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breatfeeding and trying to conceive

my husband and i are trying to conceive baby #2 but i'm still nursing my 2 yr old son about 5 times in a 24 hr period. is there anything me and my husband can take to help us conceive? we've been trying for 3 months and with my first baby it took 7 months.
i'm 25 yrs old and my husband is 30. my periods average 35 days apart and last 7 days. we cosleep so i never get a full night of uninterrupted sleep. i'm usually in a good mood but do get depressed at times because i want to be pregnant again so badly. i try to eat healthy most of the time, but i do love sweets! i did have a bad reaction to septra antibiotic 5 yrs ago. also, the past few months i've had 2 yeast infections and before that it' had been 3 yrs since i had one. please let me know any other info you need. thanks so much.
 
  misty06 on 2008-09-01
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Hi there, you haven't really given enough details to work with homeopathically... except maybe calc carb might be worth a try if you are loving sweets and have some natural hormonal imbalance ( conception, yeast infection, depression, nursing, sleep dep. all play into this)
But I would suggest starting with some nutritional strengthening,( read lots of green leafy veggies, raw nuts & seeds, nutritional yeast, fish and fish oils, yogurt and other cultured whole foods and nutritional herbal teas/tonics safe for prego/nursing women like raspberry leaf or nettle. Zinc and b vitamins often become depleted in mothers. (Talk with a naturopath or your doctor about these supplements) Working out how to make getting a good amount of sleep a priority, drinking lots of water,(I find nominal dehydration often plays into yeast infections and while nursing this is likely)and making some time to release, breathe and relax may help.
Often women do not conceive while they are breastfeeding, so I wouldn't spend too much time worrying on this front. Just know that when your body is ready and has recovered sufficiently from your first birth, nutritionally, emotionally and physically, another pregnancy will naturally occur. For some this is a year later, for others 5 years is normal. Let it happen when you are both ready and release the need to know when or make it happen before you are ripe. Focus on enjoying the beautiful baby you already have and leave the rest up to mother nature.
 
alex proctor last decade
thanks for your quick response. i will definetly heed your advice, but please ask me what you need to know in order to help me homeopathically.
 
misty06 last decade
You are very welcome.
I just can't do an indepth homeopathic profile for something like that online. (generally two private or telephone sessions in my practice) with a huge amount of detail involved. I like to be really clear and cover all emotional, spiritual, physical and mental symptoms and closely monitor the reactions of my clients personally. I love working with couples who are ready to conceive a child and have lots of awareness and experience in this arena as we have four of our own :)
If you are confortable with self diagnosing, start with the Remedy Finder here and see what the most commonly recommended remedies are for your symptom profile. As I said Calc Carb is where I would start looking but other common female hormonal type remedies are Pulsatilla, Sepia, Nat Mur so read the write-ups on each and see if one sounds right for you.I have also had good successes with hormonal mood swings by counter balancing Puls. with Nux Vomica. ( I wonder if anyone else has used this combo with women to a good response???)
There are tons of self-help books for homeopathy out there and if you are intuitive, observant and detail oriented, I feel it is a very safe system of medicine to experiment with...pay very close attention to all your symptoms, before and after a remedy and if you have a negative reaction just discontinue the remedy and the symptoms will subside.
If this is more than you feel comfortable with, contact a local homeopath for a private consultation or for more info please check out my site online at www.madewithlove.ca/whole.html.
 
alex proctor last decade

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