnancy. My regular OBs/doctors would’ve ignored all of the warning signs and I’m sure that our road would have been much much longer. It was such a huge blessing to have a good Napro doctor who focused on all of the right things (and continues to monitor me even though I’ve long since moved to an OB for my prenatal care).

 I have so much hope for you girls!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Running Elley:   Hopefully we’re all as successful as you were!  πŸ™‚  It feels good at least to know that they are trying to treat the symptoms instead of just getting you PG and stopping there.  At least for me, there are obviously other issues that are keeping me from getting PG and being healthy so I’m thankful for their outlook on healing the whole body.  Not just the baby maker πŸ˜‰ 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mrs. Pretzel:  Thanks for starting this thread and for the great intro!  I’m so glad we have a place to share all the amazing stuff there is to know about NaPro.

@redsmarties:  Happy to see you here, lady! πŸ™‚

@ecomaha:  HELLO!!!  Smile *waving* So glad to see you here!  Thanks for pushing Mrs. Pretzel–awesome!

We haven’t started our journey with NaPro Technology yet, but that is definitely the road that we will pursue with our infertility.

Months TTC: 15

Current Cycle: 16

Cycle Day/DPO: CD14

Any Known Issues: None that we know of.  My cycles are very regular with a 12 day LP.  I am scared out of my mind that we might have male factor due to DH’s undescended testicle that was operated on and corrected when he was 4 or 5 (I can’t remember his exact age).

Where are you in your NaPro Journey: We’re just in the beginning stages.  We have a NaPro doctor 2 1/2 hours away from where we live and we will be booking an appointment to meet with her in a month or two, get started with the Creighton method of charting, and whatever else she recommends. I’ve cut way back on caffeine in the past couple of months, and started B6 complex and guafenesin this cycle.

What are you thankful for?:  My faith has been my lifeline through all of this.  Seriously, without HIM I’d probably be committed to an insane aslyum by now. πŸ˜‰ LOL jk  My husband is my best friend, my pillar of strength, and it makes me cry when I think of how good a daddy he will be someday and how much I want to have his babies (I really hope they get his curls!) I am so grateful for the hope and healing that NaPro can offer as an alternative to medicated methods.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Running Elley:  Thanks Elley!  You give us hope!  Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Hubs is actually SO excited now about the prospect of NaPro. I read him a bunch of descriptions and things last night, and he thinks its all a fantastic idea.

That being said, I’m going to give the naturopath another few months to see if my cycles regulate, then I will work on booking an appointment to learn about the Creighton method.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@redsmarties:  That’s awesome!  I’m glad he’s excited too!  Sometimes I think our men are so busy supporting us that we sometimes forget how much emotion and hope they have invested in all of this too.  It’s so good to be in it together. πŸ™‚

If your naturopath can keep kicking PCOS butt, that’s awesome.  I’m sure your weight loss and fitness plans are helping a lot too!

@Mrs. Pretzel:  There is distance teacher for Creighton here in Canada too.  We’ll go see the doctor for our initial appointment (her suggestion) and then go from there. I’m feel like we’re finally going to get somewhere with our efforts!  And it’s SO nice to have all of us kind of in this together. πŸ™‚

Medicines/Supplements:

  • Prenatal vitamin
  • B50 Complex (new this cycle)
  • Guafenesin in the form of Robitussin (new this cycle as well)

Charting: Charting with FF http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/376ebb

Testing: No testing done yet

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I love that we all have faith in common. How exciting.

Medicines/Supplements

  • Alternating seeds (chia, flax and pumpkin first 1/2 of cycle, sunflower and sesame second 1/2)
  • fish oil first 1/2 of cycle, evening primrose oil second 1/2 of cycle
  • cobalt/zinc/copper mix
  • inositol
  • basic prenatal vitamin
  • homeopathic drops
  • castor oil packs
  • chaste berry tea, yarrow flower tea

Charting: sympto-thermal – just got a new glass thermometer from my naturopath tonight, to see if it is more accurate than my digitals

Testing: SA for hubby in March (normal), whole hormone panel for me

Procedures: ultrasound to confirm PCOS

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@redsmarties:  @Mrs. Pretzel:   I’m curious – what is sympto-thermal charting?

Let’s see here…….

Medicines/Supplements:

  • B6 timed release compound 500 mg
  • Fertile CM
  • Mucinex (cd1-until O)
  • Daily green tea  (cd1-until O)
  • Fertile Aid for Men
  • Gummy PN
  • Folic Acid
  • Following Making Babies plans for eating and lifestyle

Charting: FF but just for temps and just around O and later in the TWW.  All my CM charting is going on Creighton http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/34511a

Testing: Darling Husband had SA which was great besides his morphology is a little low. 

Procedures: HSG which led to a Lap that confirmed Endo and a tightly curved tube

 

One of my goals I’m really working on, which is hard for me, is exercising regularly.  I find that a lot of the time I just feel sort of low and a touch sad so it’s hard to jump right up in the morning and do it so I need to work on that.  I’ve also started eating gluten free.  I want to lose some weight but it’s been said to help with endo and TTC so I’ll try it!!

Speaking of faith – this is my signature on my email and it always helps me to remind myself πŸ™‚

be joyful always * pray continually * give thanks in all circumstances
1 thessalonians 5:16-18

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