I had two MCs before our first was born. I was 39 when he was born. After the second, I started seeing an acupuncturist after doing quite a bit of research and talking with my midwife. I had a short luteal phase, and it increased by about two days after a couple of months ( though it was still shortish). We held off trying for several months because of my acupuncturist's recommendation. We got pregnant with our son on the second month of trying (which also was the case with the two MC).
Needless to say, I've been worrying because we aren't pregnant yet and because I'm 41. I've continued my acupuncture and Mayan massage treatments since giving birth.
I'm still breastfeeding my li'l guy who is almost 2, and he nurses on demand (which is quite a bit). My periods are pretty regular. I've been testing for ovulation each of the five months we've tried. My luteal phase actually has been a day longer than before I conceived with my son.
I've been in touch with my midwife and my family doctor. Neither expressed much concern and said it could just take time. My family doctor recently delivered a 49-year-old's baby, who was conceived naturally. My acupuncturist has give both my husband and me some tests to try to figure out some of our hormone levels.
I'm just wondering if there may be some other things we might want to look into. We're not likely to look into IUI or other procedures because we don't feel we can afford these things. My DH is 6 years younger, so he's not necessarily facing similar age challenges. But, he's slightly underweight, and I've been wondering if that may affect his fertility.
I'd welcome some thoughts and/or words of encouragement. And thanks for providing a space to share.