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Registered: 05-01-2004
Tue, 07-20-2004 - 5:00pm
Hello ladies - just got a BFP!!

For those of you who remember my history (3 m/c), my fingers are crossed!

Thought I would share my regime with you....


1 shot wheat grass

chinese herbs ( boiled)

no caffeine ( decaf only)

1 vitamin E, folic acid and ECQ10

I also used an OPK this month for the first time, which helped my focus (my DH was conscripted at the appropriate times!!)

Wish me luck! Baby dust to all of you ttc's

Best wishes


4 weeks, 32 weeks to go ( no 1)

age 41.5

ttc for 3 yrs

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Registered: 04-13-2004
In reply to: aussie_sydney
Tue, 07-20-2004 - 5:51pm

So happy for you, Kate!!

And, thank you so much for sharing your regime. Every bit of info helps. What is ECQ10? Is this something you can buy anywhere?

I see a new accupuncturist (who specializes in Chinese medicine/herbs) in 2 weeks - very excited!

Wishing you warm baby thoughts...... :)

~ Linda


42yo TTC#1

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Registered: 06-06-2004
In reply to: aussie_sydney
Tue, 07-20-2004 - 6:22pm

I am so happy to see your posting!!!

I am curious as to what chinese herbs you were taking.

Take care!!!

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Registered: 05-01-2004
In reply to: aussie_sydney
Wed, 07-21-2004 - 5:32pm
Thanks Ladies for your good wishes!

Linda, ECQ 10is an enzyme which assists cell reproduction - you can buy it in the vitamin section of your supermarket as "CQ10" - it is not too expensive downunder (about $20 US), probably cheaper in the US..

Bopsie - the herbs are prescribed by a Chinese dr which my DH and I have been seeing for 3 months after an infertile ( 1 ovary, 12 failed IVF's) 44 yr old friend got pregnant!!

She prescribes who knows what - a mix of herbs from many jars - and they change each 2 weeks when we see her. They are boiled up each day ( and taste disgusting!) My friend thinks it is important for you both to go. Again not expensive compared with other treatment - here its about $50 each 2 weeks for the herbs - worth the money I say!

Good luck to you this month - Baby dust coming your way!


4 weeks, 36 to go w/no.1

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Registered: 11-30-2003
In reply to: aussie_sydney
Wed, 07-21-2004 - 9:13pm
Kate: CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wishing you a happy & healthy 9 months. Hoping I can join you soon!!


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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: aussie_sydney
Wed, 07-21-2004 - 9:41pm
Yea Kate, congrats girl and tons of sticky vibes to you!!!
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Registered: 02-17-2004
In reply to: aussie_sydney
Thu, 07-22-2004 - 3:35am
Such happy news! Big hugs to you, DH, and your wee one!
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Registered: 11-06-2003
In reply to: aussie_sydney
Thu, 07-22-2004 - 10:58am
Dear Kate,

CONGRATULATIONS!! I am really happy for youand your DH. I am wishing you a healthy and happy (and uneventful) 9 months!!

Karen 40 yrs old

9w4d w/#2

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Registered: 05-28-2003
In reply to: aussie_sydney
Thu, 07-29-2004 - 9:32am

Kate congrats!! Keep us up to date on everything and let us know how you are doing.

Hugs and growing vibes