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Old 08-23-2011, 09:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello all,

I have posted a bit about this in the waiting 3+monthsTTC.  My child is almost 14months and nursing 3-4 times a day.  We would like to start trying again but not wanting to spend money on sperm if fertility is not optimal.  My period returned 3 months ago, charting is good with signs of O, but long, 35 days.  I have read that even if you are ovulating you may not have the right hormones for implantation or staying pregnant.  I do not want to wean my child early either.  Any one have advice, ideas, or experience?  I would really appreciate it.

 


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I got pregnant with my 2nd when my 1st was 15 months and I was still breastfeeding, BUT I was married to a man then AND I had just went off of BC cuz I lost my insurance. I wish you the best of luck.


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First, your 15 month old only nurses 3-4 times a day? Wow.

I got pregnant with fresh donor sperm at a time in my life when I was nursing my 20 month old several times a day. I don't think fresh versus frozen makes a difference with what's going on in the mother's body. If you read back several months in the queer ttc threads, I believe someone did it.

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I got pg while breastfeeding a two year old about 8 times a day, but I nightweaned in order to get my cycle back.  It took only one try BUT (big but!) I used clomid and progesterone just as I had done with kid number one.  Don't know if that helps at all.


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My story is a bit different because we did IVF, but I was breastfeeding my two-year old at the time, about eight times a day.

The RE wanted me to wean, but I asked for a prolactin level test instead and told him that I would base my decision on the results. 

My prolactin levels were low enough to not be a concern for me, so I continued. 

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Thank you for your replies.  I am still undecided as to go ahead this cycle or not.  My midwife did not seem to think that a prolactin level would really help.  Another concern I have is that my luteal phase has only been 10 days the last 2 cycles, and it was always 14 before I became pregnant the first time.  I am really agonizing on whether to drop $1500 on sperm...but if I could become pregnant that would be great.  Another June baby and my partner (a teacher) home all summer.  I don't know and have less than two weeks to decide....


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Did you make a decision?

 

I got pregnant my last cycle while nursing my 19 month old. She nurses probably 4 or 5 times a day but not during the night anymore. Unfortunately I had a m/c but I'm pretty sure that nursing had nothing to do with it as I've had m/c in the past when not nursing. My LP was only 8 or 9 days my first 3 cycles post partum but is now 11-12 days. I started taking a B6 supplement in addition to my regular prenatals twice a day. I haven't noticed a drop in supply.


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Carmen,

We decided not to go ahead this cycle, and may next cycle depending on what this one looks like.  I am still skeptical but hopeful.  And would really love more information and advice. 


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