I always swore I wouldn’t do it, I wouldn’t become one of those people who are constantly worried about every single toxin and chemical found in every aspect of our daily lives but it is starting to happen. Every time I turn around I am reading something on the internet or in one of my magazines about the effects of chemicals on our bodies and health. The biggest culprit for those of us suffering infertility seems to be BPA (or Bisphenol A). I am buying glass, using less plastic, and checking labels all the time. I am also becoming more conscious of foods even; for example I try to stay away from decaff (since having caffeine during IVF is a no-no) because there are more carcinogens in it. I am beginning to think that I will make myself crazy soon. I need to remind myself that if I can rid myself and my home of easily controllable chemicals a few wont hurt me. Is anyone else finding themselves doing this same thing? I guess when you are trying so hard for something it is so easy to focus on every little thing that may be having a negative impact on your desired result. Ah well, one step at a time right?
Honestly though, if you have not heard about the effects that BPA can have on fertility please look into this. BPA is found in many plastics such as food storage containers, lining of canned foods, and more. Fortunately correcting the BPA toxins in your system is relatively easy and the results are quick.
On a more exciting note, I am so excited to go to the doctor’s Friday morning and hopefully get the all-clear to start my stimulation injections Friday evening! I’m ready to get this show on the road! I’m just worried because I haven’t started a cycle yet which I was supposed to after the birth control but that sometimes happens with PCOS (especially with me because I do not have a period without some sort of assistance such as progesterone supplements or after a stimulated cycle). I just can’t wait to get this cycle started, I feel better about this time than I ever have before and I hope it stays that way!