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October 19th, 2013, 07:10 AM
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I don't want my babies to go through this. i don't want them to ever have to suffer. So I begin to wonder what *I* can possibly do to help.
I have often wondered and read that the soy formula I was given as an infant may have attributed to my fertility issues. Which made me want to brestfeeding more so! And knowing BFing can low risks of diabetes, that was another good reason since diabetes can cause havoc to fertility.

"Soy infant formula contains high levels of phytoestrogens that can adversely affect the development of a baby’s ovaries and other reproductive organs. This study adds to a growing body of evidence linking soy genistein and other phytoestrogens to endocrine disruption. Clearly soy consumption must be considered a factor in America’s epidemic of infertility.”"


I have also read that disposable diapers overheat male babies and can cause issues later in life. Anyone know anything about it and if it's true? I CD #1 but need to research since it's been a long while

So am I the only one trying to protect my kids from this disease?
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October 19th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Lucy, I worry about my kids, too. I don't want them to experience infertility, but I know that there's only so much we can do. The biggest thing I will do is make sure they understand how their bodies work, how their cycles work (for the girls) and I'll make sure they understand how their fertility declines as they age.

Soy is nasty stuff...we stay away from it for a lot of reasons. I did not CD...didn't seem doable with 3 in diapers, but I try to use the most natural disposables I can find. I try not to stress out about any one thing too much...hopefully a healthy and active lifestyle will lead to healthy, fertile kids
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October 19th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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Nope, you're not the only one. I agree soy is bad juju and I wish people would pay more attention to what they put in their bodies.

I had my daughter screened when she was born. She carries the MTHFR gene though only one copy thank God so she shouldn't have too many issues. But I've written down a bunch of things that I want her to watch out for so she isn't blind sided like I was.
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October 19th, 2013, 10:11 AM
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October 19th, 2013, 10:38 AM
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I get concerned too but I haven't put a lot of thought into it as I probably should. I am always making sure DS has his laptop off his lap and cell phone not in his front pocket.

If I had girls I would most defiantly make sure they know not to wait to long as their fertility will decline.

I have never heard that about the Soy. My DH was on Soy since birth as he had a milk allergy and my MIL didn't BF. I just mentioned the soy and infertility to him and he said he heard it too and always wondered if that was part of his MFI. He also researched it when he was taking Whey protein while working out. He said soy is def not good in large quantities for men.
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Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
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Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
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October 19th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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I am actually having this discussion with Reme's mom right now!

We try, and will be trying harder in the future. My goal one day is Organic produce, hormone and antibiotic free meats, breast feeding and cloth diapering (that's partly because I'm allergic to most brands of diapers.. they make my hands break out in blisters.. used to do the same to my bottom when I was a baby ).

Reme will be on a new diet by January that will be mostly organic, dye free, low in sugar and preservatives. His mom and I hope to lead by example in both houses.. and hope that it has positive outcomes for everyone. They already eat the hormone/antibiotic free meats.. might even be grass fed.

One of the things listed that Reme can't have is BVO.. side effects are everything from hand tremors to infertility in extreme cases. Reme doesn't get a lot of it.. but he gets some.. so that's the 1st thing to go. DH will be rid of it in his diet as well by January (really hoping it's the cause behind his hand tremors, he drinks 64 oz of powerade a day while working.. often the pink brand with the bvo in it).

Hopefully baby steps will ensure that the kiddo never needs ART's to have a family... hopefully though he waits until his 20's to start one.
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October 19th, 2013, 12:37 PM
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It's definitely something I've thought about since both of my main problems can be hereditary. When we were trying for bio kids I always felt guilty about possibly having a girl and passing them on to her. It was actually a big part of our decision to not start treatment again and instead pursue donated embryos. I haven't looked into what things to do or not do with our children too much though since I'm basically living under the assumption we won't have kids right now. I did recently find out that processed meat can lead to morphology issues.
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October 19th, 2013, 01:50 PM
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I think about it all the time too. My Grandma (dad's mom) was 37 when she had my dad...which was O L D in those days!! I just recently found out through someone my parents ran into (old friends of my grandparents) that they had trouble getting pregnant with my Dad. I DEFINITELY take after my dad's side of the family, I look like my dad and my grandma...so I do wonder if it's hereditary. My sister takes after my mom's side and had NO problems getting pg, just like my mom.

My mom didn't bf either, I have no idea what kind of formula they had back then, but I am making serious changes in my own diet lately and will continue to give Mallory as much organic and fresh produce as possible, while cutting down on the processed crap.

I agree, Soy is bad as well....
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October 19th, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Is anyone on the Gluten Free Kick? I'd like to learn more about that.
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
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October 19th, 2013, 02:13 PM
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Gretchen, I am Paleo, which is gluten free by default haha. I love it....join the paleo pals thread above if you have questions

I don't have wheat, rice, any white starches or sugar. I've lost 14lbs (I'm down 20 total)...it gets easier as you get more used to it.
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October 19th, 2013, 10:55 PM
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I read about soy formula because I was never breastfed and only given soy. I read that girls raised on it can have irregular and heavier periods- even when I was younger before TTC I had wondered what it could have done to me later in life.
YES TCOYF should be in all schools!! Not that everyone has to read it but I think all females should
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October 20th, 2013, 04:41 AM
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I totally worry about that. When we first started treatment I really struggled with whether I was meant to have bio kids. Reproductive system wise, things just never worked right for me. My periods were debilitating when not on birth control. It makes me hope for a son a little bit.

And Lucy, I hadn't heard that about soy, but it makes total sense. I was also given soy formula. Breast feeding didn't work for my mom (found out later that I had a lip tie) and other formula made me ill. This just makes me that much more determined to BF.
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October 20th, 2013, 05:42 AM
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My fertility challenges seems to be genetic...maternal gma, mom, and maternal aunt all went through "early meno" (done by early 40s), infertility and/or pg loss. Knowledge is power and I'm thankful to have this info to pass on to my dds but sure hope it will be a nonissue for them.
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October 21st, 2013, 09:58 AM
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I worry, but mostly because our issue is clearly genetic. Every woman in my immediate and extended family on my mom's side has issues with ovulation. Only one of us got pregnant on their own after age thirty. Two more (incl me) had babies past thirty only with medical help. My daughter, is just about 14, and has the same irregular periods we all have, so it goes on. We are pretty infertile women.

Because it is so obviously genetic, I am not worrying about anything that they are exposed to affecting them really.

Even though it's a really big worry, I would try not to work yourself into a frenzy over everything that *could* affect fertility for them. It seems like almost everything has that warning with it. It's kind of like things that *can* cause cancer. Just about everything. It would be too hard to try to protect them from everything! And just a big stress attack waiting to happen...
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Gretchen, I am Paleo, which is gluten free by default haha. I love it....join the paleo pals thread above if you have questions

I don't have wheat, rice, any white starches or sugar. I've lost 14lbs (I'm down 20 total)...it gets easier as you get more used to it.
Paleo is fantastic for general health. It resolved so many issues for me and other members of my family including high blood pressure, obesity and a number of autoimmune conditions. There are actually some great resources now about Paleo nutrition for fertility and pregnancy. Chris Kresser's Healthy Baby Code is really comprehensive and Dave Asprey recently did the Better Baby Book.
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