OM Goodness!!!! Such joyful news for so many! Congrats on all the BFPs, mamas!
I've been away for a while (super busy) and need to catch up. Looking forward to that when I have a moment...
AFM, 15dpo, BFN, no signs of conception this month, just waiting for AF the show up. This month I'm okay with it, because I've made so many positive changes that I feel I'm moving forward no matter. I'm LOVING not being on any fertility drugs. And, I'm eating a fertility diet drawn from the Harvard study with a little bit of Sally Fallon/Weston Price thrown in (no processed foods at all -- not even whole grain flours, just sprouted grains -- only organic produce, only pastured/free-range eggs and meats, mostly plant-based proteins with small amounts of meat, full-fat org dairy, and cultured/lacto-fermented foods daily). I'm drinking a fertility smoothie daily that includes a scoop of supergreens, antioxidants like acai berry and high quality proteins like hemp seeds. I also dived into the world of supplements and am now taking daily: DHEA, L-Arginine, CoQ10, Maca, Royal Jelly, B-Complex, fish oil, Rainbow Light prenatals. And, my TCM practitioner prescribed a Chinese herbal teapill called Fertile Fields, so I'm taking that, too. Oh! And drinking Female Toner tea and Damiana herb tea (which, conveniently, also works as an aphrodisiac). Caffeine only in the form of green tea (maybe 3 cups a day) and very little alcohol, just the occasional glass of organic red wine (for the antioxidants, of course!).
So far, I feel fantastic, with much more energy and improved mood. In fact, I'm feeling pretty hopeful that I'm doing a good job nourishing the eggs that are in the pipeline now. The new diet is a bit infectious... DH is trying new grains and DD on board with my agave-coconut oil-flax seed chocolate chip cookies (made with grain-sweetened chocolate, of course).
Now, I just need my life to slow down so I can take it to the next step and include meditation, relaxation, and 8 hours of sleep per night!
Looking forward to catching up with all your stories (and learning how to use this new interface... where did my smilies go? why do I have this DIY avatar thingy?)
Congrats Karmab, Greenmama, Gumblossom (did I get you all?)!!!!
Edited by LitMama - 11/16/10 at 8:38am