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If you are an expert on these types of things, tell me, what kind of vitamins, supplements and/or herbs (and what doses) would you put me and DP on to increase our chances of conceiving?<br><br>
We have been TTC for about a year, plus one m/c a year and a half ago (we conceived easily that time).<br><br>
No health insurance coverage for fertility testing or treatment so we just have to do the best we can to try to boost our fertility naturally.<br><br>
Anyone feel like helping me out with this one? If so, thank you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Well, what are your cycles like? that makes a difference..<br>
Also what is your health and DP's health like in general? Do you already take anything?<br><br>
Let me know and I'll try to suggest a couple things to try.
 

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Oh, thanks! Yeah, I suppose that would help! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
We are both generally healthy for all intents and purposes; DP more so than I.<br><br>
I read TCOYF and have been charting with FF for a long time (17 cycles).<br><br>
Cycles are usually normal, they typically last about 29 days, I generally O around CD 17 after a long patch (or several patches) of fertile CF. Before the m/c I was one of those CD 14 O, AF 14 DPO types. Now I wouldn't mind having a longer LP again. And temps are pretty rocky.<br><br>
We both take Rainbow Light multivitamins - he takes the men's formula, I take the prenatal. We both take 100mg Zinc and 2,000 of both vitamins C and D. I take 2400mg of fish oil and also Country Life high potency B-complex. That's about it right now. No herbs or other supplements.<br><br>
Thanks so much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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Tried to share my chart but I recently switched to the free version of FF after paying for a long time and I guess they don't let me share all of my charts now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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Sounds like you two are doing pretty good but you could also add Blessed Thistle herb for yourself.<br><br>
Some people have had great success taking Maca Root or taking Vitex. (do not take both at the same time though). Your partner can also take Maca Root.<br><br>
Eat really healthy, exercise, get plenty of sleep, do lots of babymaking!<br><br>
You might try using OPKs too to make 100% sure when you are ovulating.<br><br>
You said your temps are rocky? Are you temping at the same time every day? Getting 3+ hours straight sleep before temping? When you say rocky..what exactly do you mean?..<br><br>
I guess what I'm getting at is..you're ovulating right?
 

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Thanks! You are too kind. I really appreciate your taking the time to help me with this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Yes, I generally ovulate around CD 17. My temps are just all over the place, even though I take them at the same time every day when I wake up in the AM, but Fertility Friend is still able to pinpoint ovulation, so I guess it's OK.<br><br><br>
So how much Blessed Thistle would I take? How much Vitex? And how much Maca for DP?
 

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All of the herbs should have some guidelines or directions on their labels...probably depends what brands as far as how much to take. I am not THAT expert, sorry..!!<br><br>
There is a group on here for ladies TTC with Maca. They can probably help you with what brands they like and how much to take. Vitex too.<br><br>
Also, I forgot to mention earlier, Red Clover and Red Raspberry Leaf are both good for fertility as well. I personally am drinking Red Raspberry Leaf tea by Traditional Medicinals and I like it.<br><br>
Another thing..keep both of your diets really healthy. I think this makes a huge difference!<br><br>
I also highly recommend acupuncture if you can afford it and have a good acupuncturist in your area, especially one who is trained in women's issues. The acupuncturist helped us get DS! And if I am not pg in another month or so I think I am going to try to find one in our new town. (getting discouraged, and I know it worked for me before). Just a thought for you. But maybe try the herbs first and see how that goes.<br><br>
Wishing you the best!
 

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Thanks so much for taking the time to help me. You've been great! Good luck to you too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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