Name : Lisa B
Swaying attempt : Natural
Gender resulted? : Girl
Cm ph : 4.5
Dh ph : 7.5
Douche type and when :
In previous sways I used a product called Vagi Care (can be purchased in Australia) an hour before bd and 15 mins after bd, but it was killing everything, so I backed it off to 2 days before which still kept my pH in the right zone - 4 to 4.5
Big O: No (but I am making up for it now :)
Calcium : Around 500 mg per day
Magnesium : 300 mg a day
Potassium : keep to low potassium foods. Read everything on packets and web to find products I enjoy eating
Sodium : 1000 mg a day
DH minerals : 1000mg of calcium a day, 300 mg of magnesium.
Dietary changes :
I mainly ate:
High calcium foods - lots of yoghurt, low sodium cheese and skim milk
Lots and lots of eggs
fish or chicken
corn wraps (corn flat bread) - instead of bread.
salty and potassium rich foods (I kept a list on me of foods I couldn't eat)
Caffeine : 1-2 a day (stuck to one on the days we bd)
Dh Caffeine : 1-2 a day. dh didn't have caffeine in the afternoon's as we bd in the PM
Sugar free cranberry juice
Dh : Diet coke. Drank heaps of sprite zero.
Cranberry :40000 mg per day.
Dh supps : 20000mg of cranberry per day and the reccommended calc & mag levels
Bed cutoff (#of days) : 2.5-3 days
Bed through O : No
0+12 : Yes
Frequent Bdding : dh abstained for first week and then we bd'd day 10, 12, 14 and midday on day 18 (I O'd late in the eve of day 17)
Charting O with temp : Yes
Chartin O with opk : Yes
Fertility monitor : First response ovulation strips
Suspected O date : Sunday 18 Sept 2011
Both hubby and I were in 'strong girl' rhythms
O'd in what moon phase : Waning (in Taurus)
Changed ions in other ways :
4 salt lamps around house and a big one on my desk at work
Lavendar body lotion and lavender clothes softener with all my loads of washing
Brisk walks outside for 5 days leading up to O date
Wore a neg ion bracelet and a rose quartz bracelet
Used ionic hair dryer
We placed a big amethyst on hubby's side of the bed and a smaller one on my side
A rose quartz sat either side of our bed
Apatite crystal on my side of the bed
How many kids do you have : 2
Gender(s) : Boys (twins )
#months ttc : 10
Your age : 36
Bd position : Missionary, nothing too exciting!
Jump and dump : No.
Ewcm present, how much : Not a lot.
Dh undies : briefs
Dh hot bath/shower : Warm shower before bd
OWT : Wooden spoon under the bed
We are so relieved natural swaying worked for us. I saw a Chinese Herbalist in conjunction with the IG sway info, which greatly helped.
I am very grateful our prayer for a little girl came to fruition as we took a big chance swaying naturally to get a girl. Both our twin sons have Cone Rod Dystrophy which is an X linked genetic disorder which affects 50% males in my mum's side and I was worried I would run a high risk having another baby with this condition. Luckily our risk paid off and we are welcoming a baby girl into our lives in June 2012.
Good luck all with your sway attempts xxx