You can read a lot in a woman’s chart.
The following is a picture of a depleted body (my body):
You can see that 3 years and 3 pregnancies took their toll on my body. Temps are more erratic and at a new lower average temperature in both phases of my cycle.
The next cycle, I started a tincture of red clover, red raspberry and grape leaves/tendrils – 30 drops, 3x daily. I also ditched my synthetic prenatals and started taking a raw food multivitamin in the pre-ovulatory phase and drinking 3-5 cups of nettle tea in the post-ovulatory phase.*
*I didn’t have access to a raw food prenatal when I started this ‘experiment’. My multivitamin could work as a prenatal…it hits all of the key components of a prenatal…however, it also has a little bit of borage in it. Borage isn’t safe during the bulk of pregnancy. It can cause contractions which is not what you want in early pregnancy. The only time that it’s OK to take Borage during pregnancy is at the end (as in, the last month or so). In small doses, it can help ripen the cervix, etc in preparation for birth.
This was the effect on my temps after 1 month of my regimen:
By the next month, you can see that my temperatures are settling down and coming closer to my 2008 levels:
I still have some dips here and there but it much fewer!
Finally, my current cycle (3 cycles out) is still underway but you can see that my temperatures have basically returned to the 2008 levels and aren’t bouncing around crazily like before.