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Manuka honey helping to concieve?

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Roxanne123 Mon 12-Sep-11 09:02:30

Hi ladies, i know the pain of wanting to get pregnant after trying for so long.

7 people i know who had been trying to concieve between 6months and 3years gave me a tip... they were having 2 spoonfuls of manuka honey umf25+ a day.. all of them who now have children or are pregnant.

After ttc for 14 months i decided to give it a go... i am now 13+2 smile

This may be a total fluke but if it can help anyone at all its worth putting it out there

xxx

Levana Mon 12-Sep-11 09:57:01

Wow congratulations. I am into the 6 month of trying now, how long did you take the honey for before you conceived?

I have been thinking of taking royal jelly as i've heard it's good - maybe this is along similar lines. Anyway will give it a try thanks!

nearlymumofone Mon 12-Sep-11 10:25:09

worth a shot i reckon, I know what i'll be going to the shops for today!!

Sn0wGoose Mon 12-Sep-11 11:07:29

Wow!

Don't know how reliable this is, being that it's a honey-promo website, but nontheless:
"The use of honey and cinnamon will boost the blood supply to your reproductive areas by 2000% which will of course help to improve them ready for conception to take place."

http://www.health-benefits-of-honey.com/tryingforababy.html

Levana Mon 12-Sep-11 11:46:52

That's intresting about how it improves blood supply, that must an important aspect of ttc - I've been paying for acupuncture and one of the main aims of it according to the guy I saw is to increase the blood flow to the reproductive area.

I was trying to drink cinnamon tea (teaspoon of cinnamon powder in hot water) 3x a day at one point but found it quite vile! Will have to start again and think of it like medicine.

PieMistress Mon 12-Sep-11 15:46:53

Did you keep taking it from TTC until BFP? Or until end of first tri?

Roxanne123 Mon 12-Sep-11 19:19:23

I took it for 4-6 weeks then found out I was pregnant smile it's great for blood flow digestion all sorts really would recommend it to anyone xx

bagelmonkey Mon 12-Sep-11 19:23:09

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but by "use of honey and cinnamon" does it mean eating them or topical use?

Roxanne123 Mon 12-Sep-11 19:25:40

I used to just have a spoonful in the morning and spoonful at night smile x

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Mon 12-Sep-11 19:28:36

I'm at the stage now where I'll give anything a go! If it works, after 4 years of trying and 4 early m/c I shall be singing from the rooftops. smile

Florin Mon 12-Sep-11 19:29:29

Really silly question but do you think you have to have it just as a plain spoonful or can you put it on toast in yoghurt etc?

Roxanne123 Mon 12-Sep-11 19:33:22

Yeah it's just like normal honey so on toast cereal yoghurt any way is great smile it tastes nice too smile really do hope this works for you all have my fingers an toes crossed for you all xx

havealittlefaithbaby Mon 12-Sep-11 20:19:39

I've heard of it's healing properties, it's used on wounds (I'm a nurse). I'm so going to Tesco tomorrow. I know it's a tenner a pot but hey I'm game!

Roxanne123 Mon 12-Sep-11 21:09:15

Good luck please let me know how you all get on smile x

farfallarocks Tue 13-Sep-11 11:41:33

a tenner? I popped into holland and barrett and it was £30!!

Still debating it but perhaps worth a try!!

GTR2882 Tue 13-Sep-11 13:12:32

I have seen it on Amazon for Active UMF 10+ Manuka Honey
£8.46 (£29.68/kg) - would this have the same effect as the 25+ do you think?

PinkCustard Tue 13-Sep-11 13:50:39

Eagerly awaiting response as £8.46 seems much more reasonable...

Florin Tue 13-Sep-11 14:14:58

Waitrose only sell up to 10+ holland and barratt have the 25+ have it on sale to £26.99-my god that seems really expensive for honey plus I know dh will get hungry one day and I will find him putting a huge thick layer on his toast! Anyone going to try it?

PinkCustard Tue 13-Sep-11 14:21:15

Oh my god I've just ordered some - it's official, TTC has tipped me over the edge! It was £16-something from H&B. May as well get the moses basket out of the loft now then grin. (For god's sake, no-one breathe a word of this to DH!!)

PinkCustard Tue 13-Sep-11 14:21:54

It was the 25+ one btw

Florin Tue 13-Sep-11 14:33:49

pink could you possibly post a link the one I saw on there was a huge amount more expensive. for that cost I will give it a try!

GTR2882 Tue 13-Sep-11 14:35:55

PinkCustard if it works though it will be worth it! God, TTC seems just as expensive as the bloody baby grin

Florin Tue 13-Sep-11 14:36:32

scrub that pink it comes up with the original price but when you click on it, its the reduced one I can see it now. Now do I buy some is the big question!

PinkCustard Tue 13-Sep-11 14:38:56

www.hollandandbarrett.com/pages/categories.asp?cid=198&afid=70&safid=ggl&scid=13435&cm_mmc=Google-_-Honey-_-PB%20-%20Manuka%20Honey%20-%20MTE-_-[h

Has that worked??

PinkCustard Tue 13-Sep-11 14:40:17

It's on page 3 but is only a 250g jar (is that tiny?)

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