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Gingerbreadlady1 Tue 13-May-14 10:54:22

A thread for the older ttc'er. Join us in the chicken coop for support, advice or just somewhere to rant.

Here's the old thread for those wanting to do serious lurking:

spinningirl10 Tue 13-May-14 11:03:28

Thanks Ginger for new thread smile)

Karmanna13 Tue 13-May-14 11:31:55

Thanks for sorting the new thread Ginger- May it bring BFP's to us all!

KEGirlOnFire Tue 13-May-14 11:59:27

Adding my place to the new thread!!

Irma, you're so right. That's a year of TTC that I'll never get back, when potentially there was no hope at all and it could have been avoided.

Almost wondering whether I should gather some evidence of the impact of Anaemia on Fertility and bloody sue them!!! The fertility clinic didn't pick it up though either!!


Hello everyone!! smile

Tilly73 Tue 13-May-14 12:55:26

Just marking my place.
Kegirl what was your blood count? I can't believe they missed it,what was the point of doing it in the first place??
I agree Karma hopefully this thread will come up with loads of BFP'S!! smile)

irma77 Tue 13-May-14 13:46:44

Well, I went on to a fertility boosting shopping spree. Totally clucking mental. I've got maca root powder, agnus castus drops and evening primrose oil capsules. shock

I might not take the EPO as now I'm reading that the omega-6 in the epo are not that good for PCOS.

I'm already taking Inositol, maybe I'll screw my hormones even more, but I'm tired of this super long cycles!

I'm not telling to DP blush

Fankletastic Tue 13-May-14 13:51:04

Thanks for the new thread Ginger
Kegirl I can't believe that! It's astonishing that they never once mentioned it to you. I would be raging too and definitely taking a fighting stance. But maybe try to sleep on it and see how you feel tomorrow. You can often regret things done in a fit of rage.

Sorry, I don't think I said hello to the new chicks yet- welcome to our coop! We may be over 35 but we still have a bloody good chance of getting diffed. It's only taken me 26 slow, painful cycles but I am nearly 6 weeks pregnant and hoping to hold on to this one!

AnnieHoo Tue 13-May-14 14:54:09

Marking my place in the new coop. Thanks Ginger!

Inshock73 Tue 13-May-14 15:56:02

Hi everyone (waves) I'm marking my spot in the coop smile Thanks for starting new thread Ginger I haven't been on here for a week been so busy job hunting, application forms, interviews etc etc I'm just sitting down with a cup of tea and a flake and going to read through the weeks' news on the old thread smile

KEGirlOnFire Tue 13-May-14 16:51:27

Has anyone heard from Mampam? She was going to post after her scan on Friday... confused

patch77 Tue 13-May-14 17:56:52

Bookmarked New thread!
Hope things start to look better KEgirl

Gingerbreadlady1 Tue 13-May-14 18:33:48

I was thinking the same kegirl, re mampam. can't believe that about the anaemia. That's exactly how I felt about my prolactin situation.

inshock how'd you get on with shagathon week?

Impressed by your shopping spree irma!

I've been using soft cups post dtd, really easy to use (not the dp knows, he thinks I'm obsessive as it is! )

Gingerbreadlady1 Tue 13-May-14 18:35:58

spining my dp is exactly the same re dtd on demand. Dtd crap sex sucks. We hardly have sex now outside of fertile time which is really not healthy sad

stubbornstains Tue 13-May-14 19:29:58

Hello new thread!

Ooh, my book's arrived- "Taking charge of your fertility". Goodness, it is a tome. And I've already learnt something new- my egg white cervical mucus is not my egg white cervical mucus. All these years, and I've been getting sticky and slippery mixed up blush.

Needless to say, I've spent the greater part of the day sitting on the toilet rummaging away and trying to make sense of it all grin.

In other news, I got a free Bowen treatment today from my crazy hippy mate. It basically consists of a gentle poke, followed by her wandering off for a bit, followed by another gentle poke, more wandering off, etc.....However, I did feel all floaty and spaced out afterwards, so it was obviously doing something. She's going to give me another one next week, and "Concentrate on the reproductive system". We'll see, eh....

Tranquilitybaby Tue 13-May-14 20:22:09

Oops I replied on the old thread! Sorry. X

Staking my place on this thread too x

Tranquilitybaby Tue 13-May-14 20:24:03

Has anyone heard of Serraptese? It's an enzyme that breaks down scar tissue, endo, unwanted cells etc. think of trying it for a few months.

I currently take a multi vit with probiotic in, might go back on Evening Primrose too. What else is good to take?

AnnieHoo Wed 14-May-14 12:26:26

Have heard of serraptese for chronic pain like arthritis. Might be quite powerful tranq...

I've also been shopping and ordered a jar of Fresh royal jelly. It's meant to be good for egg quality but the cynic in me is crying out that there is nothing that can be done to improve egg quality once you're past 40 and I've just thrown £27 down the drain. I also bought two books on IVF and 90 pregnacare conception pills. It's too easy to spend money on this!! I'm daft enough. hmm

stubbornstains Wed 14-May-14 14:34:50

In more news....DP informs me he has been to the doctor's and received a "little pot". It has to arrive at the correct department (spermology, perhaps?grin) of the mahoosive county hospital within 30 mins of, er, production. The hospital is about 30 mins' walk across.

WIBU to start a thread on MN local with the title: "Looking for the best place to have a wank at RCH"? grin

stubbornstains Wed 14-May-14 14:37:14

Actually Annie, I think you can have an effect on egg quality- as it grows and matures and gets ready to pop out. I believe between 90 and 20 days is the crucial time. This from a website that Gingerbread linked to on the last thread. Let me see if I can find it......

mampam Wed 14-May-14 19:53:44

Hey I've found you smile

Sorry I didn't update on Friday....was shattered and not been feeling at my best since.

Just figuring out how to post pics blush

Stubborn My friends DH had to deliver a sample but we live in an area where the nearest main hospital is over an hours drive away. He parked up in the hospital carpark and got in the back of his work van..........!

Tilly73 Wed 14-May-14 20:51:50

Glad to see you found us mampam and that the scan went well smile
Just been looking up egg quality and they recommend something called maca and royal jelly, does anyone know if it works and worth getting??
They say that we do produce new eggs but our ovaries need looking after and also recommend a "fertilty "massage?? Suppose it couldn't do any harm :$

KEGirlOnFire Thu 15-May-14 07:14:46

Morning all!!!

Phew, Mampam I was getting worried!!

I forgot to say (with the trauma of the whole AF/GP/Anemia thing) that a really good friend popped around on Thursday night to see me and said she wasn't feeling great. Then told me that she's PG. Baby number 4, not planned and she's only 32. BUT I was amazed how 'OK' I felt and that I was genuinely pleased for her!!! If I'm honest, a year ago I don't know that I would have been pleased for her but I think as time's gone on I've mellowed a bit and although I'm sad for me that we're not there yet, I realize that it isn't anyone elses fault and it's just the way it is.

Stubborn, why doesn't your DH just go into the toilets at the hospital grin. He could just sit there and imagine you in a Nurse uniform and he'd be well-away. Although the sound of someone having a number two in the next cubicle might put him off a bit... grin I can't remember what my DH did actually, just drove really fast I think...

Tilly and Annie, good like if you go ahead with the 'Jelly'.

I've got my first free Reflexology session on Friday. Plus I've started on the Iron tablets (400mg a day) so we'll see if that gives any improvement. Apparently Iron tablets can take weeks to get into the system though, so I've heard. It's not an improvement straight away.

As for DTD, I think DH is grateful we're TTC. If we weren't we wouldn't be DTD at all!!! I've never had a sex-drive sad.

mampam Thu 15-May-14 09:53:14

Aha I think I've done it.

1. Upside down baby
2. Arm and hand

stubbornstains Thu 15-May-14 09:54:23

Ah, you must have arrived at a state of reproductive zen KE. Comapssion for all living creatures etc. 'Tis good, no? It's something I'm constantly striving for. Sometimes I manage, sometimes not. It often depends on whether I actually like the person concerned blush

Hurrah mampam, glad all is good!

Actually DP is remarkably casual about "cracking one off" in the hospital toilets. Almost troublingly so, in fact hmmgrin

More obsessing and worrying about my cycle. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Fertile EWCM today, according to the book! I will have to summon DP this evening (we don't live together yet). is CD15. My cycles are normally 26 days (although 24 last time, 25 the time before). No temperature shift yet. So I'm stressing about having the dreaded short luteal phase sad.

stubbornstains Thu 15-May-14 09:56:32

Ooh, x-post! Coo mampam! Hurrah!

I must admit, I find it remarkably cheering to see a nice scan picture on here grin

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