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Long term TTC & infertility
15/02/2014 at 09:21
15/02/2014 at 14:11
Are you taking any vitamins? Is your partner taking any? Do you drink / smoke?
15/02/2014 at 15:24
15/02/2014 at 15:39
That's good because alcohol and ciggs do reduce your chances. I would carry on taking folic acid as that is recommended by health professionals. I do not think that there is a difference between normal pregnacare and the conception one. It never made a difference to me so I was sticking to normal pregnacare. Try to get your partner onto folic acid, zinc and selenium. They improve sperm quality in general. I know you said that there was no problem with the count but it will not hurt to take additional vits. The multivitamins are good but the doses of each vitamin are much lower than when they are taken separately. My partner took almost 10 - 15 different vitamins and supplements every day. We battled infertility for a few months and found that my partner had a reduced count - almost non-existent. He took clomid plus all the other vitamins and I got pregnant after the first round.
I also took soy isoflavounes - this is natural clmid and is taken just like clomid. I took it on days 2-6 of my cycle. You are right about Agnus castus, only take it up to ovulation so you need to make sure that you are either temping / charting or using ovulation sticks.
How long is your luteal phase? The Luteal Phase is another important factor, if it is too short the egg will not be able implant itself. It should be at least 10 days, ideally 12 or more. My luteal phase used to be 8 or 9 days, the doctor fobbed me off so I've researched it on-line, talked to ladies on this forum and started taking B6. It helped and my luteal phase went back to 10+ days. The ladies on this forum have also helped a lot so if you have any more questions please ask away.
Also tell your hubby to stay away from hot baths, laptop on the lap and phone in his pocket - this reduces sperm count.
17/02/2014 at 17:22
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