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Happy <b>May</b>, ladies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rainbow1284.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Rainbow"> This thread is for women who wish to conceive after a loss and need support, hope and healing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rainbow1284.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Rainbow"> If you wish to be added to the thread or want to modify your info <b>please make requests in bold</b>. Threadkeeper reserves the right to remove you to <b>In Our Thoughts</b>, from <b>Waiting to O</b> and <b>Waiting to Know</b> sections, if you have not posted to the thread in 3 months.<br><br><b>Fertility Friend Charts</b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"> - Since we will no longer be able to link charts in our signatures, they'll now be posted next to your name in the status list below. Let me know if you want your chart added to the list. If you do, just post the link and add the <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"> icon in your post so I don’t miss anyone.<br><br><br><div style="text-align:center;"><b><span style="font-size:medium;">Bring on the <span style="color:#FF0000;">R</span><span>A</span><span style="color:#FFFF00;">I</span><span>N</span><span>B</span><span style="color:#000080;">O</span><span>W</span> <span>b</span><span>a</span><span>b</span><span>i</span><span>e</span><span style="color:#0000FF;">s</span>!!</span></b><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"></div>
<br><br><b><span>Waiting to O:</span></b><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes"><br><br>
alireb <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/17cdfa" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
cagnew<br>
columbusmomma<br>
FMS619<br>
GolfAddict <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2a01c2" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
Grahnola Mum<br>
InstinctiveMom <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/47997" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
Jen+6<br>
ladyjools <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2955a2" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
Kelilah<br>
lovbeingamommy<br>
Megan73<br>
MFuglei<br>
millefleur<br>
mksmith<br>
MrsHin2002<br>
no5no5<br>
SimplyRochelle <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/simplyrochelle" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
slarue <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2cb922" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
SLOgirl<br>
willowsmom<br>
xtara2003x<br><br><span><b>Waiting to know!:</b></span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/om.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="meditate"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx"><br><br>
babsbob<br>
Evenstar1025<br>
gentlecowgirl<br>
idigchaitea<br>
jenniferadurham<br>
malayasmommy<br>
MI_Dawn <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/212b8a" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
NoraFlood <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1b89b3" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
Tear78 <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/24b448" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br><br><b><span>Waiting to be ready:</span></b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug"><br><br>
keuriweo<br>
meander<br>
MrsMike <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/287c3a" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><b><span style="color:#FF0000;">BFPS!:</span></b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
finnegansmom <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1bc90f" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
PhotoJournMama <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/22998a" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
SusanMy<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><span><i>Stick little ones, stick!</i></span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx"><br><br><b><span style="color:#FF0000;">Due</span> <span>December</span> <span style="color:#FF0000;">2010</span></b><br>
annettemarie <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2abc52" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
BarefootGirl<br>
enigo<br>
lindsey8<br>
painefaria <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/26dcf9" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
pixiekisses<br>
PrettyHippie<br>
starshine1001 <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2a243a" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br><br><b><span>Due November 2010</span></b><br>
liz-hippymom <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2fc8c" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
StarMama<br><br><b><span style="color:#800080;">Due October 2010</span></b><br>
*04Mom07* <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2ac4ba" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
Ashley_R<br>
blue butterfly<br>
Gen24 <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/298a90" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
luv-my-boys<br>
mangosink0<br>
Mommameow<br>
orandalady <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2aa309" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br><br><b><span style="color:#00FF00;">Due September 2010</span></b><br>
Bethanta <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2a69df" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
CherryBomb<br>
jgc920<br>
Jules09 <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/279b0b" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
KeyToMamasHeart<br>
Schae<br>
xekomaya<br><br><b><span>Due August 2010</span></b><br>
*Jade*<br>
LovnMyBoys<br>
LZP <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/LizRob" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
Meredyth0315<br>
Parkersmommy<br><br><b><span style="color:#808000;">Due July 2010</span></b><br>
AmyKT<br>
ArtsyHeartsy<br>
blondemom2bstl <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/276989" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
Dana76<br>
EmSzatmary<br>
haleyelianasmom <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1926f9" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
Manessa <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/270d35" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
NWmt_mama<br>
WaitingForKiddos<br>
zoie2013<br><br><b><span>Due June 2010</span></b><br>
aj_18<br>
alexaskj<br>
bkirti<br>
expatmommy<br>
Pinoikoi <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6a700" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
swanlake <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/238ba4" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br><br><b><span style="color:#008000;">Due May 2010</span></b><br>
Bubblette <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/268a09" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
hopeful2009 <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6266a" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
jess_paez<br>
Khaoskat<br>
mischievium<br><br><b><span>Due April 2010</span></b><br>
alternamama82<br>
ann of loxley <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/219a97" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
claireb <span>Welcome Noah Peter and Ryan Matthew...born at 25w6d!</span><br>
flowerlover<br>
girlygirl707 <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/21a91b" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
mrsbabycakes<br>
shantiani<br>
smeisnotapirate <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1c3c0e" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br><br><b><span>Due March 2010</span></b><br>
bc1995<br>
Dinahx<br>
Khadijah12345<br>
kms7z<br>
lucy_v<br>
zonapellucida<br><br><b><span>Due February 2010</span></b><br>
AbbeyWH <span>Welcome Monty Black-Bear!</span><br>
AlumofUF<br>
Fireflyforever <span>Welcome Tobias Matthew!</span><br>
jul511riv<br>
MommaSomeday<br>
patronus<br>
Tellera<br><br><b><span style="color:#008080;">Due January 2010 - BABY BOOM</span></b><br>
Catubodua <span>Welcome Andrew James!</span><br>
Chel <span>Welcome baby girl!</span><br>
circuitsndaisies <span>Welcome Nathan Andrew!</span><br>
JayJay <span>Welcome Isobella Mai!</span><br>
Junegoddess <span>Welcome Jack!</span><br>
LouisianaMomma <span>Welcome Derek Michael Valentine!</span><br>
marinak1977 <span>Welcome baby boy!</span><br>
Miraclemama <span>Welcome Alexander Victor!</span><br>
pedialove<br>
ratrodgrl <span>Welcome Dominic!</span><br>
RoseRed <span>Welcome Olivia Jane!</span><br>
rsummer<br>
welldone <span>Welcome Callan North!</span><br><br><b><span style="color:#FF0000;">Due</span> <span>December</span> <span style="color:#FF0000;">2009</span></b><br>
btmama<br>
ekblad <span>Welcome Clare!</span><br>
fazer6 <span>Welcome Leo!!</span><br>
Rylie'sMom<br>
SemperGumby <span>Welcome Henry!</span><br><br><b><span>Due November 2009</span></b><br>
MeepyCat <span>welcome Vivian Rose!!</span><br><br><b>Due <span>October</span> 2009</b><br>
Katica <span>welcome Naomi!!</span><br>
Sanguine <span>welcome Alan Emery!!</span><br>
threadbey <span>welcome baby girl!!</span><br><br><b><span>In our Thoughts:</span></b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug"><br>
apmama2myboo<br>
BelovedK <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/25415c" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
Buffalomama<br>
campari<br>
Carrin <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1b1852" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
catballou24<br>
dbl_my_luv<br>
eastcarolina<br>
geekgolightly<br>
jgc920<br>
Kayda's Mom<br>
kerrybennysmama<br>
lemurmommies<br>
mammalove<br>
Milk8shake<br>
mmpmelmack<br>
mommies_2_be<br>
noahandlylasmommi<br>
noveena16<br>
Olerica<br>
Prism<br>
rumi79<br>
sarahcecile<br>
Seedlings<br>
shy <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/25ec6f" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
singin_angel <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/20f0d9" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
so confused!<br>
Thomsen<br>
tinynyota<br>
Vermillion <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/vermillion" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
wileymama<br>
yummymummy2hannah<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Candle">
 

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Sorry it took me a while to get the new thread up, my SIL is visiting from the UK so we have been busy entertaining!<br><br>
Congrats on the BFP Susan!
 

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Thanks for the new thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I took last month off but I'm here and <b>waiting to O.</b>
 

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For the record, my due date is Dec. 26th...so I can be added to the Dec. 2010 group.<br><br>
Threadkeeper's luck to you, Photo!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes">
 

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<span style="color:#000000;"><b>Please add me to the "Waiting to O"</b></span><br>
Thanks!
 

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FF gave me crosshairs! I may have even had EWCM. It was a couple of days ago, but I brushed it off because I'm still spotting. Now I'm searching my brain to see if I can remember what day it was. Can you have EWCM and ovulate even when you are still spotting after a m/c? My LP is anywhere between 10 to 14 days long, so I guess I'll see what happens within the next two weeks.<br><br>
Can I use internal menstrual products for my first period after m/c? I *think* my best friend (also a midwife) told me to hold off on them for my first pp period. She is super busy working overnights this weekend, so I haven't bothered her to double check that info.<br><br>
My midwife wants me on progesterone because I've been in a deep depression. She says it's post partum depression, which I experienced after ds was born, and that she has seen wonders in women who supplement with progesterone. I'm ordering a natural source progesterone called Progest-E. Hope it works!
 

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Thanks Jess - I hope it's not the same threadkeepers luck I had last month (a "chemical" pregnancy).<br><br>
Megan73 - I'm sorry about your loss <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Are you waiting to O, know, or waiting to recover?
 

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Oooh...I'm not waiting to know. I think I'm still <b>waiting to recover fully.</b> Can we have a "waiting to be ready" section? I'm going through one or two cycles first before officially TTC. I want to get back into the swing of things with charting and to see what progesterone does when I get my supplement. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I can be moved to <b><span>waiting to O</span></b>. Really annoying thing is though, we won't be able to TTC this month because I have surgery next month. I'm getting frustrated... there is a chance that we'll never have children. Things keep coming up!<br><br>
My due date was going to be on Friday the seventh. Two days before Mother's Day. I want to drink this whole weekend into oblivion! I thought I'd be expecting again by now and my due date wouldn't affect me this much but now it's excruciating...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks Jess - I hope it's not the same threadkeepers luck I had last month (a "chemical" pregnancy).</div>
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It won't be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Aunt Flo showed up today as I was trying to enjoy a nice relaxing train ride by myself. Now I have to go to work crampy and bleeding, trying not to get all depressed and mopey again. Sigh. I used to love getting my period every month because it meant my body was a capable, well-functioning machine; now it says exactly the opposite. I hate being defective. Especially since I don't know why.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks Jess - I hope it's not the same threadkeepers luck I had last month (a "chemical" pregnancy).<br><br>
Megan73 - I'm sorry about your loss <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Are you waiting to O, know, or waiting to recover?</div>
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I guess I'm <b>waiting to recover</b> - I just want to have one period so I won't have the dating worries.<br>
Thanks for asking, Amanda. Wishing you luck that's actually lucky this month. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Thanks Amanda!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Kelilah.<br><br>
...and loads of good May vibes to everyone.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Megan and Kelilah.<br><br>
I'm 12 DPO and waiting for AF. Tested again yesterday morning and it was a BFN.<br>
I swear I saw a little spot of brown CM yesterday which means spotting is coming and AF soon to follow. My temp is still up but since my body likes to play mean tricks, it generally stays up until spotting or AF has shown.<br><br>
This might be a good places to ask this question. We've been TTC #3 since July 2009. I got pregnant in November and lost the baby in Feb. This is my 3rd cycle post MC. I'm 38 and would like to get blood work done to rule out any thyroid or hormone issues, I really don't want to wait too long as I am kind of old, let's face it. Would doctors consider that TTC for 3 months? or 10 months going back to last July? I think it will make a difference at how seriously they take it and how likely it is insurance will cover testing.
 

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I think it really depends on the individual doctor. That being said, 38 is certainly considered "advanced maternal age" (this coming from one who's practically a fertility senior citizen at 39), and I do believe most, if not all, doctors will take this into consideration when it comes to testing.<br><br>
My doctor didn't hesitate to order all manner of testing for me after my second mc this past October. I already have a thyroid problem which is being treated, so he wanted to see the latest bloods for that, plus had me get a battery of tests for clotting disorders, etc. Insurance covered it.<br><br>
I think you should go for it and request those tests. I'd even go to more than one doctor if I didn't get cooperation the first time around.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Michelle - When I started going to an RE I told them that we had been trying for 15 months including months where I was pregnant and lost the baby. I think most doctors would probably do the same.
 

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Thanks for your responses. I'm going to call my midwife once I'm on CD1 with real flow, I'm 12DPO and no I'm not pregnant so just waiting it out. I hope she can order the tests for me, actually I might call her this afternoon once my kids are napping and see when she would need me to come in. If I recall they want you in on certain days for hormones tests? My chart appears to tell me I'm Oing (half the battle) and I've had charts last year where I wasn't which I assume was due to nursing. I'm really really nervous that they test my FSH and tell me that I don't have any healthy eggs left. I'm not sure I can handle that.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Good thoughts to everyone this month!<br><br>
AFM, I think my body is trying to O! I can't temp because I'm nursing my 21 month old and getting up at night with her, but I'm seeing cm signs that I think are encouraging. Problem is, I've been seeing those signs on and off since a week ago--not just the usual 2 days of ewcm I usually have. Also, my last two cycles have been 34 and 35 days long, longer than my typical 30 day cycle that I've always had. Ah! Feeling hopeful and should know something by next week. Any thoughts on why my cycles are suddenly longer after years and years of 30 day, very regular cycles?<br><br>
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Michelle - I think you should tell them you've been ttc since July 09 and you had a m/c in that time period. They should see you because of your age. My sister had her 2nd baby at 38 but her FSH levels changed drastically between 38 and 40. There's also the book The Infertility Cure which a lot of people love.<br><br>
Nothing too exciting here - I'm on cd 3. I'm taking Vitex and B6 this cycle b/c of my 8 day luteal phase last cycle.<br>
Had my acupuncture session yesterday and I've definitely got some thryoid/adrenal issues. Went to my pcp this morning and am scheduled for a thyroid u/s tomorrow since she feels some enlargement on my left side and I have a family history of thryoid/goiter issues. Bloodwork too. I'm also trying to get into see my ND this week since I'm worried if I do come up as hypothyroid that I'll be stuck on Synthroid my whole life. I definitely want to go the more natural route if I have any say. Off to research hypothyroidism and goiter some more.<br><br>
Can you please <b>add my chart</b> to the list? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1new.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="SeeChart"><a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/17cdfa" target="_blank">http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/17cdfa</a><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1new.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="SeeChart">
 

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alireb--<br><br>
Re: the possible hypothyroid issue, I just wanted to mention a couple of good sources of info. Google "Stop the Thyroid Madness (there's also a book by this title) and thyroid.about.com and/or "Mary Shomon". I used these to lead me to an excellent holistic doctor when (after gaining 30 lbs, losing a bunch of hair, and feeling constantly exhausted) I realized I needed treatment. I knew I wanted to take the natural route after I watched my mother use Synthroid for years--without success. My protocol includes armour thyroid (which I get from Canada), vitamins and other supplements to promote thyroid function. I've lost half the weight, my numbers are back in line, and I feel great. My mom and my sister (who was diagnosed with hypothyroid last year) now see also see my doctor and are seeing improvement of symptoms.
 
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