WelcomesYou gals are all so sweet! Thank you for the warm welcome.
I just learned about Mothering.com from a friend who has 2 children...one still in grade school. This is an awesome site!
My story: I'm 42, single, have a great 12 year old dog who keeps me in shape. There are no quality men in sight. I finally have some work / life balance (but less $$), so I knew it was time to dive in and ttc. I have regular 25 day cycles, and now know that I have a short LP. I'm taking the charting thing more seriously, and have been reading books about my cycle, diet, etc in order to become more knowledgeable to enhance my chances. I tried twice with IUI and a regular OB/GYN group who didn't seem to care much about giving me direction. The 2nd cycle was with clomid, but unmonitored. I'm seeing an RE tomorrow for the first time, and am going to ask for progesterone supplementation. I may try ttc this month (in about 10 days or so) by ICI, and would love more info from others who've done it. I figure I can do 2 ICI's for the price of one IUI, and would have a better chance of success (if I can get the progesterone!).
I'm eating grapefruit this half of my cycle, and will do pineapple (yummy!) the 2nd half. Am also taking extra B6, eating soy nuts and milk, plus wheat germ and other healthy fruits and veggies. So far, my LP hasn't increased. Hope the progesterone will do the trick!
So, please...send ICI advice, if you've got it, as well as any short LP advice. Thank you all!