WAYDTGKU: HIO, BBT, Starting OPK this cycle, FertilAid, OvaBoost, FertileCM, Vitamin C, Omega3, Probiotic, Dessicated Liver, Collagen, Red Raspberry Leaf Tea, Maca, Green Tea CD1-O, POM Juice CD2-O, No Alcohol/Caffeine, Fertility Yoga (Possibly pineapple if I ever O)
R/R: Rant: It’s gross and rainy here. Rave: Fancy donuts for breakfast and a lazy day home with the family.
CS/Q: 11 days of flashing smiley CBA OPKs. I’m losing my mind. Ovulate body. Ov-u-late.
GTKY: I was raised Catholic, but I’m agnostic now and married to an atheist and we don’t practice anything now, just good old-fashioned human compassion
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@Cricket648 sounds like you had a blast at the hockey game, how fun!
@LaurenEG14 Sorry about CD1, these early cycle days are always so hard (esp. If you’ve been an-o previously, I bet). In terms of the other supplements/foods you were asking about I can only speak for me (approved by my dr/midwife), but I drink 1 c. pom juice (to increase endometrial lining) CD1-O; 2c. (2 bags) green tea (to improve quality of CM) CD1-O; Red Raspberry Leaf Tea (to tone uterus for pregnancy) 3-4 cups/bags a day (check with your doctor/midwife, this isn’t appropriate for everyone, especially if you’ve suffered recurrent MC); and pineapple including the core (which contains bromelain to aid in implantation), when I have an obvious O I’ll take a fresh pineapple and divide all of it (including the core) into 5 segments, dice it and use it in my morning smoothie, this would be taken O-5DPO. In terms of preseed, I have it, and have used it the few days this cycle where I was still getting the flashy smiley face but didn’t have much/any fertile CM. I think if you have enough CM the preseed isn’t necessary, unless you need/want additional lubrication.
@purplg8r sounds like you’re having a much deserved great time on your trip!
@dragonette505 you made donuts? I’m impressed! I just picked some up lol. FX that the low dose your Dr. puts you on helps, given your experience, totally understandable you’d be a bit worried.
Thanks everyone for all the sentiments and advice!
CandyApple2012 I actually don’t have probs with EWCM. It can sometimes be much abundant than other times but it’s always enough to notice without much effort. The only reason I was considering it is because like purplg8r, I sometimes only have the time or stamina for a quickie and without some kind of lubrication it can be painful. Also, this most recent time I could tell that the ewcm was not as abundant as I’ve had it in the past and I’m thinking more would help.
@sailing_mama - As far as the temping, I know the only sure way to confirm O is to temp. I definitely am keeping this in mind. When I went an-o, my Dr. did so many tests on me and there was no obvious reason for it. So it was chalked up to stress. I have had a very sensitive cycle from the beginning. If anything even remotely stressful happens, I was almost certainly going to skip that cycle. Now that we are TTC the stress apparently took that all to a different level. So basically, I am afraid that temping will become too stressful for me. I like to overanalyze everything and a few weird temps could take me over the edge. Plus I am a light sleeper and I wake up in the middle of the night often so not sure how accurate it would be. I know there is no way of knowing for sure, but I really do trust that I know when I O. I have always been one of those who has always felt it. It has been the same feeling almost every O cycle I’ve had exactly 14 days before AF comes. Plus it made me feel more confident when the OPK lined up with it. BUT I am aware that I could have been wrong this whole time. So the plan is cycle 4, maybe 3, I will temp to make sure.