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Oct. 1st, 2010

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Calling all Parents of Multiples!

There must be more of you out there, who are gagging to chat with other parents of twins? ;-) If only to laugh about who said "Double Trouble!" to you today... !

Calling all parents of multiples!! We need you at www.twinmums.co.uk

We arrange local meetups & give each other online support through the difficult days, and God don't we twin mums have some hard days :O Sometimes it's nice just to sit down at you pc and just forget about the shed loads of washing, drying, ironing and chat to a fellow twinmum!

So if you are a Mum or Dad of twins, triplets (or more!) pop along over to www.twinmums.co.uk it's free to join and instant access!

Apr. 30th, 2010

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Support for parents of twins!

My friend and I decided to create our own forum as we've used twins forums and found them confusing or not very welcoming.

With our forum, the help & support for mums with twins, comes solely from our own personal experiences. But we need more members as we've only just set up the forum and only have a handful of twin mums on board. I am hoping if you are a mum of twins or triplets, you will pop along and have a look or even join the forum. Or perhaps you aren't a twin mum but have a friend who you think might enjoy talking to other twin mums?

It's called 'Twin Mums Support Forum' and can be found at http://www.twinmums.co.uk

Sep. 11th, 2008

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IVF tips..

If you need more in depth explanations you can pick up a copy 'Fertility & Conception' by Zita West from WH Smiths or Amazon but here are some of her tips for IVF. However, I didn't follow all of her recommendations. Some of them, for instance surrounding yourself with orange was a bit far-fetched for me!

* A 7 or 10 day liver detox before you start IVF drugs so your body is able to cope with them during treatment.

* Certain vitamins and other nutrients, such as vit C, vit E, Selenium, bioflavonoids and glutathione (an amino acid) also help to optimize liver function and protect it from the effects of toxins by increasing the rate at which it processes them.

* Make sure you take a good mulitvitamin and mineral supplement. It should contain magnesium, selenium and zinc. Also consider taking vit C supplement (500mg a day) which help replenish the ovaries.

* Drink lots of water. Minimum of two litres a day of filtered water in addition to normal fluids. Water is vitally important for every cell in the body and to ensure the drugs you take during IVF go where they need to in the body.

* Consider having a course of lymphatic drainage.

* Sleep or rest as much as you can in the weeks leading up to the start of your IVF programme in order to build up your reserves of energy.

* Spend 10 mins a day practising deep breathing techniques and visualisation.

* Avoid all aerobic exercise while growing eggs as it will redirect blood flow away from the follicles.

* Keep lower abdomen warm to improve the flow of blood to the pelvis. Use a hot water bottle or wheatie bag.

* Acupuncture may help during the stimulation process.

* Make sure your diet includes lots of protein and oily fish. Also take Omega 3 supplement.

* Supplement of Evening Primrose Oil plus DHA to encourage the development of cell membranes.

* Vitamin E is necessary for the maintenance of cell membranes.

* Make a conscious decision to get rid of negative thoughts as they arise. Repeat positive affirmations out loud "My eggs are growing and ripening and maturing; my eggs are of good quality; my womb lining is growing thick"

* Avoid stressful situations.

* Surround yourself with orange coloured things. The colour is considered to be good for fertility.

* Co Enzyme Q10 will improve blood flow to the uterus.

* Don't take Iboprofen. Only take paracetamol when necessary.

* Give up caffeine and alcohol.

The book also gives vitamin dosages and how to combine them for the maximum benefits. I went through this in depth and compared the dosage on my standard box of Pregnacare and what Zita recommended for each vitamin. I then bought extra doses of anything that the Pregnacare lacked. I think I upped my dose of Magnesium, Calcium & Vitamin D.
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Aug. 4th, 2008

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Laughed 'til I cried...

Safe Baby 'Pregnancy Tips'

I was crying with laughter.... maybe you just have to be a woman to appreciate it (Mr H said it wasn't actually that funny)

Jul. 21st, 2008

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Millwood Cat Rescue Nottingham

http://millwoodcatrescue.blogspot.com/

This is where I got phoebe from and is where we will be going again for another cat. Ronnie (the owner) has 31 kittens at the moment due to people dumping them because they can't be bothered to pay for their cats to be neutered.

Take a look at the link to see some cute kitties :)

OMG! Even more cuteness http://www.flickr.com/photos/digallagher/sets/72157606218199878/

 

Jul. 4th, 2008

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2 minute movie on IVF

A movie made by a woman in Sydney during IVF. It's like playing back my own memories.

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Jun. 16th, 2008

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This is just like me...

Jun. 12th, 2008

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Hayfever device thingie....

I came across this device last week on a money saving forum and loads of people had been enthusing about it on threads dated back to 2007. It appears to be a copy of a brandname called 'Medinose' which is considerably more expensive than the Lloyds Pharmacy version, but apparently just as effective at £13.49 + P&P. Wanting to get off my antihistamines right now in light of all the medication that is being pumped into my body, I ordered one and it arrived today.

I had already taken my allergy tablets this morning when it arrived, but gave it a go anyway and all I can say is that it is really, really odd! The prongs go up your nostrils and light up red, which glows through your nose making you look like Rudolf, but it only lasts for 3 minutes and you can use it 3-4 times a day but leaving a gap of 5 hours in between treatments.

I've used it twice today and you get an immediate 'drying' sensation in your nostrils! Normally I have some hayfever symptoms even with the antihistamines, but nothing since using it. In fact the second time I used it today I was just showing Mr H how it worked. Tomorrow I will use it without medication and see how I get on. The real test will be when the weather gets really hot & sunny again like it was last weekend, then I will be able to say if it really does work. If it does work on me then I will be very impressed as I have never met anyone with as bad hayfever symptoms as me! I am the queen of snot during June/July!