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post #41 of 223
sun-shine01-- welcome back!

HerthElde-- I think it has something to do with the cycle of hormones... It builds up like you would O (so you get ewcm) but nursing doesn't let enough of the hormone buildup so that you actually O... then you rev up again and back down etc... That's what the vitex helped me so much with.

Lindsay- welcome here too! :-) Are you following me? :LOL

Steph-- just read your son's heart story and... wow. Just, wow. This quote, " She put a "Mom is Breastfeeding" sign on his bed so everyone would know. I felt so happy (I kept the sign too). " totally had me crying at my computer. Glad things are going well now! Hoping for a BFP for you.

Pipermomma-- that REALLY looks like an O to me. Again, that's my expert <SNORT!> opinion...

Brooke-- Vitex fixed my cramps too... I actually didn't mind my period at all, except for that whole "STILL not pregnant" thing... I used to have BAD ones.. and actually, the cramps never really came back. I don't even take a tylenol during AF anymore.

I forgot to temp this AM and am not really having any other symptoms of Oing... still only CD18 (I think) for me so O is not really 'late' yet. I'm just impatient watching you guys enter your 2WW.
post #42 of 223

vitex

Well, first of all, I notice many are taking vitex (aka chasteberry) in capsule form. I have always read that capsules are the least effective way of taking herbs, as they typically don't allow the release of certain herbal compounds into the system. Infusions and tinctures tend to be much more effective (just a thought for those of you who've tried it with no success). Also, it can take a couple of months of regular use to have much effect.
I'm considering using vitex tincture to help me ovulate, but because it works by reducing prolactin production, it can decrease milk flow. This is a concern for me as dd is still pretty reliant on breastmilk for much of her nutrition. But would it be any different than the decrease in milk production during ovulation when one ovulates without the use of herbs? Have any of you looked into this, or does anyone have any anecdotal evidence?
post #43 of 223

8dpo

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Originally Posted by gabry
Ana, sorry to hear about your dad. Which kind of leukemia is it, do you know? (it can make a huge difference) Hope you (and he, of course) are doing okay.
We're all doing fine, thank you for asking. It's chronic lymphocytic leukemia which I know is the "good" kind but it still sucks. At least it's keeping my mind off of testing .

Ana
post #44 of 223
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Originally Posted by HerthElde
But would it be any different than the decrease in milk production during ovulation when one ovulates without the use of herbs? Have any of you looked into this, or does anyone have any anecdotal evidence?
I started taking it when DS was under a year and he stayed a chunk... Didn't really eat regularly until after he was a year and I didn't notice any decrease in supply. I leak both breasts with every letdown (hense the name... lol) and it didn't change with the Vitex or the pregnancy until after the start of the 2nd trimester. Just my btdt, though, ymmv.
post #45 of 223
So how does one take this chasteberry? Just every day? Just in the beginning of the cycle? Is it better to take it at night or during the day?
post #46 of 223
I don't actually produce milk anymore--just drops, long story-- so I wasn't worried about that. I take 2 capsules 2x a day. My midwife told me it works very gently so I could take double or triple what it says on the bottle. I take it the whole cycle.

leaky, thanks for reading. ds still nurses like crazy but I don't produce milk anymore. I am actually really excited about finally having milk for him when #2 is born. Sad, huh? It's been so long he might actually let go and say "ewwwww!" :LOL I haven't had milk since he was about 10-11 months old. Didn't faze him a bit though. I probably don't belong on this thread b/c I don't have the hormonal stuff associated with breastfeeding but I like reading about others TTC with young kids.
post #47 of 223
Pregnant and tandem nursing mama (and Nursing Mamas getting pregnant graduate in January!) stopping by to spread around some

I'm 17 weeks pg (tomorrow!) and tandem nursing my 2.5 yr old and 4.5 yr old. My oldest, born Dec. 22, wishes all those in the 2ww luck and hopes your babes are born on his b-day!
post #48 of 223
I could really use some help from everyone...I couldn't resist the urge to test and I got a . I'm holding my breath until my betas come back but I really need sticky vibes. I feel really good and positive (unlike last month). The line was relatively dark and it even blurred out into an arrow shape.

to everyone who needs one.

Ana

posted in 30+ ttc too
post #49 of 223

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post #50 of 223

Update Please!

nak

yay hunny! yay Ana!

I am in the 2ww, and I am 6dpo. I will be testing around the 14th, but i,m not getting my hopes up. Good luck everyone!

natalie
post #51 of 223
Thread Starter 
Cautious congrats to you Ana!! Hope this one sticks!
post #52 of 223
Wow, all the dust around here seems potent, lots of and sticky baby vibes out there!!!

Nothing new to report, I'm still waiting to be ready, mostly b/c we are planning on moving soon. However, if a : should happen I'd be more than thrilled :LOL Meanwhile, I'll continue to lurk and ponder what's going on with my cycle...no sign of af though she should be here shortly. Not even sure if I o'd I will have to keep track next month so I can be sure.
post #53 of 223
Congrats hunny and ana!!!!!

So, I'm pretty darn sure I'm ovulating. This EWCM is way more eggwhitey and cmy than any of the previous days this month. Plus I'm cramping (I've never had O cramps before). Plus, I'm really really really, um, wishing I could BD. Alas, I am still away from dh until Saturday *sigh*, so unless his swimmers have lived for a whole 8 days, I guess we'll have a while before our chance comes up again. But, hey, if I am ovulating, that's half the battle!
post #54 of 223
Congrats hunny and Ana. Lots and lots of may your pregnancies be healthy and joyful.

I'm 8 dpo (maybe a bit more, I'm really not sure about my temps the few days before O. . I was taking them so much earlier, I think they might just be low because of that). My dh was basically hopping with joy last night when he came home and all I could do was yawn and say, "I'm sooo tired." I was hit by this wave of fatigue yesterday, dh think it's a sign (that was my only pregnancy symptom with my dd). I'm still pretty tired this am even after a good night sleep.

It's too early to test, it's too early to test. . . : :
post #55 of 223
I'm right there with you, Be...8dpo today. Definitely too early to test...at least to test positive! Be strong!
post #56 of 223
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Originally Posted by Pipermomma
I'm right there with you, Be...8dpo today. Definitely too early to test...at least to test positive! Be strong!
Nice chart Pipermomma. I'll be strong if you will I'm doing pretty well but my DH is driving me

I hope to wait until Tuesday to test. . if AF hasn't shown her ugly head by then, that is.
post #57 of 223

Add me again please

I haven't been on the ttc board since beginning of March so I guess you need to add me back in. DD is 10 months, waiting to catch first pp eggie. I've started a month of birth control to see if it will force my body into ovulating. Hopefully this will work. My goal of when I wanted to be pregnant has come and gone so now I'm just hoping to be pregnant by June. Hopefully I will get my period at the end of this month (cause the BC), ovulate next month, get pregnant next month. How nice would that be? It would be perfect if my plan goes just how it's supposed to. My luck would have it though that the BC will not return my fertility and I won't be pregnant for another couple of years. *sigh*
post #58 of 223
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Originally Posted by bemommy
Nice chart Pipermomma. I'll be strong if you will I'm doing pretty well but my DH is driving me

I hope to wait until Tuesday to test. . if AF hasn't shown her ugly head by then, that is.
Me too, Tuesday is the absolute earliest I promised myself I'd test...12dpo should be enough time to see a line. But a couple of days ago, I swore to my husband that I wouldn't test until 15dpo which would be friday. I told him I like walking around thinking I might be pregnant better than seeing a test telling me I'm not. I'm sure I'll test on tuesday though.

Welcome back Kathryn...hope you see AF soon

Ana...
post #59 of 223
Hello! I would love to join you ladies. I am a 31 and TTC #3. My daughter will be 4 in July and my son (my nursling) is 18 months old. We started trying for #3 in February and that cycle was a flop. March was also a no go since my husband was traveling for work. This month is looking a little iffy as well. I will only be seeing my husband from cycle day 9 to cycle day 14. I usually O around day 17 so we may be able to hit ovulation, but of course last month I O'ed on day 19. So I am really not sure what will be happening this cycle. The good news is that my husband is done traveling the end of the month so if we move into May he will actually be around to try and make a baby.

Anyway... looking forward to getting to know all of you better.
post #60 of 223

cd 2 dd19mo

We had a month off for various reasons and are back waiting to O.

Keeping my fingers crossed we will be able to go for it this month. Circumstances beyond our control keep preventing us from TTC.

Sending to everyone!
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