9 weeks & all is well - regime for a BFP

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-01-2004
9 weeks & all is well - regime for a BFP
Sat, 08-21-2004 - 2:51am
Hello Cathie and ladies - thought I would keep you up to date with the good news that I have reached 9 weeks plus a heartbeat - means chance of m/c has now dropped to 3% for the remainder of the pg.

Thought I would repeat my formula for a natural BFP in case it helps anyone - for those of you who recall I had 3 m/cs at week 6- probably related to egg quality due to my age (41.5)- who knows?. I started on the following after the last m/c:


boiled chinese herbs as prescribed by a chinese dr (yuck!)

1 shot of wheatgrass (taste great by comparison!)

1 vitamin e

1 folic acid

1 Q10

No caffeine

No booze after O and little before


I am a big believer in NOT flying as I had 2 of the m/cs flying or shortly after.

I have just read Julie Ichova's book Inconceivable and what she did sounds similar to the actions I took whch is very much about taking your care into your own hands ( as well as getting professional advice as needed) and trusting your instincts

I hope this helps one of you ladies - baby dust to all!


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-30-2003
Sat, 08-21-2004 - 11:09am
Kate: Hooray! Thanks for your post. It really is encouraging to know there are others who are successful at ttc over age 40. Glad to hear you're at the 9 week mark and all sounds very good.

Hoping the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly...take good care.


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-28-2003
Mon, 08-23-2004 - 9:37am

Hello Kate and glad to see that things are moving along just great!! don't forget to keep us up todate and thanks for the post on what you did it will help alot

Hugs and growing vibes



iVillage Member
Registered: 12-26-2003
Fri, 08-27-2004 - 4:17pm
Hi Kate,

Congratulations!!!! I am so very happy for you!!!!!! Here's to a happy & healthy 9 months plus!!!!!!

Keep us posted with all the great updates!!!

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