Shark Week in progress

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Shark Week in progress

Got my period this morning...on to November!!! :wine:

For this little whiles it took to conceive our DD's, the cycles that finally worked were the ones we used egg whites. So, I'm pulling out that old trick in hopes it will get us a Nov baby.

Can't wait to see BFP's rolling in around here!

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This is going to sound dumb...but how do you use them? Just like Preseed?

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yeah! Only it's a natural substitute. I'm not a fan of pre-seed. It contains parabens, which I'm personally not a fan of.

Toni Weschler, author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility and even Dr. Oz have recommended using egg whites. Not to mention, I know a few fertility clinics (that friends have used) who actually store sperm samples in eggwhites, my friends had to sign waivers that mentioned it. Yeah, there is always some risk of salmonella. But it can be greatly reduced by using alcohol on the shell before you break it, since that's where the bacteria mostly is, if it's there at all.

So...the logistics: Take your egg out of the fridge and let it sit at room temp for about an hour before DTD. Wash it with warm water and soap, or wipe it down with rubbing alcohol. Crack it and separate it. Put the whites in a syringe and insert just before dtd. It helps to be lying down, cause those things are slippery and will make a mess. Who said TTC was pretty, right? lol.

Another option is using pasteurised egg whites that come in the little crate. Egg Beaters, I think they are called?

Anyway, here's a good link for some more info: Using Eggwhites in TTC

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??Long delayed double post?

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I'm lost....shark week???

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omg!!! haha!! I love it!! lol

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Shark week here as well!

I'm so desperate at this time that I'm considering the egg white thingy. I make a lot of custards with yolks so I have lots of egg whites frozen. I presume if they are frozen, they would still work (after thawing of course!)

But....um....do they smell? I mean, like...after.... do they just absorb or something?

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No smell, they just absorb mostly. Or they are expelled at the same time the rest of the CM/semen concoction is. Usually the next time you pee.

I've never tried with thawed, pre frozen whites, but I don't see why they wouldn't be ok. It's just the consistency you're after, right? As long as that is the same, I wouldn't think it would be a problem!

I'm sorry AF showed. Sad

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ROFL I'd never seen the shark comparison, Jordan! That is hilarious. GL with the egg whites!

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Never heard of the egg white trick before. Smile Good to know! LOL. Also didn't know a shark's brain looked like that! I learn something new every day lol.