Southernmommie I see you last two kids were only a year apart. If it's alright can I ask if you were BFing the older one when you got pregnant again? (he was only what, 3 m/o?) Also if you were how did your supply do?
Nursing Mamas TTC August - Page 7
Hey ladies, everytime I try to post it doesn't accept it, but I'll try again!
I went to the midwife this afternoon because its CD44 since miscarriage and still no AF (and no O either). My biggest concern is some pain/soreness in my ovarian area. She's not really sure its related to the miscarriage, and she thinks my lack of AF is just normal, especially since I'm still BFing. She did order a pelvic ultrasound just to see whats going on. That will be Thursday.
I keep thinking I'm going to O, or start AF, but just nothing. I feel like a desert!! There's just NOTHING going on.
SKJ: My LP got longer on my third PP cycle - my cycles came back when my DD was 13 months old. I agree with Zoe, weekly acupuncture is the way to go if you can swing it. I find it really expensive so I try to go at least bi-weekly, sometimes weekly. Interestingly, the cycle I got pregnant with DD I was going weekly for the first time in a few months....
Sorry about AF, zoe. Good luck at the ILs next cycle :)
Niniel, that totally looks positive to me!! Can't wait to see what happens tomorrow!!
Afm: ewcm today! Negative opk but I usually have a couple days of ewcm before I get a positive.
niniel - Was it the same type of test this AM? I saw your other thread and the tests looked totally positive. Keep us posted.
lBreed - good luck with the u/s. I hope you figure out what's going on soon.
carmen - thanks for the tips. Yay for EWCM!
AFM - I made an acu appointment for Saturday, but DH has a dentist then, so I've got to reschedule. Hoping I can get an appointment sometime this week. The great thing is that the place I go is a community acu. place so they ask you to pay $20-$40/visit, and you get to choose what you can afford. So, I can definitely swing once a week!
DTD last night...supposed to be Oing today but I haven't noticed and EW secretion (which I usually get it pretty heavy) although last night we didn't need any lube...
So I had real bad cramping last night IDK if it was implantation or ovulation cramping though. It is tough right now though b/c DH failed his math class (b/c he failed the final and he needed a C overall grade) and now I'm unsure of our future and where to go from here...he said he still wants to TTC and that he can try to test out of the class etc but IDK...
Good luck to everyone in the 2WW!!
sosurreal09- I was not bf'ing at the time I got pregnant. I was depressed and didn't know it. I weaned her because I thought that DH and I were done having kids at 4. So I weaned her so that I could get my boob implants. She was totally weaned for 2 months when she was 3 months old onto formula. I got 1 ppaf and then went in for surgery for the implants. You're not going to believe this next part. I guess hubby was getting excited about me having bigger boobs because my implantation date is the day of my surgery or day before or day after. I'm not joking. I found out I was pg 2-3 weeks later. I actually cried when I got my bfp. Not tears of joy. I was still pretty rocked after DD though. After our ultrasound when we found out that he was a boy, I got better.
Zoe - My insurance doesn't cover acumpuncture, but we do have a Health/Flexible Spending account which takes out pre-tax money from DH's paycheck. So, I can submit my receipts for that and get reimbursed. So it saves whatever your tax rate is. Where do you live? I have a friend with a community acupuncture clinic in New Hampshire and I could ask her if she knows anyone in your area. The acupuncture community is small in the grand scheme of things!
I see my acupuncturist every two weeks. He likes for me to go around ovulation and around implantation/period.
By the way, I was so excited. I shared FF with one of my friends that is going to start TTC. She signed up and I got 30 days of FF VIP status!
this is probably a stupid question but - I've read ladies talking about their supply dropping around the time they get AF or during early pregnancy, so my question is... what are the signs that your supply has dropped? I don't pump so I can't monitor what I'm making that way, but I have noticed my DD has been nursing a LOT recently, as soon as she climbs off my knee she's climbing back on again looking for more.
Hi Ladies. Kellymom.com has some great info regarding supply drop around O - AF. Here's the link and the relevant excerpt. http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/natural-treatments.html. I used cal/mag supplements last month, but didn't notice too much of a difference.
Low milk supply associated with menstruation: Calcium/magnesium supplement
Some women experience a drop in milk supply from ovulation (mid-cycle) until the first day or two of the next menstrual period. A woman's blood calcium levels gradually decrease during this period of time, and for some women the drop in blood calcium causes a drop in milk supply. For women who have this problem, calcium/magnesium supplements may be helpful. This practice has also been reported to eliminate most uterine cramping and some premenstrual discomfort such as water retention.
The recommended calcium supplement dosage is between 500 mg calcium/250 mg magnesium and 1500 mg calcium/750 mg magnesium (the higher dosage is generally more effective). Calcium dosages this high should not be taken alone, but as a calcium/magnesium (or calcium/magnesium/zinc) combination. Otherwise the calcium will not be adequately absorbed into your body. The amount of supplement depends on the composition of your diet -- the more animal protein, the more calcium/magnesium needed. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, the lower dosage may work fine for you.
Start the supplement when you ovulate, and continue through the first few days of your menstrual period. If periods are irregular, then begin calcium/magnesium at 14 days after the beginning of your last menstrual cycle, or simply take the supplement every day.
This may be useful to some moms too (also from kellymom.com):
Some mothers have found that taking one capsule per day of evening primrose oil can be helpful for preventing sore nipples due to hormonal changes during ovulation or around the time of menstruation.
Evening primrose oil is generally considered safe for nursing moms. It is reported useful for nursing moms who are trying to conceive. It is also reported useful for treating postpartum depression, sore nipples during ovulation, PMS, fibrocystic breasts, Raynaud's syndromeand plugged ducts. EPO is derived from Oenothera biennis seeds and is an excellent source of essential fatty acids and their more complex metabolites GLA ( gamma linoleic acid). The suggested dosages that I have seen vary from 500-6500 mg per day for various problems: 500 mg per day has been suggested for breastfeeding moms with sore nipples during ovulation; 1000 mg 3 times a day for PMS or fibrocystic breasts. According to Hale, overt toxicity of this product appears to be quite low. No pediatric concerns have been reported. The Botanical Safety Handbook regards EPO as "safe when used appropriately." Overdoses of essential fatty acids have been known to provoke gall bladder attacks