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I've just downed my second cup of fennel tea in as many days - at 7dpo (well, dp IUI, really). I've been doing some research, and can't find anything conclusive about fennel in the doses I'm using (1/2-1 teaspoon). Some sites say emmanogogue, others say "ok", so I did an MDC search, and one of the first posts it pulled up quoted a mama as saying fennel *prevents implantation*! Is this true?!!? After 2+ years of ttc and an IUI that could actually work this cycle, I would just shoot myself if something I'm drinking is, in fact, killing any hance we had of conceiving this cycle.
So, info? Anyone? Please, share.
Thanks.
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P.S. No shooting of thyself, either


We've all done things that looking back may have hurt our chances a certain month (me: oils in bath water, woulda though!) but we learn and move on. Best wishes!!!!
 

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hmmm, ann. oils in bath water? which oils would be avoided? i'm a bathaholic.

also, regarding the fennel tea. in the large picture, two cups is not that much and if you have a viable pregnancy i would think the body could handle it (in my opinion). just keep yourself breathing and if there's implantation, you should be fine. best of luck to you.
 

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HI Jennifer! Ck out the link in my above post for oils to avoid. There are many different sites about preganancy and essential oils, and most have different variations of oils to avoid. I use so many oils from cleaning to eating to body care that it was a serious issue.

 

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Ok, now I am just going to cry. For a few days. I am *so* exhausted by this never ending journey. Fennel *does* prevent implantation?!!? I drank it right around the time that implantation would be happening too. Sometimes I think that the universe is conspiring to keep us from EVER birthing a child.
Why does fennel prevent implantation anyway? I only drank it because I was having cramping in both my gut and my uterus - hooray for IBS. And, it actually calmed things down, which I thought would be a good thing. If my uterus is more relaxed, wouldn't the little embryo be more likely to find a nice solid spot to dig in? This was my reasoning. But, fennel is also a phytoestrogen, right? (I am pulling this from the depths of my brain - may be wrong) So, is the estrogen compenent the reason for the blocking of implantation?
Yes, the essential oil thing is a bit of a pain. I wonder what kind of riot my (our) senses are going to experience when I can finally use them all again. I'm really glad that citrus oils aren't on the "bad" list though...

Katia
and now, watch this thread die... it's a gift, what can I say
 

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Katia:

http://www.helpforibs.com/footer/pregnancy.asp

I agree with Jennifer, two cups doesn't seem like that much.

I understand how you feel. The month we finally decied to do an IUI, my hubby blew his appendix up! So we are out for the count for a few months, due to toxins in his system.

s and
 
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