This cycle is not technically over, but I don’t have a good feeling about getting pregnant this month. There is some confusion as to whether or not I actually ovulated and, if I did, which day it happened. As much as I really want to be, I don’t think this is our month.
As we approach the 14th month of trying to conceive, I am getting more anxious in one way, but a little more chilled out in another. I have let go of any desire to control the when and wheres of conception and I’m now more focused on what I can do to help the process along — no matter how small it may seem.
I am heading into my 6th round of fertility treatment and I am going to be making a few changes from here on out in an attempt to increase our chances even more. They go beyond taking my medication and hoping for the best.
Check out these 6 things I am changing up this month to try and help me conceive:
6 Things I Am Changing Up 1 of 7I am planning to make a few changes to what I'm doing -- hoping it will help me conceive, finally.
Stay Hydrated and Eat Regularly 2 of 7One thing I wonder about is how much my metabolism is playing into my fertility. I am not great at staying hydrated or eating on a regular schedule which may be messing things up. I'm going to try to do what I can to increase this.
Increasing Clomid 3 of 7I am now moving up to 150mg of Clomid for the next cycle to see if that finally gets things going.
Go Outside of Suspected Fertile Zone 4 of 7I am not entirely sure when or if I am ovulating -- I have been getting conflicting results. So, instead of just getting it done during the suspected fertile zones, I want to make sure we have all things covered.
Try to Get Enough Sleep 5 of 7Sleep is so important and I know that I don't get enough -- averaging only 4-5 hours a night. I am going to try to get a better balance on things and work out a good sleep schedule.
Pay Closer Attention to Cervical Mucus 6 of 7Sounds gross and when you're first doing basal body charting, it can be a bit weird and hard to figure out. I need to pay closer attention to the signs my body is giving me other than just my temperature to help pinpoint ovulation.
Sperm-Friendly Lubrication 7 of 7One of the side effects I am experiencing from my fertility medications is a decrease in cervical mucus, which isn't good for sperm. I am going to be adding in sperm-friendly lubrication into the mix to see if it helps.
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