Thought I'd create a new thread as the TTC Oct and Nov we're so helpful to me :) There were so many BFPs in the Nov group so statistics doing their thing there will be lots of BFPS in this Dec thread too which is super exciting.
Im currently on CD3 of my 5th cycle TTC #2.
AussieMum888 · 03/03/2023 01:21
MilkyAndFluffy · 03/03/2023 10:28
@AussieMum888 heyyy lovely, thanks for making this thread! I found the Oct and Nov threads sooo helpful too and like you say soo many BFP’s on them so something must work ❤️🥰
I’m on CD8 today so gearing up ready to start ovulation testing. Flo says my due date would be 1st Dec if I conceived this cycle so I’ll probably be one of the first to test on here (argh) but glad there are some other early Dec potential due dates 🥰
anyone doing anything differently this month?
I’ve changed my pre-conception vitamins as it had a little more than just folic acid in, added a big dose of vitamin D, drinking grapefruit juice everyday and I’ve heard 8-10 cups of water a day can help… every little helps ey! Also got OT on zinc and grapefruit juice. Anything to make me feel we are doing something to help during this helpless time 😂xxx
MilkyAndFluffy · 03/03/2023 13:00
@Floralsandsmiles eeek thanks lovely - appreciate your support ❤️
@AussieMum888 im taking 2000IU, the normal recommended for most people is 400IU but I had some bloods a few years ago for a separate reason and my Vit D came back deficient so I opted to get 2000!
@AussieMum888 @Floralsandsmiles theory behind the grapefruit juice is purely from my intense google research at 2am when I can’t sleep so the following info is from that! One of my problems is that I don’t ever notice any discharge around ovulation, so I wanted to see if there were any natural ways to increase it so I could notice it and know exactly when I’m ovulating. The idea of drinking grapefruit juice to help promote cervical fluid from the thought that grapefruit juice contains furanocoumarins - so my hope is that it increases my CM!
When I did some further digging just to check there were no downsides or potential harm, I found another bonus was that grapefruit is also high in folate which can help regulate ovulation and support egg quality.
And then I also found out that antioxidants found in citrus fruits, such as vitamin C, can boost sperm count - although my OH hasn’t had any tests and we have no reason to believe his sperm count is causing any problem at this point, I thought what’s the harm in him having a cheeky glass too!
so from yesterday we are drinking a glass each a day up until after I ovulate. I think the last 2 points I made on egg quality and boosting sperm count isn’t specific to grapefruit and is just any citrus fruit containing a lot of Vitamin C - but bonus we were already drinking grapefruit juice for the hope it increases my CM.
sorry for the long message! Xxx
TunnocksTCake · 03/03/2023 14:41
Hi ladies joining in for cycle 5 of ttc #2 after my confusing chemical this month. Currently cd 3 but might also add grapefruit juice as I think I'm maxed out on vitamins already! 😂
Good luck all let's hope this is our lucky month and we get some Christmas babies ⭐️
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