Ok, I promised I would keep everyone updated on things as I go along on this journey of trying to conceive baby No. 2! I’ve come across a few new things and I’m excited to pass them along!
First of all, the acupuncture has been wonderful! I’ve really loved it and it really helped me to “let go” of a lot of stress I was having a difficult time holding onto. After the first three sessions I went I would go out to my car and just cry…and cry….and cry. I wasn’t thinking about anything in particular, nothing set me off, it was just a great release and it felt good to cry it all out! I’ve heard this “let down” period is common and that’s what helps make it so relaxing. Personally, it was just what I needed to de-stress! After the first few times I then started to feel re-energized and full of life! It really helped push the reset button for me and I highly recommend it!
More good news is that my cycle is FINALLY back to 30 days! Just 4 months ago it was 42 days long and I knew I was so out balance and had to things back in shape if we wanted to have more luck with getting preggo anytime soon. If you’re in tune with your body and what it needs, you can really start making some small changes to give yourself a better chance of conceiving…without using any medications!
Also check out this great website: Naturally Knocked Up! It’s a great resource for trying to pinpoint what’s off with your body and how to fix it! They have a wonderful online course you can take also, it’s def worth checking out!
I’m also starting a natural, organic progesterone cream this month which is a first for me. This is something you have to read quite a bit about and make sure to talk with your doctor before hand about progesterone therapy. I will pre-warn you that some doctors are more supportive of this than others, I urge you to do your own research and consult with them to take it all in and make your own choice. You do not need a prescription for progesterone cream BUT from what I’ve read the non-synthetic natural cream is the best. I got mine from here, called NatPro for only about $23 for a month’s supply. This is especially great for anyone who has a LP deficiency because you take it once you’ve ovulated for 14 days and then you should either start your period within a day or two OR you’re pregnant! If you’re pregnant you can take it for the first 3-4 months, after that the placenta takes over and the risk for miscarriage isn’t as high. (Did you know that low progesterone is the number one reason for miscarriages?) And from what I’ve read, low progesterone is also the only reason for morning sickness (it is actually caused by estrogen), so taking it for the first few months will also help you stay feeling great and keep that nausea away!
I do plan on doing a detox (more details to come!), which is also great for TTC but with family coming into town this week and a family vacation right around the corner I figured it would be best to wait until I have a quiet month!
Also new – I’m trying the OvaCue Fertility Monitor this month! I’ve been using the OV Watch but have had a difficult time feeling comfortable wearing it all night considering I don’t even wear a watch during the day! (I will have a full review on the OV Watch next month!) What I love about the OvaCue Fertility Monitor is how quick and easy it is and I also really love the calendar that’s built into the monitor. You don’t have to write down any readings and input it on your computer/online…it does it all for you! I will be doing a video review more on the OvaCue Fertility Monitor later this month!
If you are TTC and have come across a resource that’s helped you, please share with us!