vitamins, minerals and herbals?
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kim d - May 30

just posted this on gen preg, so forgive me for the repetition! i have been ttcing for 1 1/2 years now. had surgery on mar. 15 to remove some big cysts on my ovaries. have resumed ttc to no avail. i have started taking these vit's etc: zinc, selenium, folic acid (before as well), vitamin D and E, wild salmon oil, vitamin B12, will be getting B6, and calcium. anyone taking anything else that's supposed to help? also, anyone taking Maca Root? good or bad? thank you, any help would be appreciated!! kim d.


wannabeamom - June 1

kim I take a prenatal vit w/additional folica acid, omega 3 fish oil and evening primrose. Some have taken ovulex or fertility blend. I didn't try ovulex and fertility blend did nothing for me. it looks like you are taking good supplements. How are your eating habits. If they aren't good you may want to consider working on that instead of taking more vit's. GL and babydust!


kim d - June 1

wannabeamom, thank you for your response! i do eat very healthy, i generally make everything from scratch and choose organic when i can. i'm just so frusterated. after my surgery my obgyn said if i wasn't pg in 6 months to come see her again then. another 6 months. just seems like something could be done in that time you know?? anyways thanks for taking the time to answer my question. how long have you been ttc for?


TOGIRL - June 1

wannabeamom what is evening primrose good for


kim d - June 1

i went to my dr to see about the Maca Root, to know if it was ok to take, she'd never heard about it, but she got out her herb book and in the list of things NOT to take DURING pregnancy it says evening primrose OIL. i'm not sure if a suppliment means the same thing as the oil or what happens if you take it BEFORE you get pregnant. i was going to take chasteberry for helping to get preg, but read on the bottle 'not to take when preg' and thought, how will i know exactly when i got preg? and then still be taking the stuff it says right on the bottle not to take. confusing. but i too would like to know what the evening primrose does do to help ttc.


wannabeamom - June 2

TOGIRL. this will be long but didn't want to give you bad info.
Evening Primrose Oil or EPO lowers cholesterol, helps to alleviate premenstrual syndrome symptoms and aids in the production of fertile quality cervical fluid. Evening Primrose Oil or EPO does a world of good in treating aliments of all sorts. Evening Primrose Oil or EPO is an essential fatty acid that contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA). This gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is converted to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin E1 which has anti-inflammatory properties and may also act as a blood thinner and blood vessel dilator. These anti-inflammatory properties of evening primrose oil help people suffering from pains, aches and cramps.

Evening Primrose Oil or EPO also has effects on premenstrual syndrome symptoms and cervical mucus. If you suffer from premenstrual syndrome, it could be because you are deficient in the fatty acid, gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Evening Primrose Oil or EPO can help your body to alleviate the premenstrual syndrome symptoms by replacing the gamma linolenic acid (GLA).

Evening Primrose Oil or EPO helps women to produce more fertile quality cervical fluid also known as "egg white cervical mucus". This type of cervical fluid is fertile, thin, watery, clear and "stretchy" and easily aids the sperm to swim through the uterus and into the fallopian tube, and to the egg. Also, this type of fluid helps the sperm to stay alive for up to five days inside the fallopian tube, thus enabling conception to happen even if you don't have intercourse again by the time ovulation occurs.

If your cervical fluid is thick, brown or dry, it can obstruct or prevent fertilization. Some women are very dry, and have problems in producing an adequate amount of fertile quality cervical fluid. Drinking a lot of water and taking the Evening Primrose Oil or EPO can certainly help in the production of fertile cervical fluid in these women.


TOGIRL - June 2

thanks wannabemom appreicate it. also another question if you don't mind does wild salmon oil have the same effects as flaxseed oil?


wannabeamom - June 2

Everything I see is that falxseed helps with heart disease and help prevent cancer. Omega 3 fish oil or wild salmon oil helps with cardivascular issues and cholesterol levels. So yes and no. They are similiar but not the same.



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