I hope that everyone is having a great weekend!
@ Belforte: we did try to conceive naturally, but to no avail. We also did several IUIs with Clomid and Follistim, and they didn't seem to work. We had an opportunity to do free IVF (!) so we went with it. I'm older (42) so we know that the odds are low. However, I did end up with 100% fertilization of my eight eggs and we did get pregnant the first round, although we lost the pregnancy near the end of the first trimester. The doctor couldn't believe that someone my age had such a high rate of fertilized eggs; I'm convinced the primal eating played a key role.
@ LisaLS: I'm really sorry to hear what you've been going through. I did the shots for about a year, and it is no fun: it really does start to get you down and it is very hard because you have to be so focused on TTC, and yet that hyper-focus can also be part of the problem. It is exciting that you're starting to ovulate again! I will keep my fingers crossed for you.
@OperaDivaMom: I think you are on the right track with trying to heal your gut. We have rheumatoid arthritis in my family and although now that I don't dance professionally I don't have as many problems, I have had joint issues in the past and an early diagnosis of arthritis. The anti-inflammation diet looks very similar to the TTC diet. I asked her about nightshades, and she said that in her mind they don't cause most people problems...could be interesting to track. It makes sense that you want your body not to be "fighting" when it is nurturing a pregnancy.
Just went to my doctor (who is a holistic MD) and she recommended that along with prenatals I do the following: up my vitamin D to 4000 IUDs (I was below normal when I tested last), continue with the Omega 3s and take a probiotic. I haven't yet received the probiotic, so I'm not sure which one it is, but I'm happy to share it with you.
As mentioned in another thread, I went off the wagon when I was pregnant (wicked carb cravings) and then turned to comfort foods afterwards. But since I've recommitted to PB, I've felt great. In fact, I'm supposed to start my period tomorrow, but I would never know it: no cramps, bloating, fatigue, sore boobs, etc.