Wednesday, January 25, 2006

This is the kind of question that makes Co feel like a science fair project, but....

I've seen that a number of you baby bloggers drink green tea and grapefruit juice as a "fertility cocktail." I looked for info about that in all of my books (and my books were recommended to me by S, my college best friend's wife; S. & A. successfully had a baby with a known donor by inseminating at home...said baby is now almost a year old. They're my heros, so I'm convinced the books HAVE to work) and didn't see anything.

So, where did you-all hear about this idea? Should we add this to Co's variables?

5 comments:

Adriana Velez said...

Together? Intriguing! If they don't have to be together you'll have to try this Swiss yogurt I just found -- pink grapefruit! It sounds weird but it's so yummy!

marci said...

That is an interesting combination.... But, hell, if it works!!

And about linking to my blog, please do! Can I link to yours also??

Jennifer said...

I know that lots of women use various herbs to help with conception. The grapefruit juice is supposed to increase EWCM and I think the green tea is supposed to as well. If Co has adequate EWCM I think you could probaby avoid it for a while, but adding it wouldn't hurt either.

I used an RE and a highly medicalized process to conceive both of my children so I didn't have to worry about things like this. Sorry I can't be of my help.

Which books do you have btw? I found a couple of really good lesbian specific books if you're interested in the names.

Lo said...

Jennifer, I don't mean to be ignorant, but what is EWCM? And what is an RE?
Thanks!
I have some books, but I am always open to more suggestions. :-)

M. said...

I think maybe you got this term from us? http://www.drizzle.com/~mdavis/2005_06_01_archive.html

Anyway, as Jennifer said, both are to increase your EWCM, or egg-white quality (most fertile) cervical mucous. At some point we stopped the grapefruit juice but thanks to your reminder, I think we'll pick it back up again this cycle!