Alright ladies, I need to pick your brains about natural supplements and foods!
AF is here damn her. This month WILL be my month so I am up for trying new things. I need your advice though on what to try and what it does. I see so many thread where people mention that they're taking this. Eating that and drinking the other, but seriously, I need it broken down.
Currently I'm only taking my folic acid but as that's essential for the the babies spinal cord development, it's not exactly helping me create said baby.
I have been drinking green tea for about 4 years as it's much lower in caffeine and as caffeine takes 8 hours to leave your system, I gave up drinking English Breakfast tea after 2pm in order to get a better nights sleep. Realistically though, I have one cup of EB tea at about 730am and sometimes another around 10am but that's it then. I tend to drink only green tea after that as I don't get time again til I get home from work! I do prefer green tea with lemon? Is the lemon an issue? Should it be straight green tea or am I now overthinking it?
I'm a really strict vegetarian so any supplements have to be veggie and I'd really prefer them to be natural. I like fruit and veg so providing you don't want me to eat mushrooms or celery, I'll give anything a try!
Please help ladies. There's so much choice out there that I don't know where to start!!
I don't actually know about the green tea (except that lemon is not an issue) but here are a few other things I found:
- Sweet potato helps both male and female fertility (and is great mashed with normal potatoes!). Celariac is helpful too and lovely in soups.
- Peas are to be avoided, as are carrots in large quantities
- Supplements are a good idea to make sure your body gets all it needs, if you're a veggie I'd look into a vegetarian omega 3 supplement (from flax seed I think) and maybe a general ttc one or just a multi vitamin without much vit A (usually the 50+ ones are ok)
- Grapefruit juice and evening primrose oil (EPO) capsules both help increase the amount of fertile cervical mucus (ewcm) you produce
- hot baths are to be avoided both for you and you OH
Hope that helps a little. Those are the things I do but I'm sure others will add to the list. Lots of to you!
I commented on your question about the soya on the veggie thread.
I personally think we should just eat what we want as long as it's healthy. My mum and grandma didn't suddenly stop eating things when they conceived!
You could try pregnacare conception maybe.
Not really sure it's wise to add loads of other things in there. I was doing that and got nowhere and have been advised to cut out loads of things as they'll all be trying to do different things inside and may counteract each other.
Thanks ladies. Whilst in town earlier, I picked up some EPO and some raspberry leaf tea. With those, they advise against taking whilst pregnant so what's the score? Do I take them up until ovulation and then stop?
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