ovulation

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).

Progesterone Levels After Ovulation

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
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?

Questions About Clomid and Progesterone

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
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?

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