I’m keeping this brief:
1. I might start Pregnitude up again. Since I can no longer afford fertility treatment due to all of my “medical funds” being allocated to other medical bills at the moment (ER visit, Zoey’s x-ray from last year, Zoey’s tubes, all my bloodwork, etc), I figure going back on Pregnitude might not be a bad idea. Some of you may remember that I took it for about 2-3 months before moving on to Femara. The first month gifted me with a perfect cycle with confirmed ovulation on CD 14 (although I don’t think egg quality was good yet). The second month ungifted me with a long cycle (40+ days) and no confirmed ovulation. I am sure that my body was just trying to work things out hormonally as a response to the Pregnitude, but I ended up stopping to pursue medicinal fertility treatment. Since I can’t do treatment anytime soon (at least not until I get a better handle on these existing expenses), I might go back on it. I had considered going back to an herbal regimen, but that REALLY messed me up and you have to give it a good 6-8 months for your body to adjust. Pregnitude really only takes about 3, so I think it’d be a safer route. As always, I’d keep you all posted on the progress there.
2. I am considering a cod liver oil challenge. In this video by Mama Natural, she explains why and how to give it to children, but also explains the health benefits that adults can get from it. She has talked about it in several other videos as well, and after much online research, I have come to the conclusion that it just may be a good idea to try.
3. My uterus has been neglected this month, I confess. I expected to really focus on it more, but I think I am still coming down from the “low” I experienced when we had to cancel the IUI. I expected to drink up on my pom juice and red raspberry leaf tea, but the truth is, I just need a total detox break. Clearing the Clomid from my system meant I just let it all go. I do intend to pick it back up though. Since I had great results with pom juice and RRLT in the past, I figure I can again, especially without Clomid there to take over everything.
4. I ovulated on my own this month. YAY! Pretty sure my body is just in memory mode from the Clomid, or maybe it was in response to the Metformin I was on (off it now after the incident), but either way, I did it! I expect egg quality was probably really poor and my uterus was probably too thin for implantation, so we just didn’t bother trying and frankly, I don’t care. 🙂
That’s it. 🙂