We charted for 6 months using cervix observation & mucus as our primary indicators, then started temping closer to when we actually wanted to insem, along with OPKs. Also made dietary and exercise changes plus prenatals and extra b vitaimns pre-ttc and drank fertility tea (RRL, nettle, oatstraw, red clover). Later added organic decaf green tea to the mix.
We got pg on the 6th try of at-home inseminations using frozen, washed (iui-ready) samples. We tried both vaginal/ici insems and home iui at different times, all done ourselves with no medical intervention or monitoring. I am due any time now!
Hi Megan and sacha, nice to run into you on a different board
- try not to get too discouraged, we've been in your shoes. 6 months felt like an eternity at the time, but statistically there are some very lucky ladies on this board because *average* ttc with frozen is 6-12 months. Lots of the mamas here used fresh or KD. So, even though it was really, really hard to go through the roller coaster of ttc emotions 6 times, we were actually on the shorter end of average ttc. best of luck.
I'm happy to answer any questions if people want to PM me - especially about the benefits of checking out the cervix. Believe it or not, the speculum can be your friend and result in lots of good info!
congrats to all the mamas who got lucky on try #1 - please know how fortunate you were.