Happy Fertile Friday! A quick update first: it’s a time of transition for us as we nervously embark on the next stage of our journey. On Monday I’ll have my first ultrasound and start the FolliStim injections, and go from there. We’ll have ultrasounds every few days to see how the follicles are developing, then I think they do an HCG injection just prior to ovulation. It’s all brand new to me, so I’ll update as we go.
Today I thought I’d talk about fertility and Candida. Candida is a kind of yeast that everyone has in their gut – it is naturally occurring and totally normal to have. The problem is when it becomes overgrown, then it can have far-reaching effects in the body, including impacting fertility. [Read more…]