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kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67238 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting Samantha Lembo:" No, SO thinks that's a waste of money because #1 I'm not getting a period, #2 I got pregnant so easily ... [snip!] ... pay money we could spend on many, many toddler diapers :/ on OPKs. Course, I wouldn't know how to use or read them anyway..."

They're not expensive! I bought a pack of 50 OPK's and 20 HPT's for like $20. Maybe less than $20.. like $17.



And have you tried Vitex? It's supposed to regulate your cycle. I've heard a lot of people have success with getting pregnant the first round of Vitex.

Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
22nd Apr '13

I've seen the name but I have no idea what it is. I assumed it was a fertility treatment- I have no desire to be the next Octo-mom, lol

Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
22nd Apr '13

Is it safe to take while nursing?

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67238 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting Samantha Lembo:" I've seen the name but I have no idea what it is. I assumed it was a fertility treatment- I have no desire to be the next Octo-mom, lol"


Oh nooo, lol. You can buy it at any health goods store.. or like a vitamin shop. I think you can even order it online. The description of it on a site, "Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus) or Chaste tree is a traditional woman's dietary supplement. It is widely used to promote overall health and balance in a woman's cycle."

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67238 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting Samantha Lembo:" Is it safe to take while nursing?"


I just looked it up and:



The herbal remedy affects hormone levels, including prolactin and progesterone, which may interfere with milk production and the efficacy of oral contraceptives. As of publication, side effects of the dietary supplement on infant development during breastfeeding are unknown.



Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507144-vitex-while-nursing/#ixzz2RDeFjamk

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Somewhere in, GA, United States 12637 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting kthx.:" I just looked it up and: The herbal remedy affects hormone levels, including prolactin and progesterone, ... [snip!] ... during breastfeeding are unknown. Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/507144-vitex-while-nursing/#ixzz2RDeFjamk"


I definitely plan on using this...I wonder if it'll jump start my period lol I have no idea where this bitch is :lol: I'm giving it until Friday and I guess I'll have to go to my OB to get a blood test to confirm the obvious which is i'm not pregnant but my period is MIA grrrrrr

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67238 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting .CeCe.:" I definitely plan on using this...I wonder if it'll jump start my period lol I have no idea where this ... [snip!] ... I'll have to go to my OB to get a blood test to confirm the obvious which is i'm not pregnant but my period is MIA grrrrrr"

If I don't conceive this cycle... I'm gonna order it. I'm getting desperate lol.

Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
22nd Apr '13

Looked around a bit more and most pages tout Vitex as being not only safe but a good supply-booster. Only one other page said the effects are unknown. Hmmm...



Honestly, I keep telling myself not to worry about it, if it's from nursing DS I can't put my wants in front of his needs. And I'm OK with it when we're playing, running errands, spending time w/ SO... But then SO goes to work and DS falls asleep and my mind goes back to TTC...

Samantha Lembo TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; Bradenton, Florida 751 posts
22nd Apr '13

On what could be a related or unrelated note...



I've had a different... scent lately. You ladies seem so in-tune with your bodies and me and mine have always been on different wavelengths. I was wondering if anyone observed any kind of scent changes at any part of your cycle or anything?

Nickels522 Florida 17031 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .CeCe.:</b>" I definitely plan on using this...I wonder if it'll jump start my period lol I have no idea where this ... [snip!] ... I'll have to go to my OB to get a blood test to confirm the obvious which is i'm not pregnant but my period is MIA grrrrrr"</blockquote>




I swear when you're TTC your body plays tricks on you.

ღCeceღ 2 kids; Somewhere in, GA, United States 12637 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting Nickels522:" <blockquote><b>Quoting .CeCe.:</b>" I definitely plan on using this...I wonder if ... [snip!] ... is i'm not pregnant but my period is MIA grrrrrr"</blockquote> I swear when you're TTC your body plays tricks on you."


seriously. at this point i just want af to come so i can start over charting and with opks lol

Hoping for a purple tutu TTC since Dec 2012; 1 child; Oakland, California 682 posts
22nd Apr '13

Hi ladies, how is everyone? My SO and I have been TTC #2 since October 2012 and havent had any luck yet :(. I found out in january i wasnt ovulating so the doctor put me on clomid to start in febuary and this is my 2nd cycle on the clomid this month. AF is due in 7 days so hopefully she doesnt show and we get our BFP. Im on CD22. Best of luck to all you ladies and lots of stick baby dust.

Nickels522 Florida 17031 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .CeCe.:</b>" seriously. at this point i just want af to come so i can start over charting and with opks lol"</blockquote>



I have been charting so I don't miss it. Did you BD every other day.

Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6828 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hoping for a purple tutu:</b>" Hi ladies, how is everyone? My SO and I have been TTC #2 since October 2012 and havent had any luck yet ... [snip!] ... 7 days so hopefully she doesnt show and we get our BFP. Im on CD22. Best of luck to all you ladies and lots of stick baby dust."</blockquote>




Welcome and good luck!

Hoping for a purple tutu TTC since Dec 2012; 1 child; Oakland, California 682 posts
22nd Apr '13

Thank you.