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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

NATURAL SPONTANEOUS PREGNANCY AFTER INFERTILITY AND MISCARRIAGE 40 Year Old Has Identical Triplets

Natural Conception After Infertility and Miscarriage

Wow, what a great story. A woman who experienced infertility and miscarriage spontaneously conceived identical triplets.
 My site: www.getpregnantover40.com for more on natural pregnancies over the age of 40
What's even more amazing, a different 46 year old woman also naturally conceived triplets and had them at the same hospital just months earlier. Sounds like there's some pretty fertile women in their 40's out there! Read more:

The couple, from Traveston in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, had been trying for a third child for years without success.

"It's been pretty traumatic. The last miscarriage was a month before I fell pregnant with them," Mrs Pernoud said.

"I thought, 'no, that's it. I can't do it any more. There's only so much a woman can take'.

"I had made up my mind to go to the doctor to get my tubes tied."

Instead, she fell pregnant again and, weeks later, learned she was expecting triplets.

"It was very emotional. I thought, 'here we go again for another miscarriage'," she said.

"But miracles happen. They're just meant to be here. I don't know the reason but it's meant to be."

Mr Pernoud now calls his wife "Super Maman" – French for supermum.

The Pernouds have had to renovate their four-bedroom house so the babies can all fit in one room.

Queensland Fertility Group's David Molloy said having identical triplets at 40 was as rare as winning Gold Lotto.

In June, Logan grandmother Janelle Perry, 46, gave birth to naturally conceived triplet boys, Cooper, Kyle and Jordan.  (from:news.com.au)




Monday, December 30, 2013

Carbohydrates, Ovulation and Infertility

Trying To Conceive, Low Carb Diets May Help

Time to take another look at low carb diets. Put away the white bread, mashed potatoes and rice. High carbohydrate intake is linked with ovulatory infertility.
 See www.getpregnantover40.com for my entire series on foods that may help you conceive
  I've always been an advocate of only eating the "good carbs" and the "good fats".  Good carbs usually come in the form of vegetables and good fats are in certain fish, olive oil, avacados and nuts.  Read more:

In a recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health assessed the relationship between intake of dietary carbohydrate in women’s diets and their risk of fertility related to problems with ovulation (ovulatory infertility) [1].

The results of this study found that compared to women eating diets of lower GL values, those eating diets with the highest GL were 92 percent more likely to suffer from ovulatory infertility. Total carbohydrate intake was also associated with risk of ovulatory infertility, with highest intakes associated with a 91 percent increased risk compared to the lowest intakes. GI was also associated with enhanced risk, but only in women who had not had children.

One explanation put forward by the authors for their results is that a high-carb diet might displace certain fats in the diet that might have positive benefits for fertility (including saturated and mono-unsaturated fats).

from: 
theeopchtimes.com



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

INFERTILITY STILL HURTS EVEN AFTER HAVING A BABY

Pregnancy Over 40, Infertility Over 40, Many Of Us Endure Insensitive Remarks

First, let me say we're so happy with one child, we never even considered another. 
Even so, I'm still a little sensitive about the subject of getting pregnant.

 With the holidays here, many of us see relatives and have to endure probing questions and/or comments about family life. Well...here's an example. I have a relative (about 12 years younger) who told me she and her husband are trying to have another baby. It only took 3 months of trying for her first one (something she's announced numerous times in my presence - even though she knows it took me six years)...all that aside...when she told me that they we're trying, she said that she didn't want anyone to know in case it took a while --I guess she didn't want me to pass her the baton as the one in the family who can't get pregnant....(okay, I got pregnant, but you know what I mean.) I wonder what it would be like to actually plan how far apart you wanted your children...and then actually have them!

She then goes on to say how her mother in law was planning to take her sons and their families on a European vacation in the next year. But she and her husband had to decline because she was going to be pregnant. Wow...what confidence...I never had that luxury...When I was TTC, we planned many vacations
(and took every one of them)

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See: www.getpregnantover40.com for more on getting pregnant over 40
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Oh--I thought I was past all of this (or maybe above it)...but it just goes to show you that years of infertility and recurrent miscarriage really hurt and your self esteem and rationality are a little shaky when it comes to the subject of pregnancy. I really do wish my relative the best...but in my weak moments I think...If it took her a year or so to get pregnant, maybe she'd have a small inkling of what I went through to have my daughter...and it might put an end to a few insensitive remarks I must endure from time to time. For the most part, I've moved on from the pain of those six years - but I also realize there will always be a piece of me that remembers the frustration, jealousy, and shame for the negative thoughts that creep up from time to time.

Even if I didn't have my daughter, I never take anything for granted anymore.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Could Your Blood Type Affect Your Fertility?

Fertility, FSH and Blood Type

Most women over 40 who are trying to conceive "live and die" by their FSH numbers.
See also: www.getpregnantover40.com for more on FSH and fertility over 40 
 This article talks about an interesting connection between your blood type and your FSH. Apparently, type O may experience a higher incidence of elevated FSH. Read more:

Dr Edward Nejat, from the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Albert Einstein College, is presenting his findings at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) conference in Denver.

He said: "In both groups of women that were seeking fertility treatment, those with blood type O were twice as likely to have an FSH level over 10 than those with blood types other than O.

"We found that women with A and AB – women with the A blood group gene – were protected from this effect of diminished ovarian reserve.

"From the population we studied, and the fact it was two different centres and there was a good mix of patients ethnically and racially, we can say that blood type O was associated with an FSH level greater than 10 

from: 

guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holidays May Lead To Depression Especially If You're Trying To Conceive

Pregnancy Over 40, Trying To Conceive Over The Holidays

One thing that backfired when I was trying to conceive was going through fertility treatments right before the holidays.
See: www.getpregnantover40.com for more on pregnancy over 40
 I had these great ideas about how I was going to get pregnant right before Christmas and announce my pregnancy at a family gathering. All I can say about that is BAD IDEA. I did get pregnant, but miscarried just in time to squash any holiday cheer I might have had to begin with. Having timeframes and deadlines for getting pregnant can only lead to disappointment. Babies seem to come when they're good and ready.

Here is an article about how to combat depression around the holidays:

Make realistic expectations for the holiday season.
Set realistic goals for yourself.
Pace yourself. Do not take on more responsibilities than you can handle.
Make a list and prioritize the important activities. This can help make holiday tasks more manageable.
Be realistic about what you can and cannot do.
Do not put all your energy into just one day (i.e., Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Eve). The holiday cheer can be spread from one holiday event to the next.
Live and enjoy the present.
Look to the future with optimism.
Don't set yourself up for disappointment and sadness by comparing today with the good old days of the past.
If you are lonely, try volunteering some time to help others.
Find holiday activities that are free, such as looking at holiday decorations; going window shopping without buying and watching the winter weather whether it's a snowflake, or a raindrop.
Limit your drinking, since excessive drinking will only increase your feelings of depression.
Try something new. Celebrate the holidays in a new way.
Spend time with supportive and caring people.
Reach out and make new friends.
Make time to contact a long lost friend or relative and spread some holiday cheer.
Make time for yourself!
Let others share the responsibilities of holiday tasks.
Keep track of your holiday spending. Over-spending can lead to depression when the bills arrive after the holidays are over. Extra bills with little budget to pay them can lead to further stress and depression

from: 
medicinenet

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Handling The Holidays While You're Trying To Conceive

Trying To Conceive, Holidays Are Tough

Many many articles have been written about handling the holidays while you're going through infertility.   If you're anything like me, you're getting a constant barrage of  Christmas cards featuring one big happy family after another.  There you sit, stuck in infertility quicksand...waiting and watching everyone else get on with their life.  I can't tell you how many Christmas cards sat, unopened, because I knew each one contained a "landmine" of emotions.
See also: www.getpregnantover40.com for more aticles on handling infertility 
You need to do what makes you feel comfortable at a time like this.  If it means having a scaled back holiday, so be it.  You don't have to attend every function, especially if it's family oriented.  Office parties might be okay if it's adults only.  Family gatherings can be problematic because you may get questions about when you're going to have kids. 
 Here is a good article with some suggestions on how to deal with relatives and the onslaught of holiday greeting cards and festivities:


From the article:

"During the holidays people love to tell stories about their children -- what their children are doing in school, athletic achievements and funny anecdotal stories."

To help ease the heartbreak and tensions throughout the holiday season, Burris and other experts offer key survival strategies:

Smooth talk: Find a subtle way to let family members know that, yes, you are trying, but you'd rather focus on enjoying the holiday instead of talking about it right now, Elan Simckes, M.D., for Fertility Partnership of St. Peters, Mo., tells ParentDish.

"If your relatives don't get the message -- we all have that sweet-but-a-little-obtuse aunt, right? -- think of a short answer to the question before heading to the party, so you won't be put on the spot with nothing to say," Simckes says. "Be armed with other interesting news or information to share with your relatives, so you can give your answer to the baby question and then quickly turn the conversation in another direction."

from: 
parentdish.com

Monday, December 09, 2013

Tea For Fertility - Blend It Yourself To Get Pregnant

Fertility Tea

I've posted recipes before on how to make a fertility friendly tea.
 Some recipes include green tea and others include herbs with hormone regulating properties.
We frequently hear about Chasteberry and Red Raspberry for fertility, however there are other teas when used in combination can be good for fertility.

Visit this link for a good fertility tea recipe along with instructions and the fertility benefits of these herbs:

Fertility Tea Instructions (www.getpregnantover40.com)



Sunday, December 08, 2013

Infertility After You're A Mom

Secondary Infertility

Women who suffer from secondary infertility (i.e. have one child, but can't get pregnant again) probably don't get too much sympathy from women who've never had a child and can't get pregnant at all (or miscarry). However, just because you have one child doesn't mean that infertility hurts any less. One mother I knew who was experiencing secondary infertility said, "You want a second one even more because you know how wonderful it is to have one".

When I ran an infertility support group, there were a couple of women who had already had one child.  They were hesitant to share their stories for fear that the other women would resent them for being "greedy" because they already had a child and they should be happy with what they've got.  Of course, the other women accepted them and wanted them to succeed like everyone else.

There are many causes of secondary infertility.  Your body changes over time and many cases are just plain unexplained.  It can be especially frustrating, especially for couples who were able to get pregnant easily the first time.

The bottom line is that secondary infertility is the same as any other kind of infertility.  I've always believed that you have to start preparing your body at least 3-6 months before you start trying.  Assuming you don't have any blockages or other physical problems that are preventing conception, the best thing you can do is start eating hormone regulating foods (see www.getpregnantover40.com for my series on foods for fertility) and watch out for other "fertility traps" like exercising too much or being too thin or heavy.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Disclosing Information About Your Infertility

Trying To Get Pregnant Over 40, How Much To Share?

Part of the time that I was trying to conceive, I was working in the corporate world.
My site: www.getpregnantover40.com for more articles on trying to conceive and pregnancy over 40
 I finally came to my senses and quit my high stress job which, I believe, was a key piece of my success. Yes, it was hard to give up the "golden shackles" which had accumulated over the 19 years I worked for the company, but having a baby was the absolute number one priority in my life at that time.

Anyway, I realize that not all women can just up and leave their jobs. This brings up a lot of questions about how much you should disclose to your employer. A few days ago, I wrote about telling your parents about your infertility, but if you are pursuing fertilty treatments, you are going to be needing time off from work and many times it's hard to predict when. This applies to men too (afterall, they contribute 50% to the equation). Here is an article about disclosing information

Sharing Information About Your Infertility (www.getpregnantover40.com)

Disclosing information to co-workers and/or subordinates can be another sticky wicket. I recall a manager I previously worked with (long before I was trying to get pregnant) and she was very open with her employees about her infertility. One disgruntled (pregnant) employee filed a complaint against her saying that this manager was treating her badly because she was jealous of her pregnancy. I'm sure this complaint was totally unfounded, but it just goes to show you how cruel some people can be.

I always considered my reproductive health extremely sensitive and private information. I told very few people. That's one reason I recommend a support group. It's a safe and confidential place to "let it all out".

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Fertility/Infertility On the Job

 Workplace Hazards To Fertility

There's been an increased awareness on the part of employers about whether or not they are exposing employees to toxic substances.
See www,getpregnantover40,com for more on environmental toxins and fertility
 However, you should be aware of some of the toxic substances or radiation you may be exposed to on the job.  Your employer should have something called material safety data sheets which show which chemicals are in your workplace and what to do if you are exposed.   Here is an article that explains more:

"Chemical or physical hazards in the workplace include:
Cancer treatment drugs such as methotrexate, which can affect health care workers and pharmacists. Known observed effects of this type of exposure include infertility, miscarriage, birth defects, and low birth weight.

Electronic and semiconductor workers may be exposed to certain glycol ethers such as 2-ethoxyethanol (2EE) and 2-methoxyethanol (2ME). Exposure to these chemicals is known to cause miscarriages.

Women whose work involves viscose rayon have been known to experience menstrual cycle changes due to exposure to carbon disulfide (CS2).

Over 100 years ago lead was known to cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and infertility in female pottery workers. Today lead is still a workplace reproductive health hazard for battery makers, solderers, welders, radiator repairers, bridge repainters, firing range workers, and home remodelers. In addition to the health effects above, lead exposure can cause low birth weight and developmental disorders.

Health care workers, dental professionals, and atomic workers may be exposed to ionizing radiation such as X-rays and gamma rays. This type of exposure can cause infertility, miscarriage, birth defects, low birth weight, developmental disorders, and childhood cancers."


from:  (womenshealth.about.com)

Monday, December 02, 2013

Are You A Victim Of Infertility? I Thought I Was Until....

Abraham-Hicks On The Law Of Attraction

Not being able to get pregnant is sooooo frustrating. You see others have their children and move on with their seemingly normal happy lives. You sit there feeling like an unworthy second class citizen who just doesn't make the grade.

Visit getpregnantover40.com for more on mind-body fertility

Somehow, you got a raw deal - you're a victim of circumstance - you got put into the remedial fertility group. Have you ever felt that way? Early in my fertility journey I felt that way all the time. But then I remembered about a series of tapes I ordered years ago. My sister told me about Jerry and Esther Hicks who held seminars and distributed audio tapes on the teachings of Abraham.

If you've seen or read "The Secret", Esther Hicks was part of that series. When I saw "The Secret" I was so happy to see her featured because I felt like I personally knew her from her tapes (which I had been listening to since the early 1990's.) When I was trying to conceive, I realized that these tapes could help me so I found them packed away in my basement and started listening to them again. They make you realize that you are in control of your life. You attract what you want by your thoughts. Anything is possible and you're not a victim of anything.

Does this mean that you'll get pregnant naturally? I don't know, but it certainly will help you attract a baby into your life by whatever means is right for you.
Somehow, when your thoughts are positive and consistent with what you want, things seem to fall into place.

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