I'm excited that most of you are close to me in stimming etc. Its cool to know there are professionals in the group. I'm a physician and just finished a subspecialty in infectious disease. Doesn't really help me at all with this RE and IVF stuff, just as chicken with the shots. I'm convinced stress is huge part as i had 12 hour days pretty much every day for the last 3 years. Anyways, my belly is already slightly sore, and I can see needle marks! Will work on a better technique tonite..bevel up, short quick jab, angled slightly, maybe ice first?
As far the diet, i cut out coffee after coming back from darjeeling where we drank lots of tea...then started drinking green, jasmine or darjeeling tea daily. My nephew who is a health nut (living with us for now) makes smoothies in the morning with greens (swiss chard, etc), mangoes and bananas...its better than it sounds
. I usu. have a glass in the morning. We don't drink at all or smoke (duh!). I try to eat vegetarian about 4 times per week. Added more fruit - like 2 per day. I'm really bad about dairy...don't get much calcium. I don't snack all day like suggested by someone on the other threads. Don't know if that's good or not.
Is anyone's DH taking a vitamin or folate? I think mine should, but he doesn't belive in vitamins...he's a doc too.
i'm a new 1st timer too..welcome to the board!!
i'm only a day ahead of you! What kinda protocol did you use last time that you had to have increased? Do they increase it based on follicle size or E2? What should your E2 be upto before ER?
yeah, telling people has a domino effect...you tell one and it become easier to tell more. I've only told my parents and sister, the boss. A few at work know about the fertility issues... I told one person who is our age to stop BCPs sooner than she planned...i wish we hadn't used contraception after marriage either as i was about 27 then..oh well..shouldn't think of that now. Got to look forward to a BFP!!
RBjean[/b I'm not doing AP either..I'm not a huge believer in alternative healing, but i do think that anything that lowers stress is helpful. I probably would have done AP if it weren't soo expensive to be honest. I've heard raising your legs at night to increase blood flow to the pelvis is good too. I'm doing yoga now which is nice.
Okay then, have a good night all!