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post #141 of 495
@rosie2727 whenever your heavily ovulating, get 'sexy' with him. Encourage him with fantasy and what not. It honestly might help. It works for my idiot husband most of the time. And booze. Lots of booze.
post #142 of 495

Hi Everyone!

 

I'm very new here, just joined a minute ago. Wish I had found you guys before! I'm a mother to a 5 year old girl and a 4 month old little boy. I'm hoping to have one more child and we are trying to conceive. I'm 40 years old and exclusively breastfeeding, I'm a little worried that it will be a year or so before my fertility comes back. It was 16 months with my daughter. I was wondering if anyone had any tips to help my cycles return, I don't want to wean. I nursed my daughter for 3 and half years and hope to do the same with my son. Given my age and some other personal circumstances I'd really like to get pregnant this year. 

 

Great to meet you all! I look forward to reading through the threads and getting to know you!

Thanks for having me! You can add me to the "one thread for 2014" if you like :)

post #143 of 495
AF arrived yesterday. Just started a new job Monday and the weather has been horrible here. Sorry I haven't updated sooner. Move me to waiting to O please. I hope everyone else has better luck.
post #144 of 495
Scjp - hope you get some answers today!
Welcome Vibrantmom- no advice but I'm sure one of these wise women will chip in soon smile.gif
post #145 of 495
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It's hard, but try to avoid the temptation to discard temps in FF... unless you know it's really wacky for a good reason.   Where did it put your cross-hairs before you took out the temp?  It looks to me your LP could be as short as 10 days, but it's hard to say without seeing more cycles (I can only see the last one.)  B6 is supposed to help lengthen the LP.  I think you also mentioned some hormonal things that were bugging you, and I understand B6 can help regulate hormones.  That spotting a couple days before AF also makes me think B6 might help.   Edited to add: 50mg B6 would be a good place to start.  I wouldn't personally go over 100mg, but I have seen recommendations up to 200 mg.

 

Edited again to add: I tried to google to see what was in the supps you were taking that you mentioned.  I couldn't find anything on Luteal Phase2... that might already have B6 in it... what's in it and how long have you been taking it?

 

On top of that, your cycles overall are on the long side, meaning you are maybe O'ing kind of late in your cycle.  I think there are some supps you can take that would move your O date earlier in your cycle, but I don't know anything about those.  

 

Honestly, I don't see any red flags for anything seriously wrong in your chart, but I wanted to throw the ideas out there in case something resonated with you.   

It put crosshairs on CD22.  i have only been taking LP2 for one month.  it is supposed to increase progesterone I believe to make the luteal phase longer.  my ND thought mine seemed too short.

 

Thanks for the input.  I appreciate it.  I think I am going to stop trying for a while.  it is too depressing.  we completed adoption applications today and they will be in the mail tomorrow. i am going to have to have the 4 babies I want by other means.  I am not optimistic anymore.  just really in a funk right now.  the torture of trying to get pregnant plus the horrible thought of miscarrying again is just too much to bare.

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edub: what is your status again? ie how long trying, how long cycles are, any kids yet? Sorry...maybe we should all recap again...I can't keep everyone straight! I was just going to say, if your cycles are normal length and you're regular, I wouldn't do anything different. Just my opinion. I think having a normal cycle and being regular is such a good indicator of fertility. If you start supplementing it could rock the boat. That's been what keeps me from changing Anything anyway. The "don't fix it if it ain't broken" theory...I am taking co q10, but that's just for egg quality and I've not heard anything about it changing cycles. It just gives eggs more energy. And I just do that since I'm 38.

i have a 2 year old that took 4 ish years to concieve (although we weren't trying like we are now), had my period back in april and concieved my 2nd in june 2013 then MC'd in Aug.  Been trying since sept (4 months). my cycles are 32 days but regular in the respect.  i have no data on my cycles other than the past four months.  i used to miss 1 month or more months at a time but i don't remember much.  my mommy brain had washed away all solid information that could give me any insight.

post #146 of 495
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Originally Posted by vibrantmom152 View Post
 

Hi Everyone!

 

I'm very new here, just joined a minute ago. Wish I had found you guys before! I'm a mother to a 5 year old girl and a 4 month old little boy. I'm hoping to have one more child and we are trying to conceive. I'm 40 years old and exclusively breastfeeding, I'm a little worried that it will be a year or so before my fertility comes back. It was 16 months with my daughter. I was wondering if anyone had any tips to help my cycles return, I don't want to wean. I nursed my daughter for 3 and half years and hope to do the same with my son. Given my age and some other personal circumstances I'd really like to get pregnant this year. 

 

Great to meet you all! I look forward to reading through the threads and getting to know you!

Thanks for having me! You can add me to the "one thread for 2014" if you like :)

Welcome and congrats on the new baby! talk to a ND and ask about supplements to encourage fertility. I, like you, would not wean a baby to get my fertility back.  good luck!

post #147 of 495
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So....idk what the future holds...

Aw, rosie.  :Hug

 

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Originally Posted by badwolf092087 View PostI'm not against trying again but I am not emotionally ready. He is pretty much emotionless so he doesn't understand. I'll be ready when I can spend a day not crying. Hopefully he gets it.

Please take as long to grieve as you need.  Some women's DH's aren't ready to try again after a loss when the woman is, much to her frustration.  And of course, there is this case at the opposite end, and just as frustrating.  Why can't these guys get that the best thing to say is, "OK honey, we will try when you are ready"....

 

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Hi Everyone!

 

Welcome!

 

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AF arrived yesterday. 

I'm sorry Becka.

 

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It put crosshairs on CD22.  i have only been taking LP2 for one month.  it is supposed to increase progesterone I believe to make the luteal phase longer.  my ND thought mine seemed too short.

 

Yeah, that is about where I would have guessed.  Sounds like the supps might need some time to work... I wish I had better advice.  I'm sorry you are going through this.

post #148 of 495
Well they done urine test and neg. and they drew blood to do blood test so just now waiting for them to call me with results
post #149 of 495
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Originally Posted by scjp1109 View Post

Well they done urine test and neg. and they drew blood to do blood test so just now waiting for them to call me with results
Let us know as soon as you hear. I hope your that weirdo with that "hook effect" thing....

innacircle: been thinking of you all morning! Let us know as soon as you can how your appt went! I'm on the edge of my seat!
post #150 of 495
Hi everyone, I'll just in here as well as over in the fertility challenged thread. This is always where I've been before. My story is over there, so I won't repeat it. I'm on CD 3 or 4 (ff changed the cross hairs. It's now what I thought it was). Unfortunately, that messed up my shots. I'm on hcg every other day. This is our 1st a cycle with hcg actually trying. BD seemed forced and I didn't like that at all.

So, my testing will be blood only, since I'll have hcg in my urine.

I've lost 10 babies (I have no trouble getting pregnant, just staying pregnant), so I don't want anymore more miscarriages, please God.

But I'm glad to be back :-)

Rosie... As I read through the thread, I can't get it out of my head that if you are pregnant, it'll be a girl!! :-D
post #151 of 495

Hi Ladies!

 

Back from the doc - ultrasound went well and all looks good!  It's a singleton as expected - no extra surprises in there.

We did see the heartbeat, and the rate was 160.  After working closely with doctors like I have, I consider myself very good at "reading" them.  She seemed totally satisfied with what she saw and said we're right on track at 7 1/2 weeks. 

 

Next step is NIPT (MaterniT21) to screen for chromosomal issues and find out the sex.  They do all the advanced and genetic testing in the office next door to where my doc is, so that'll be convenient. 

 

DH is feeling like it's more official now.  He calls the baby "a visitor" and tells me how he has all these things he needs to do in prep for our "visitor" arriving.  It sounds like he's talking about an extra terrestrial! 

post #152 of 495

One more thing regarding fetal heartbeat...

 

I'd always heard that the risk of mc drops once you confirm a heartbeat.  Today the doc told us there's a 25% chance of mc in the 1st trimester, but that drops to only 5% after the heartbeat is confirmed.  That's a pretty nice difference!

post #153 of 495
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Originally Posted by innacircle View Post

One more thing regarding fetal heartbeat...

I'd always heard that the risk of mc drops once you confirm a heartbeat.  Today the doc told us there's a 25% chance of mc in the 1st trimester, but that drops to only 5% after the heartbeat is confirmed.  That's a pretty nice difference!
Yes...I didn't know the numbers, but once a heartbeat is detected, chance of miscarriage is reduced dramatically! Yay!!! I'm so excited it went well for you!! Do you know when they'll do the test and how long it'll take for results?
post #154 of 495

Thanks for the advice, may I ask - what is an "ND"?

post #155 of 495
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Originally Posted by vibrantmom152 View Post

Thanks for the advice, may I ask - what is an "ND"?
Naturopath Dr, this is if you would like a natural route to bringing fertility back.
post #156 of 495
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Originally Posted by rosie2727 View Post


Yes...I didn't know the numbers, but once a heartbeat is detected, chance of miscarriage is reduced dramatically! Yay!!! I'm so excited it went well for you!! Do you know when they'll do the test and how long it'll take for results?

rosie - My doc thinks they like doing the NIPT around 11 weeks.  I've read that it takes 1-2 weeks to come back, but this is a major medical center so I'd imagine it'll be on the faster side unless the timing has to do with the test process itself.  That office is supposed to contact us to set it all up, so for now I just wait. 

 

 

On a separate note, there was a lot of activity here in the last day or so!  I napped/slept for about 18 of 24 hours yesterday so I'm a bit behind and will catch up later.  Right now it's time for some more ZZzz's.  That appointment and going out to lunch really wiped me out.  THIS is exactly why I bought my husband about 20 new pairs of underwear.  No laundry stress whatsoever.  Ahhhhh.

post #157 of 495
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Originally Posted by innacircle View Post

Hi Ladies!

Back from the doc - ultrasound went well and all looks good!  It's a singleton as expected - no extra surprises in there.
We did see the heartbeat, and the rate was 160.  After working closely with doctors like I have, I consider myself very good at "reading" them.  She seemed totally satisfied with what she saw and said we're right on track at 7 1/2 weeks. 

Next step is NIPT (MaterniT21) to screen for chromosomal issues and find out the sex.  They do all the advanced and genetic testing in the office next door to where my doc is, so that'll be convenient. 

DH is feeling like it's more official now.  He calls the baby "a visitor" and tells me how he has all these things he needs to do in prep for our "visitor" arriving.  It sounds like he's talking about an extra terrestrial! 
That's great! I was so relieved to see a heartbeat with DD3 after my loss. I'm trying hard to just let nature work this time and not see my midwife before the second trimester, but that heartbeat view is so tempting. I'm not even sure if they would do it this time around though.
post #158 of 495
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Originally Posted by innacircle View Post
 

Hi Ladies!

 

Back from the doc - ultrasound went well and all looks good!

:joyWonderful news!!!!  

post #159 of 495
scjp - did they come up with a plan for what to start testing to figure out what is going on?

 

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Originally Posted by JoyfamMama View Post

Hi everyone, I'll just in here as well as over in the fertility challenged thread. 

Welcome, JoyfamMama, and I'm sorry about your losses.

 

Motivated - nice to see your ticker!  You are moving right along!!

 

AFM - BFN today - no surprise!  I'm totally kidding myself even contemplating that I have a chance this month with clues pointing toward anovulatory, but what the hey.  Will test again in the a.m.

post #160 of 495
Hi ladies- I'm just checking in on everyone
Innacircle- so glad to hear things went well today
Rosie- you seem so frustrated- I hope things settle in for you soon
Edubluv, jenjy, siuann, alive & others- sorry about the bfns- dont give up hope
Scjp- if your blood test is also bfn, did you discuss a plan w the dr as far as figuring out what's going on?
Afm- Nausea, vomiting, and fatigue... this feels very familiar! I had a nice talk with my midwife today and will see her in 2 weeks. So far so good...
Baby dust to all!
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