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June

 

 

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SierraBella

 sraplayas

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tanyato
girlspn
ChristinaMac
Piratemere
SoCaliMommy
CrystalR
  leavesofgrass
element2012
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fishywishy
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newgirlintown
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June

Sukhada

jaxz

Momma Michael

Earthmoma

 

May

cwill

Serenyd

erigeron

 

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Edited by fishywishy - 6/18/13 at 6:38pm
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 Thank you  fishywishy for starting the new thread.

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I'm 20 months pp and no ppaf. I took this test this morning. It looks faint, but I think it's positive. What do you think? Going to buy a different brand later to re-test.
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Ok, well, I peed on three more sticks - all positive. I think I'm likely due in the second week of February. Put a call in to my midwife to get a dating ultrasound. I'm a bit shocked as I had started to believe it wouldn't happen without weaning smile.gif
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Yay!  Congrats Sukhada!!!  So exciting! joy.gif

 

 

Updated list to here

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Thanks Fishywishy!
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Oh wow, congratulations!!! It's so thrilling to hear you've caught the first egg, and didn't need to wean! Congrats congrats and many sticky vibes for you! :) goodvibes.gif And you know I have to ask...any changes to nursing patterns lately? Did you feel ovulation or notice your CM changing? 

 

 

I saw an herbalist today. I'm going to start Vitex and a tea she prepared. I'm well enough convinced that they're safe for nursing. We shall see how it goes. 

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I swore that I felt ovulation and saw fertile CM so many times that I stopped trusting it. So, yes, I provably felt something but thought it was nothing again. Last week I swore I felt pregnant but tested negative at the time. that's probably not helpful. i have PCOS so my naturo gave me inisitol which can help kickstart ovulation.
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Well, I don't know if I ovulated or not.  I thought I would take another OPK today...just to see (I know, I know)...and it basically looked the same as it did a couple of days ago (when I thought I ovulated).  No more OPK's for me.  I did have some super EWCM during that time, and my nipples started hurting during that time.  I don't have the EWCM any more and my nipples are still sensitive.  I guess I'll see in 2 weeks if I really ovulated or not. :)

 

RosieL - I've thought about starting Vitex before, but I chickened out. :)  I am interested to see how it works for you!  Good luck!

 

Sukhada - I haven't heard of using inisitol for PCOS before - did you notice any side effects from it?

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No side effects, except it has a mild laxative effect which is great a keeping the bowels moving regularly. http://www.pcosdietsupport.com/supplements/inositol-and-pcos/
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RosieL - I'm also interested to hear about how taking vitex goes.  I've read about it, but I've been too scared to take anything without talking to my doctor first and also worried about its affect on breastfeeding.  I'm going to see my doctor in two days for my annual exam and planning to talk to her about not being able to get pregnant yet... I'm hoping she has some useful advice for me... also hoping I'll get my BFP in a week or so and not have to worry about it anymore.

 

Congrats, Sukhada!

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Awesome news Sukhada!
Hang in there rest of you mommas...
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Awesome news Sukhada!
Hang in there rest of you mommas...
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Originally Posted by fishywishy View Post

Well, I don't know if I ovulated or not.  I thought I would take another OPK today...just to see (I know, I know)...and it basically looked the same as it did a couple of days ago (when I thought I ovulated).  No more OPK's for me.  I did have some super EWCM during that time, and my nipples started hurting during that time.  I don't have the EWCM any more and my nipples are still sensitive.  I guess I'll see in 2 weeks if I really ovulated or not. :)

 

RosieL - I've thought about starting Vitex before, but I chickened out. :)  I am interested to see how it works for you!  Good luck!

 

I just ordered some amazon OPKs. I can't stay away. Sigh. I will basically have to pee on one every day until I ovulate, which could be a year, so this is silly. 

 

Any particular reason for chickening out?

 

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RosieL - I'm also interested to hear about how taking vitex goes.  I've read about it, but I've been too scared to take anything without talking to my doctor first and also worried about its affect on breastfeeding.  I'm going to see my doctor in two days for my annual exam and planning to talk to her about not being able to get pregnant yet... I'm hoping she has some useful advice for me... also hoping I'll get my BFP in a week or so and not have to worry about it anymore.

 

I was pretty concerned trying out herbs on my own, which is why I consulted an herbalist. This woman's qualifications were impeccable, I very much liked her manner and thoroughness, and she explained each recommendation in detail. She mentioned that Vitex is a galactagogue, had has been used for many years as such. This quelled my slight concerns about nursing.

 

Anyway, we shall see.  

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Hi Ladies, I've been pretty quiet lately because life has been insane, but I'm still here.  DS is 14 months next week, and still no sign of PPAF.  Erg!  He's been night weaned since January, kind of, but this last weekend we really did it. I've been sleeping soundly with my older boys and DH has been sleeping with him.  Hopefully that will help. I'm also taking Maca, Vitex, progesterone cream, and I'm going to see an accupuncturist after we move next week to see if I can get things going. I want to be pregnant NOW, but it looks like there are other plans for me.  I need to go do some Yoga or something. 

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RosieL - I just ordered some amazon wondfo's.  I like to test..a lot.  Gotta love Amazon.  I am sure I'll end up going back and ordering some OPK's also.  I know it sounds silly, but I am afraid if I take herbs I'll end up with triplets or something.  I know it doesn't happen, but that would be my luck.  I took Maca for a while at one point, but it just gave me diarrhea, lol.  

 

Hi piratemere!  It sounds like you're doing all the right stuff - hopefully it will work!! Love your avatar pic, btw!! :)

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Hi Ladies, I've been pretty quiet lately because life has been insane, but I'm still here.  DS is 14 months next week, and still no sign of PPAF.  Erg!  He's been night weaned since January, kind of, but this last weekend we really did it. I've been sleeping soundly with my older boys and DH has been sleeping with him.  Hopefully that will help. I'm also taking Maca, Vitex, progesterone cream, and I'm going to see an accupuncturist after we move next week to see if I can get things going. I want to be pregnant NOW, but it looks like there are other plans for me.  I need to go do some Yoga or something. 

 

Hey! I feel your frustration/impatience. I'm there with you. Here's hoping! Are you looking for or noticing CM changes? I keep noticing cramps and CM changes...but I honestly am not sure what is normal and what is wishful thinking.  namaste.gif

 

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RosieL - I just ordered some amazon wondfo's.  I like to test..a lot.  Gotta love Amazon.  I am sure I'll end up going back and ordering some OPK's also.  I know it sounds silly, but I am afraid if I take herbs I'll end up with triplets or something.  I know it doesn't happen, but that would be my luck.  I took Maca for a while at one point, but it just gave me diarrhea, lol.  

 

I was test-crazy the first time around. I don't want to be that way this time, but I also don't want to pay for a dating ultrasound, so I'm testing HCG weekly and I'm probably going to start OPKs. I only want to start OPKs because I'm curious how the herbs affect me. Also, the cramping I'm feeling makes me imagine that my follicles are almost there, almost ovulating, but then not quite getting an egg out...

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I missed morning tide's post in the May thread. Sorry for your loss. :hugs:

If you find good info on nursing and risk (or lack of risk) of an early loss, will you post it?
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I am so sorry Morningtide hug2.gif

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Hey Jaxz (or anybody else) - when you get sore nipples around ovulation, how long does it last?  My soreness has gone away.  

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