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lillith112
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Sep 18th, 2016, 17:01 PM   #16
 
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That is an impressive list lillith. Likewise I have tried a lot of things. I have learnt so much off the ladies on here over the years. The only ones I haven't tried on your list are wheat grass ubiquinol and macca powder. I will look them up

This month i have gone au natural! Nothing at all. I don't seem to ovulate every month so gave up thinking about being pregnant the past few months. Packed away my opks and pregnancy tests and I have been fine.

Until i had a real sickly off day, bad mood, crampy day on the 13th. So I did an opk and then another that evening I am pretty sure they were positive. (I have kept them ) anyway we had already Dtd 11th, so continued 13th and 14th. now I am symptom spotting galore. X

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Lol, so much for you going au natural and then getting the opks out hahaha, I am the same as you keep saying no more opks and end up buying 90 of them. I'm sure I don't ovulate every month either. I'm pretty sure we missed it this month, dtd on day of positive opk but had ov symptoms day before so think we were a day out. After my vitamins have all finished I will be joining you au natural. Good luck hun, I'm trying so hard not to symptom spot lol. xx
 
 
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Sep 18th, 2016, 17:23 PM   #17
 
I'm 43 and trying for my first for 14 months now. I don't have a period every months so it's kind of hard to TTC I think Iv convinced myself I'll never get pregnant. It's really good to know about so many ladies having babies in there 40's. Good luck everyone x
 
 

 
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Sep 18th, 2016, 18:09 PM   #18
 
I've just finished bleeding from my miscarriage so waiting to see how quickly my cycle gets back to normal.

Ubiquinol is key for ladies of our age I think, it's for egg health and you need to take for at least 3 months. I take a billion other vitamins and I also have acupuncture and reflexology.
 
 
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Sep 18th, 2016, 19:13 PM   #19
 
I know how you feel Betty99 and wish you lots of luck.

Syd, I've never heard of that supplement...what's in it?
 
 
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Sep 18th, 2016, 19:21 PM   #20
 
It's the more easily absorbed version of coq10. More expensive than coq10 but less is needed. There are some studies that say once you're over 40 coq10 doesn't really work anymore and you need to use Ubiquinol.
 
 
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Sep 18th, 2016, 19:39 PM   #21
 
Oh interesting, thanks!
 
 
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Sep 19th, 2016, 10:15 AM   #22
 
Thankyou ladies, losses are hard for anyone but even harder when you are in your 40's as you know time isn't on your side

As for vitamins etc.... pretty much had it all lol. I also take ubiqinol as read so many good things about it. I take the Zita West pregnancy plan multivits (can take for tcc and pregnancy) as they were recommended by my acupunturist, and Zita West Vital DHA which is omega 3 (didn't realise how important this was to ttc!), oh and been taking low dose asprin for a while now, was reccomended to take after my misscarriage. Started reflexology in May and also acupuncture last month! All i can say is this TTC business is bloody expensive!!

Just out of curiosity does everyone here have a pretty regular cycle?Do you ovulate the same each month?
 
 

 
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Sep 19th, 2016, 10:39 AM   #23
 
I've heard acupuncture is really effective. Reflexology is sooo nice!

My cycle is fairly regular now that I have lost a lot of weight - about 26-28 days and I think I ovulate between days 13 and 15. You'd think that would help me get pregnant but not yet.

I was having cycles between 21 days (bleeding for 15 of those) and 35 days. I think the weight loss and the nutritional stuff has helped.
 
 
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Sep 19th, 2016, 12:05 PM   #24
 
You're not wrong about how expensive it is! Add the ridiculous amount of vitamins I take to regular reflexology and acupuncture and it's crazy each month. I decided before I got pregnant in July that as vitamins ran out I would stop re-ordering them and just stick to a pre-natal plus ubiquinol but now I find I can't give any of them up...

My cycles are regular - used to be 29-32 days but I think the combination of reflexology and acupuncture has evened me out even more at 29 or 30 days, based mainly on opks, occasional temping and occasional ovulation pains I always seem to ovulate around day 15, occasionally day 14.

Because I got pregnant in July literally the first time of having sex after my fibroid removal I can't help thinking that had something to do with it. I'll be with OH again in November and part of me is convinced I'll get pregnant naturally again which really is ridiculous. Whilst the fibroid removal may have helped, getting pregnant twice in quick succession at my age is highly unlikely, especially as oh's sex drive is so low. He's under masses of stress at the moment, I can imagine not being able to dtd at all around my next ovulation. How's that for a mixture of pma plus utter despair!
 
 
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Sep 19th, 2016, 12:13 PM   #25
 
Syd, actually I read that the stats for getting pregnant after a miscarriage are good...apparently you have a higher likelihood of a 2nd pregnancy. Not sure why, maybe it's because your body has shown it can do it. Also lots of women have a miscarriage or two and then go on to have healthy pregnancies...don't lose hope. I haven't had a miscarriage but I can imagine how emotionally hard it must be.

I really get about the low sex drive. We are really struggling to dtd around ovulation as my OH is stressed and exhausted. I know how frustrating and difficult that is. My OH takes high strength zinc and it makes a huge difference to him...he takes it with folic acid as that helps absorption. We aim for every other day about 3 times around the fertile window if we are lucky. This month it was one. The rest of the month I mostly let him rest. Anything you can do to get him to relax and take the pressure off.
 
 
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Sep 19th, 2016, 12:36 PM   #26
 
My cycle can vary between 25-30 days and I OV around CD11-14, was hoping acupuncture treatment would regulate my cycles but hasn't so far, last month I had a 30 day cycle and OV'd around day 14 and this month I've ovulated on CD12! My acupuncturist is on holiday, so my next appt not till next week, might have a word with her about it, dont seem to get much feedback.

Syd, you never know could happen, keep my FX for you x

11DPO for me today, not due AF until Sat so still feel like I have ages yet.....
 
 

 
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Sep 19th, 2016, 12:41 PM   #27
 
How many acupuncture sessions have you had Staces?

Sunflower I have heard that, we shall see I guess. Unfortunately the things that are causing oh's stress really are awful things that are happening at the moment that we have no control over and it's an ongoing situation. I feel terrible adding ttc pressure but there's literally no time left I wouldn't get every other day out of him on a good month... It's why I get so much more stressed around ovulation rather than the tww.
 
 
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Sep 19th, 2016, 12:52 PM   #28
 
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How many acupuncture sessions have you had Staces?

Sunflower I have heard that, we shall see I guess. Unfortunately the things that are causing oh's stress really are awful things that are happening at the moment that we have no control over and it's an ongoing situation. I feel terrible adding ttc pressure but there's literally no time left I wouldn't get every other day out of him on a good month... It's why I get so much more stressed around ovulation rather than the tww.
Really sorry you're both having to go through so much stress as well as TTC. That doesn't help. I can relate to the time pressure...it gets scary in your 40s doesn't it? Sending you lots of good wishes.
 
 
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Sep 19th, 2016, 13:27 PM   #29
 
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How many acupuncture sessions have you had Staces?

Sunflower I have heard that, we shall see I guess. Unfortunately the things that are causing oh's stress really are awful things that are happening at the moment that we have no control over and it's an ongoing situation. I feel terrible adding ttc pressure but there's literally no time left I wouldn't get every other day out of him on a good month... It's why I get so much more stressed around ovulation rather than the tww.

I've had 5 so far, started at the beginning of August and had my last one on the 7th Sept. She's on holiday until next week now (very inconsiderate! lol) so next one not until next Wednesday. After my 4th one she said I could go to twice weekly (was doing them weekly). Thats why i decided to start up reflexology again, so im now having that the week I dont have acupunture.
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Sep 19th, 2016, 13:35 PM   #30
 
Hate when they do that, shouldn't go on holiday til we're pregnant!

Hopefully the day 12 ov was just a slight glitch and it'll even out at day 14 again. My acupuncturist makes it her mission to get me ovulating on day 14, which she mostly manages, and to have a day 28 cycle, which hasn't happened yet.
 
 
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