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Old Jul 5th, 2009, 15:46 PM   11
avabear73
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Hi tansey

I got pregnant the first time we tried, at age 35. I only have one ovary, my right ovary and tube were removed three years ago because of a very large ovarian cyst. I'd read up about charting thinking it would be necessary but ultimately, we just got lucky.

Sending you lots of sticky vibes ... hope you get that really soon.



 
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Old Jul 5th, 2009, 16:05 PM   12
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I turned 35 in December, got pregnant in November - I charted my temps for 4 months and the last month was the charm. I also took lots of vitamins, agnus castus, kelp and flax seed oil from last April, and added maca root powder in August. Didn't use OPKs or check cervical position; I checked cervical mucous when I remembered, whcih wasn't often. I read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, it was very useful.



 
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Old Jul 5th, 2009, 16:09 PM   13
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I turned 35 in December, got pregnant in November - I charted my temps for 4 months and the last month was the charm. I also took lots of vitamins, agnus castus, kelp and flax seed oil from last April, and added maca root powder in August. Didn't use OPKs or check cervical position; I checked cervical mucous when I remembered, whcih wasn't often. I read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, it was very useful.
Thanks for that - re taking agnus castus - I did start taking it but then read that it was for irregular cycles only and that if you did take it when you didn't need it, it then made your normal cycles a bit odd, so I stopped it again! Can I ask - were your cycles irregular - is that why you took it?



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Old Jul 5th, 2009, 16:32 PM   14
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Yes, they were pretty irregular, for years, probably because I had an unhealthy lifestyle for years (which I sorted out once and for all 6 months before I got pregnant) but they became regular - every 31-32 days after I was on agnus castus. Obviously I don't know exactly what was the key, if there was one at all, but I didn't think it'd harm me and it might help and I had the result I was after so...



 
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Old Jul 5th, 2009, 21:52 PM   15
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Well, I was only 34.5 when I got pregnant. I observed my periods for a few months after dropping the pill, noticed that I (think I) felt ovulation pain, and then got pregnant on the first try (of course, timing it right based on my observations), to our great surprise. And it was a sticky bean. So we were very lucky...



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Old Jul 6th, 2009, 03:26 AM   16
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I don't know anything about charts and stuff but they sound like a good idea.

Also...I read that after having sex you should lie on your back, preferably with your hips raised slightly for about 10-15 minutes and let gravity do it's job I was doing this even though we weren't actively trying (ok ok maybe I was trying to help things along lol) and it seems to have worked. Plus it's an excuse for a lazy 10 minutes in bed



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Old Jul 6th, 2009, 05:01 AM   17
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I read the same book as Mary Jo, and it was eye opening to say the least ... if you haven't got a copy it is seriously well worth the read. Every woman should read it, trying or not, it's amazing.



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2009, 01:29 AM   18
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Hah, Donna, yeah, I did that after our attempt. Maybe that's why we got so lucky...



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Old Jul 7th, 2009, 05:56 AM   19
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Hi, i'm 35 and missed one pill by mistake and bingo i'm pt but hey ho it's all good



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2009, 00:19 AM   20
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My doc said to come back and see her if it took more than 5 cycles since I was 36. My cycles were pretty regular but a lot of the time we weren't trying very hard so it took longer than that. In the end I decided I couldn't tell when I was ovulating and so we started trying from the end of my last period all the way through to the start of the next and then it only took 2 cycles.



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