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|Sat, 12-20-2008 - 1:03pm|
I've posted a few times here, but never really introduced myself so here goes...
I'm 40 and will be 41 way too soon. How did that happen?! I swear I don't see how I can possibly be 40, let alone close to 41.
I have a totally awesome 6-year-old daughter and I'm looking to have baby #2. Due to some genetic issues with my honey, we used donor sperm to conceive our daughter. So we'll be doing the same again this time.
I learned a lot about cycle timing the last time around and most of it is coming back as I've been tracking my cycles and did a "dry-run" of OPKs this past month. I'm not currently taking any fertility drugs and hope I don't have to, but I'll change the plan if need be. If all goes well, I should ovulate this week and begin my next crazy ride of a TWW. I'm excited and nervous!
While I'd like to avoid actual drugs, I'm open to some of the natural supplements out there. Obviously, I already take a vitamin supplement and extra folic acid as well as B-12. In the past I've taken Vitex, eaten baby carrots, eaten pineapple, drunk grapefruit juice and used Robitussin as well as low dose aspirin. I've never tried DHEA, but it sounds really interesting. I'm a little nervous about it, though and would like more info.
What are the side effects of DHEA and what are the benefits. For those of you who took it, did it change your cycle length or anything? Any affect on PMS, good or bad?
Also, what are some other natural options for improving changes?
Thanks in advance!