I also note how no one is taking my MTHFR concerns seriously, which my acupuncturist is astounded by. "I haven't done enough research on it, but you have a mutation that causes a folate deficiency, and your last loss was much like a neural tube defect, which is absolutely linked to folate deficiency."
We talked in more detail about all of my supplements, all of which are geared towards the health of my eggs. My last egg was healthy, maybe there's another good one in the waiting. The list currently includes:
- Co-q 10 (600-800 mg) or Ubiquinol (400mg), depending on what I have in the house
- DHEA (75mg)
- Vitamin D (4,000 IU + what's in my prenatal)
- Prenatals - with at least 800mg of folate, ideally 1 gram
- L-Methyl 5 Folate - currently 2grams, going up to 3
- PQQ - 20 mg
- Daily serving of wheatgrass
"Oh, and I've been spotting for three days, and it's really getting to me," I continued. "I know, I know, it's totally normal to not have a regular period after a D&E, but still, I would like something in my body to work right now."
So she proceeded to needle me up along my endocrine system, turned off the lights, and shut the door.
Forty-five minutes later the door opens, the lights go on. I feel great. I am realizing that I tend to feel really good - particularly when I am not in a doctors office.
"How is your daughter doing?" she asked. "Really well, amazingly well. She loves her school. She's a fun kid when she's not pretending to be a Disney Princess," I say with a mock feminist grimace. "Though I guess it's understandable, she does look like a Disney Princess."
"Does she look like you or your husband?"
"Actually, it's a funny thing...." And I show her some pictures of Niblet on my phone. And my husband, the source of her blond hair. We stare at the phone in awe and marvel at the wonder of nature. Niblet is just so freaking cool.
"You know, I think I'm getting my period.... like right now," I say. "that was some fast work!"
As l leave, I realize I'm not ready for donor eggs, even if I could afford them.