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    Default Research I've done. (M/C Ment)

    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

    Preventing M/C:
    Natural Ways to Prevent Miscarriage | Preventing Miscarriages

    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
    3. Exercise
    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
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    Be sure to read post 7 of the TTC tips for details on supplements for men and Post 8 for supplements for women; there is a huge list of supplements that I researched and summarized. I'm currently taking the following and my CD 3 test results were wonderful - the nurse was surprised given that I'm 40

    calcium 500mg/day
    Pycogenol 100 mg/day
    L-arginine 500mg x4day
    Wheatgerm x2/day
    Prenatal
    Vitamin B complex
    Omega3
    DHEA 25mg x3/day
    CoQ10 200mg x2/day
    Ubiquinol 200mg/day

    Plus herbs per my acupuncturist - support of ovaries and uterus. The herbs you can google.
    Ovex x2/day (Days 1-12)
    Utrophin PMG x2/day (days 7-21)
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    Oh thank you!!!
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    Christa,
    Which CD did you start these supplements and how long into the cycle did you take them? Continuously?

    My midwife wants to wait until I get a BFP to test my progesterone. I'm so nervous. I just don't want another M/C

    I've never had more than one in a row. I had a M/C right before my 1st DD...I lost that baby at 10.5 weeks but they said per U/S that the baby had died at 8 weeks gestation

    Then I lost another one right before my 2nd daughter was born.
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    I read post 7 and 8. Thank you. I've also printed it out.

    If we didn't catch this egg I'm going to take these supplements.
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    Hi

    I started these supplements two months ago. I was told to wait the first cycle after my miscarriage - not counting the bleeding from the miscarriage itself - (wouldn't have matter if we did try, it was an odd 26 day cycle with only an 11 day luteal phase). I'm now on cycle 2 and will be trying for sure this month!

    I take all of these daily, continuously; I would ask my RE after I get a BFP which to continue, I know the prenatal, calcium, vitamin b, and omega are good to continue for sure after a BFP. The others I don't know - I don't think they would hurt based on what I've read, but just to be cautious I will be asking When I get an answer, I will let you know.

    calcium 500mg/day
    Pycogenol 100 mg/day
    L-arginine 500mg x4day
    Wheatgerm x2/day
    Prenatal
    Vitamin B complex
    Omega3
    DHEA 25mg x3/day
    CoQ10 200mg x2/day
    Ubiquinol 200mg/day

    The herbs I only take as indicated below:
    Ovex x2/day (Days 1-12)
    Utrophin PMG x2/day (days 7-21)

    Good luck!!
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    : November 2012@ 10 weeks (due date: 6/22/13)
    : June 2013 @ 7-1/2 weeks (due date: 2/10/14)
    : December 2013 @ 4 weeks (due date: 8/9/14)
    : April 2014 @ 4 weeks (due date: 1/1/15)
    : July 2014 @ 4 weeks - Chemical (due date: 3/5/15 )

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    Thank you so much for all of your help
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    DD2: Emma 5/20/09
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    Thanks for the info!
    Julie

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    I will be looking at all that since I received BFN yesterday! thanks

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    Steph - how much of the maca root did your midwife say to take? My bottle is 60mg and it says to take 3x daily. Is that bear what you take? With my wonky cycles unthought it sounded like a logical thing to take (after researching). Just curious what you are taking
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