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post #21 of 217
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Originally Posted by ryan'smom View Post
Hope this is it for you! It sure sounds frustrating with getting into the specialist. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a cancellation! or better yet, a BFP!!

I'm going to try Preseed this month, because of my scant EWCM. I don't know if it will help, but I'm giving it a shot. Have you ever tried it before? Just curious.

Good Luck!

Laura
What is pre seed? :

I am cd31 of my 1st pp cycle. The last 2 days I've had sticky, stringy cm & quite a bit of ferning on my ovulation scope. Today no cm & very little ferning. I don't get it. Good thing we aren't really trying for a few months.
post #22 of 217
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Can I join in with you guys this month? I've been ttc for a while now with no luck. I have a 2 year old son who is still an avid nurser. I'm currently waiting to ovulate. Good luck to all!
Added you to the list
post #23 of 217
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I had an appt. with a specialist to get some preliminary testing done (hormonal, ultrasound to look for possible problems, etc) set for March 5. I got a call last week to tell me that I have been bumped due to scheduling problems to APRIL 29!!!! Yeesh, I am so frustrated. To get another referal and get in with another Dr would take 3+ months, so no point in looking for a different dr. Hopefully there is a cancellation and I can get in earlier . . .

I STILL have no EWCM. I can see that as normal when you have a smaller babe, but My ds is THREE! Shouldn't it be back by now?!? SO frustrating.
How frustrating! Sorry mama!
post #24 of 217
We I am on CD 6 of my 4th PP cycle and I am getting a bit worried. It took us 9 month with baby #1 but the others 2 that turned into babies and 2 that I lost at 13 and 9 weeks happened right away. I don't temp becuase I am awake too much with my nursing toddler to have it be right anyway but I feel like we have been DTD around the right time. so I don't understand why : keeps showing up.
post #25 of 217
I can't believe it's March! We went away for the weekend and so I missed the end of the Feb. thread. I would have said that I'm ready to be moved to success stories! Those sort-of shadowy "somethings" have turned into nice lines. EDD Nov 10. Feeling really good and wouldn't have suspected that anything was going on yet if it weren't for charting. The little things that I am feeling (light crampiness, tiredness, swollen lymph nodes) wouldn't set off any alarms by themselves.

Hey, Hollin! We were in the Jan 06 DDC together! Hurry up and get to the Nov 08 DDC so we can do it again, OK? Good to see you! If I remember correctly, you're quite petite, right? Maybe increasing body fat would put you over that estrogen threashhold to ovulated? Good luck!

attached2mason, I hope your appointment goes well - that's so frustrating that you have to wait, though!

Re: Pre-Seed/EWCM: Have you all considered real egg whites in place of EWCM? I conceived all three of my pgs with them. I heard about it in Taking Charge of Your Ferility and it's not nearly as tricky or weird as it sounds. And they're way cheaper than Pre-Seed.

Chic2Chic, Where are you?! We haven't heard from you since 11 dpo (or did I miss somehting?). You've got to know *something* by now, right? <Crossing my fingers>

Good luck, everyone!
post #26 of 217
just got back from a great weekend trip -- and AF showed up :

so, please move me back to waiting to O

i was really hopeful for this cycle, as it looked like we had timed things perfectly. (looks like i O'd when i thought i did, which is good to know, anyway)

on the bright side (since i always try to find one), my birthday's in a few days & i'll get to celebrate properly! also, i used to think that having such short cycles was a drag as AF seemed to be here all the time -- but hey, that just means i'll be O'ing any day now!

good luck to all the nursing mamas.
post #27 of 217
congrats because!!! I so hope I'll be due with you in November! I'm about the same weight as when I concieved Alden but yeah I am on the thin side and I'm wondering if my body just knows it can't handle nursing and pregnancy? I don't know.
post #28 of 217
Just checking in on all you mamas. I am lurking

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Originally Posted by 3for_me View Post
We I am on CD 6 of my 4th PP cycle and I am getting a bit worried. It took us 9 month with baby #1 but the others 2 that turned into babies and 2 that I lost at 13 and 9 weeks happened right away. I don't temp becuase I am awake too much with my nursing toddler to have it be right anyway but I feel like we have been DTD around the right time. so I don't understand why : keeps showing up.
It sounds like you could have a short LP, mama, but remember even when everything is "perfect", a couple still only has a 25% chance any given cycle, so hang in there. I charted although I was awake at random hours, I just set my alarm... surprisingly my temps were pretty steady, too.
post #29 of 217
Well... we are ending cycle day 31 and still no AF... fingers crossed!
post #30 of 217
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Originally Posted by Greenmama13 View Post
hello nursing mamas TTC. I have been TTC for about 8 months now while nursing my 2.5 year old. And, I am 39 years old so no spring chicken. I know that you can get pregnant while BF, but I wonder what others experiences are? I hate the idea of weaning my son (who is here) for a potential child that isn't here (does that make sense?). Some days he nurses alot and other days he nurses alot for short periods and we still night nurse as needed, but usually at least once during the night. Thoughts ladies?
I'm 38 and nursing a 2 1/2 year old, so we're in the same boat. I'm right in the middle of our third cycle TTC, so it's a little too soon for me to be drawing any conclusions about how fertility and nursing will work with my own body. My son nurses only twice a day for a total of about 25 minutes, so that's different from your experience.

I am also committed to child-led weaning and mothering the child I actually have right now -- but I don't know if I would feel the same after eight cycles of trying, like yourself. I honestly think I would move toward weaning, at least starting with night weaning!

How are your cycles? Do you ovulate on a regular basis? Any "near misses" as far as pregnancy? Our first cycle TTC in December I had a chemical pregnancy, so at least I know something is working. (I'm assuming that having just one chemical doesn't mean something is actually wrong.)

This is a question that comes up over and over here. There is no easy answer. I wish you lots of luck and fertility!
post #31 of 217
Congrats because
And chic2chic I'm bummed for you. I hope your birthday will take your mind off of it.
I've been waiting to o for a while and that isn't really an exciting time to post, so I haven't. But now I'm on CD 20 and I think I o'd on CD 16. Not charting, but I did pay attention to mucus this month. CD16 was very much like egg whites and I was super excited to BD, so those are the symptoms I'm going by.
We'll see.
I see I'm still in waiting to know from last time, so no need to move me.
DD still nursing like a champ...she's developed some serious eczema the last two weeks, too, so we're cutting out all the usual suspects and seeing how it goes. That means she'll be nursing more I bet!
Best of luck mamas. I'm going to try not to obsess so much like I did last month during the 2ww.
post #32 of 217
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because Congrats!!! :

Jaysmylilpumpkin :

And lots of to everyone
post #33 of 217
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Originally Posted by maciascl View Post
What is pre seed? :

I am cd31 of my 1st pp cycle. The last 2 days I've had sticky, stringy cm & quite a bit of ferning on my ovulation scope. Today no cm & very little ferning. I don't get it. Good thing we aren't really trying for a few months.
It's a vaginal lubricant that is supposed to be "sperm friendly", unlike the typical lubes such as K-Y, etc. I figure it's worth a shot. www.preseed.com
I got mine on e-bay for $16.50/6pack + free shipping and 2 free HPT's.

HTH

Laura
post #34 of 217
Hello mamas . Thanks for the kind words!!

Ryan's Mama . . .this is our second cycle using preseed. Nothing yet, but if I can't make my own I figure it is worth trying. We also tried the eggwhite for a cycle, nothing came of that either. I have a bunch of preseed, so we'll use that, but once it is gone we may go back to egg whites.
post #35 of 217
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Originally Posted by because View Post

Re: Pre-Seed/EWCM: Have you all considered real egg whites in place of EWCM? I conceived all three of my pgs with them. I heard about it in Taking Charge of Your Ferility and it's not nearly as tricky or weird as it sounds. And they're way cheaper than Pre-Seed.
Yes, I've heard good things about using real eggwhites too!, but ds is super allergic to eggs and I don't like to have them in the house. (I know I'm super paranoid)

Congrats, by the way!!!


Laura
post #36 of 217
I need your help, wise nursing mamas. Last cycle was my first time temping this time around. My LP was 9 days. So, now I'm taking a B100 complex.

I remember when I was trying for ds2 and still nursing, my LP was also short, but my cycles were pretty long and I was taking Evening Primrose Oil. I can't remember why I was taking it - to help with the LP, or general cycle length or something else.

I don't want to overdo it with the supplements (I'm also taking cranberry supplements around O time to help with my chances of conceiving a girl), so I'm wondering if you think Evening Primrose oil would be good to take in addition to B100 to help lengthen my LP.

Since I mentioned the cranberry, do you know how much I should be taking? I have 10,000 mg extract, which seems to be a lot. Again, I don't want to overdo it so if anyone knows an appropriate amount, I'd be very appreciative.

Thanks so much! Good luck everyone! I'm so excited for the next success story!
post #37 of 217
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Since I mentioned the cranberry, do you know how much I should be taking? I have 10,000 mg extract, which seems to be a lot. Again, I don't want to overdo it so if anyone knows an appropriate amount, I'd be very appreciative.

Thanks so much! Good luck everyone! I'm so excited for the next success story!
I just stumbled on some info about this recently. This site has tons of info & there is info on supplements here. GL! We may try a few things in hopes of a girl too
post #38 of 217
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Originally Posted by ryan'smom View Post
Yes, I've heard good things about using real eggwhites too!, but ds is super allergic to eggs and I don't like to have them in the house. (I know I'm super paranoid)

Congrats, by the way!!!


Laura
My DS is egg allergic too and I don't keep them in the house either. If I ever get my PP AF back, I think I'll splurge on the preseed before using egg whites because of the allergies. Although, I have been taking evening primrose oil and when I take it regularly I notice a big difference.

Any one know anything about vitamin B6 lowering prolactin levels and helping to produce/regulate progesterone and estrogen?
post #39 of 217

Question for ya....

Have no time to write right now but really wondering......

does a temp drop (after a strong thermal rise) ever mean anything other than AF coming?????
post #40 of 217
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Have no time to write right now but really wondering......

does a temp drop (after a strong thermal rise) ever mean anything other than AF coming?????
implantation can cause a dip
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