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post #101 of 230
steelermom i was *just* going to look you up to see if there were any updates! ugh, so sorry for what you are going through!!! *HUGS* don't have any advice, just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts!!
post #102 of 230
Well I am still just waiting to catch the first egg.... DS is 12 1/2 MO now and still no sign of anything. I have been doing temps. But DS lost it for me for a week so I dont even have 2 solid weeks.... He is still nursing 4-6 times a day and 2-3 times at night.
I am running a race this weekend.... it will be nice to get it over with so I can quit stressing about it. Then have triathlons (sprint length) I want to do in july aug sept and oct.... it keeps me motivated to excersize. I am loving my road bike.

Congats to the BFP!!

And good luck to everyone else!
post #103 of 230
Hi Ladies!

I've been lurking on this board for a while, and decided to start posting

I'm nursing 18 month old dd around the clock. We've been ttc for 5 months (this is month 6, waiting to O). I was oing on cd16-18 of 25 day cycles, so this month I started taking b6.

Good luck to everyone!
post #104 of 230
I posted this on its own and maybe I shouldn't have so I guess I will mention it here. Finally got the results and my progesterone was 6.8 at 10 dpo according to my calculations (not charting). So I could be off there. But it was the same day I got a faint bfp. I am pretty sure that after looking into it a little, that 6.8 is low. But I have no idea if it is low enough to contribute the the probs. I have been having staying pregnant.
post #105 of 230
Hello Nursing Mamas! I am new here but think I found the thread I've been looking for! Am a mother to 6-months-old girl and want another child but... well... don't know what to do
post #106 of 230
I'm geting exctied! I took an OPK 2 days ago (cd 9) and it was stark white. I took one today (cd 11) and it's pretty dark, but not quite as dark as the control line. I have always gotten my positives on cd 16 and O'd on cd 18 in the past, but this is my first postpartum cycle so I'm testing early just in case. I think I'll start bding tonight. :P

It's exciting to finally see that there is some lh going on in my body. lol

should I test every day now, or still do one more every other then every day fro cd 13 on?
post #107 of 230
Congrats to all who succeeded
I even don't know if my fertility is back or not...
post #108 of 230
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Originally Posted by agmi View Post
Hello Nursing Mamas! I am new here but think I found the thread I've been looking for! Am a mother to 6-months-old girl and want another child but... well... don't know what to do
Well. . . you get busy! That's what ya do! Have you got your ppaf yet? That's a start
post #109 of 230
Rollergirl: Yay on the longer sleep, boo on the spotting! Glad it isn't AF yet, though. I did have light spotting one of these cycles -- so confusing! KMFC for a nice long LP for you.

Steelermom: How did I miss that you had a BFP? So sorry about the chemical. I had two of those while trying to conceive DD. They suck. Prog is normally measured 7 dpo, and ideally should be over 10 on a natural cycle. It decreases after that point, so a 10 dpo result is kind of inconclusive, from what I understand. I've tested mine at 7 dpo lots of times, and it is usually less than 10, and I've conceived twice (spontaneously), as well as had those two chemicals. (One was a late-ish loss, one was healthy DD.) Could low prog be causing the chemicals? I think so. But low prog can also just indicate that something's not right with the embryo, and the pregnancy isn't going to make it. I think it's kind of anyone's guess, particularly when the situation is confounded by breastfeeding, which, frankly, I don't think is well understood by fertility experts. Anyway, big hugs and good luck for this cycle, whatever you end up doing!

Ammiga: Sounds just like me. DD is 19 months, and this is my 7th cycle trying. Here's hoping a sticky BFP is just around the corner for both of us!

Hopeful2009: Yay!! Exciting news on the almost-positive OPK. Wishing you great luck this cycle!

AFM: 6 DPO. Wishing I had a more positive attitude. I feel confident that I will eventually get pregnant and have a second baby, but having trouble shaking pessimistic thoughts about this cycle. I really feel like visualizing the outcome I want will help, but having trouble feeling it. Thoughts?

**Back to add to Steelermom: Also, you can have a successful pregnancy with consistently lower-than-normal progesterone, btw. It does happen, so low (or low-ish) progesterone doesn't mean you can't get a nice sticky pregnancy anyway.
post #110 of 230
Thanks for the info MeowMama. I didn't post any "yeah, I got a bfp" threads because I had been spotting for a couple of days and figured since I have had at least one other chemical pregnancy that started out similarly, that is what this was going to be as well. I should mention that since my first confirmed chemical last Nov. (45 days of bleeding/spotting later it was over) I have had short cycles (usu. 18-22 days and once 24 and once 26) that almost always start with spotting. I had heard that spotting before af can indicate progesterone problems. Had an us that showed lining in uterus to be normal. I have now been bleeding or spottting for 9 days. Had beta hcg drawn today. Hopefully it will be zero. Should get results tomorrow. Last chemical the levels kept going up and down. It sucked because I knew I was miscarrying but it didn't seem to want to end. Anyway, enough about my crap.
post #111 of 230
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updated list to here



agmi~Welcome. Were do you want to be added to on the list?

SteelerMom~

MeowMama~:, no advice on trying to have + attitude about the cycle though.

ammiga~Welcome

gottecat~ on still waiting to O.

post #112 of 230
naturalmamaof1: No, no ppaf yet so it may be a false start for me
SoCaliMommy: Thank you dear I think Waiting to be Ready would be a good place for me

I have lots to read here Would love to know how to find out if (and when if I do) have my first ovulation I checked my temperature this morning for the first time and it was 36,4 so I guess nothing to be excited about.

Warm regards to you all!
post #113 of 230
steelermom *HUGS*
post #114 of 230
K i use the ovusoft program that I village offers.... and there is a thick line down my chart... is that crosshairs??? and if so does that mean its saying i am about to ovulate or I ovulated or what???
post #115 of 230
*hug* to steelermom - that must be devastating.

Lots of CM today but unfortunately dh is working late. I emailed him a little blurb about not being disappointed if he decided to skip out on work and come home early with lots of winks and smiles. :P I'm a bit surprised as it's only CD 12 and I O on day 17 on average. Last month was a 28 day cycle though so maybe I've changed? We'll see.
post #116 of 230
hcg negative today.
I am so glad to not have to play the up and down game with hcg this time around.
I wonder if I should just skip ttc this coming cycle. Haven't stopped bleeding yet though and day 9 or 10 of that.
Any progesterone creams recommended. Any opinions on asking my doctor if clomid might be a reasonable option? I hadn't wanted to go that route. And I don't really want to wean nearly 20 month old ds to conceive. Hmmm
post #117 of 230
Steelermom: What a relief. (Even though the whole thing sucks, of course.) I had a really long up & down hcg chemical once, too, and I was very happy when the next one resolved within a week. So sorry you're having this trouble.

Your whole scenario warrants a talk with your doc, ie: short cycles with long bouts of spotting, multiple chemical pregnancies, etc. Hopefully he/she can help you figure out your best next step. I understand wanting to avoid fertility meds; I feel the same way. Personally, my plan is to (ugh) wean soon if not preg, and then if nothing in a few more months, reconsider clomid. Sorry to make this a me-me-me; just trying to say that I feel ya.

s:
post #118 of 230
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Originally Posted by SteelerMom View Post
hcg negative today.
I am so glad to not have to play the up and down game with hcg this time around.
I wonder if I should just skip ttc this coming cycle. Haven't stopped bleeding yet though and day 9 or 10 of that.
Any progesterone creams recommended. Any opinions on asking my doctor if clomid might be a reasonable option? I hadn't wanted to go that route. And I don't really want to wean nearly 20 month old ds to conceive. Hmmm
Sorry you have to go through this I had a miscarriage in between my two boys and it was tough, thankfully bleeding stopped quickly, I hope the same for you.


Anyone think weight has a BIG thing to do with fertility? Esp. being underweight??? My ds1 nursed every hour round' the clock till 6mo, I was so skeletal 5'6 100 lbs. Really skinny, and stayed skinny until he weaned at 21mo then I started putting the weight back on (while still uber skinny I misscarried when d21 was 12mo) and I concieved when my weight was up to 121lbs. Now this time around I'm over 121lbs (I think closer to 130lbs) and regained my fertility much much faster (6wks ppaf) and even though I'm not nursing round' the clock, I am nursing a lot a night and during the day. I don't know but for me I think weight weighs big on me and my fertility (no pun intended!) Do any of you wonder the same?
post #119 of 230
Sign me up! Mirena just out yesterday. Starting to chart this week. DD is 19 months and still nursing. I know the Mirena will many times stop AF so I have no idea if I am ovulating or not yet! Crampy and bloated tonight so feeling like I may start period soon. Look forward to gathering more info!
post #120 of 230
steelermom, so glad for you! i think meowmama is right about talking with your doc. *HUGS*

naturalmamaof1, i definitely DO think weight is a factor. being underweight can cause amenorrhea in NON-lactating women, so it seems likely that in a breastfeeding mama who has all kinds of other things already suppressing fertility hormones that weight could really contribute! i definitely have put on some pounds by now but haven't been working TOO hard to shed them thinking that they probably contributed to AF coming back!

AAM: dpo 8 here! yay! that's one day longer than last month. fingers crossed for myself that i make it two more days! but had some blood after DTD last night. hmm. not sure if that is early AF or just this weird sensitive cervix thing i seem to have going on? am googling all the possible cancers it could be signs of this a.m... hehe
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