Welcome to the Saint Patrick’s Lucky Clover Event! Together with Anderson’s Angels and Joy Of Momma Joyner, I am excited to be a part of a fun blog hop with a total of 30 bloggers! There is a great prize package valued at $25 or more on each blog, so you’ll definitely want to hop on to all the blogs to enter!
This event is going to be open from 12:01am EST Saturday, March 17, 2012 through 11:59pm EST Friday, March 23, 2012. Don’t delay, start entering now!
ALSO… Visit either one of the two host blogs linked above and find a CASH GIVEAWAY valued at $75! The host’s have made it super EASY to enter, by using a Rafflecopter form!
For my giveaway, I want to offer you the chance to win an awesome TTC (trying to conceive, for those who don’t know the lingo ;D) Kit with a value of $152! It is an all-in-one, natural, proven solution for helping women conceive sooner and more easily than ever before! How exactly does this kit help you in your journey to get pregnant?
According to the website:
“Your fertility cycle depends on a complex inter- action between several hormones that induce ovulation and maintain the cycle after ovulation. In cases of cycle irregularities, you may never find the precise cause. However, you can still take heart from the fact that FertiBella by itself can often improve cycle regularity and lead to long-awaited pregnancies.
-The post-ovulatory part of the cycle is called the luteal phase, and a shorter than normal luteal phase is evidence of a possible luteal phase defect, usually caused by the hormone prolactin inhibiting LH, FSH, and progesterone. Improving luteal function, by lowering prolactin levels to restore regular cycles, and restoring low luteal phase progesterone and high luteal phase estrogen to normal levels. can assist in helping to achieve a sustainable pregnancy.
- After ovulation, the corpus luteum secretes progesterone which maintains the endometrium for possible implantation (and subsequent pregnancy). Progesterone also causes the basal temperature to rise slightly, and the combination of decreased estrogen and increased progesterone causes the cessation of the cervical mucus discharge. Low progesterone levels can contribute to luteal phase inadequacy, and restoring progesterone levels to normal levels can help restore cycles back to normal.
- At the start of the ovulation process, as the ovarian follicle develops, it secretes estrogen which causes the cervix to secrete a mucus discharge which is necessary for normal fertility and sperm migration. Depending on the quality of the mucus, cervical mucus can be described as less fertile or more fertile. When ovulation is about to occur, cervical mucus gets very moist and has the resemblance to uncooked egg white. If cervical mucus remains too scant or dry, fertility will be impaired. Restoring mucus to the classic pattern is of paramount importance to achieve pregnancy.
- When the hormones of ovulation, FSH & LH, are consistently low, follicle development does not occur and the endometrium does not develop, resulting in neither menstruation nor ovulation to occur. FSH & LH levels must be sufficient to cause ovulation of a mature egg. If levels are insufficient, the result is either a failure to conceive or early miscarriage. Discontinuing chemical contraception, being too overweight or too thin, or even excessive caffeine consumption can all contribute to ovulatory dysfunction. Induction of ovulation may enable a woman to overcome the ability to conceive or carry a pregnancy.
- A woman’s fertility depends upon a complex interaction between several hormones which induce ovulation and maintain the cycle after ovulation. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) begins the ovulation process. Estrogen causes the cervix to secrete cervical mucus, and then luteinizing hormone (LH) is secreted which causes ovulation. Progesterone is then secreted after ovulation to maintain the endometrium for implantation. Insuring that each of these hormones is at proper levels will help increase chances of successful conception.
- A continuum exists between normal high fertility, cycle irregularities, and complete infertility. Cycle irregularities do not necessarily indicate infertility, although recurring cycle irregularities may mean decreased fertility. A post-ovulatory phase which is quite a bit shorter than 12-16 days of elevated waking temperatures may indicate luteal phase defect. Several factors are responsible for cycle irregularity and may be remedied by additional vitamin and supplement infusion to balance the cycle.”
By winning this giveaway, the starter pack for months one and two isn’t all you will win. You will be able to choose a bonus gift as well! You may choose from one of the following:
Bonus Gift #1- 20 Early Result Pregnancy Tests
Bonus Gift #2- 20 One-Step Ovulation Tests or,
Bonus Gift #3- 10 Pregnancy & Ovulation Tests