Monday, November 22, 2010

Healthy Fruit Shake



One of the things that DH and I agreed together when it comes to diet is adding more veggies and fruits to our daily menu. But of course, most of the time we ended up having veggies and fruits once a week, and sometimes we can go on for weeks without them.



The healthy fruit shake was his officemate’s suggestion.

Originally, it should have been made from carrots, mango and lots of Malunggay (Moringa oleifera) leaves, which is known to be a fertility plant as it is rich in Zinc. The first time we had it, the odor of the leaves was just all over the drink and it was not appealing.

So we made our own fruit mix. We have:

  1 medium sized apple
1 medium sized carrots
2 pcs ripe mangoes
5-6 pcs of lettuce leaves
about 4-5 small slices of watermelon
1 medium sized Yacon
condensed milk


so we slice each of the fruits into small pieces before putting them all in the blender together with some milk and crushed ice. . .






. . . and hurrah!, we already have our healthy fruit shake for dinner. DH is on a diet and has been taking only this fruit shake for dinner, three times a week. As for me, i usually drink this after a very light dinner. This healthy fruit shake helps a lot in getting rid of constipation as well.

Try it!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Implantation Bleeding and the Fuss About It


Implantation bleeding happens when the embryo implants in the uterine wall and indeed, it can be one of the very early signs of pregnancy. However, contrary to its name, implantation bleeding can usually be spotting as it is very minimal in most cases.


The ‘spotting’ as I would call it, happens usually around 6 to 12 days after ovulation and can happen around your next menstruation schedule, that is why a lot of women are confused whether it is implantation bleeding or the start of the period.


Usually, implantation bleeding can occur in two to three days but some women experience it longer than that. Of course, it can vary from women to women.


In my case, i had what i thought then as implantation bleeding 18days after the first day of my menstruation. Of course, any woman would be interested to know and most probably confused of such. Menstrual cycles are often 28 days in length. yes, it can vary, but as early as 18 days is something that is indeed unnatural.


The next day, it was there again. Until the third day. Then it stopped. I started to think that there is indeed something going on inside me. I was a little positive about implantation bleeding or spotting, as it was almost exactly what implantation bleeding is all about.


On the fifth day, it came back again. I was a little tensed. I have read somewhere that pregnancy tests during the time of implantation bleeding may give you a negative result as there is not yet enough hormones for detection in your urine. So i tried to be patient this time.


After a couple of days, i thought i just had my period at 25 days. After I took fertility pills prescribed to me by my OB, my menstrual cycle got stable at 29 days exact and it is the first time that it started early at 25 days, or should i say 18 days.


So, okay, another disappointment. If i haven’t gone to the OB for all these fertility tests, i would not be too paranoid of all these, but of course, nothing can make my mind at peace than knowing what seems to be the problem with these infertility battle.


Another waiting then, i suppose.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Implantation Bleeding for 5 Days?




Ok, so the spotting has stopped. I suppose this is not the first days of menstruation. of course, it is commonsense that when the spotting becomes heavier – that would mean of course, the onset of menstruation and not implantation bleeding.


In this case, it has stopped after 5 days. It did not even get heavier. Just slight spotting that do not even last for the entire day.


Whatever this is, i feel hopeful that it has something to do with implantation bleeding. I don’t want to do the pregnancy test just yet, so i have to wait 5 more days.

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