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    Default How can I make my 15 mm follicle grow???

    Does anyone have any suggestionson encouraging a 15 mm follicle to grow??? I know it sounds silly, but the doctor said that I needed to wait until Friday, and that the follicle should be at least 18 mm....What can I do to make this happen?!?! I'm so excited and yet so anxious at the same time! AAHHH!

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    Okay, I may sound crazy...but I visualize. When talking about the size of a follie, it all seemed so abstract to me since I don't use the metric system so I had no clue how large a 15mm follie was. So I took a piece of paper and a ruler (with inches and centimeters...) and marked how big my follie was and how big I wanted it to get. It made things concrete. Now i sorta have a grasp on how big 15mm is. I carried that piece of paper around with me all day to remind me to visualize positive things. So thats what I did. It may or may not have helped but I like to think that it did.
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    I dont think that there is anything you can take to change the size of it it just has to do it on its own... when I went in on a friday mine was 16-17... when I went back on Monday it was 24 and I O'd on Tuesday....
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    I would suggest a hot water bottle. worked for me. I was a slow responder then all of a sudden the follicles grew overnight from 14 to 18, from 15 to 21. its something to do with the Chinese proverbs to create more activity within the follicles, the abdomen should be kept warm.

    google it there are quite a few articles out there

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    Ok, I will definitely try that and visualization! I'll let y'all know how big it ends up being Friday ...pray for me!

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    I would try a lot of sleep... that's what I did for my last cycle and the follicles jumped a LOT over the nights I had more rest. Eventually the lead follicle grew from 14.5-24 in a matter of 4days. Good luck!

    PS I haven't heard of the hot water bottle trick, but my fertility yoga instructor recommends putting your legs on the wall for 20mins each day. Like acupuncture, the effect is to increase blood flow to your reproductiv organs to make it more condusive. I dunno if it makes follicles grow but it can't hurt!
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    Oh wow, I didn't know there were any "techniques to promote follie growth", lol. I'm going to try the water bottle & leg on wall tricks tonight for fun, I just got back from my RE & have 11 & 18.5 follies. It will be interesting to see how much they grow overnight, I go back tomorrow a.m.

    Your follies should grow 1mm a day, if not more on there own.
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    Yeah I did the sleep and legs on the wall thing and while largest follie was 16 yesterday, it's now 21 this morning! Good luck jessietex!
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    that's great bkb! I'm gonna try the legs on the wall trick tonight and Thursday also...you ladies give me hope

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    bkb- WOAH!!! Now that's a huge difference! Man, I hope I can make something out of that 11mm one. GL to you too, I'll post tomorrow...

    Here's to growing follies & thickening uteruses, LOL!
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    Same here Jessie...Good Luck!

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    LOL!!! Sorry, this thread keeps making me laugh, but its all good!

    I did the legs on the wall for 20 mins last night. One follie went from 11-13 & the other 18.5-19.5, pretty typical growth. I triggered today, but I'm still going to trythe tricks again tonight!!! GL everyone, KUP!
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    Congrads on the trigger! Good luck jessietex!!! How exciting!
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    OK Yall! IT WORKED! I went this morning and the follie is at 20mm!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY! That's more than I was hoping for. Thanks for the advice. My doc looked at me crazy when I told him about my "techniques" Hehe. But I don't care! I'm taking my trigger shot tomorrow morning! Pray for me!
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    kwoods- YAY! Which techniques did u try?

    LMAO, this is so silly- I have a good giggle every time I read this thread but I love it!!!!
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