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Cosmogirl7
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Healthy Eating to get pregnant

Jan 21st, 2013, 16:45 PM   #1
 
So yesterday was a pretty bad day for me with AF arriving. As I'm sure many of you have felt before when the witch appears I was absolutely gutted. I cried myself to sleep last night I was so upset.

So anyway today is a new day and onto cycle 3 TTC. Approach this month is to be super healthy and cut out the booze. First month TTC husband and I were away on hols for 10 days = heaps of boozing and eating rubbish, second month TTC Christmas and New Year= heaps of boozing and eating rubbish. Both resulting in BFNs so I think that's got something to do with it. I've just been to the shop and filled my fridge with fruit and veg. We're generally a healthy couple but think we've just let things slip, bows the time to get back on track.

Anyone got any recommendations of healthy improvements we can add to our diet to boost fertility? Neither of us are smokers and we do try exercise a few times a week.

Any help appreciated xxx
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2013, 17:08 PM   #2
 
Wheatgrass! I know someone who was told they wouldn't conceive naturally and they thought it's worth a try. They drank that and did fertility yoga. You can get wheatgrass powder from Holland and Barrat and the yoga moves are on the net! Anyway, that said person who recommended that to me is now 29 weeks pregnant and over 40 years old!!! x
 
 

 
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Jan 21st, 2013, 17:23 PM   #3
 
Thanks Jules I'll try wheatgrass. Just phoned my husband to go get me Evening Primrose Oil at Boots on his way home as heard that helps so will take that along with my pregnacare and omega tabs. Jeez I'm going to be rattling inside at this rate xxx
 
 
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Jan 21st, 2013, 17:27 PM   #4
 
ha ha ha...
I took evening primrose oil this cycle too (my second cylce), drank pink grapefruit juice, took pregnacare conception and have been drinking wheatgrass (which is discusting!!!) from 4 dpo.
Having some promising symptoms so far but you never know! xx
 
 

 
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Jan 21st, 2013, 18:31 PM   #5
 
Hi hun,
I am due on Wednesday but think she is visiting me earlier so we are close on cycle days I have no tips really regarding healthy eating. I am rubbish, I don't really like much fruit and/or veg so struggle to fit in into my diet but I do think it helps. I did this one cycle, ate more healthily and drank a glass of pure orange juice everyday and thats the month I got my BFP-along with conception vits etc.
In regards to the EPO; it is recommended you need a high dose in order for it to make a difference, between 1000-3000mg. I wouldnt go to extremes and go straight to 3000 though as I did that once and it completely messed up my cycle. Loads of luck with your new cycle and try not to be too upset sweet, I know how you feel though, its a fresh new cycle and another chance for that lovely BFP xx
 
 

 
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Jan 21st, 2013, 20:01 PM   #6
 
Oh right I see. He's only bought me 500mg, is that a bit pointless?

That's me stuffed full of heaps if veggies from healthy curry I made for dins and heaps of fruit in the fridge to make smoothies for breakfast. Fingers crossed for a nice wee healthy egg this month.

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Jan 21st, 2013, 20:15 PM   #7
 
I tried to up my exersize as best I can fitting in with kids etc this cycle, as Iv'e always been doing more when got bfps.. Iv'e been eating everything I want, but just trying not to go back for seconds etc on the naughtier meals, pizza etc Were quite a healthy balanced diet family, but do have pizza once a week and homes cooked version of macd with burgers and chips once a week..

You will rattle with all those suppliments , but it could well make all the difference so its all worth a try isn't it.. I was taking my normal vit c (high strength) as 'm always getting run down and getting the kids colds, which makes me a grumpy mum! until after last cycle as I then read it's not recomended when ttc.... could not help! ooops
 
 

 
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Jan 21st, 2013, 20:17 PM   #8
 
Take double and you'll be fine!
I've been eating buns too, so don't deny yourself. Me and my husband have a joke about me having a bun in my tummy - I currently have 3 in there!!! Must not eat any more! Ha ha ha... X
 
 

 
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Jan 21st, 2013, 22:08 PM   #9
 
Another vote for grapefruit for the ladies! Pomegranate juice is supposed to be good for him too.
 
 

 
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Jan 22nd, 2013, 06:59 AM   #10
 
Grapefruit juice! also, if you google food and fertility, you'll get up some useful pages. I wanted to thicken my lining, so I googled food and uterine lining and found some pretty interesting pages!

Good luck! Hope you get your bfp soon!!

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Jan 22nd, 2013, 15:36 PM   #11
 
Oh Esperanza thanks for that I'll get googling tonight.

Looks like I'm heading to the shops for grapefruit juice!! Hope it works. Xxx
 
 
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