After having a mc at 8 weeks in October 2011 I've taken a long break of ttc! In-fact I had completely stopped having any kind of sex until 5 days ago.
As this is my first blog, I feel the need to give some background on our situation. My husband and I have been actively trying to conceive. We knew there would be some type of a challenge. At age 13 I started my period and it was regular for 9 mo. I then started my period and it lasted for 3 months straight, I was only a freshman in high school.
I'm trying to understand the discrepancy between gestational age as determined by ultrasound, LMP and the timing of ovulation.
Two hormones must be produced for normal ovulation to take place. The mature egg is stimulated by two hormones secreted by the pituitary (follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).
I have been charting my BBT and using ovulation test strips, and recently noticed an LH surge that lasted two days and then my BBT spiked.
Every woman has her own unique menstrual cycle. A cycle refers to the number of days from one period to the first day of the following period. If you understanding your cycle, you'll by ready for your period, you can predict ovulation, and you will recognize signs that might mean you're pregnant.
We have been trying to conceive for 9 months now so last month I had my progesterone blood levels checked on day 21. They came back as 14 which my doctor says indicates I did ovulate. However I have been looking things up on the net and they all seem to say levels need to above 30 for ovulation.
I am 42, have a 20 month old who was conceived 2nd month of trying and then had one miscarriage conceived after 2 months as well. I am worried now that due to my age I have run out of eggs. Is my doctor mistaken?
I was recently put on Clomid by one of my doctors because my progesterone levels were "not so good".
My first question is if my LMP date was wrong (I did not keep a close track) could my progesterone test levels be affected by this and should I ask for a blood pregnancy test before I take the first pill in five days?
How exciting that specific foods can actually increase fertility! According to research at the Harvard School of Public Health's department of nutrition, women who followed five or more lifestyle or dietary recommendations reduced their risk of ovulatory infertility by as much as 80%.