Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Dream User
    Maureenhdez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    egg/sperm quality advice

    Hi ladies! I will be 36 in November and my DH is 42. I was wondering if there is anything we would need to do differently than those couples who are in their 20ís, to ensure a healthy baby and pregnancy.

    I am planning to take 1000mcg of folate (does this sound like a good dose?). And have DH do frequent release the days leading up to our attempt (as abstaining can be dangerous).

    Is there anything else we should be doing to ensure a healthy baby?




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I have two sweet little boys, desperately praying for pink this time!

    2005 2009 Praying for

  2. #2
    Swaying Advice Coach
    atomic sagebrush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Eastern Washington State, USA
    Posts
    94,542
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I like you guys to take 1200-1600 folic acid or folate but 1000 is adequate.

    with skipping abstain.

    I would not give hubby licorice root or peppermint tea, only use Olive Leaf Extract 500-1000 mg daily started 3 months before planned attempt, and when u get a BFP, gradually wean off that by spacing doses further and furhter out till down to one per week, then you can drop them. He can also do soy milk 12-48 oz a day and fiber if he's willing to.
    !!! Questions?? Check out the NEW and improved Complete Index !!!

    LOOKING FOR YOUR SWAY PLAN? Have you checked the coaching forum? It will be posted in the same place your questionnaire is! https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/completed-questionnaires-and-private-coaching-access/

    LE Diet Ideas Threads: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54174-brand-sparkly-pink-new-diet-thread-girl-sways.html and here:https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54926-le-diet-thread.html?highlight=le+diet+meal+ideas

    LE Diet PCOS idea thread here: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/47264-le-diet-pcos.html

    PLEASE STOP SENDING ME SWAYING QUESTIONS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE. Post swaying questions in the forums ONLY.

  3. Thanks Maureenhdez thanked for this post
  4. #3
    Swaying Advice Coach
    atomic sagebrush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Eastern Washington State, USA
    Posts
    94,542
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    OH and I have a variation of LE Diet htat is better for egg quality, but it's harder to stick to, more expensive, and you can lose weight very quickly on it. At 36 I would likely not recommend it unless you think you have reasons to be on it (such as PCOS or tendencies that way, insulin resistance, trouble losing weight, history of miscarriages or gestational diabetes...)
    !!! Questions?? Check out the NEW and improved Complete Index !!!

    LOOKING FOR YOUR SWAY PLAN? Have you checked the coaching forum? It will be posted in the same place your questionnaire is! https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/completed-questionnaires-and-private-coaching-access/

    LE Diet Ideas Threads: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54174-brand-sparkly-pink-new-diet-thread-girl-sways.html and here:https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54926-le-diet-thread.html?highlight=le+diet+meal+ideas

    LE Diet PCOS idea thread here: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/47264-le-diet-pcos.html

    PLEASE STOP SENDING ME SWAYING QUESTIONS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE. Post swaying questions in the forums ONLY.

  5. Thanks Maureenhdez thanked for this post
  6. #4
    Dream User
    Maureenhdez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thank you! Unfortunately, my DH is not willing to do much of anything except BD related things (FR, 3 days before O). He wonít take supplements or change diet except he says heíll try to decrease red meat intake the month we ttc. Is it ok for me to drink peppermint tea? Would you suggest pure cranberry juice for me with some Equal? It wouldnít affect O, would it?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I have two sweet little boys, desperately praying for pink this time!

    2005 2009 Praying for

  7. #5
    Swaying Advice Coach
    atomic sagebrush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Eastern Washington State, USA
    Posts
    94,542
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    That's ok, most of our husbands would do nothing to sway.

    I don't recommend peppermint tea for anyone over 35 *(and am barely using it for anyone any more as it hasn't worked and cuts odds of conception) as we've had very poor odds of conception with it for women over 35.

    I don't recommend cranberry juice for anyone. It isn't concentrated enough to help with a sway. And even in highly concentrated supplement form, it hasn't worked. Plus, the nutrients in the cran juice may undermine a pink sway anyway, and all for no benefit to your sway.
    !!! Questions?? Check out the NEW and improved Complete Index !!!

    LOOKING FOR YOUR SWAY PLAN? Have you checked the coaching forum? It will be posted in the same place your questionnaire is! https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/completed-questionnaires-and-private-coaching-access/

    LE Diet Ideas Threads: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54174-brand-sparkly-pink-new-diet-thread-girl-sways.html and here:https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54926-le-diet-thread.html?highlight=le+diet+meal+ideas

    LE Diet PCOS idea thread here: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/47264-le-diet-pcos.html

    PLEASE STOP SENDING ME SWAYING QUESTIONS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE. Post swaying questions in the forums ONLY.

  8. Likes Maureenhdez liked this post
  9. #6
    Dream User
    Maureenhdez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Being over 35, should I take LR? Or would it mess with my ovulation or conception?

    Also, I have IBS and my GI doctor recommended I start a fiber supplement. I was thinking of using the Fiber Choice tablets. Would this be ok for girl sway? I have heard fiber can sway girl, just not sure if it matters what brand.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I have two sweet little boys, desperately praying for pink this time!

    2005 2009 Praying for

  10. #7
    Swaying Advice Coach
    atomic sagebrush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Eastern Washington State, USA
    Posts
    94,542
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Hmm rereading this it appears I did not give you the link to the version of LE Diet that is better for egg qualtiy. https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum...ar-issues.html

    Women MUST NOT take licorice root. It has been proven to cause developmental delays in fetuses when women ate licorice (just the CANDY! not even the very concentrated supplements!) during pregnancy and since we do not know the mechanism for this, or how long the effects last in your body, it is by far safest to avoid LR entirely when TTC.

    any fiber is fine if you like it and can find it easily. All sway pink.
    !!! Questions?? Check out the NEW and improved Complete Index !!!

    LOOKING FOR YOUR SWAY PLAN? Have you checked the coaching forum? It will be posted in the same place your questionnaire is! https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/completed-questionnaires-and-private-coaching-access/

    LE Diet Ideas Threads: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54174-brand-sparkly-pink-new-diet-thread-girl-sways.html and here:https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54926-le-diet-thread.html?highlight=le+diet+meal+ideas

    LE Diet PCOS idea thread here: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/47264-le-diet-pcos.html

    PLEASE STOP SENDING ME SWAYING QUESTIONS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE. Post swaying questions in the forums ONLY.

  11. #8
    Dream User
    Maureenhdez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thank you AS!!

    Is the LE diet for blood sugar issues the same diet for egg quality? I donít think I have blood sugar issues, but I would like to do what I can to ensure a healthy baby.

    Iím glad I didnít take the LR. That is so scary! I had just read so many pink success stories with LR on some of the Facebook pages Iím in. Iím not willing to put my babyís health at risk though.




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I have two sweet little boys, desperately praying for pink this time!

    2005 2009 Praying for

  12. #9
    Swaying Advice Coach
    atomic sagebrush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Eastern Washington State, USA
    Posts
    94,542
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Yes it is. A type of diet that is better for blood sugar is also better for egg quality. Same circumstances apply.

    Yes I am appalled by the use of the LR and I feel those people are playing roulette with human life (not to be melodramatic, LOL) This is not some vague allegation, either, studies have been done and even with just the licorice candy during pregnancy it caused harm and we just need to err on the side of caution.
    !!! Questions?? Check out the NEW and improved Complete Index !!!

    LOOKING FOR YOUR SWAY PLAN? Have you checked the coaching forum? It will be posted in the same place your questionnaire is! https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/completed-questionnaires-and-private-coaching-access/

    LE Diet Ideas Threads: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54174-brand-sparkly-pink-new-diet-thread-girl-sways.html and here:https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54926-le-diet-thread.html?highlight=le+diet+meal+ideas

    LE Diet PCOS idea thread here: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/47264-le-diet-pcos.html

    PLEASE STOP SENDING ME SWAYING QUESTIONS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE. Post swaying questions in the forums ONLY.

  13. Likes Maureenhdez liked this post
  14. #10
    Dream User
    Maureenhdez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by atomic sagebrush View Post
    I like you guys to take 1200-1600 folic acid or folate but 1000 is adequate.

    with skipping abstain.

    I would not give hubby licorice root or peppermint tea, only use Olive Leaf Extract 500-1000 mg daily started 3 months before planned attempt, and when u get a BFP, gradually wean off that by spacing doses further and furhter out till down to one per week, then you can drop them. He can also do soy milk 12-48 oz a day and fiber if he's willing to.
    I have one more question on taking the 1200-1600mcg of folate each day. Should it be taken all at once or a few times a day? I am planning to ttc next month (and will be turning 36 next month also). Should I start folate now or when I get AF next month?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I have two sweet little boys, desperately praying for pink this time!

    2005 2009 Praying for

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. SSRI's and DH's sperm quality
    By maximbella in forum Gender Swaying General Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: July 25th, 2017, 03:13 PM
  2. Abstain bad for sperm quality?
    By carlierenee in forum Trying to Conceive a Girl
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: September 15th, 2014, 08:52 AM
  3. Medications that affect sperm quality?
    By purpledream in forum Inside the Lab- Fertility Lab Insider's Dr Carole Wegner, PhD
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 16th, 2012, 10:20 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •