LibraryGirl--I love your upbeat attitude and you sold me on the PreSeed. I just got some yesterday and look forward to trying it out. Have you ever tried Robitussin/Mucinex for EWCM? I've noticed I don't have a lot and was thinking about trying it. That's great that the Vitex is working for you. I've given up on it since my last two cycles I ovulates on D27 and D31. From what I've read, it seems to work differently for different women. And yay for the anniversary O!
As an aside, since we were on the topic of orgasm timing, the sobadora I was seeing told me that if the woman climaxes first, then you'll have a boy, and if it's the man, then you will have a girl.
Viddy--It sounds like you have been doing lots of positive things to create a wonderful foundation for baby and/or foster child. I so admire people who foster children. There are so many children in our communities in need of stable, loving homes. Someday I would like to do this as well, but I see it as being a ways off for us. I completely empathize with your feelings of failure. There's this horrible sad overwhelming feeling of being a failure as a woman or having a fruitless marriage that sometimes really gets me down. If it's any consolation, I think our feelings are very normal at this stage.
RosieL--I love that you are bringing the peer-reviewed research to the forum and making sure to get credible information. There's so much hearsay floating around.
So, on my end the main thing is that I saw a reproductive endocrinologist for the first time yesterday. But, I think my hopes were a little high. I thought he would be able to provide me with some insight into why my cycles are so irregular and help me to treat the cause rather than the symptom (naive, perhaps). He was perfectly nice and very understanding, but in the end all he really did was another vaginal ultrasound and write me a prescription for Clomid. It's frustrating to not have a diagnosis. My lab work has all been pretty normal, so I don't appear to have PCOS, but my ovaries are all lumpy and "PCOS-like," so two doctors have told me I may have "slight PCOS." I DO seem to be ovulating, but it's rather unpredictable. The other piece of the puzzle is stress, and the RE said that one of my hormone levels was indicative of stress--and if that is what is delaying ovulation, the Clomid probably won't work. I don't know why, but I feel reluctant to start the Clomid. It also gets expensive since I guess I have to come in for an ultrasound after taking the Clomid to make sure I'm not on track to have triplets or something, and my student health insurance won't cover that. I sent an email to a naturopathic midwife and am thinking about consulting with her first. Has anyone here taken Clomid? Am I being too much of a stubborn hippie here?