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December 22nd, 2009, 05:08 PM
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Does anyone know any tips or helpful hints for growing healthy follicles? I start clomid tomorrow
(3rd try) and go for my follie check on New Years Eve. I'm really hoping for good news so I can trigger and IUI, so any tips you girls have come across will be helpful.
Thanks!
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December 22nd, 2009, 05:33 PM
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I came across this article about egg quality not too long ago. I found it quite interesting and it covers a lot of aspects that attribute to egg health.

Increase Your Egg Health In 90 Days

I hope that this time around does the trick for you! Stick around and keep us posted on how things go!
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December 22nd, 2009, 08:05 PM
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OH, Kari... that is an interesting article!

I don't have much to add. I've read royal jelly (for months) and nutritional factors (Vit D., L arginine and so forth) can help but they take months. I've taken them for months and months with so far little results, but maybe it's something else
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December 23rd, 2009, 07:43 AM
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When I was on Follistim last cycle, I was reading many things about how to increase follie size and growth. I kept reading about drinking LOTS of water, so I did that. Another thing I heard (and pls take all with a grain of salt! ) was to lie on the floor with your feet/legs straight up against the wall. *Supposedly* this increases blood flow to your pelvic region and reproductive organs. I also read that heat does the same thing, so keeping a hot water bottle against your lower abdomen for 15 mins or so is a good idea.

I tried the first two things, but didn't do the heat thing.

You never know! Good luck!
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December 23rd, 2009, 09:25 AM
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My RE felt very strongly that DHA would help with follie quality, he put me on a prescription prenatal to make sure I had enough of it. You can buy it OTC from Naturemade too, it is usually paired with folic acid.
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December 23rd, 2009, 07:03 PM
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Thanks for all the advice! I'll give it a try and let you all know how it turns out!
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