Monday, January 24, 2011

hope, and an offer for you!

I’m not off to a great start with ICLW this month ((flogs self)) but I swear to the gods that I will be caught up on my commenting tonight. It’s hard to comment from work since I’m really not supposed to be on the internet….. posting is easier since I just type away in Word and it looks like I’m being a good employee :)

Anyway, this post is not going to be about my shitty work situation (btw, the knocked up coworker just walked in! Yay!) or how much I hate my life or how sad I am.

No, this post is going to be about hope (shocking! I know!). Specifically, the hope I have found in Making Babies: A Proven Three Month Program for Maximum Fertility. These people – a top fertility doctor and an acupuncturist/herbalist – are the real deal, and they know their shit.

I’ve been saying for a long time that I need to get my body in the best possible shape to conceive because if I can get pregnant – and clearly, I can – then there must be something I can do to stay pregnant. I’ve just been going about it piecemeal, trying to blend Western medicine and Chinese medicine without a guide. I’ve just about finished the book, and it will become my bible for the next three months (our “premester”).

I was hooked when I read the Western doctor’s take on ART – he believes it has it’s place but that it is overused and most women, when given the appropriate guidance, can help their own bodies conceive naturally. If the program itself doesn’t work and ART is still necessary, the body will be in the best possible shape for treatment to work. It’s so empowering, and I really believe it can work for me. I plan to use this blog to document my premester in the hopes that it might be able to help someone else.

Anyway, I have an offer: If someone out there wants to walk this walk with me, I’ll send you a copy of the book (for free, y’all!). Just be the first to let me know in the comments and I’ll send it off.

And then we can skip hand in hand off into the sunset. Just kidding. Sort of.


  1. I'm totally interested!!

  2. I would totally have been interested three months ago but my next cycle is starting SOON so maybe I'll try it "next time" aka when that cycle fails or I miscarry. OK, "if".
    I hope it works!
    I'm notoriously bad at following any "premester" stuff. I seriously get depressed taking prenatals after miscarrying which is bad... so I'm coming off a LONG break from them.

  3. I'm just starting my commenting today, so don't feel so bad.

    That book looks interesting. I've been considering an acupuncturist. Good luck with it!

    ICLW #192

  4. I'm so interested to see how this pans out. Of course, not having any answers myself...I've come to accept that another 'try' is inevitable. I just don't know when that will be. I need more time NOT being pregnant. So I'll be following like a hawk! Good luck to you. Nice to hear a bit of a spring in your step.

    HEY...whatever works, right?! Sometimes something 'different' is all we need.

  5. I tried this route (used a variety of books for inspiration, starting with inconceivable) and did not get preggo in my four IVF cycles. Then I got fat due to Suprefact, I got inactive due to my preconception surgery (the TAC) and got pregnant during my least active, least fit time of my life. So I don't know what to think of it. But go for it! perhaps it will work for you. I kindof lost faith

  6. This sounds really exciting. PLease keep us all posted on what it says/what you're doing/how you're doing.

  7. i am interested....feel the same way you do. if i can get pregnant (7x) then there must be something i can do to stay that way.

  8. Oh I love that book-I recommend it to everyone. It has so much good stuff in there!

    Happy ICLW


  9. I really hope this works for you! It sounds like a really great idea.

    I'm doing the piecemeal approach at the moment, myself, although my doctor is very supportive of acupuncture, and my acupuncturist agrees with his diagnosis/treatment, so that's probably in my favor . . . Like a previous poster said, I might look into this book *if* my next go-round doesn't work . . .

    Anyway, thanks for sharing!

    (ICLW #168)

  10. It's kind of funny that you posted this - I was just talking about this book with my husband this morning. I've had the book for awhile but haven't actually jumped into the plan 100% yet. I think that I have the right motivation now though, so I'll be doing the same thing along with you!

  11. Hey I just wanted to stop by and let you know I've been thinking of you, wish I could go on your trip but ironically DH and I might be going to Jamaica in Feb 2012 for a wedding, and I gave you a blog award today!

    Come check it out!

  12. Talk about coincidence! Soo, I've been following your blog a few months now. I was just over at Faces of Loss reading the stories of women who've experienced recurrent losses because I had just submitted my own story, and needed to read some other women's stories because I've been feeling down... and I was reading this woman's story, and nodding along at some parts that I can relate to so well, and who was it... but you!

    You look lovely, and I am as always so sorry for what you've went through, for what anyone with recurrent loss has to go through. Thank you so much for sharing your story and blogging here.

    I really hope your new plan works out, and I look forward to hearing how things go and supporting you.

  13. I nominated you for a blog award!

  14. I have this book and while I found it interesting it didn't really blow my skirt up. I had an appointment to see Dr. David but then canceled it to see a doctor somewhat closer and covered by my insurance. I've been told by a couple people about another doctor whom I'm considering checking out. I called his office in December but then with holidays and everything time got away from me. This other doc is Dr. Kutteh, website:

    I think the phone consultation is $500 but since the director of Share says she knows him and that he's nationally recognized as a recurrent miscarriage specialist I figure it might be worth it. As I posted just now on my blog, it's my last resort. Check him out and let me know what you think. (By comment on my blog, FB or regular email.) Hugs, Shannon

  15. Here from ICLW..I'm so sorry to hear about your really tough journey. I'm glad this book has given you some hope.

  16. This is the second time in three days I have seen info about this book/program, I am starting to think the universe is trying to tell me something. Hmmmm.

    So I am guessing you loved the book? Wanna give me a rundown?