I'm sure most of you already know about ALL of this but I just did some research today because I've had M/C in the past...and I've noticed a GREAT change in my body since the addition of herbal supplements
Maca and Vitex balance hormones - as you all probably know as well.
They can also help with my egg quality. My AMH was 0.52 so I'm hoping that did the trick. We never got DH sperm tested but he took Maca and co q10 as well. I did notice a change in the consistency (amt and quality) of his output as well...sorry for TMI
But all of this leads me to believe that my body NEEDS the hormonal balance in order to operate correctly...it certainly didn't do it on its own last cycle. No open cervix, no soft cervix..no EWCM. I played the guessing game and it was not until this cycle where I felt and saw OBVIOUS changes that I knew what to look for.
Anyway..enough with my blabbering - excited whims...I want to share a link to an article because it taught me a lot.
Increasing Egg Health:
Increase Your Egg Health In 90 Days to Get Pregnant
And this is the article that lead me there in the first place
Progesterone and TTC:
Progesterone & Fertility | Progesterone & Getting Pregnant
What I've learned is that progesterone helps soften the uterus so the egg can implant. I learned that progesterone keeps the pregnancy in tact. I also learned that healthy progesterone levels will cause the temperature spike after ovulation. Again...I'm sure most of you know this...I'm just sharing mostly just in case...and also because I'm excited.
I also learned that egg quality can be improved and to improve it...
1. Hormonal Balance = maca and vitex
2. Hydration = 64oz of water a day (more or less due to BMI (Body Mass Index). For instance my BMI indicates I need more water...because I have more fat on my body
4. Fertility Massage
That article also has links to Fertility Yoga and the Self Fertility Massage that I haven't read yet.
I hope this helps someone. If not I can come back and reference for myself lol.
I'm so glad I started taking the supplements at the beginning of this cycle. Thanks to the TTC Tips sticky here.
Thank you, thank you, thank you....
Now... only 11 more days until testing