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So, what to do differently THIS month?

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heatherbee36 Sun 19-Jun-11 21:35:59

feeling strange with another month looming ahead of 'trying' just wondering what to do differently this month! Eat even more fruit? Take different vitamins? Buy a fertility doll?

I sometimes feel it's such a lottery - and maybe trying too hard (or changing your numbers!) may just work against nature 'taking it's course'

sorry -i don't want to be on too much of a downer -anyone else feeling like this?

eurochick Sun 19-Jun-11 22:12:32

Yes. I keep trying different things. This month it's B6, Folic Acid, CoQ10 and low dose aspirin instead of my usual pregnacare.

Some months I try every day around ov time, others every other day.

Mixing it up makes it FUN! Oh yes. Am I convincing anyone yet?

havealittlefaithbaby Mon 20-Jun-11 18:34:08

We will be employing the 'alternative method', DH is to provide an <ahem> manual sample and I will use a syringe! Hoping to take pressure off him and performance issues by aiming for swi alternate days with this method! He's also taking well man conception pills following his SA results. May wander round in sexy undies every other day!

havealittlefaithbaby Tue 21-Jun-11 06:31:43

Oh I'm.also doing pelvic floor to encourage his swimmers in the right direction!

heatherbee36 Tue 21-Jun-11 14:54:58

Sounds all good stuff ladies and everything's worth a try!

Feeling more optimistic today - have upped my evening primrose oil (until ovulation) am taking Agnus castus and going to try following Dr's orders of bd'ing every 2 to 3 days-rather than jumping on DP everyday!! (to allow sperm to fully mature)

My DP has agreed to start taking well man supplements too!

Levana Tue 21-Jun-11 15:12:38

This is my regime this month:

A teaspoon of Maca powder - have been taking this for 3mnths and has shortened my cycle.

Royal Jelly - is meant to improve egg quality. I think takes 3 months to take effect and have only taken it for a month.

1500mg of evening primrose.

I have been drinking grapefruit juice prior to ov, am a bit sick of it but I do think it's good for ewcm.

Will be watching for tips as as you can see I am a sucker for all things that supposedly boost fertility.

LoveInAColdClimate Tue 21-Jun-11 15:44:05

This month, in addition to my exisiting routine of FF obsession, conception vitamins, vitamin B6 and grapefruit juice, I am trying:

1. No booze (other than the very boozy hen do I have just returned from blush).

2. First month of CBFM (hoping it will give clearer results than hours spent hiding in the loo at work trying to deduce whether one blimmin' line is as dark as the other frickin' line).

3. Making more of an effort with the sexing - rather than attemting to seduce DH by saying "come on, we've got to do it, let's just get it over with - can you try to be quick?" while wearing tracksuit bottoms and one of his t-shirts, I am making an effort with underwear, candles, toys blush etc.

If this doesn't work, I am considering acupuncture and/or reflexology and possibly painting the bedroom orange (meant to help on feng sui principles), although DH has said a very firm "no" to the latter so far. We did have a bowl of oranges by the bed but this whole TTC thing is taking so long that they went mouldy, despite having been the fruit of choice for lengthy sea voyages...

Aworryingtrend Tue 21-Jun-11 16:08:39

grin at oranges

This month for the first time I am

- taking my temperature and charting (CD21 and doesn't look like I'm ovulating but hey ho)

- drinking grapefruit juice to boost EWCM (only done it 3 days so too soon to tell)

- having sex every other day just in case by some miracle I am ovulating

- lying down for 30 mins after sex (have managed to organsie so that DH then brings me cup of tea in bed, result!)

- ever so slightly cutting down on giving up alcohol

- switched to decaff coffee

heatherbee36 Wed 22-Jun-11 09:02:01

what is maca powder ladies?

lol - still trying to coax myself into drinking grapefruit juice! grin have a cuppa brought to me in bed... brew

not had alcohol for the longest time but typically this weekend (when I expect to ovulate) there's a friend's birthday night out! wine wine wine

good luck everyone....I'm off to buy oranges!!!


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