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post #21 of 22
Great question. We're about to start TTC #2 (with my wife carrying this time), so we've been thinking and talking a lot about what we're doing differently.

1. We were never convinced that acupuncture worked for us when TTC #1, so we're skipping that this time (at least to start).

2. We're starting chiropractic care now, but that is really more to reduce pain in pregnancy rather than to help with TTC.

3. We're planning to do just one IUI per cycle. I know that there are strongly mixed opinions on this one, but doing more than one per cycle adds lots of additional stress and expense and we weren't sure it increased our chances. We tried one, two, and three per cycle when TTC #1.

4. We're having my wife take milk thistle and a B-complex, but that is to reduce her risk of morning sickness. She is also taking folic, D, and a prenatal, but we did that when TTC #1 too.

5. At least for the first few months, we're planning to have our RE do an ultrasound when we get the positive opk to help with timing. I don't know if that is really necessary, but we did it the cycle we got pregnant with our son, and maybe it helps.

6. LIke last time, we're using the clearblue fertility monitor in the morning (which we definitely don't think is worth the cost if you don't already have it. We would just use a second opk), opks in the afternoon, temping (as well as we can with a baby who doesn't sleep through the night), occasionally looking at saliva ferning, etc.

That's all I can think of right now!
post #22 of 22
If I could have done it all over again, I would have gotten basic hormone levels checked first! This would have saved me time and money...and would have allowed me to mentally prepare myself for the journey.
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