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Fertility Hot Seat: 44 and doing IUI!  {FREE FERTILITY ADVICE}

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Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that I am not a medical doctor. I have been a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 17 years and I will be speaking from my clinical experience helping thousands of women conceive. The office of Aimee E. Raupp, M.S., L.Ac and Aimee Raupp Wellness & Fertility Centers and all personnel associated with the practice do not use social media to convey medical advice. This video will be posted to Aimee’s channels to educate and inspire others on the fertility journey.

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Speaker 1:

Hello? How is everyone? Hi, we are back for another Fertility, Hot Seat. Everybody’s favorite, right? You guys all love to tune in. You all love to join in, so this is how it goes down. You are going to request to join me live, using the button below, the little plus button. At random, I will pick one of you to come on for a free 15-minute fertility consult with me, the woman who has been doing this for almost two decades, the woman who had three coaching calls today with new coaching clients.

Let me help you kind of navigate this because it’s overwhelming and confusing, and hard and traumatizing. And challenging and there’s so much information out there, it’s hard to know who to trust, who to go to. Right?

Karen, how are you? It’s a lot. So, what I can say about me is I’ve been in this field for two decades, 18 years to be exact, and have written two best sellers in the space of fertility, have helped thousands of women bring through their dream babies and myself I have degrees in biology, chemistry. I have Master’s level education in neuroscience. I have a Master’s in traditional Chinese medicine. I’m studying functional medicine. I know all the things. I’ve learned a lot over the years. And on top of it, I have clinical expertise.

There was a point in my life where I saw upwards of 60 patients a week for over 10 years. So, do the math. Thousands and thousands of clinical anecdotal experiences with my clients, plus now I’ve been more focused on the online coaching for about the last five or six years and has brought in my reach to women all over the world. Now I have a team of coaches working under me, all of which also I want to point out our clinicians. They’re all licensed healthcare providers who have been in clinical practice, seeing patients on a regular basis, for at least a decade, that’s my rule of thumb, and so none of us are just coaches. We are clinicians. We are experienced healthcare providers, helping women figure out the reasons why they’re having challenges getting and staying pregnant.

We love to work in conjunction with Western medicine. We are highly integrative, but we can do it, oh natural too, if you want. So, it’s really, I just think this is a sideways I’m going to go in. I know people are asking to join live, but this is a side angle too, for me to really talk about the importance of working with someone who has clinical experience as a clinical healthcare professional provider, ideally with more than just a Bachelor’s degree, in that all of my providers, we all have Master’s level education. Some actually have Doctorate level education. I just really want to point that out because it’s so overwhelming out there, all the information and who can you really trust? Who can you really go to for insight and information?

I do feel like me and my team are a great trusted source and I think we have a ton of integrity and we have a lot of positive babies, positive pregnancy tests and healthy babies coming home to show for it. So without further ado, this is your last opportunity. Whoever wants to join me live for a free 15 minute consult, hit the button now, and then I’m going to go in and at random, I’m going to pick one of you. I’m going to give you guys 10 more seconds to request to join me live and then otherwise I’m going in and I’m picking. One, two.

I just also made myself bone broth egg drop soup. It’s like a hot sticky day, but for some reason, that’s what I wanted. I added arugula, egg, of course and then Dr. Cowens Three-Beet Powder. I love those powders because one teaspoon gives you a whole serving of veggies, so it’s such an easy way to sneak in extra veg. Already had a bunch of beets this morning and some green, so here we go. Okay, we’re doing it. I’m picking. Let’s see. Okay. Jen Blush and I’m picking you because I saw you on the comments and you said, “Oh my God, I would love to join.” And so I said to myself, “If I see anybody who’s commented on the post, she’s coming on with me.” Hello.

Jen Blush:

Hi.

Speaker 1:

How are you?

Jen Blush:

I’m really good. I wasn’t expecting you to answer my request, honestly.

Speaker 1:

No one ever does. It’s so fascinating.

Jen Blush:

I needed to get outside. I’m surrounded by children.

Speaker 1:

Okay. That’s all right. Tell me what’s going on.

Jen Blush:

Well, I’m 44. I’ll be turning 45. I am a lesbian. I’ve never been with a man. I’ve never tried to get pregnant. I recently got married a year ago. I went and got blood work done. Everything was fine. So we said, “Let’s try and inseminate.” And so we did, in February of 2021. I know I got pregnant because I felt implantation cramping. My breasts swelled huge. I was smelling things I could never smell before. And then I got my period. So I thought, “Well, my age, we’ll try again.” So we tried again in March of 2021. And again, I had the same thing happen. I felt implantation cramping and then again, I got my period. So we said, “Well, we’re moving to Hawaii. My wife’s a teacher and Hawaii will help pay for some of the costs of insemination.” So, I went and saw a lady on Oahu and she did my blood work.

Jen Blush:

FSH is a seven. My AMH was a 1.5. My insides were gorgeous. My lining is amazing. She actually had just recently saw a follicle that had came out and she liked the size of the work. She could tell that I had just recently ovulated. So she said, “I think you’re good to go. Let’s go ahead and try.” Had to save up funds, all of that. We did a little bit of Follistem injections, just to see if we could get a couple of eggs and we tried in February again of 2022 and I felt four. I had four follicles. I felt all four implant and because I could feel it and it was really interesting. It was a really neat feeling or sensation and I could feel the implantation. But every time I’ve inseminated with the doctor at home, I always got sick, running fever, not feeling well and then again, I got my period. But that time when I got my period, the cramping was really intense and not normal cramping, so know that I had implantation, but it didn’t stick.

Jen Blush:

We tried again one more time in April and this time I had six follicles.

Speaker 1:

Wow. Great.

Jen Blush:

Again, I had implantation cramping. Within five days of ovulating, I’m feeling a cramping. I actually ended up getting round ligament pain. By the time I started bleeding and experiencing what I would say was contractions, my mouth tasted like pennies. Like I had a metallic. So, every time I’ve tried, tried four times, I know I’m getting pregnant, but I can’t stay pregnant. I also had a positive ANA, so I don’t know if it’s an autoimmune. I started watching your videos. I thought, “Well, I’m too old. I’ve ruined it. I waited too long. I was in a bad relationship before with another person and I thought I just waited too long.”

Jen Blush:

But I bought your book. We moved back to the mainland where I can afford to eat this way but I can’t afford IVF. I’m a student. I’m getting ready to start grad school and my wife’s a teacher, so I was wondering since all of my numbers are good and hormones are amazing, do you think just the fertility diet would be enough? I won’t have access. I won’t have unlimited amounts of semen, so I don’t know.

Speaker 1:

I do. I would do the diet. I would take a baby aspirin after you do the inseminations. Clear this with your doctor, of course. But I would do the baby aspirin, so 81 milligrams but only after insemination, not before. Follow the diet. I would get on low dose naltrexone.

Jen Blush:

Yes. She had me on that. Yes. Yes.

Speaker 1:

Can get a script too. Ageless RX. You can just take an online quiz and someone sends you. It’s like, I don’t know. It’s like a hundred bucks to get like a three month supply. It’s not very expensive at all. But 4.5 milligrams seems to be. They’ll tell you what dose to start at, but there are some online places where you can get scripts. If your doctor already prescribed it. I would do LDN, baby aspirin, make sure you’re on like the three grams of fish oil, and then really follow the kinks, like that quiz that I have laid out in the book, really watch as your symptoms shift and change and I think that would then put you in the best position to get and stay pregnant.

Speaker 1:

You could also talk to your doctor about potentially, since the ANA was positive, you might be able to convince them to do a low dose steroid once you could be pregnant, like a 10 milligrams of prednisone kind of thing.

Jen Blush:

She put me on, after the first after February, when she had worked with me and she already had me on the naltrexone and I was trying to eat low inflammation food, but I didn’t really understand what that was, so I wasn’t doing it right. She felt that I was having implantation rejection, so she did put me on a low dose steroid and that’s when I noticed with the round ligament pain and I noticed, I felt like I was actively pregnant when I started to miscarry. I knew I was pregnant because I was my… It took two weeks after losing it, that I could even start eating food again because I was starting to have food aversions and I couldn’t eat. It took two weeks for all those nausea things to go away after eating.

Speaker 1:

You definitely had a strong connection.

Jen Blush:

Yeah. I really think it was like an autoimmune thing. Like you said, your body can have an autoimmune reaction to pregnancy and I think that’s what my issue is. I don’t think it’s my age. I’ve already let that go.

Speaker 1:

It doesn’t sound like that too and I just wouldn’t even… Just don’t even buy into it. What’s the fucking point. Do you know what I mean? Be here and be in it and own it. This is what you want. You’re going for it. So, follow.

Speaker 1:

The other thing that just came to NAC, N-Acetyl Cysteine. I would be on 900 milligrams a day of NAC, because it’s such a good immune modulator. I would do that and then what other supplements are you taking? Are you taking anything?

Jen Blush:

She had me on the fish oil and she had me on melatonin and [inaudible 00:10:55] and when we inseminated the low dose steroid and then she also had me take progesterone so many days after insemination. But as far as anything else, no, she hasn’t.

Speaker 1:

No prenatal? You’re not on a prenatal?

Jen Blush:

Oh yeah. And I was taking a prenatal, OvaVite. She had me on OvaVite.

Speaker 1:

Okay, good. That’s a good one. I would do that. I would add in and you’ll see it in Egg Quality Diet resources as well and the supplements. I would add in the liver pills, just because they’re so good for all the B vitamins, all the antioxidants in there. Melatonin don’t do more than one milligram personally, because it can negatively impact ovulation and we don’t want to do that obviously, if we’re doing IUIs. Adding the baby aspirin after the inseminations. Get the fish oil up to, like I said, that 3,000 milligrams. Make sure your vitamin D levels are in check. Get your thyroid. Make sure all that looks like…

Jen Blush:

Yes.

Speaker 1:

Superb because the older we get, the more we want to not even mess around. I don’t want that TSH above a 2.5. You know what I mean? If it is, we should medicate. Progesterone sounds great. What else? And then following the diet. I mean, I think that’s the key. And then I would get back on the LDN and I would just kind of stay on that, especially since you did have the positive ANA, I think it’s super smart.

Speaker 1:

I think we keep doing it. Right? And so how many more inseminations? You’re going to take a month or two to do the diet and then go back and do another insemination. What’s your plan?

Jen Blush:

We’re going to inseminate at home because I can’t afford the doctor stuff anymore and I know I can get pregnant, so I’m going to do your full diet. I already got half of a cow coming for the grass fed beef. I’m going to make my bone broth. I’m going to do all of that stuff. We just moved back to the mainland, so I’m planning on starting my diet in September and I’m going to go the full 100 days. It may a little bit longer before I try again.

Speaker 1:

Okay.

Jen Blush:

I’m turning 45 this month, but I’m not worried.

Speaker 1:

No.

Jen Blush:

I know I can get pregnant. Obviously, I got pregnant four times with only trying four times.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it’s just getting you to stick.

Jen Blush:

And healthier?

Speaker 1:

Your periods feel good and healthy? Are they painful?

Jen Blush:

Oh, yes.

Speaker 1:

Now they’re great?

Jen Blush:

Yes. I just got off my period. I start about every 26 to 28 days and I go for six to seven days. No heavy clotting. I look at my blood and this last time, because I watched something you said about the blood and my blood’s a nice, bright red.

Speaker 1:

Good.

Jen Blush:

The color obviously changes as you go along but those first couple of days, it’s like a really good pretty blood, so I think I’ve really got a chance.

Speaker 1:

I think you have a chance too, and that’s it. I just think as long as there’s hope in your heart, you give yourself the opportunity and then you also want to approach it from this perspective of I’m going to do all the things so that I don’t look back and wish I should have tried something different or done something differently. Right? So, it’s thinking about all that.

Speaker 1:

The other thing I would think about too, I don’t know how this plays into like financials and all that too. But if you’ve only tried it with one sperm donor, that if there’s a potential to try a different sperm, sometimes that can have an impact too, that you might be more compatible with the different sperm.

Jen Blush:

I’ve tried two different kinds.

Speaker 1:

You have, okay. And the same results?

Jen Blush:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Okay. That’s sometimes what I’ll recommend.

Jen Blush:

That makes sense.

Speaker 1:

But I would get on like the LDN and the fish oil and all that, ASAP. Then even if we’re not going to do another insemination until the fall or late this year, I think that’s perfectly fine. Give yourself the good 100 days.

Speaker 1:

Then also if, while you’re not trying, I would do castor oil packs in the abdominal gua sha on a regular basis too, to just really kind of keep healthy blood flow. If you can get some acupuncture, I think that’s amazing as well. Chinese herbs, if you can. Just kind look at it as like, this is my prep and then maybe we can do…

Speaker 1:

There is also something about back to back IUIs within the same cycle. That gets complicated with sperm donor, but there is some reason to believe that doing two insemination with one ovulation renders better outcomes.

Jen Blush:

Okay.

Speaker 1:

If you have the ability to do that, that’s something else to think about.

Jen Blush:

Okay. I will. Thank you so much.

Speaker 1:

Oh, you’re so welcome. Thank you. So, yeah, I can’t wait to hear about the pregnancy.

Jen Blush:

Yes.

Speaker 1:

Keep us posted, okay?

Jen Blush:

I will. Thank you.

Speaker 1:

All right. Thank you so much.

Jen Blush:

Okay.

Speaker 1:

Bye.

Jen Blush:

Bye.

Speaker 1:

Oh my gosh, you okay? My husband just walked in.

Speaker 3:

We have two flat tires.

Speaker 1:

Oh great.

Speaker 3:

We need your car.

Speaker 1:

Okay. Okay. I’m going to hang out.

Jen Blush:

Okay.

Speaker 1:

Bye.

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