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Lyterae, official congrats!!! now you can join Echo in the Feb DDC!

Lilcrunchy and Birdie - yay on AF! I wish I could join you as cycle buddies, but I am still clear - as in nada - CM is still watery . . . .and approaching cd 40.

When we were TTC DS I got 2 pregnant predictions. one was right on the $$ for Gabe - due 11/7/09, girl,(except for the girl part) the other said we would conceive, find out, or be due in May, with a boy. I am thinking that the May prediction is for baby #2. if we'd be due in May, I think that means pregnant in August? we will see . . .

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Onward and upward! Glad you'll be charting this cycle. though, AF is no fun.

Darn tootin'!

AFM - I got crosshairs! 3 DPO. I'm debating not temping the rest of this cycle. I think it might bring me some more zen. The only thing that makes me want to temp is if I am pg, I'll have a really sweet PG chart to put in my DC's baby book someday, like I did w/DD. The last thing I want to see is a huge temp drop at 11dpo or something...

Though...even if I don't continue temping, and I am pg, I can still put what I have down in there. So, I don't know. I just need to stop obsessing and get back to my regularly scheduled chaos!!

At least having to work today should help take my mind off things for a little while!

Happy Whatevering, Ladies!
I am excited to be charting this cycle. I jumped on board right on time, too. AF will be over in a few short days. Good thing is they aren't bad and it doesn't last long.

I hope you do whatever brings you peace, whether it be temping or not. None of this should be stressful, even though it sure does always turn out that way, which is a bummer.


I temped for the first time this morning! I think my thermometer might read temps low, or maybe my body heat is just lower than I thought after sleeping all night, but either way it'll work.

My poor nose is killing me this morning. We watched movies last night and DD brushed her head against my nose and her hair ripped my nose stud out. So, that wasn't fun, but it feels like someone punched me in the nose because of it. Eeh.

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Ooo, look at those dark lines, being all liney and dark! YAY!!

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Baby ~ I find it much less stressful to not temp during or after I get a confirmed thermal shift. Recently, I haven't even started temping until I get EWCF because I usually get it for so long. This cycle I started temping right after was over because I thought the maca might make me O earlier. It's been a week now, though, and still only sticky CF. Oh well.

lilcrunchymama ~ How long was your cycle then? Was it normal for you? Basal body temps are lower than regular temps. The average pre-O range is 97.0-97.5 and the average post-O range is above 97.5. Unless your temps are consistently in the 96s or lower, they are normal.

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Today DD saw the moon for the first time. She pointed to it and tried to grab it. When she couldn't reach, she said, "Up!" and asked me to pick her up. She tried to reach it again, and when she couldn't, she sighed. I told her the moon was a little high for her to reach right now, but she should never give up trying.

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That is so sweet! I know how you feel - I love this stage Meadow's in, and I don't want anything to change, but at the same time I feel the pull for another baby. Maybe I"ll just hang out on this thread and be "whatever" for a while...

Marine Wife Thanks for the tips! I'll read up on charting while BF to get some more insight into what's going on w/ me.

Lyterae Congrats!! That's very exciting!

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This is the first quiet moment I've had since I posted the other day, LOL!

I am totally into the whatevering for right now.
DH and I have 4 kids. 6 1/2 year old dd, 5 year old dd, 2 1/2 year old dd, and 10 month old ds. We have been BUSY making and raising babies for 7 years and I love it! I really feel like this is what I was called to do! I am blessed to be able to stay home with them and I think my hubby is finally seeing that we are meant to have a large or maybe even extra large family.

I have not had a PP period, and never even got one between dd #3 and ds. We caught that first egg around dd #3's first birthday.

I know I am going to be fertile soon, though. I am becoming more interested in BDing and my hubby is noticing that.

I don't plan on going back to work and we homeschool, so I am here full time with the children, while hubby is trying to get his own business off the ground. He told me a few months ago that he is "okay with having more kids, but he wants to wait." I'm not exactly sure what that means. ie how long he wants to wait, if he wants to try to use a different method of BC once I start my cycle, etc.

A few months ago, I also said something about our house plans, (we want to build a home in 5 years or so) and he said something like "well, we'll probably have three more kids by then."

He knows me and my heart and sees that I love being a mama. We DO NOT like pregnancy. I LOVE the infant and breastfeeding stage and hubby enjoys our babies once they are about 2 years old, LOL!


Anyway, to make a long story a bit shorter, we are using WD and have had success with that in the past. I would like to stop that by Christmas or the New Year. I think I'll feel "ready" to TTC again by then. I still have 10 pounds I'd like to lose by then and I would feel okay about weaning my boy by the time he is 18 months or so.

There is another issue that we are dealing with, though. My hubby's sister and her husband have been TTC for a year and have had one early miscarriage. They are now going to a fertility specialist and it just breaks my heart that they are not able to get pregnant again. She is one year older than I am, and it would be WONDEFUL if she would get pregnant before I get preggo with our 5th!! baby.

Congrats on the BFP, lyterae!

I need to start charting when I start my period. I never have before and am excited about it! No cycle since February 2007 is crazy!
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lilcrunchymama ~ How long was your cycle then? Was it normal for you? Basal body temps are lower than regular temps. The average pre-O range is 97.0-97.5 and the average post-O range is above 97.5. Unless your temps are consistently in the 96s or lower, they are normal.
My cycle ended up being 27 days, since AF started on CD 28. That was actually normal for me. My last cycle before that was 30 days long. Since I lost 10 lbs since January I see that I am having normal 28ish day cycles. Before I lost weight I would sometimes go 3 months without having a cycle. That was last year, then I went on Yaz for a month (hated it) and then got off, started losing weight and started seeing cycle improvements.

Ok, that makes sense. I didn't know that at all. I guess 98.6 was stuck in my head.

Oh, this is funny...after I told SO the other day that I was going to start charting he still insists on not WDing when AF is over. I haven't made up my mind if I am going to tell him how un-safe that is. I mean, HELLO, I'm not the one who wants to avoid.

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My cycle ended up being 27 days, since AF started on CD 28. That was actually normal for me.
Oh, ok. I thought you were thinking of testing because your cycle was longer than normal.

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Oh, ok. I thought you were thinking of testing because your cycle was longer than normal.
I tested because I was having a lot of pregnancy signs. I keep having stuff like that every month and the signs keep getting more prominent. It's kind of weird.

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Nothing really new to report here, just chugging along at 4DPO.

Sooo...I told DH last night about our oops possibility. He asked out of the blue how my temps were and if I'd O'ed yet. I didn't miss a beat and told him it happened earlier than I thought it would, that FF did give me an O day. When? He asked. And I hesitated and said...On the day we DTD in the am! Whoops!

Amazingly, he seems so happy about it! I mean, this morning I told him I was a little nervous and freaking out, and he's all, "Don't worry! Never a perfect time! You gotta just do it!" I'm sitting there thinking, who is this man?! LOL!

Im thinking he is/was more ready than even he knew. I'm really glad about that. He asked me last night when AF was due, and I told him well, I'm 4 DPO now, so at the most 10 days. He was like, "OMG 10 days, we won't know for that long?" and I laughed and said, "Haha, no don't worry, I'm an early tester I'll know probably by next weekend," and we got a good laugh out of that! LOL!

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Nothing really new to report here, just chugging along at 4DPO.

Sooo...I told DH last night about our oops possibility. He asked out of the blue how my temps were and if I'd O'ed yet. I didn't miss a beat and told him it happened earlier than I thought it would, that FF did give me an O day. When? He asked. And I hesitated and said...On the day we DTD in the am! Whoops!

Amazingly, he seems so happy about it! I mean, this morning I told him I was a little nervous and freaking out, and he's all, "Don't worry! Never a perfect time! You gotta just do it!" I'm sitting there thinking, who is this man?! LOL!

Im thinking he is/was more ready than even he knew. I'm really glad about that. He asked me last night when AF was due, and I told him well, I'm 4 DPO now, so at the most 10 days. He was like, "OMG 10 days, we won't know for that long?" and I laughed and said, "Haha, no don't worry, I'm an early tester I'll know probably by next weekend," and we got a good laugh out of that! LOL!
Yay! I'm crossing my fingers for you! I had the same reaction (who is this man?!), I mean, he's been so adamant about putting it off. And now, he is so excited. It's fantastic, but really weird.

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I tested because I was having a lot of pregnancy signs. I keep having stuff like that every month and the signs keep getting more prominent. It's kind of weird.
Ah, I see. If it would help at all, from what I've read, the same hormone that causes PMS also causes those supposed early pg symptoms, progesterone, rather than the pg hormone, hCG. So, any pg symptoms that you may feel so early most likely are not. When I started charting and TTC and then CTA, I started feeling a lot more hormonal changes than I had before. I don't think it was that anything new was happening. I think I was just more aware of everything. KWIM?

Baby ~ Maybe subconsciously he knew you were very fertile when you dtd. Women release pheremones (just like other female animals) that attract men when they are fertile. Men can smell it, so it to speak, even though they aren't aware of it. My dh can tell when I'm getting close to O.

All this talk about possible pgs is depressing me right now. I just got off the phone with my dh. We had an argument. He's been gone for at least a year with only a 30 day period over Christmas and New Year's when he was home. He's coming home July 11 or 12. He's been planning to take 30 days off so we can hang out and do family stuff and have fun together. He's known since before he deployed a year ago that he was going to be up for Major when he finished the course he's doing now. We've been planning our 30 days of vacation for at least 2 months now. So just today he decides to tell me, "By the way, I'm going to need to go to Quantico for a few days to make sure all my paperwork is in order for my promotion." This is right in the middle of our family vacation time. I got mad because I don't understand why he didn't tell me that 2 months ago when he first mentioned taking all that time off. He does that sort of thing all the time. Only gives me pieces of the whole of information rather than telling me everything all at once. I don't like surprises. I like to be able to plan things as much as possible as far out as possible. He's known that ever since his proposal surprise fiasco. Yet, he still withholds information from me until the last minute. Anyway, not feeling too much like baby making with him right now. It's good thing he isn't home.

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I got mad because I don't understand why he didn't tell me that 2 months ago when he first mentioned taking all that time off. He does that sort of thing all the time. Only gives me pieces of the whole of information rather than telling me everything all at once. I don't like surprises. I like to be able to plan things as much as possible as far out as possible. He's known that ever since his proposal surprise fiasco. Yet, he still withholds information from me until the last minute. Anyway, not feeling too much like baby making with him right now. It's good thing he isn't home.

Sorry for the vent.
This is me too. I have a plan for *everything* I literally get sick if I don't. And several weeks ago, DH and I both booked a weekend off work so we could get away and go camping for a few days, just us, since we've been so busy with work/school.

Then he took a phonecall a few days ago and picked up a shift for that weekend. Like really? And then he tells me he didn't book off those days so we could go away, he booked them off before that, because he knew there was a good chance his other work would need him (He's working two jobs). I was like WHAT?? No, I practically have a campsite booked for us. Urg.

I'm also feeling fairly frustrated because twice now this cycle while I've been fertile, I've teased DH beforehand that we should get busy because I'm very fertile, and he's made comments to the effect of "Well, maybe we should" or 'you never know', etc... and then he ended up W/D anyways. It feels like Im' being duped lol. He knows that I'm joking that we should dtd because there's a good chance that we'll get pregnant, and I think he's playing on that, but then making it impossible anyways. Not fair.

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for both MW and JJ.

Men can be real thick at times. They don't realize how much we really want to just spend time with them. On the other hand, they take care of so much for us. It's hard to be mad at someone when you know they're working hard so we can enjoy the lives we have.

AFM - I'm not feeling very zen at all. One minute I'm positive I've just *got* to be pg. The next minute I'm all, nah, I shouldn't get my hopes up at all.

I think my hopes are already up, so maybe I should just go w/it? So strange. And btw, time is basically standing still. I keep staring at my chart hoping it will tell me something. Maybe if I stare at it long enough all of a sudden it'll start flashing "You're pregnant! Get off the comp and go do something else!" LOL!

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I keep staring at my chart hoping it will tell me something. Maybe if I stare at it long enough all of a sudden it'll start flashing "You're pregnant! Get off the comp and go do something else!" LOL!
Do you have the pregnancy monitor? That will tell you are are pg if you wait long enough.

You're right about the men. I am absolutely grateful for what my dh does for us. It's just that after 10 years of trying to get him to give me all the info he has, it drives me crazy when he doesn't. And after a year of him being gone, a month together with no work interruptions was so exciting. I was thinking today that it's interesting where our relationship has gotten to. We've gotten to the point where we can get mad at each other and then just let it be that way. Neither one of us worries that it means the other might leave. I remember when I was younger I was always afraid of a boyfriend breaking up with me after a fight (if I wasn't going to break up with him). It's pretty cool that we can get angry at each other but not have to worry about that.

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for both MW and JJ.

Men can be real thick at times. They don't realize how much we really want to just spend time with them. On the other hand, they take care of so much for us. It's hard to be mad at someone when you know they're working hard so we can enjoy the lives we have.

AFM - I'm not feeling very zen at all. One minute I'm positive I've just *got* to be pg. The next minute I'm all, nah, I shouldn't get my hopes up at all.
Oh totally. I felt bad for getting angry, because he's been working so hard for the past year to go through school, and suck up enough that he would get hired by these people... and then now he's been hired, but he feels he needs to basically do everything they ask so that they will bump him up to 'full time'. And so as a result, he's been working crazy hours, and he's tired, and hungry for real meals, instead of stuff on the go, and I haven't seen seen him in what seems like weeks, plus I've been delegated to the bus, since he's been needing our only vehicle for this extra work. It's been hectic hectic and we keep reminding ourselves that it's all for the long run, and I've been trying to be so understanding, but then when he took the shift I snapped. lol I was like but but but... you couldn't leave one weekend free? *sigh*

But like you said... it's hard to be angry, especially since once we have kids, I don't plan on going back to work full time, so him getting a full time solid job now, is really important.

And I'm not so zen either. The is officially the latest I've ovulated (and been able to actually tell, the other late o charts I have aren't complete) since I started charting, and since it's "so" late, I keep being like... well fine, let's dtd one more time... and also reading too much into things like oh well maybe this is fate's way of showing me that it's meant to be this month, and you haven't o'ed yet, because you haven't convinced your crazy dh not to w/d It both sucks and is hopeful at the same time, because normally I'd be about 3-4dpo already, not waiting to o.

This is me pretending to be zen... while I secretly plot out the will be nursery and baby's wardrobe in my head


We can do it guys... Anybody got anything interesting happening this week to focus on instead?

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Men! gotta love them though - DH has been purposefully thick lately. He mentioned several times this weekend that we were trying to decide when to give DS a little brother or sister. LOL I think he thinks sooner than later, which is fine with me! Oh, and I have EWCM this morning!!! maybe this cycle is finally going somewhere! Makes me feel like we need to DTD NOW! (both for possible baby-making, and because it has been a couple weeks, and what better excuse?)

Babycakes, at your DH being on board! for me, actively TTC is such a rollercoaster of emotions, and possible pregancy signs, I like this whatever-ing much better.

Here's hoping we all have a fantastic week!

Lyterae, I hope you pop on once in a while for updates! and Echo too!

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Not much going on, Becca is still ecstatic and I'm already starting to feel queasy.

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We can do it guys... Anybody got anything interesting happening this week to focus on instead?
I'm pretending right along w/you! I'm cool and calm on the exterior, a hot mess on the inside! I'm already getting hung up on birth options and baby names...

It helps that IRL my BFF is 6DPO and we text each other ALLTHETIME about this stuff (and other stuff, too, but ykwim). If something pops into my mind I can text her and we laugh or chat for a min.

I don't have much else interesting to focus on, but I think I'm going to remedy that by tackling some much needed cleaning. I think I'll feel much better when/if I get a BFP if my bathroom is clean and my house is tidy. I might even venture upstairs and start cleaning. We use our upstairs as attic space even though it's really a finished area/bedroom...If we have another LO we're going to need that space for a playroom/office so either way, I should get cracking on it.

But I'm bone tired. Dog tired. I haven't felt this exhausted since...dare I say it? No, no no. I won't say it.

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Not much going on, Becca is still ecstatic and I'm already starting to feel queasy.
Yay for queasies!! I mean, bummer that you're not feeling well, but yay for a good strong bean!

In other news, DD's tantrums are calming down. They were bad for a few days and now she's had a vocabulary explosion, so I just have to keep in mind how frustrated she must be. That's why she's so hard to handle. I'm reading Happiest Toddler on the Block and it's really opening up my eyes to what she's dealing with, and really helping me work with her instead of constantly battle with her. It's a good, AP minded (mostly) book.

I'm also reading Emily Giffin's new one The Heart of the Matter. OMG so good. If anyone is looking for a funny book to read, pick any of her books up.

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Hello All! I am so glad I have people here I can relate to and help me not obsess. I have baby fever up the wazoo and nothing I can do about it but hope for an oops. I saw EWCM for the second time this cycle, still waiting for AF after stopping the pill in April. We DTD saturday and sunday so I am hoping for an oops I guess. Oh life is funny.

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In other news, DD's tantrums are calming down. They were bad for a few days and now she's had a vocabulary explosion, so I just have to keep in mind how frustrated she must be. That's why she's so hard to handle. I'm reading Happiest Toddler on the Block and it's really opening up my eyes to what she's dealing with, and really helping me work with her instead of constantly battle with her. It's a good, AP minded (mostly) book.
My 3yo has been like that for the last year. He didn't talk much until he was around 2. Then he started talking like crazy but it's hard to understand him and he gets so frustrated. He used to get so frustrated that he'd hit himself in the head.

I refused to look at the Happiest Baby on the Block after my dh got the DVD rather than reading Dr. Sears' AP book that I gave him. I was so mad at him for thinking he could take a short cut and didn't even get the correct info. I know it's gentle parenting but not really AP. He came home and said it was useless, anyway, because ds wasn't an infant anymore. Serves him right. I didn't know there was a toddler version.

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I am so glad I have people here I can relate to and help me not obsess.
I'm not sure this is the best place for not obsessing. Seems lots of obsessing going on. It's definitely more fun than the CTA thread, though.

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Hello All! I am so glad I have people here I can relate to and help me not obsess. I have baby fever up the wazoo and nothing I can do about it but hope for an oops. I saw EWCM for the second time this cycle, still waiting for AF after stopping the pill in April. We DTD saturday and sunday so I am hoping for an oops I guess. Oh life is funny.
Hopefully you don't obsess while you're here! Haha, like MW said, there is a lot of obsessing going on here, but it sure is lighthearted and fun. I feel like it's a bit of a tongue in cheek kind of obsessing, lol.

Good luck, though. Hoping for an oops is hard.

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My 3yo has been like that for the last year. He didn't talk much until he was around 2. Then he started talking like crazy but it's hard to understand him and he gets so frustrated. He used to get so frustrated that he'd hit himself in the head.

I refused to look at the Happiest Baby on the Block after my dh got the DVD rather than reading Dr. Sears' AP book that I gave him. I was so mad at him for thinking he could take a short cut and didn't even get the correct info. I know it's gentle parenting but not really AP. He came home and said it was useless, anyway, because ds wasn't an infant anymore. Serves him right. I didn't know there was a toddler version.
Well, so far I do like HTOTB, b/c it's about listening to and understanding your about-to-tantrum toddler and talking to them on their level. It takes into consideration their right and left brains aren't really talking to each other, and how when they do get upset or mad, their emotional mind takes over and they can't rationalize or process anything. I didn't realize this. I mean, duh, yeah of course, but I often felt like DD *knew* what I was saying but she wasn't listening b/c she was being "bad" -- when that's not the case at all.

And FWIW I didn't read Baby on the Block b/c I thought I knew it all and had read Sears and Pantley and thought I didn't need any help. Now, I know I need all the advice I can get and I'll just process it myself and see what will work for us.

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And FWIW I didn't read Baby on the Block b/c I thought I knew it all and had read Sears and Pantley and thought I didn't need any help. Now, I know I need all the advice I can get and I'll just process it myself and see what will work for us.
You're only on child #1, right? By the time you get to child #3, there's not much that an "expert" can say that's new, iykwim.

My dh was on baby #1 when I gave him Dr. Sears' book and he watched the Baby on the Block DVD. He had a big problem with expecting my oldest to know/understand more than he really did because he was a big kid/teenager. He wasn't in the picture with ds1 until he was 8 years old so he didn't have the experience I did learning as he grew. I was constantly explaining and showing articles about brain and emotional development to my dh. He wouldn't read anything, though, and thought he could squeak by watching a DVD.

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Thank you everyone. I am tring not to obsess, but i am CD 72 and hating every minute of it. So an oops would at least let me know why I am not getting my cycle back. It is very frustrating to wait for your body to act normal. have any of you gone through this. My doctor says wait until 3 months. So I am waiting. I really dont want to take the provera to start my period after the 3 months though. I would rather do it naturally.

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Sammerson - if you are sure you aren't pregnant, have you considered having acupuncture?

My gyn gave me a script for Provera and told me if a week after my appt w/her AF hadn't arrived, to take it. Well, I'd had an acupuncture session designed to "get things going". My period was 6+ weeks late when I had the session and 8 weeks late when I saw my gyn. Two weeks to the day after my acupuncture session, 3 days after my gyn appt, AF arrived. I'm fairly certain that the acupuncture triggered O for me that cycle.

I know you were looking for a natural way to kick start things, so maybe this would be an option to check out.

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Pre-DS (while we were TTC) I had that issue: super long cycles, partly due to coming of the Depo-shot and partly I think due to my weight. Dr. dx'd me with PCOS, but never did any of the insulin-tolerance testing. I am still doubtful of this dx as the only signs I have are overweight and long sometimes anovulatory cycles (no bad acne or hirsutism). I think what helped me was some detox - water and green tea, milk thistle, etc - and weight loss. I lost about 14 lbs immediately before conceiving DS.

If you can, I definitely second the acupuncture suggestion. Even if you aren't TTC (and we aren't really, we're whatever-ing!) it is good to get yourself regular and healthy.

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Sammerson - if you are sure you aren't pregnant, have you considered having acupuncture?

My gyn gave me a script for Provera and told me if a week after my appt w/her AF hadn't arrived, to take it. Well, I'd had an acupuncture session designed to "get things going". My period was 6+ weeks late when I had the session and 8 weeks late when I saw my gyn. Two weeks to the day after my acupuncture session, 3 days after my gyn appt, AF arrived. I'm fairly certain that the acupuncture triggered O for me that cycle.

I know you were looking for a natural way to kick start things, so maybe this would be an option to check out.
I really dont think I am pregnant. I have taken a few tests over the last few weeks, and they have been negative. But since I dont temp, I dont know if I am ovulating. I only know I have fertile CM, so I really dont know if that means anything more than my body is going through the motions, but not completely doing what it needs to do. I dont like the idea of acupuncture. im not a fan of needles.

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From my book, Wise Women Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun S. Weed, ginger root is an excellent emmenagogue (menstrual promoter). There's a long list of other herbs you can use, too. Be careful, though. Make certain that there is no chance you are pg because they can cause abortion.

I experienced 2 years of ammenohrrea after having a Norplant removed. I took Provera every 3 months to get because I didn't know about any alternatives at that point.

I was diagnosed with PCOS a few years after that. I didn't believe I had it until I had several ultrasounds that showed my ovaries full of cysts. Weight loss helps a lot of women with PCOS so, just because symptoms go away with weight loss doesn't mean you don't have it. Also, you only need 2-3 of the symptoms to be diagnosed with it. My original symptoms were long, irregular cycles and sometimes anovulatory cycles and infertility. I'm, technically, not insulin resistant. When I was first diagnosed I had had a few ultrasounds and never saw any cysts. I don't know why they developed later.

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I am almost positive I am not pregnant. Either that or all the tests were wrong. I think I will wait until after my vacation next week to make any decisions. That will let me take another test in between just to be sure I am not pregant and give my body the full 3 months to try and behave on its own. I have heard of the ginger and parsley to help your cycle along. I really would rather not have to go to the doctor. I have never heard of PCOS. I am not overweight and the doctor has never said any of my blood work was abnormal. Never had any cycsts that the doctor can tell, but I have never had an ultrasound. I have never had any pain associated with anything like that.

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