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What's the secret weapon that helped you get pg?

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decafgirl · 10/06/2006 09:23

Ok folks, I'm sure it's been done before but I'd like to compile a list of all the magic potions, herbal teas, old wives tales and secret places you've used to get pregnant or you've heard of so that my friends and I over on conception can come and join you over here!

No skimping on the details please and thank you in advance! Grin

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suzywong · 10/06/2006 09:24


gothicmama · 10/06/2006 09:26

sunflower and pumpkin seeds for dh and me
bd every 36 hours at least
vitamin tabs without vit A

tribpot · 10/06/2006 09:26

I'm not sure this counts, but the secret of my success is (or was) having crippling ovulation pains every month. Hey presto: you may not want feel like it but at least you know when you are most likely to conceive! They do seem to have settled down a bit since I had ds, so not sure what trick I shall use next time ...

tribpot · 10/06/2006 09:27

Btw, not sure what "want feel like it" is meant to mean, v tired!

Pruni · 10/06/2006 09:30

I have heard:
give up caffeine and alcohol
whey protein
75mg aspirin daily
smoothies daily

Much of these related to ivf though and getting egg quality and womb lining up.

(* the baby aspirin one is for improving blood flow to the ovaries/uterus and comes with the warning that higher doses of aspirin may cause early miscarriage.

  • one ivf clinic is doing a trial to see if a smoothie a day makes a difference. Unbelievable but true. Don't know if it's a fruit smoothie or yogurt-based one.
  • I checked out spirulina in holland and Barrett and it has absolutely no link with fertility at all, and in fact all its magic properties are anecdotal rather than proven so I wouldn't bother spending £14 on this myself.)
catj · 10/06/2006 09:30

\link{\Cerne Abbas Giant}

catj · 10/06/2006 09:32

Would like to add I didnot try this out Blush

Pruni · 10/06/2006 09:33

Apparently Toyah Wilcox did so bear her in mind when you go there... (not) Grin

gothicmama · 10/06/2006 09:35

Iman david bowie's wife followed a tradition from her country and held babies

Maddison · 10/06/2006 10:11

DS1 - Lots of partying and alcohol

DS2 - DH & I had a bet with each other about who would back out of sex first Blush We bd every night for about 3 weeks when we were both too knackered for any more!! Grin

intergalacticwalrus · 10/06/2006 10:12

Booze for me too, both times.

moondog · 10/06/2006 10:14

Tickling my big toe with an ostrich feather every third night.
A litre of beetroot juice nightly.

saltcod · 10/06/2006 10:16

reflexology...... I had secondary infertility & we'd been trying for 1.5 yrs for no. 2. Booked a course of 6 x weekly sessions of reflexology & bingo..... I was pregnant before the end of the course!

Lact8 · 10/06/2006 10:17

Getting dp to sit on frozen peas Blush
worked though, to ds's to show for it so thank you bird's eye

and for dd, getting all smug that ds2 was finally sleeping and we had started to have some sort of life again

LadySherlockofLGJ · 10/06/2006 10:17

Eh............sperm ??

Lact8 · 10/06/2006 10:17

two ds's

Lact8 · 10/06/2006 10:18

also meant to say the peas really worked, only tried once for both of them and pg the next day!!

Beauregard · 10/06/2006 10:23

Cushion under the bum after sex!

Axolotl · 10/06/2006 10:24

...a friend (who, incidentally, is a doctor!) swears it was the reflexology that finally helped her, after years of infertility. She says that even if was just working on helping her relax, she thinks it was what made the difference.

decafgirl · 10/06/2006 11:44

These are fab - keep them coming!

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FrannyandZooey · 10/06/2006 11:48

I and a 'friend' checked out the Cerne Abbas Giant once and the condom split

as was not wanting to get pregnant at all

It should have taught me to not meddle with things I don't understand Blush

decafgirl · 10/06/2006 11:50

I may need to book a coach trip for the girls from conception!

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FrannyandZooey · 10/06/2006 11:51

Take a ladder, there's a fence round it now :)

FairyMum · 10/06/2006 11:52

Cough medicine around the time of ovulation. I believe it works 100%

decafgirl · 10/06/2006 11:52

Grin I can picture it now...

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