How to get your body to ovulate?

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How to get your body to ovulate?

Postby bectonks » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:11 pm

Ok so quick run down ttc for 14 months. Still have milk even though stopped breastfeeding last november - but dont have prolactinoma. History of pcos (but bloods show clear). Hormones look relatively normal except for Im not ovulating. Cant get in to see the specialist until the end of December - Im sure Ill get put on metformin or Clomid :( Already so impatient Im just wondering if anyone has tried/used any natural therapies that have worked that i could start in the meantime?
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Postby ClOuD_NiNe » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:41 pm

Acupuncture as well as Chinese and Western herbs worked for me. There is a herb that works similar to chlomid, I can't for the life of me remember what it's called. My acupuncturist/herbalist tailored my herbs and acupuncture sessions depending on where I was in my cycle (I was charting). My cycles were quite long, anywhere from 34 to 42 days, with a luteal phase of about 12 days. The acupuncture and herbs were used to help me ovulate sooner and more strongly than I had been. Just before I conceived he did a couple of acupuncture sessions that really targeted my ovaries and boy did I feel it! He also concentrated on warming the body and getting the energy/blood flowing to the reproductive organs (eating "warming" foods also helped with this).

I also revamped my diet with the help of a friend who is a nutritional therapist. She said that to have the best chance of conceiving I needed to get my body into optimal condition nutritionally. There are certain foods the body needs for fertility: lots of veg (preferably organic), meat and eggs (organic, pasture raised), nuts and seeds, good fats (real butter, ghee, coconut oil, olive oil), some fruit, avoid processed and packaged foods, refined grains and sugars, and most veg oils. I have more info, if you pm me your email address I can send it to you.

In the end I think it was a combination of all of the above that helped me to conceive DS after 12 months of trying. Good luck and I hope it happens for you soon!
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Postby bectonks » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:07 pm

Thank you - am going to see a midwife/chinese herbalist/accupucturist who specialises in fertility. Also have my specialist appointment end of december but hopefully i dont need to go, fingers crossed anyway :)
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Postby ClOuD_NiNe » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:06 pm

Good luck!
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Postby lovely mummy » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:34 pm

It's also worth looking up lunaception, which is something (v vaguely paraphrased) along the lines of sleeping in a dark, completely dark room for 14 days, no alarm clock or any other source of light & then on day 14 sleeping with light, which can trigger ovulation in some women. There r a handful of great natural fertility books available & some mention this idea.
It's worth a try...
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Postby bectonks » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:54 am

Ha! Ha! Think the lunaception wouldnt be able to be done in this household with a hubby that works away and 3 kids lol. Have started with a chiro/reflexoligist who specializes in fertility also seeing a chinese acuupunturist next week and have been trying to diet and excercise more. Its so frustrating though
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Postby fellare » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:43 am

travelling across timezones always triggers me to ovulate for some reason. The more timezones the better and bonus points if you travel somewhere nice and warm.
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Postby bectonks » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:49 am

Ha! Ha! Oh how i would just love to take off on an overseas holiday, not possible right now though :(
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Postby fellare » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:00 am

Broome is another time zone from you, isn't it? Even better if you change your clock and go up to cape le vique.
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