FET Prep for my 4 Year old Embabies

After a four year wait, I’m two weeks and two days away from welcoming my two frozen embabies home. Here’s the plan:

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Of course, I’m very anxious to make sure their accommodations are as comfortable as possible. I’ve been trying to retrace my steps with my successful third IVF cycle, but it’s been so long, I can’t recall all the good-luck charms I used:

  • I drank wheat-grass and took DHEA- but only up to a few weeks before I started the injections since I was afraid they might interfere with the stimulation drugs.
  • I took baby aspirin and Folgard, but I can’t remember when I started those (and they weren’t part of the doctor’s orders- but I felt I had to do something different and figured it wouldn’t hurt.)
  • I did acupuncture- but I did that with the other cycles that didn’t work out as well, so not sure it made any difference. I’ll probably throw in a few pins for good measure again.
  • I cut out all alcohol and refined sugar- but that may have just been unnecessary torture.
  • I exercised moderately- but not too much.
  • I got lots of sleep (but that’s not easy to do now that I have a toddler who has never liked to sleep.)
  • I drank lots of water- trying to do that again.
  • I got a massage the day before my transfer. That was the best thing I did by far- I’ll do that again for sure.
  • As recommended by acupuncturist, I massaged my tummy clockwise and counterclockwise 25 times twice a day
  • Ate lots of beets, chicken soup, dates and another fertility food I can’t recall- as recommended by same acupuncturist

After making these tiny embabies wait for four years, I want to give them the best chance possible. Anyone have any other good tips?


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4 thoughts on “FET Prep for my 4 Year old Embabies

  1. maternalstateofmind January 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm Reply

    Excited to follow you as you embark on this journey once again!

    • Jess January 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm Reply

      Thank you so much! I hope this last chapter has a surprise happy ending.

  2. jaclyn January 21, 2014 at 8:29 am Reply

    Here to cheer you on all the way!! Very excited for your journey 🙂 xoxo

    • Jess January 21, 2014 at 9:19 am Reply

      Thanks so much for cheering me on- no matter what happens, I know I’ll get through it thanks to you and others support here. Thank you, my dear friend- for all the support over the years.

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