Thursday, January 7, 2010

Checking in... happy new year everyone. We are still in our "just relaxing" phase, probably won't do another IUI until at least February. I am continuing with the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). I saw my TCM lady last night and we looked at my charts for the last 5 cycles (since I started TCM). You can definitely see a shift in my temperatures, especially during the luteal phase. They have gone up into the mid-98's and my luteal phase has gotten a little bit longer. She once again says that she really thinks I can conceive naturally, as long as we have intercourse at least 3x during the fertile window. We'll see if she's right. I'm also weaning myself off Zoloft, which I have been taking for about 3 months after a pretty severe bout of depression. I've been feeling much better and am hoping that the TCM will help my moods as well.


  1. Hello!

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  2. Good to hear from you. Enjoy your relaxing phase and the TCM. Hoping you conceive naturally but if not, will be cheering on the next IUI. :-)

  3. I just started TCM, so I am looking forward to this next phase of TTC. I'm gonna hang out on your blog for a bit to see what your experiences have been like.


  4. Breaks are a wonderful thing! It is so nice not to have a schedule and to worry about nothing. Good luck!

  5. Hi there, I have been meaning to contact you for a while. We were on an IUI buddies group on FF. Our experiences thus far are somewhat parallel. I have had two failed IUIs and am taking a break and seeing a acupuncturists/TCM practioner. I am thinking of doing another IUI in a month or two. If you would like some connection/support I would love it. Drop me an email!

  6. Hey Gurlee - thanks for the comment. I'll send you a PM through FF.