Friday, March 16, 2007

Erratic Menstrual Cycles

Does anyone have erratic cycles?

This may seem like an obvious question but its weird because my cycles are pretty regular (it comes every month). However they vary in length each and every month almost. For example, most often its 31 days but sometimes 28 or 29 or 34 or 37 or in extremely annoying cases up to 45 days. It makes the unbearable two week wait seem even more grueling because I never know when it starts (the tww). Charting the temps don't seem to help because based on what is supposedly my ovulation day and my cycle due date do not seem to correlate. And I wonder why I can't seem to get pregnant.

The long cycles is another issue all together......

Anyone know what I'm talking about? When I hear about irregular cycles its usually those who skip a month or more.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Another New Nephew for Me

Born today I have a yet another nephew. For now he's nameless. That makes 2 babies this month. My April friend delivered a month earler (last week). It must be boy fever for me in 2007. Oh I almost forgot my February friend who also delivered a baby boy last month. Score Boys: 4 Girls: 0.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

It is estimated that 25%-50% of women with infertility
experience endometriosis, a chronic disease that causes
painful, heavy menstrual cycles and bowel and bladder symptoms
around the time of ovulation or menstruation. Review this list
of "Questions to Ask" if you think you have the disease and/or
if you do have endometriosis and are considering treatment.

http://www.resolve. org/site/ DocServer/ 43-Endometriosis .pdf?docID= 2741

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

American Fertility Association Chat Sessions

Hi ladies,
Just in case some of you were unaware, the American Fertility Association will be conducting a chat session on recurrent pregnancy loss. Although I'm personally still waiting to get that positive test, it seems like a great session to sit in on. The session is March 21, 2007 from 8pm-9pm EST. You can find more info by following the link below.

Has anyone ever attended these sessions or similar sessions? I would love to know what you think?

The American Fertility Association

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Stress, Secrecy and Infertility On CNN

Tune it tonight to CNN (8pm EST)

Tune in to CNN’s Paula Zahn NOW, tonight at 8 pm EST to hear Guy Ringler, MD, noted reproductive endocrinologist and AFA board member, expose the link between secrecy, stress and reproductive difficulties. Be sure to listen for his mention of The AFA’s stress reduction support and information programs.

In keeping with Zahn’s series on “things people don’t talk about and should,” Ringler, a partner in Los Angeles-based California Fertility Partners, raised The AFA’s educational initiative, “Let’s Talk About Sex.” Officially launching in April at The AFA’s Illuminations Event in Los Angeles, this cutting edge program will provide candid and objective information about the relationship of sexually transmitted diseases and compromised fertility. The goal: stamp out preventable infertility.

Remember, tonight, 8 pm EST, Paula Zahn NOW on CNN for insights on reproductive disorders and stress featuring noted Reproductive Endocrinologist, Guy Ringler, MD.

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Ice Cream and Whole-Fat Milk Smooth the Way to Conception

Did you see this?

Can it be this simple? I'm not sure but at least I won't feel so bad when I go and fix a big bowl of ice cream while I watch LOST (DVR-didn't watch it yesterday). You mean to tell me the 2% milk I've been drinking for years is the culprit? Wishful thinking for me. With unexplained infertility I'll be willing to accept about anything at this point.

Ice Cream and Whole-Fat Milk Smooth the Way to Conception - CME Teaching Brief® - MedPage Today: "appeared when low-fat and high-fat foods were considered separately. "

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