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Old 11-26-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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Heather, I'm so sorry for your loss :(  

 

Everyone, now that we're approaching wintertime, has anyone given any thought to light therapy to increase fertility?  I've been reading a lot about it lately, and I realized that of the 4 pregnancies I've had (two of which ended in miscarriage), 3 of them were conceived during the summer, and the fourth that wasn't in the summer was a miscarriage for no apparent "reason" unlike the case of the IUD removal which is most likely the only reason I miscarried most recently.  So it seems to me that I, like many women, may be much more fertile in the summertime and could possibly benefit from light therapy.  Those light therapy lights are brutal expensive though!  Does it seem worth the cost??  I'm considering just getting a growing light for plants and using that because they're much cheaper...  Has anyone tried light therapy or know of anyone who's had luck with it?



An interesting idea...

 

A couple months ago I read that, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the most fertile seasons for women are fall and winter...and, of course, the most fertile seasons for men are spring and summer.  I don't know how much stock I put into that, but I did conceive DS in early November. 

But, y'know, now that I think about it...when I was doing acupuncture to TTC, my acupuncturist often had this lamp-thing aimed at my tummy that made me feel all warm and toasty, but I think it also was some kind of light therapy.  Whether she used it on me or not depended on where I was in my cycle.


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I think I ovulated.  I had 2 temp spikes but also had EWCM the same time so I wasn't sure what was going on.  And I was hoping to see what today's temp was to see if I had 3 high temps in a row but the kids were up all.night.long so I couldn't temp.  I did start drying up yesterday though and am dry today so Im pretty sure I'm 2dpo.  Our timing should be good.  Based on CM alone, we BD on 2 days before ovulation, the day of O, and the day after. If I include the temps and their earlier rise, then we BD on the day before and the day after O. So either way the timing should be good.  I ovulated days earlier than usual and than I ever have. I'm guessing it's becuase of the prometrium last cycle or the vitamin B complex (although Im not sure why they would have the affect of me ovulating earlier) but I'm hoping since they are making changes in there with my cycle that it'll change my inability to get and/or stay pregnant too.  I'm really hoping this is the month!

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I was away from a computer for Thanksgiving week and just got back- still need to catch up on all the posts.  But I had to share...just got a really faint BFP this morning, I am 13dpo- OMG!  I know its still early, but I am sooo hoping this will stick. 

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OMG myorianna - that's not faint......  that's BLARING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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I was away from a computer for Thanksgiving week and just got back- still need to catch up on all the posts.  But I had to share...just got a really faint BFP this morning, I am 13dpo- OMG!  I know its still early, but I am sooo hoping this will stick. 

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myorianna - Wow, congrations!  That's a very clear BFP!  :) 

 

AFM - 11 dpo and BFN this morning.  I'm not spotting yet, so I think the double dose of progesterone is working.  I feel really pessimistic about this cycle though.  I'll test through 14 or 15 dpo and then I'll quit the progesterone to let AF show.  After this cycle, I'm taking at least the next cycle off from charting, OPKs, progesterone, etc. 

 

We're busy packing our house and getting ready to move.  We move out of our house next weekend and in with my parents for 2 weeks, then we'll close on the new house on 12/17.  I doubt DH and I will even be sleeping in the same room at my parents' house, so there's really no point in TTC while we're there.  Plus, I just really need a break.

 

Will someone else please take over the thread for December?  I haven't kept up with it the past few weeks and I'm sorry about that.  I'm just too busy, too tired, and too fatigued of TTC to keep up right now.


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Myorianna - congratulations!!!!  Here's to a sticky baby! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congrats Myorianna!!!  That's a definite BFP!

 

Sorry I'm not so active in this thread right now.  But I still haven't gotten my first PPAF and although DH and I are ready to TTC and we aren't preventing the odds of conceiving right now seem super slim.  I'm okay with that, but I am only lurking around here sometimes so I don't make myself crazy with TTC fever before its a reality!  I have been having a lot more CM lately though, so I keep wondering if things are gearing up again.  Who knows.

 

It's been almost 2 years since my last AF now, kinda hard to believe, but my last one started Dec 18, 2008. . .the next month I got my BFP.  I can't wait to see those two lines again. I get chills when I see the pics of others. But for now I'll try to be patient and live vicariously through you all! 

 

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Callie - How exciting with your big move approaching.  Sorry about the timing for TTC, but I hope you'll enjoy the break!

Kismetbaby - **fingers-crossed**  that you get AF soon and get your timing perfect so you can see those two lines again!

Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and thank you for all your support through this whole couple of months!  It still hasn't sunk in, but I did call to make an appointment which is scheduled for December.  I will miss all you ladies, but will be checking in!


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