TTC Twins Diary: Update after CD 10 FRER VFL

In my last diary post on CD 10 I did a morning pregnancy test. Results were a very faint line (VFL) on a First response Early Response (FRER) and Easy@home pregnancy test. Interestingly, my serum beta HCG at 10 days past ovulation was 10. I thought my beta HCG was a bit low to be … Continue reading TTC Twins Diary: Update after CD 10 FRER VFL

TTC Twins Diary: 10DPO FRER test results, am I pregnant?

Cycle and testing update for the first month TTC. Join me as I symptom spot during my days past ovulation, and finally get an answer with a First Response Early Response (FRER) pregnancy test. I took the following supplements this cycle to TTC twins naturally: 5mg Folic Acid Prenatal Vitamin5g Fish Oil, Omega 3 DHA200mg … Continue reading TTC Twins Diary: 10DPO FRER test results, am I pregnant?

TTC Twins Diary: Week 2

First cycle TTC, week 2 TTC TWINS WEEK 2 Supplements and Medications This week there are some major change ups with my supplements. Most notably is the addition of soy isoflavone on cycle days 3-7. The soy isoflavone will be used as a natural alternative to the prescription fertility medication Clomid. Goats Rue supplementation has … Continue reading TTC Twins Diary: Week 2

Guide to Surviving your Two Week Wait (TWW)

If there is one thing all women in the two week wait have in common, its a fair share of anxiety. To pass the time we join online two week wait discussion groups and scrutinize symptoms endlessly . We commiserate and rejoice with our fellow sisterhood who share in the similar roller coaster of emotions. … Continue reading Guide to Surviving your Two Week Wait (TWW)

8 Lessons I Learned While Trying to Conceive

Trying to conceive (TTC) is a time filled with roller coaster emotions. It's important to realize that everyone's TTC journey is different. As well takes place at their own pace. The following is a list of pearls of wisdom I picked up while trying to conceive: 1. Planning the perfect conception No matter how prepared … Continue reading 8 Lessons I Learned While Trying to Conceive

How to use OPK & pregnancy tests to track hormone progression

Tracking hormone progression with OPKs and pregnancy tests is a simple way to be aware of hormonal changes in the body. OPK progression is a helpful adjunct to use when trying to conceive (TTC). It lets the user become aware when there is a surge in the luteinizing hormone (LH). Pregnancy test progression shows the … Continue reading How to use OPK & pregnancy tests to track hormone progression

Tracking ovulation, 6 ways to know when you are most fertile

Tracking ovulation is an easy skill requiring not much time out of your day. There are many ways you can track ovulation, and some ways are even free. Compiled below are 6 ways to be more aware of your fertility. What is ovulation? Ovulation is when an egg is released from the ovary.  Ovulation is … Continue reading Tracking ovulation, 6 ways to know when you are most fertile

Trying to conceive twins prep week 7 diary

WEEK 7 TTC prep supplements and medications 2 Cups of Goats Rue Tea - to promote breast tissue development for breastfeeding5g Fish Oil- General healthPrenatal vitamins - General and fetal health Medication Bactrim antibiotic Note: I dropped the additional folic acid for 14 days because I am now taking the medication Bactrim for an infection. … Continue reading Trying to conceive twins prep week 7 diary

Dangerous and surprising ways you may be folate deficient

As I was preparing my body to get healthy before trying to conceive I unfortunately came down with an infection. It was so bad that it required a 14-day course of antibiotics (Bactrim). While prescribed the antibiotic by the doctor, I was not once asked if I was pregnant. Or if I was going to … Continue reading Dangerous and surprising ways you may be folate deficient

Diary: TTC Twins prep week 6/7

Health update: Last week I was bit by a spider. This spider bite quickly progressed onto a bad infection needing 4 different antibiotics and hospitalization to finally get it under control. That being said week 6/7 was a bit derailed. The whole experience was incredibly painful, but I feel back to full health today. Weekly … Continue reading Diary: TTC Twins prep week 6/7