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Nicholle ttc May 28th, 2013 01:34 PM

What have you tried?
Hi ladies,

We've all tried various things to aide in our ttcing, so I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone has done.

I'll start:

Taking (still take) 200mg of b6 with b complex vitamins to increase LP
Started pre-natal vitamin prior to ttcing
Pineapple core (to aide in implantation)
Lemon water (to calm uterus)
Eating carrots to increase CM
Using opks
Constantly checking CM and CP
Varied BD, sometimes daily, sometimes more than once a day, now as recommended by reproductive urologist, every other day
Laying down for 20 minutes after BD
HCG shot
Lap sx

I think that's it. What have you tried?

momology May 28th, 2013 01:53 PM

Re: What have you tried?
Well we are just now actually getting back to TTC but here is what we used to do and what we plan to do this cycle forward:

- Taking Basal Temperature
- Checking CM & CP (and recording)
- OPKs
- Tracking all symptoms
- PUTB post BDing at least 20 mins
- BDing at least every other day for 2 weeks around O time
- Eating baby carrots to up CM

Other general attempts to be healthy for TTC

- Increasing activity, mostly walking - working to get DH and I both to our ideal weights (we are almost there now)
- Eating healthy - green smoothies, more fruits and veggies, and aiming for an overall healthy diet (less processed foods more cooking at home)
- Taking the prenatal vitamins every day
- Drink less alcohol and none from O through AF (DH drinks less too)
- Limit all caffeine to one small cup of coffee a day (working to cut it out but I love it so much. . . )

jessicake May 28th, 2013 01:59 PM

Re: What have you tried?
Wow that's quite a list!

I just started mixing things up a bit...I used maca this winter, with success, to help balance my hormones and lengthen my luteal phase. Took a break from most things TTC (other than baby dancing lol) when we moved in February/March.

So now, I'm
-back on maca powder
-b6 and b complex vitamins
-pre-natals (started those while we were NTNP over a year ago)
-really cleaning up my diet and going paleo, making sure to eat more calories and carbs (from healthy, paleo friendly sources)
-cut out coffee (this was hard but I did it!!)
-lots of walking
-charting/temping again
-making more time to relax and de-stress
-just started seeing a chiropractor

Hubby recently had a SA done, came back normal. I am booked in for a laprascopy in July for possible endo, as well as a HSG.

[email protected] May 28th, 2013 02:42 PM

Re: What have you tried?
Good thread Nicholle!

I'll try and remember everything:

Folic Acid
EPO from CD1 to O
RRL from CD1 to O
Vitamin D
Lemon Water
Pineapple core
Checking CM and CP (CP less so)
BDing at varied times - every day, sperm meets egg plan, every other day
Laying down for 30mins post BDing & no peeing for as long as possible
Charting my BBT
Lap sx to open closed fallopian tube
Loosing weight - 30lbs so far
Cutting down alcohol - i very rarely have anything to drink these days

And for DF
Pycnogonel (?sp) supplements
Cutting down Caffeine & Alcohol
Drinking more water
Not using heated seats in the car
Loose fitting underwear

I think I'm maybe still missing a couple, i'll add them if i remember!

ImALittleTeaPot May 28th, 2013 02:55 PM

Re: What have you tried?
Great thread! Giving me some ideas... :)

I have....
-Started pre-natals, and DH started a multi-vitamin
-Charted BBT
-Checked CM
-Taken OPKs
-Stopped using lubricants
-Tried to BD every other day
-Started losing weight (12 lbs so far!)

epsilonbeta May 28th, 2013 04:18 PM

Re: What have you tried?
Losing Weight
Checking CM/CP
Cinnamon supplement

BabyBirdies May 28th, 2013 04:56 PM

Re: What have you tried?
Still doing:
Vitamin D
Lemon Water (in hot water once a day)
BDing every other day
Almost no caffeine (I was not a big caffeine person anyway)
Had an HSG, DH had an SA

Done and stopped:
Red Raspberry Leaf
Evening Primrose Oil

Things I'm working on:
Possibly going back to EPO & RRL
Reducing wheat & dairy in my diet, per Making Babies book
Other dietary changes per Making Babies book
Being more active (more blood flow)
Thinking about other supplements as well - royal jelly in particular

Boolajoojoo May 28th, 2013 09:56 PM

Re: What have you tried?
BBT Charting
:tmi: Pads instead of Tampies to get AF over faster :tmi:
B100 Complex Vitamins for LP
Pineapple Core
Exercising/Trying to lose weight
Every other day BD from end of AF until a week after Pos OPK (I usually O late so it's a lot of BDing, lol)
Laying down after BD, usually I just got to sleep
DH had S/A with very good results
No alcohol from O to AF

DH is on a pretty strict Paleo diet, it certainly hasn't hurt his fertility (virility, lol sorry). He really wants me to be Paleo with him. I am working on it, but I slip up whenever I am out with my friends and I know that if you "cheat" a lot you get almost no benefits from being Paleo part time. Darn you corn and gluten!

And I probably missed a couple, but those are the main ones. Y'all gave me a couple good ideas. Thanks!!

jessicake May 28th, 2013 10:20 PM

Re: What have you tried?
What does lemon water do? And hot is better? I enjoy lemon water, but cold.

plan4fate May 28th, 2013 11:04 PM

Re: What have you tried?
Oh Gawd.

Rainbow Lite Prenatal One
200mg CoQ10
4200 mg cranberry extract
100mg B6
5000IU D3

We have sex when we want.
Cervical Mucus charting

I also take for other reasons.
Prilosec OTC
Glocosamine Condtritin MSM
200mg Raspberry Ketones
100mcg levothyroxine
10mg Melatonin

I have taken

Soy Isoflavens
Aspirin (I go back and forth about this one lately.. I forgot this month entirely)

I'm sure I've forgotten something.

BabyBirdies May 29th, 2013 12:17 AM

Re: What have you tried?

Originally Posted by jessicake (Post 27402353)
What does lemon water do? And hot is better? I enjoy lemon water, but cold.

I'm not entirely sure - it was recommended by Making Babies for one of my types (stuck), and I think it helps me feel better. Not sure if that's accurate or placebo, but...yeah.

[email protected] May 29th, 2013 06:22 AM

Re: What have you tried?
Urgh...some of those lists are awfully long ladies. We need some BFPs! Pronto!

hopelessly wishing June 1st, 2013 08:33 PM

Re: What have you tried?
Hello ladies. i was just going through this this topic and saw all the different thing everyone is doing. one thing i saw lot is PINEAPPLE CORE. How does this help?
Any tips or suggestions anyone can give me? Anything will help. been with my DH for 5 yrs now and havnt got pg. the main problem is he can not ejaculate during intercourse. only during masterbation. Sorry TMI.

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