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  • ~*Jeni*~ ~*Jeni*~'s Avatar 01-14-05 | 05:30 PM
  • May I ask what type of herbal supplements you are taking?
    I have also decided to use the time (until DH says it's time to TTC-which might be December) to get my body in really good shape for pregnancy. My last two PG's I puked the entire time and was so unhealthy. I want to start the vitamins early on, especially after my nurse today told me that you should start taking Pre-nate's like 3 months before you start TTC. So i will start those today. I am still on the Depo shot. My next injection is due next month, Feb., and DH said I am not going to get it. He doesn't want to TTC now...maybe later in the year, like Dec. like I said, but we will use condoms until then.

    So, in answer to your other post about what I am doing to prepare...that was it. Taking vitamins and stopping my shot. Maybe cutting out some of my caffeine intake, and a little more exercise.

    But I wanted to ask about those herbal supp. I was also interested in learning what herbs can help what in TTC.

    TIA!

    Hope to talk to you more soon.
  • Sonji Sonji's Avatar 01-18-05 | 11:51 PM
  • Hi Jeni

    I'm so sorry this post is so delayed but I'm here now. I'm glad you can join us here. I haven't checked this board in a while but I'll be glad to chat with you. It sounds like you and DH are on the right track. It sounds like the same conversations I had with my fiance (although the condoms were only around for like a week). The first thing I did was make an appointment with a naturopath (luckily my health insurance covers it). She took a history and did some bloodwork and then prescribed the supplements I needed. My cycle was really long and irregular (I was O'ing around CD26 if at all) and this current cycle it looks like I O'd around CD16-CD18. I'm on a host of supplements to help not only with TTC but also with my diabetes. I'll try to list them all (although I can't guarantee that they are all for TTC)

    Metformin (prescription not supplement) 2xdaily
    Alpha Lipoic Acid 2x daily
    A multi vitamin 1x daily
    Ultra Pure Fish Oil 1x daily
    Chromium Picolinate 2x daily
    Fertility Blend (at my own direction . my naturopath doesn't think it helps) 2-3 x daily
    2 tinctures (1 at CD1-14 and another at CD15 to AF) 2x daily
    Tincture 2 contains Wild Yam and Chaste Tree
    Tincture 1 contains the same with another ingredient (i can't remember what it is and I'm out of it so I can't check the label)
    Baby Aspirin 1x daily
    B-complex 1x daily

    Like I said before this combination was my prescription from my naturopath. I would highly recommend a trip to see one as they are tailored to each individual and their needs.

    Best of luck on your journey. Please don't hesitate to write back.

    Talk to you soon
    Sonji

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