Friday, January 25, 2008

Health and miscarriage

I haven't talked for a bit about the miscarriage issue. It is on my mind a lot but since I feel in limbo, I generally keep quiet. I haven't been taking temps, charting, nada. I will start up my regimen again in a little over a week. Even at my age, I needed a break following the miscarriage. My health was shot, my body was tired and my business took over my life. So now I am ready to move on, get healthy and I pray that God will bless our family with another baby someday. My kids still pray and I have asked that if it is not possible, that God take that desire away(especially from my daughter). So I sit, still longer for another one in our family and trying to be patient as God's plan for our family happens(whatever that may be).

On that note, there are three major things I will be doing differently this time around. One, cutting caffeine. I have read that caffeine intake can reduce fertility by half. Next, cutting alcohol. Except for social drinking here and there, alcohol also cuts fertility so that will be to a minimum too. Lastly, Vitamin E. I have researched and found that women who have had recurrent miscarriage are helped by supplementing with Vitamin E and (Folic Acid) prior to the next conception. There was a study of 81 women who had a total of 227 miscarriages and went on the small dose of E and 61 of them gave birth subsequently after this was added. I am more than willing to give this a try. I went back on my supplements, started temp charting and hope to lose weight. I will keep you posted on how this goes. When I got out my supplements, I found my St. Gerard handkerchief that I received in the mail the last time I conceived. I haven't given up hope or the desire for more children. For whatever that is worth...

2 comments:

cordelia said...

i'm still not so sure about the caffeine thing. one of my dear friends has 8 children and she drinks coffee CONSTANTLY even when nursing...it's strange but true...

KitBrookside said...

Oh Thorn - you remain in my prayers. All I can say, having endured the same, is you are doing all you can. Find your calm, quiet spot in all of the inner turmoil and give it to God. I had my moment in Hanceville where I sat weary and weepy at Adoration and finally caved, saying "Your will. Not mine. But it would sure be nice." My husband came home from the Middle East the next week for a wedding, was home for 9 days...and then the miracle happened. Further words fail. Just keep praying.
*hugs*
-Kit