Baby Makin Aides

This could get ugly…

Since we have been actively trying for a baby for what seems like EVER I have encountered so many fertility “aides” that I feel the need to list them out and share. Some of these I have/will try and others I won’t try so you’ll need to look those up on your own I guess. As you may know by now, I am severely impatient. Severely. We’re going on month three right now and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t heartbroken when our good friends just told us they are pregnant and they didn’t even try! Well, that was our plan too, but my schedule makes this even more stressful so we are trying to improve our odds by adding aides to the process in hopes that it will “work” this month.

I signed up for FertilityFriend and boy am I glad I did! This site is amazing and it blows all of the other charting sites out of the water! It tells you more about your cycle than you could imagine. Since I have been charting my temps I have learned so much, and this site is like the Holy Grail of Baby Makin. It tells you when you probably ovulated, when you are fertile, if you should test for pregnancy, etc and all of this based on your temperature and your previous cycles. It is crazy! So, let’s get moving…

Before we get going, here is my disclaimer: I am not going to mention prescription medications because I think many of these “issues” can be cured au natural and I will only go that route as a last resort.

TCOYFOne of the best purchases I made was buying Toni Weschler’s book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility“. This book has everything. I mean everything. I feel like I know more than I should about fertility aides, issues and baby-makin. I recommend buying this if you are even thinking about having a baby in the future. I learned so much about my body and how important Basal Body Temping (BBT) is; it tells you everything about your cycle. This is where I have come to learn about my Luteal Phase Defect (LPD) and how little people know about it, yet it is the most common fertility issue and is the easiest to fix!

B Complex: this is believed to be the single best way to cure a luteal phase defect. I was wary but I tried it and am going on 2 months. I take 100mg a day and last month my luteal phase grew from 9 to 10 days. I always spot before my period and heard this is not a good sign, especially since I spot for about 3-5 days before! This month, my luteal phase grew from 10 days to 12 days (still spotting beforehand) but that is remarkable and enough to make me a believer! I’ve read that you don’t want to take too much since it can cause nerve damage, but I think anything below 100mg/day should be ok.

Pro-Gest CreamProgesterone Cream: Now, you can get progesterone by prescription but again, I am not going that route. I purchased a natural progesterone cream from Amazon.com but you can get the same on I purchased here: Emerita. I will be using this after I ovulate through the first day of menses. I have also read that if you have a LPD it is important to use the progesterone cream throughout the pregnancy. It’s important not to use the progesterone before ovulation as it acts like birth control and that defeats the purpose!

Mucinex: This one is important because it is similar to PreSeed. Only buy the regular Mucinex, not the one with other stuff in it. What you want is the guaifenesin only. This works because it thins out the mucus membranes in the body which creates a more inviting environment for the sperm…

Preseed TubePreSeed: I ordered this the same time as the progesterone in hopes of a sort of “wham, bam, thank you ma’am” idea. PreSeed is basically a lubricant that is sperm friendly. No other lubricants are sperm friendly. And by now you should all know that those little guys need all the protection they can get because the vagina is a “hostile” environment. Sounds crazy, but it’s totally true. I imagine the sperm suiting up in their hazmat outfits…

Sensing a theme? I am. Seems like the vagina is armored transportation at this point!

Baby Aspirin: Don’t get this confused with regular aspirin as that is not good to take. Anything less than 81mg is good to go though. Lots of women swear by baby aspirin and so I plan on taking one daily this cycle. What is this adding up to? Baby Aspirin, PreSeed, Progesterone…I am on a roll.

Along with these things, there are also things you can try like: Vitex, FertiliTea, Red Raspberry Tea, Evening Primrose Oil, Flaxseed Oil, and the list goes on and on. I don’t have time to list all of those but I wanted to list the main ones I read about and am trying.

Actually, all of this makes it seem like I have something terribly wrong, when I don’t. At least I don’t think I do. I just think I am willing to add “support” to the process in hopes that it will happen this month and that my schedule stays in tact. That makes me sound crazy, but at least recognition is the first step to improvement, right? And isn’t the “Journey to Thirty” all about improving ones’ self?

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