ASA and cough syrup

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Registered: 08-16-2004
ASA and cough syrup
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Thu, 08-19-2004 - 10:05am
Good Morning All!

Wow, I feel so good after reading every single post on this board. I figure of all the coping mechanisms one can have, over reading stories from people who have faced what you are facing, seems like a healthy alternative.

I have some questions about things like baby aspirin and robitussin. Are these considered alternative treatments or are they used in the main stream. I do yoga, massage therapy and aroma therapy so I am very open to using holistic approaches. Has anyone used anything with success to augment classic medical treatment. I have been kicking around accupunture too, any thoughts from anyone??

Thanks again for bravely sharing your stories. They have helped me move through this week after the loss of my baby with a new hope and resolve that it isn't over until the fat (pregnant) lady sings!

Sophia

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Thu, 08-19-2004 - 11:25am

Sophia this is a great board and I am glad that we where here to help you.


I used the Robitussin while I was on clomid because clomid can dry out your cervical mucus and the Rob. is suppose to help.

Cathie

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Registered: 11-06-2003
Thu, 08-19-2004 - 5:31pm
Dear Sophia,

I have used Robitussin for the same reasons as Cathie, and it did seem to increase my cervical fluid. You should start taking it a couple of times a day about 5-6 days before you are supposed to ovulate. I have not had to take baby aspirin.

I was practicing yoga up until I got pg. I did the pose "legs up the wall", two times a day every day during this last successful cycle. Supposedly it increases blood flow to the uterus, which helps to nourish and oxygenate (is that the correct word?) the whole area (ovaries, uterine lining, etc...). Who knows if it was just coincidence or not, but it definitely can not hurt. I also bought a feng shui book that gave me a few tips for increasing fertility; may sound weird but I like alternative, holistic "stuff". Thought I would just pass that along!

Hang in there...

Karen

13w4d w/#2

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Registered: 08-16-2004
Thu, 08-19-2004 - 8:42pm
Hey Karen!

I really do think that there are many alternative treatments that work. My yoga and massage therapy has kept me from having a back surgery, so I am hoping that it will have some affect on my ability to carry a baby too. Just as a matter of note, I conceived the baby I lost after coming home from a 4 day yoga retreat in the Birkshires....so who knows!!!

Sophia