The 2 months before I found out I was pregnant, he was also drinking Visalus shakes, twice a day. He normally would just drink one shake per day, but because I didn't always drink a shake every day, we were finding ourselves with a surplus of shake mix (since the products are delivered to us on AutoShip, whether we consume them all or not). Determined not to let the extra shake mix go to waste, he said, "I'm drinking TWO shakes a day, dammit!" Little did he realize, he was super charging his sperm!
The supplements gave me so much energy, I started training for a marathon. I know they say you're not supposed to do any heavy exercise if you are trying to have a baby, but honestly, I was at the point where i was looking at it like, well, I'm 43 and the baby thing hasn't happened so far, so maybe I should just move forward with my life. I didn't give up on maximizing my fertility in other ways, but I was getting tired of putting things on hold, in order to just try to get pregnant.
I have gotten really good about drinking water on a regular basis, and found a GREAT water bottle (after a LOT of research!). It's BPA free, holds a lot of liquid (32 ounces), has easy grip / no slip sides, is easy to clean, won't spill (if you make sure the sippy part is down, before you put it in your purse) and won't crack if you drop it. Thanks to this water bottle, I drink at least 64 ounces of water, on a daily basis, and actually enjoy it! (The trick is to keep it in your car, so you'll drink it when you're bored, or waiting at a stoplight, etc.). I also used this drinking container to drink my Fertili Tea / lemonade combo (more about this if you scroll down).
Over the last few years, I have gotten really bad about exercising, using the excuse that, if you exercise TOO much, it can throw your cycles off and you won't be able to get pregnant. Since I can be a little bit of an extremist, it's hard for me to not want to run at least an hour a day (once I really get going). I kind of used that as an excuse to hardly exercise at all (except for going on occasional walks - which I tried to take with my husband so we could both get our exercise). I used to be really good, but it just got to the point where I partly justified my lack of exercise by simply saying, "I just don't have time for it."
But in the winter of 2012, I got into a discussion with a friend of mine about how we'd always wanted to run a marathon, and we decided to start training together. I kept putting it off, thinking, "I don't want it to affect my fertility." But I was at a point where I thought, I've been trying to get pregnant for 5 years. I can't keep putting this off. If I'm going to get pregnant, I'm going to get pregnant. So I just decided to go running again, and let the chips fall where they may.
It's true, I only got to the point where I was only running about 25 miles per week, so I don't know if I'd gotten to the point where I was running more than that, if my fertility would have been affected. But I can't help thinking the extra exercise may have HELPED me.
My husband also massaged my lower back (and feet) a few times, on the month before I found I was pregnant. So if you can get your hubby to do this for you, all the better! There are several videos on youtube (and some posted to my blog a few years ago) that show how chiropractic treatments can help increase your fertility. Here is the blog post I did, with related (embedded) videos: http://knockknockbaby.blogspot.com/2008/10/chiropractic-treatment-and-fertility.html
While on the topic of cervical mucus, I am a pretty big fan of PreSeed lubricant (but what TTC girl isn't).
I know for SURE I did use the preseed mixture though. What I did was, I poured the preseed / astroglide natural mixture from my bottle, into those syringes they give with the preseed, and "injected it" towards my cervix, AFTER sex. My husband feels that things are way too slippery if I inject it beforehand, and I agree with him. I also prefer to do it this way because if you use it all beforehand, then a lot of it falls out or dries up (depending on how long you're going at it). The good thing about combining the pre-seed with the Astroglide natural, is that I feel like I can afford to use a little more, because it's less expensive. So I can use it before sex (applied externally) and then again after sex (applied internally w/the syringe).
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