Monday, November 22, 2010

November IComLeavWe

Welcome new readers!

So glad you stopped by my little blog. I missed ICLW last month, so I'm very glad to be back on board!

A little about me: 40 yo, just about to embark on IVF #3 with a new doctor and a new clinic. IVF#2 was a total bust - BFN and no frozen embies. IVF#1 was more hopeful: chemical pregnancy from the fresh cycle and something similar for the frozen. I had great embies the first IVF and am looking to get even more for #3. Plus, I'm going to get extra treatment for my recently diagnosed immunological and other issues (Natural Killer cells, MTHFR genetic mutation) - all this was enlightening, given our original diagnosis was male factor only. I'm spending this cycle psyching myself up for the upcoming IVF.

Here's my November IComLeavWe question:

What's your favorite (helpful or not) fertility advice you've gotten. 

Mine? I've cut out or limited almost all gluten, sugar, dairy and sugar in preparation for my next IVF. I've lost 10 lbs and feel great! 

What about you?

~Jem

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Worst advice I got was "Just Relax" If you get to IVF, relaxing is just out of the question :)

ICLW#66

myinfertilitywoes said...

Congrats on the 10 lb weight loss! That's AWESOME!! You're inspiring me since I've reached a plateau. No sugar, huh? That's pretty dedicated & awesome!

And ha - I couldn't come up w/the best advice but agree with Sarah above that the worst advice is to just relax. Or have more sex was one earlier on... ARGH!!! :)

Rain Child said...

Great news on the weight loss! Waaa HOOO!

I think the "best" comment I've ever received was from one of my cousins. She said: "Well, your mom had you...so you shouldn't have problems." As if!

Calmly Chaotic said...

I think the best advice I've received has been that I need to give up any hope of having any control over my IVF cycle. I am used to working hard and getting what I want. IF doesn't work like that and with so many unknowns involved in IVF I could drive myself and my husband nuts if I don't just let it go and go with the flow.

So far so good as I seem to be making it through IVF#1 fairly well so far.

Great question! I look forward to following you along your IVF #3 journey! I hope this is it for you! Happy ICLW!

Randi said...

Here from ICLW :) I love the kitty in your profile pic! I have two of my own and I love them so much. They opened my heart and were part of the reason I decided I wanted a baby. Sending you prayers and sticky baby dust for your upcoming IVF cycle. Best wishes!

linda said...

The worst advice I ever got:

"Just relax!"

*grrrrr*

Linda

northern lights said...

hey there-
Am glad to be able to keep abreast of your news w/o bugging you- by reading your blog. Congrats on weight loss, and finding a new doc sounds like a smart idea (I had moved to a second Repro Endo MD after the first one turned out to be an insensitive chauvinist) --
Thoughts & prayers as always with you. We love you!

staciek said...

my favorite was from my mom early in the process (she's gotten a lot better since then, thankfully): "have lots of sex."

um, really? thanks. unfortunately that wasn't going to solve our real sperm issues. argh.

Conceptionally Challenged said...

(almost) no gluten, sugar and diary sounds quite impressive. Did you have issues with nutrition before, or did you just try to cut those out and then noticed the improvement? I'm thinking perhaps I should cut out some foods, but alas, I find it hard to do for more than a few days...

MoonNStarMommy said...

I don't really have anything to share. But I hope that you get to hold your baby in your arms soon and Happy ICLW ...

Marissa said...

Hi, found you from the BlogRoll. My least favorite advice was from a friend who had been trying for 10 months and did end up pregnant (but have never seen a doctor or anything...): "I just had to stop being jealous, and then it happened! You should try it!" {She now posts all her ultrasounds and a monthly belly picture on Facebook, of course.}

My best advice was: "Ignore your gyno. Go get checked out--both you and your husband."