Posted by Michellephant
This was my 4th cycle of TTC and the 1st cycle following my angel baby's estimated due date. I was pleased to be past that date finally as I knew it would be difficult. I felt I was able to relax a bit more and not feel as bad about TTC when I should have still been pregnant with her.
Things I did differently this cycle:
I used Clearblue Dual Hormone Ovulation Tests which give you a 4 day high fertility windows (2 days high fertility, 2 days peak fertility). We baby danced on the two high days and the first peak day (not the second).
We also used Conceive Plus lubricant on those days. Before those days came we had sex every 2-3 days. All our sex was missionary during the most fertile days though I did go on top for some of the time before finally being on the bottom (TMI!)
I also took CoQ-10 from CD1 which is said to improve egg quality and garlic capsules which are said to improve blood circulation which is good for your uterine lining (necessary for implantation).
I also listened to a hypnotherapy for fertility MP3 from Amazon by a woman called Bree Taylor Molyneaux (available on other websites if you Google it). I listened to the daily affirmations whenever I felt stressed during the day and the relaxation track at bed time or in the bath (though my earphones kept getting wet!).
That's it really. I also had this freaky moment at the beginning of the cycle. I met a strange man at the bus stop who was drunk from the night before and very dirty/scruffy. He happened to be getting the same two buses as me but planning on getting off earlier. As he was getting off the 2nd bus he gave me a rune stone: Berkana. It apparently symbolises life after death, fertility and strength. The latter was all he told me that it meant though but when I googled it I discovered the rest. He told me which specific way around it was, the positive way, though the other way would've been relevant too because I did lose my first baby.
How weird is that?
My first baby was diagnosed with Down's Syndrome and a heart defect called AVSD at 20+ weeks. It meant so much to me to be touched that way even though he couldn't have possibly known anything about me. I felt like I had been touched by an angel that day, sometimes I still do! Especially now that I have gotten my BFP.
Added: Apr. 15, 2013