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greyautumnrain
greyautumnrain
Now there's a suggestion...
If you suffer from infertility its a given that you will get all sorts of well-meaning, but usually annoying advice on how to improve your chances of conception. The common ones are to just relax, take a vacation, elevate your hips and use Robutussin. Its especially annoying advice because generally by the time you tell people you're having a problem you've tried all these thing. A lot. I confess I have not actually tried the Robutussin yet, but I have purchased Pre-Seed, which is probably even more crazed considering the relative prices.

I have been fortunate in that my friends are generally highly clueful people who have been very supportive. The only annoying advice had generally been coming from the prospective grandmothers and other close family members.

And then there is the more unusual advice. Today, one of the few female coworkers who knows what's up suggested that I go here for a little spiritual help with the situation. Its got to be better than Robutussin, and hey, its a vacation too!

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chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: March 24th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
What's in Pre-Seed?

(Mucinex (which is happily a pill, I can't stand cough syrup) is the same stuff as the Robutussin. TCYF points out that there's no evidence that the extra cervical mucus generated is any good for sperm though. I just use it to clean out my sinuses.)

(The common unhelpful advice I get is to drink more.)

greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: March 24th, 2006 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pre-Seed claims to be a sperm-friendly lubricant. That's all its makers claim it is. Of course women who have used it make all sorts of wild claims about its effectiveness in increasing fertility; there's always someone out there who will claim to have gotten pregnant their first month using it, and attribute it all so the Pre-Seed. The theory is that it makes things more hospitable. Personally I don't think it improves your chances beyond making things less uncomfortable when you're following the dictates of your chart rather than your libido.

Ah yes, I forgot about the drinking water one. I don't get that much since I'm a heavy water and tea drinker. Either way, the various mucus-centric solutions are pretty much a moot point once you get to IUI.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: March 24th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Vacation to stay at the Thirty Stones in that room Edrick advertises!
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 25th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Thirty Stones...

Oh my.

But those accomodations are actually in the Princess Rooms. And booked solid for the next three years...

-JWM
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