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xtraordinary987 September 24th, 2012 09:39 AM

Evening Primrose or other herbs in TTC
I was interested in evening primrose oil, but I don't know if that would interfere with BOM or any other NFP. Do any herbs interfere with BOM?

I wish there was something else I could do to help me conceive. 14 months is too long a journey.

ShawnaCAN September 24th, 2012 09:50 AM

Re: Evening Primrose or other herbs in TTC
Nope wouldn't interfere at all! High doses of Vitamin C can dry up your CM though, so watch that one.

Really though, the best approach to herbs is to figure out why you aren't conceiving and take herbs that target the underlying problem. Can be any number of things! A hormonal imbalance, polycystic ovaries, recovering from hormonal BC (full recovery from pills can take up to 18 months, up to 3 years for Depo). Etc. Your BOM chart will give some very important clues as to what the issue might be, to give a better idea which herbs/supplements might be the most beneficial for you. If there are no indications of a problem on the chart, then the next consideration is DH's fertility and/or your combined fertility (how well his sperm survives in your cervical mucus).

xtraordinary987 September 24th, 2012 09:54 AM

Re: Evening Primrose or other herbs in TTC
I haven't taken any hormonal BC in over 5 years and that was with an ex.

How many months of charting BOM would it take to see any clues as to our fertility? Are you able to read it?

ShawnaCAN September 24th, 2012 10:28 AM

Re: Evening Primrose or other herbs in TTC
With 2 or 3 cycles of charting, we should be able to see some clues and ensure that you're timing intercourse correctly too. Sometimes it's as simple as not doing it at the right time or doing it too frequently.

xtraordinary987 September 24th, 2012 10:34 AM

Re: Evening Primrose or other herbs in TTC
Do you think you could help me with analyzing my chart after a couple cycles?

ShawnaCAN September 24th, 2012 11:26 AM

Re: Evening Primrose or other herbs in TTC
Yes, certainly. We should chat after your first 2 weeks of sensation charting though, just to make sure it's all making sense to you. That way you won't get in any bad habits of doing it incorrectly and then the whole 2 months of data would be a waste!

xtraordinary987 September 24th, 2012 11:47 AM

Re: Evening Primrose or other herbs in TTC
Sounds great! Thanks Shawna!

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