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#26 momof2

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 10:53 AM

The info on the cough syrup...will that help in IVF?

I did try this when I was trying to get pregnant naturally (tried after failed tubal, hoping to pregnant again)...but mucus is not needed for IVF, they bypass that area altogether. If you are trying without IVF, it seems to help.
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:23 PM

I read something on the net today that may help for male factor, it is a plant called tribulus terrestris. Anyone have heard about it before? We just bought a product called Kama from Kamisante (www.kamisante.com). They say it is good for stress reduction but it contain this plant too. As we're starting FIV we just think it may help for better sperm but as we're doing ICSI I don't know if the quantity of sperm is important? Also, I don't know if the clinic will tell us the detail about the sperm test like to know if it has increase since the last time or if they just take it and do the job? I'll ask.

For milk I know it has something to do with mucus but don't know about fiv, same thing with the syrup?
What about the tomato Zoe?
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:27 PM

ok wiat ..
whats the pineapple core thing?
im gonna be having implantation soon.
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 11:08 AM

The info on the cough syrup...will that help in IVF?

I did try this when I was trying to get pregnant naturally (tried after failed tubal, hoping to pregnant again)...but mucus is not needed for IVF, they bypass that area altogether. If you are trying without IVF, it seems to help.



Yes Momof2 that is so true, ivfers do not need all that, I guess I am thinking too hard now.... :wall: . Thx for the correction.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 11:36 AM

what about when embryos are in the uterine cavity ready to implant , there is mucous there too??????
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 12:16 PM

Not sure about that?

But the cough syrup thins the mucus to help the sperm get through on their way to the uterus...only really needed if women have really thick, hostile cervical mucus. They tell us to avoid sex after ER...I don't think they want extra fluids inside the uterus, as well as orgasm to cause uterine contractions.

Just a thought if men have hostile semenal fluid...not sure if this is a possibilty or not. Possibly a good question for the dr...about why no sex after ER up to 2 weeks afterwards.
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Baby names: Fletcher Hayes and Bradford Robert
scheduled c-sec April 8th 2008 at 37 weeks
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:30 AM

yanie they say fresh pineapple core is more important then the juice ,but it also causes contraction so stop before et ,now i am not sure how long before et you have to stop ,its a good question for us who are doing fet .
bev i think (and its solely creation of my crazy mind) they have to open cervix with speculum for et ,so to reduce the riskof infection they say no sex ??????and orgasm causes reverse contractions in uterus so might case embies to go backwards towards the tubes so might cause tubal.......gosh my mind is racing ..what am i taking ...crack or something ..
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Navigating Dangerous Waters: What Foods Are Safe To Eat?
Date updated: May 07, 2007
By Sarah Whitman
Content provided by Revolution Health Group
One of the most overwhelming challenges of being pregnant is trying to remember not only which foods you should eat but also all the forbidden foods. In general, pregnant women should avoid, or in some cases limit, raw or undercooked meat and fish, polluted or mercury-laden fish, deli meats (unless they're cooked), raw eggs, unpasteurized milk, unpasteurized soft cheeses, pate, unwashed fruits and vegetables, caffeine and alcohol. Some experts also recommend that pregnant women avoid artificial sweeteners and peanuts.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), pregnant women are at a higher risk for foodborne illness because pregnancy makes it hard for the mother's immune system to fight off harmful foodborne bacteria, harmful foodborne bacteria can cross the placenta and infect the baby, and the fetus doesn't have an immune system developed enough to fight off harmful foodborne bacteria.
Although guidelines for most of these foods are cut and dried, others are controversial; the guidelines change constantly and experts often disagree about how much–if any–is safe. Recently, fish and peanuts have been at the forefront of the debate.
Going Nuts
The concern with peanuts (and peanut butter) is that if a pregnant woman eats them, her baby might be more likely to develop a peanut allergy. Although this connection hasn't been proven, it hasn't been discounted either. "The main thing is that women who have a high risk of allergy in the family–a sibling or immediate family member already has an allergy–it might be prudent for them to avoid peanuts," says Daina Kalnins, MSC, registered dietitian and academic clinical specialist for SickKids, Canada's largest center dedicated to improving children's health. "Or, if you're really concerned, and they're not a big part of your diet anyway, then don't eat them during that time."
Also consider that, if peanut allergies run in your family and your baby develops one, it's just as likely to be caused by the genetic predisposition and might have nothing to do with your peanut consumption during pregnancy, says Vivian M. Dickerson, MD, FACOG and medical director of women's health programs and care at Hoag Hospital at University of California, Irvine.
Fishy Business
Although the risks of eating polluted or methyl mercury-laden fish are more conclusive than those of peanuts, guidelines on what types of fish–and how much–pregnant women should eat are far from unanimous. "The important thing with fish is to try to get two servings per week because we know the benefits of the fat, the protein and the leanness of the fish far outweigh the risk," Kalnins says. Still, some fish is safer than others.
According to the FDA, women who are trying to conceive, pregnant or nursing should completely avoid large, predatory fish that have lived a long time because they contain higher levels of methyl mercury, which can inhibit nervous system development. These fish include tilefish, swordfish, shark and king mackerel.
Pregnant women can eat up to 12 ounces (two average servings) of fish and shellfish that are lower in methyl mercury per week. This includes shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollack, flounder, cod and catfish, among others. Albacore tuna, however, has more methyl mercury than canned light tuna and should be limited to 6 ounces per week. Although most women will have no trouble limiting tilapia or cod, if you're used to popping open a can of tuna for lunch everyday, you'll need to cut back. "You just have to include it in your 8 to 12 ounces," Dickerson says. "It's not an exception."
The American Pregnancy Association also advises pregnant women to avoid fish from contaminated lakes and rivers that might be exposed to high levels of industrial pollutants. These fish include blue fish, striped bass, salmon, pike, trout and walleye. However, this only applies to fish caught in local waters, not fish purchased from your local grocery store. Tropical fish such as grouper and mahimahi sometimes contain toxins as well.
If you do mistakenly eat a potentially harmful food, there's probably no need to worry. However, if you develop flu-like symptoms or if eating dangerous fish has been a chronic pattern, talk to your doctor immediately, Dickerson says. "It's one of those things where you need to be the 'goodest you can be,' but you don't necessarily need to flip out if you slip up."


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Posted 31 August 2007 - 10:07 AM

great post hopeful123.
i knew the thing about the peanuts, and i was telling other girls on anouther forum. and they all told me what bulll what was.
but i had a confrence on it and i had no papers or proof, to show them.
thank you!
i wont go back and show them but just reading it and know that i was not crazy feels good.
(i guess they thought i was to anal becuase i put up a do's and don't list and tons of them were doing the don'ts)
thanks again
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
natural pregnancy
It's a Boy!!!!!



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#34 momof2

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 11:11 AM

Strawberries too...when I was pregnant with our first I was told to be careful of eating peanut butter, nuts and strawberries. Then to make these the last foods to introduce to the baby.

I have no allergies, but when I was a baby apparantly I became allergic to everything, it was difficult to feed me. But now, no allergies...very weird. Fortunately these guys have no allergies either, I was very strict with the peanut butter rule...just wanted to be safe.

Interesting about the reverse contractions (orgasm) I understood about just general contractions, but I never knew they could end up in the tubes...I think they should be more specific with the info, because one might think contractions are good to suck in those embryo's...and if the opposite happens...we should be told that.
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BFP...Beta #1 day 13 Aug23rd results...416
Beta #2 day 16 Aug 26th...1393
3D ultrasound 23 weeks, Jan 2/08, showed 2 BOYS.
Baby names: Fletcher Hayes and Bradford Robert
scheduled c-sec April 8th 2008 at 37 weeks
Twins arrived, on scheduled day. No NICU.
Fletcher was 6lbs 2oz
Bradford was 7lbs 5oz

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 11:21 AM

bev the reverse contraction part i saw on one of the shows on tv (60 min or discovery channel dont remember
as for natural preg to accur if women have orgasm after(or during) man 's ejaculation the uterus and fallopian tubes have contractions in the reverse direction meaning sucking everything towards the ovaries so making it faster for the sperm to reach eggs when they are released

my aunt who is an allergy specialist told me that strawberries and some nuts they share same allergins ,so if someone gets allergic to one most probably they will develop allergy to the other in their life time

no problem yanie :D
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:17 PM

ok, i need clarification please.

orgasms are ok if trying natural PG? Otherwise avoid orgasms??? So if you are in your 2WW, avoid orgasms??

I can't beleive i am even asking these questions, LOL! :wub:
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:27 PM

notgivingup thats a question for the dr's :P
well intercourse is prohbited as cervix is still open and they do not want any infections
but if you have one of those battary operated boyfriends (like charllots bunny in sex and the city) theni dont know :icon_question:
hmmmm i dont know how to ask that from the doc's :think:
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:35 PM

LOL! :blush:

I am not asking my doc about that either! or maybe I should to see if I can get him to blush!

So do you know if the rules are the same after IUI? No sex after IUI? I was not told anything. Mind you I am on those lovely progresterone suppositories so that usually kills the mood. But I'm just curious. This I might ask my doc about, but I don't see him until Wed next week.
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:56 PM

Calgary told us to avoid for a full 2 weeks...

Hubby was waiting ever so patiently, but it's not nice with the progesterone...might have killed the mood for him for awhile...yucky.

I totally understand what your saying Sam, it makes total sense to me...all good info. :)
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3D ultrasound 23 weeks, Jan 2/08, showed 2 BOYS.
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scheduled c-sec April 8th 2008 at 37 weeks
Twins arrived, on scheduled day. No NICU.
Fletcher was 6lbs 2oz
Bradford was 7lbs 5oz

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 07:00 PM

ok, i need clarification please.

orgasms are ok if trying natural PG? Otherwise avoid orgasms??? So if you are in your 2WW, avoid orgasms??

I can't beleive i am even asking these questions, LOL! :wub:


gosh thats a good question.
i will ask the doc about orgasms, during the 2 week wait , and in early PG
i will let you all know what he said 2morrow night.
gosh hubby is gonna shit when he hears me ask this question. lol :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
natural pregnancy
It's a Boy!!!!!



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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:44 AM

Brazil nuts are high in selenium (as is pineapple) for which there has been some evidence that it helps implantation. I was nibbling on brazil nuts and pineapple from egg retrieval 'till my HPT... then I tapered off (mostly b/c I was sick of them - anyone want an almost full container of Brazil nuts? They're still in the cupboard!).

My RE recommended avoiding intercourse not because it would impact a BFP or BFN but because he says that if you are BFN and the bleeding starts around intercourse that you'll associate intercourse with that disappointment for a long time afterwards. He said there's no evidence that it impacts cycle success. Just an FYI.
Me: 34, DH: 31
1st IVF - ET: Sept 9 / Sept 20 Early beta b/c of bleeding: BFP 240 / Sept 22 still bleeding but 2nd beta: 700+ / Sept 29 3rd beta: 8.5 - pregnancy lost
2nd IVF - March 2007: ER - March 19; Scheduled ET cancelled b/c all embryos carried mutation for which we're doing PGD
3rd IVF - ER - June 10, 2007, ET - June 15, 2007; Early beta on June 26 was 370 / Original beta day June 29 #s are 1790!

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 01:56 PM

You Should Use House Plants
A modern house is full of hundreds of hidden chemicals that are emitted by paints and stains, carpet, particle board, household cleaners and so on. One of the best ways to filter and remove these chemicals is with house plants. Spider plants, for example, are known to be good at removing formaldehyde (which is quite common in paints).

found that on the net.
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
natural pregnancy
It's a Boy!!!!!



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to be doubtful
too optimistic
to be fearful
and to determined
to be
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 01:57 PM

You Should Avoid Hot Dogs
Hot dogs have been implicated in several studies. (Note: It has also been found that children under the age of five who eat more than 1 hot dog a week may have an increased risk of cancer). See this article and this note.


lol found more
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
natural pregnancy
It's a Boy!!!!!



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Posted 02 September 2007 - 01:59 PM

You Should Avoid Contact with Reptiles
Be sure to tell your doctor if you have any contact with lizards, iguanas, turtles, or snakes as the salmonella virus is transfered through their feces and can affect your pregnancy. Also, children under the age of 5 are also at risk for contracting salmonella if they are in contact with reptiles.
You Should Avoid Tick Bites
Tick bites open you to the risk of lyme disease, which can be deadly to your developing baby. A great book to check on this topic is, "Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Disorders", written by Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner, a woman who developed Lyme disease while pregnant.
You Should Avoid Fish
This warning comes from the November 27 issue of Time Magazine (page 31). Fish concentrate methylmercury, which is known to affect the developing child's brain.
You Should Not Eat Junk Food
The basic problem with junk food is that it fills you up but does not provide vitamins or protein. As your stomach size decreases during pregnancy, junk food takes up room and prevents you from eating the foods you really need for your and your baby's health.
You Should Avoid Vitamin A Supplements
By consuming as little as 4 times the RDA of vitamin A, you greatly increase the risk of having a baby with birth defects or other problems. Exposure during the first trimester is the worst. Natural sources of vitamin A are OK - it is foods that are artifically supplemented that cause the problem, and most foods are. You need to start reading packages to make sure you are not getting too much Vitamin A. Other fat-soluable vitamins such as D,E, and K can also accumulate in the body organs and tissues and high-dosage supplementation should be discussed with your doctor. See this article, this article, this article, this article, and this article.
You Should Avoid X-Rays
According to the book What to Expect When You're Expecting, the risks posed by X-Ray exposure are fairly small, with the greatest risk occuring early in the pregnancy. Informing your doctor or dentist of the fact that you are pregnant is probably the best way to control your risk. If an X-Ray can be postponed until after the pregnancy, then that would eliminate the risk.
You Should Avoid VDTs
In this article is the following quote: "Kaiser's researchers tracked 1,583 pregnancies ... [and] were surprised to find a statistically significant 73% increase in miscarriages in working women using CRT-style VDTs (cathode ray tube style video display terminals), compared to other working women." Older VDTs are especially suspect. However, later studies have been less conclusive or contradictory. See also this article and this article.
You Should Avoid Microwaves
An excerpt from this page, states, "Particularly vulnerable to excessive microwave radiation is the developing fetus." For more information also see this article.
You Should not Use an Electric Blanket
Electric Blankets give off low-level electromagnetic fields which may be harmful to a developing baby. See this article, this article and this article.
You Should Not Use a Water Bed
The heaters used in water beds give off the same electric fields as those found in electric blankets (see previous) and should therefore be avoided for the same reasons.
You Should Avoid Drinking Tap Water if Possible
Recent studies have shown that drinking tap water during the early months of pregnancy can increase your risk of miscarriage. If this concerns you or you have a history of miscarriage, you may want to discuss drinking bottled water with your doctor. This article discusses research that showed California tapwater was linked to miscarriages. Also see this article. This article discusses why tap water may cause problems for all people (does not directly discuss miscarriage).
You Should Avoid Stress
Stress at work is defined as, "high psychological demands from work activities, and low decision-making powers on the job". See this article and this article for more information. This article is also interesting.
You Should Not Expose Yourself to Pesticides
Pesticides (including insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and so on) can have a variety of effects on your unborn baby depending on the type of chemical, the length and intensity of exposure and the age of the fetus. In general it is best to avoid exposure to all pesticides. The problem is that pesticide use is extremely widespread in the U.S. You can be exposed to pesticides in your home (ant and roach bait traps, no-pest strips, houshold pest control products and services, flea collars on dogs and cats...), in your yard (lawn care services, do-it-yourself herbicides and insecticides on the lawn or garden), in your neighborhood (especially in rural areas, but also from suburban neighbors spraying their yards), from various food sources... The most you can do is attempt to avoid these dangers as best you can. See this site, this page and this page.
You Should Avoid Fumes from Paint, Paint Thinner, Household Cleaning Products and so on
This article and this article discuss the large numbers of toxic products and by-products found in the home and yard. As with pesticides (see previous) the best you can hope for is educating yourself and trying to limit your exposure.
You Should Avoid Raising Your Body Temperature
There is a potential danger to the developing fetus if your body temperature rises above 102 degrees. You can raise your body temperature to this level by getting a fever, by exercising too strenuously, working outside on hot summer days, and so on.
You Should Not Use a Sauna, Hot Tub or Take Long Hot Baths
Hot tubs and hot baths have a tendency to raise your body temperature and therefore are to be avoided. See the previous item for details.
You Should Avoid Cleaning Cat Litter Boxes. You Should Avoid Uncooked Meat.
Both cat litter and undercooked meat present the risk of toxoplasmosis, which causes birth defects. See this article and this article for details.
You Should Avoid Herpes
Herpes when transfered to the baby during delivery, can lead to severe complications. The easiest way to avoid this possibility is to avoid contracting herpes. If you do have herpes, you should be sure to tell your doctor. See this article for more information.
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
natural pregnancy
It's a Boy!!!!!



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to be doubtful
too optimistic
to be fearful
and to determined
to be
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#45 hopeful123

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:04 AM

hi girls just got back from canada was visiting family ,i was away from internet for 3 days and look i cant catch up ..........wow
yani its a very good article ,i skimmed through it ,will read in detail later
DID YOU ASK YOUR DR ABOUT ORGASM ,WHAT WAS THE EXPRESSION ON DH'S FACE?? :P
we need to compile all this info ..somehow... :think: :think: :think:
sam

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#46 yanie

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 11:14 AM

no i completly forgot.

should i email him and ask him?
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
natural pregnancy
It's a Boy!!!!!



I am too postive
to be doubtful
too optimistic
to be fearful
and to determined
to be
defeated




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#47 ashami

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 11:41 AM

I did ask Peter a few questions on sex :o during my two weeks wait and below was his answer


As long as you are in no pain or discomfort then there is no reason to postpone sexual intercourse during the 2 week wait, it might even be beneficial............

Good luck!

Peter

Thx.

#48 jaan

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:35 PM

Hi Girls, Great list!

I ate fresh pineapple from stims until ET it's supposed to help thicken the uterine lining, I also ate Peanut butter everyday during stim I'm not sure what that is supposed to do but it was a tip given to me during IVF so I thought it couldn't hurt. We were told no sex during our cycle.

Did you know Peanuts aren't a nut, they are a legume, just a bit of info.

The cough syrup is to help thin the mucus it's a decongestant.

Janet(41) Andrew(38)
DD Kyra(24) Natural Pg 1991

Twins(9) Erik & Matthew 2006 IVF
Furbaby Jasper (14)

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#49 hopeful123

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:23 PM

yeah thanks ashami and i do remember reading that post .......... :P but could'nt find it now

well guys if you have those battery operated boy friends make sure they are lead free :laugh: :laugh:
sam
me:33 ,dh:30
ttc:8y
3 natural m/c dec 99, mar 01,oct 07
clomid x1 -ohss
lap x 1 apr/05-endomet left tube blocked,half of left ovary resected
1st ivf cycle nov/05 developed mild ohss again
DEC 2ND/05 BFP u/s small sac slow heart beat small fetus misscariage at 9 weeks 1 day
fet may 06 -cancelled due to very rare -sub acute viral thyroiditis
fet oct 20-bfp ,beta 700 on nov 1 ,1700 on nov 3,3900 on nov 5 u/s 2 small sacs ,slow heart beat small fetuses m/c nov 23/06 ,day of our 9th wedding annivrsay
1 blast still frozen
IVF#2 july 07 7 BLASTS FROZEN 2 normal 2 have trisomies 3 not tested less than 6 cell on day 3 fet oct 25/07,transferred 2 instead of one ...oops
1st beta nov 2 bfp (again) 23,2nd beta 83 ,3rd beta 371 u/s nov 21 hb 118 bpm
beautiful baby boy Nayal born via planned c-section on july 3rd 2008 @ 12:35 pm

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:27 PM

Well, I went to get my b/w today but didn't actually see a doctor, so i didn't get a chance to ask him the orgasm question (darn!) lol.

I did see the acupuncturist today and she told me to eat grapes and squid during the 2ww to help hold a pregnancy. So everyday that is what I have been eating!

BTW - This is a great thread. its nice to see we all still have a sense of humour as we go thru all this stuff!
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