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January 15th, 2013 01:25 PM #51
Thank you @violetindigo and @grecianern! Good luck to you as well! Oh my gosh, I was totally thinking about maternity leave through the holidays this morning too! It would be so perfect! Fingers definitely crossed!!!"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
January 15th, 2013 01:41 PM #53Senior Member
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- Des Moines, IA
I've heard a lot of things about supplements too. Here's my thoughts - if thousands of women can conceive while trying not to, or while using birth control, or while doing so many of the other things out there - then these supplements aren't necessary.
Here's a few things I learned about general fertility from my specialist:
1. Propagation - Human being suck at reproduction. According to my doctor, if we humans weren't at the top of the Food Chain, we'd have died off a very long time ago. Here's some generalized statistics that Dr. Cooper threw at me:
a.) Cows have an 80% chance of conceiving each cycle.
b.) Pigs have something like a 60%-70% chance.
c.) Human beings have about a 20% chance of conception per cycle!
(This is why we have to be carnivores. If not, our species would die out.)
2. Sperm - When a healthy, normal man does his job, he releases 55 million sperm. 55 MILLION. By the time they find their way through the cervix, past the uterus, and to the Egg in the fallopian tube, there are (on average) only 8 sperm remaining. And then it's the fastest and strongest of those 8 who win the big prize: Cellular mitosis.
(It's no joke when you see the baby onesie that says, "I'm one in 55 Million." It's true.)
Another reason why children are a miracle.
3. Waste - So, 54,999,992 sperm are considered "waste" since they don't make it to the goal line. I also found out that after age 35, 90% of the eggs released by mom are useless waste. Great... I have 2 years to get this thing going.
Also... have your Blood Sugars checked. this is a common cause for not ovulating. (Or so I found out years ago.)
Anyway... I hope my tidbits of info are as entertaining for you as they were for me.Mom to Weston Christopher, b. 2008
Expecting TWIN BOYS January 2014!!!
Baby A: Keegan Nathaniel
Baby B: Sebastian Miller
~ Emerson ~ Eden ~ Rosalind ~ Caroline ~ Matilda ~ Gemma ~ Hadley ~
~ Landon ~ Kellan ~ Asher ~ Griffin ~ Archer ~ Edison ~ Holden ~ Harrison ~ Elliot ~
January 15th, 2013 03:05 PM #55Senior Member
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January 15th, 2013 03:47 PM #57
Thanks for the stats @ grecianern! Very interesting and definitely amusing. 55 million and only 8 wind up in the race? I knew the odds were slim but that is mind boggling.
@alzora I am not in 2 ww anymore. AF came yesterday, but I knew that there was little chance this month because of timing and busy schedules. That's why I'm doing so much research. Even if it is all baloney, I still feel like I am doing something. At the very least, it's interesting. Good luck to you in your 2ww. Fingers crossed!
January 16th, 2013 03:03 AM #59
My AF is supposed to start on Saturday. I'm considering this an off month since we only BD once during fertility week. Sigh. Already looking to February.
@grecianern, those were great tidbits!“And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz