It went really well. My IF said that it's clear I have a hormonal problem above and beyond Bfing. Since I am back in the exact same pattern as when I was TTCing DD.
So instead of progesterone he thought I should just go straight to Clomid (50mg to start). I feel sooo optimistic as he thinks I won't need to go the IUI route again. He feels confident that w/in 6months I'll be PG. So anyway starting next cycle, I'm on Clomid (50mg) for 3 months, then if not PG 100mg (3months) then IUIs after 6 months of Clomid.
He also gave me a RX for some prenatals, cuz I'm going to need them
So that's it, I feel like God is answering my prayers, I'm being proactive and that feels good. And I don't have to wean DD
Oh I will also have an internal exam at O time each cycle to check my CM...make sure it;s not Hostile...(LOL)
That's wonderful news!! I didn't get such good news. Even though I have a history of annovulation, the RE won't see me again until we've been trying for a year and my midwife won't prescribe progesterone as a precaution in case I do get pg. We're just going to have to wait this one out and hope that we don't have the same problems as the first time.
Yes I am aware of it not being well researched, however everything that I could find and after speaking to people who have BF and used Clomid, I/we decided it was a good option for me. We decided this since DD is 17months and only BF once to twice per day. IF she had been younger and/or BF more often then Clomid would not have been something that I would do, kwim??
I also found that the sized particles of the drug are relatively large therefore it is unlikely that a lot of the medication gets thru to DD. IMO
Oh forgot to mention I researched with my LLL leader and found that she was/is a wealth of info on BFing and fertility meds.
I'm not saying my decision is for everyone but it is my decision and I feel good and confident with it
Why Clomid instead of progesterone? I'm curious what your pattern is that leads your dr to jump over the progesterone to Clomid. I'm seeing my IF dr this week and am looking to get progesterone. Can you share a bit more about your patterns/cycles? I'm curious to see if any of it would apply to me And I'm glad that you're feeling so good about things
Sounds like you made a good decision about BFing. I just wanted to make sure you had thought about it. (I recently talked to someone who was starting an antidepressant while pregnant, and it had not even crossed her mind that it might affect her baby, which scared me.)
I'm curious how a past eating disorder would affect your eggs. They are formed before birth and don't mature until they're needed, right? Did your body strip protein off of them to avoid starving, or what? :
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