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October 22nd, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Someone on one of my other forums posted this info today about EPO and how it might not be as effective as we would think.

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October 22nd, 2013, 01:49 PM
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Hmm that's interesting..... I passed on the link to my doula
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October 22nd, 2013, 02:59 PM
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I read some similar stuff this time around so haven't Taken anything.
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October 22nd, 2013, 04:15 PM
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I took it with one of my pregnancy's at the end, and all it did was cause horrible cramping!
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October 22nd, 2013, 06:48 PM
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There are a couple things like this right? Is this one you eat or put in your vajazzle?
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October 22nd, 2013, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for sharing this. I'd love to see larger and more extensive studies done on this topic.
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October 23rd, 2013, 04:17 AM
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Super interesting. I was going to ask about using it internally the last few weeks, but think I'll stick to my Gentle Birth and call it a day .... thanks for posting.
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October 23rd, 2013, 03:04 PM
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There are a couple things like this right? Is this one you eat or put in your vajazzle?
Yep, EPO can be taken orally or put up the va-jay jay. I would not have not done it "down there" but after reading the study, don't want to take it orally either.
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Diagnosed with PCOS, conceived first son on first round of Clomid. DS #2 conceived on 2nd round of Clomid, 3rd son conceived on 3rd round of Clomid. TTC #4 through IVF.

Cycle #1: Antagonist protocol. 150 mL of bravelle and menopur for 8 days. Added ganirelix 2 days before ER and triggered with lupron and pregnyl.

13 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 5 fertilized with ICSI, 2 made it to day 6, both abnormals. No transfer.

We will cycle again--September 2014?
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