Originally Posted by boobs4milk
perdita...we weaned because i have low progesterone and i was still nursing dd when we (unexpectedly) got pg in 07. i didn't wean for that pg and had an unexplained miscarriage. i didn't really force dd, but she was down to nursing once every few days or so and she was becoming MAJORLY annoying with the nipple pulling and biting.
you may be able to conceive while nursing...just wanted to throw that out there!
sorry, been absent for a few days!
We actually did two IVF cycles last year while DD was nursing, and both were failures. One had nothing to do with nursing - the embryos all arrested before transfer, but the second was a normal transfer, and a negative. Can't blame nursing for it - many reasons it might have been negative. But in retrospect, after having the latest cycle, it was pretty clear that nursing had an impact on my ability to respond to the meds, but that's not true for everyone - I'm a low responder anyway. So we waited another 6 months until DD was almost self-weaned (1 minute before bed was IT) and then phased that out. I'm really pleased that we waited - although I can't say she self-weaned, it was very close, and it worked out!
Jen - congrats on being home!
Darcy - ART is Assisted Reproductive Technology - so it covers everything from simple fertility drugs to IVF. In our case, because of our fertility issue, we had DH's sperm injected right into my eggs - pretty space-age, and it took us a long time to be ok with the procedure - lots of ethical considerations.