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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


GTR2882 Tue 13-Sep-11 14:40:34

I don't really like honey..........i'm game if you are florin wink

PinkCustard Tue 13-Sep-11 14:41:02

Yes you might as well (then I won't look like the only nutter...)

farfallarocks Tue 13-Sep-11 14:43:25

I have bought it <hangs head in shame>

GTR2882 Tue 13-Sep-11 14:48:12

Nooooo Farfalla don't be ashamed!! We are all in this together!! I need to wait until i get paid though to flash the cash in such an extravagence!!

WishingIWasLucky Tue 13-Sep-11 15:24:30

It's on 3 for 2 in holland and barratts. Across all umfs and all sizes of jar. Just invested in the 500g 25+ umf bought 3 for £80! (£40 a jar- 3 for 2 at the moment). Will only tell Dh if it works, otherwise will not breathe a word to anyone in RL. Will try just the three jars. If no joy will stop at the end of this trial term!
Roxanne: Congratulations on your pregnancy, re the honey- when do you stop taking it? Or do you continue into pregnancy?

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 16:17:37

I know dh will get hungry one day and I will find him putting a huge thick layer on his toast! grin haha

might have to look into this when I get paid and explain to DP how much it cos and if he was to even stiff it I'll put him on the naughty step! smile

farfallarocks Tue 13-Sep-11 16:24:43

I am keeping mine in the office so DH does not snaffle it and also he already thinks I have gone a bit dipsy lala with this TTC bizness and I fear this may tip him over the edge!!

Just had the dose, its really sweet and a bit sickly (and don't look at the calorie content its BAD)

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 16:30:31

damn, this won't be good for my diet! haha

PinkCustard Tue 13-Sep-11 17:43:53

Bagsy calling my baby Honey when it arrives (or Manuka anyone?). Goodness there's going to be a sudden batch of sweet little cherubs thanks to the OP smile

havealittlefaithbaby Tue 13-Sep-11 17:50:41

Ah yes Tesco only do up to 10...I'm pretty sure I'll buy some. More likely to cause questions at work than at home!! Will hide it at the back of a cupboard.

PieMistress Tue 13-Sep-11 18:14:42

Ok peeps so what 'strength' did you all get? Seems to start at 5+, 10+, 15+ and 25+. Would the 5+ do the job grin it's official, I will try anything!

I spoke to the wifie in our local health store and she said for general health and well being then 5+ is fine but if you are looking to medicate for a specific problem (she used example like stomach ulcers ?!) then the higher the better. She said off the spoon or in a hot drink!

joycep Tue 13-Sep-11 18:35:03

oh ok i'll come clean, i've been lurking and through utter desperation i have just bought a 500g jar of the 25+!! Damn it - I was so proud that I weaned myself off Opk's and other weird oils and vitamins and now look at me shock. Roxanne - what have you started??! My dentist will be rubbing his hands in glee when he sees all the will H&B when they see their sales figures!

Florin Tue 13-Sep-11 18:45:23

Ok I've done a bit of research on it. Think it might be worth giving ago. Did read though not to put it in hot drinks as the heat can kill something in it. They suggested putting it in a smoothie I think I will put it in some plain yoghurt. Will get it at the weekend so I can buy it in cash from the actual shop so dh won't start wondering why I am spending a fortune in holland and barratt! I can't admit I am spending that much on honey!

cheekycurls Tue 13-Sep-11 18:50:38

ok def gonna buy some payday, is it ok to take all month or is it before ovulation or in the 2ww???

havealittlefaithbaby Tue 13-Sep-11 18:51:21

Is manuka honey going to be the next coconut oil?

grumplestilskin Tue 13-Sep-11 18:53:57

aldi do 10+ for less than £3

run dont walk! my local one ran out today (I bought the last one) and it might be one of their feature products rather than regular stock (but I hope not)

eurochick Tue 13-Sep-11 20:48:16

coconut oil?

havealittlefaithbaby Tue 13-Sep-11 20:50:06

Some supermodel mentioned she took 2 tbsp a day to aide weight loss, Holland and Barrat sales went up 150% in a couple of months!

Roxanne123 Wed 14-Sep-11 07:49:54

I got mine off ebay its 25+umf i would have thougt they all work the same. the higher the umf the more active ingredients it has xx

eurochick Wed 14-Sep-11 14:10:29

Thanks faith!

I gave in and bought manuka honey this lunchtime.

<Hangs head in shame at being so gullible/deperate to try anything>

GenericDietCola Wed 14-Sep-11 14:26:45

I've got some too - it's 6+ strength and mine also has cinnamon in it (in case there's any truth in the theory that cinnamon and honey help with blood flow). Got mine for the bargain price of £8-something from Julian Graves, but it's only 250g.

Hope it works for us all!

<frets that 6+ isn't strong enough>

grumplestilskin Wed 14-Sep-11 14:30:34

6+ isnt much, 10+ is the childrens strength

farfallarocks Wed 14-Sep-11 17:32:05

Can highly recommend adding it to some greek yogurt, much more appetising!

GenericDietCola Wed 14-Sep-11 17:41:33

Grumplestiltskin is it specifically the antibacterial ingredient that does the job, or is it honey in general? I was just too tight to spend £20 or whatever on honey! Anyway, you'll probably all get pregnant and I will have to fork out anyway...

Farfalla I had it in porridge this morning - was quite nice.

WishingIWasLucky Wed 14-Sep-11 18:09:40

Its VERY thick though isn't it? Found it too sweet...sickly sweet. If it does it's job, then it's a small price to pay, no? But when do you stop taking it? On BFP? On cradling baby?! Lol

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