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We've been trying since May 2006

Postby spishie » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:50 pm

According to doctors I've seen...I should have never been able to get pregnant with my son. My lutal phase is about 7-9 days...meaning even if we are conceiving, my body is flushing it out before it gets a chance to settle in. Which sucks. Major.

I need advice. I will not do ICI or IVF. So I am looking for natural ways to lengthen my lutal phase. It's been waaaay to long since I've been on here.

I gave up trying about 2 years ago when DH and I went through some bad times...we never put a goalie in, by we weren't trying.

Now we are officially trying again. I am using the CBE Monitor. Any ideas?
Me: Trish {29} * DH: David {32} * DS: Jadon {5}<br><a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3b5772">My Chart</a><br>TTC #2 since May 2006<br>Dr. suggested POF; not confirmed<br>This cycle: Temping & Charting
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Postby maddy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:03 pm

My doctor told me that by increasing my egg quality and making a better quality egg my LP will be better. I have had luck with wheatgrass and a bvitamin complex. I understand how you feel. :hugs:
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Postby greytsharonly » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:10 pm

Acupuncture! My cycle was 21 days, waaay too short. I went to a fertility acupuncturist and my cycle went to 28 days within two cycles. I also did wheatgrass and cleaned up my diet. But I think it was the acupuncture that did it. And I didn't believe in acupuncture when I went for the first time. I thought it was a bunch of voodoo. But now I am a believer.
Me (sharon): 37 the worst- high FSH
DH (marc): 39 lots of sperm but low volume

TTC #1 for 21 cycles
FSH 19.9, everything else fine
-doing acupuncture weekly since July 2011
-Taking powdered wheatgrass, 50mg B-6, a mega multi-vitamin and fish oil (along with some TCM herbs).
-Also cut back on caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and white flour. Pretty much my entire diet before I started this.

7/2011 Clomid and lots of bding- BFN
11/11/11 IUI with Clomid #1- BFN super sad.
11/29/11 IUI with Clomid #2- BFN not fair!
12/2011- natural cycle- BFN very frustrated and angry.
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Postby spishie » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:07 pm

Thanks ladies. It's hard...the doctors originally told me "Lose weight. It'll happen right away!"

Well, it's been almost 6 years and i've lost 72 lbs, am now a certified personal trainer, and teach an exercise class...when exactly does "right away" happen?
Me: Trish {29} * DH: David {32} * DS: Jadon {5}<br><a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3b5772">My Chart</a><br>TTC #2 since May 2006<br>Dr. suggested POF; not confirmed<br>This cycle: Temping & Charting
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Postby conniettcbaby1 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:36 pm

Hi girls I strongly suggest reading a book called the fertility plan by Sami and Jill something (sorry can't recall surnames). It's a 3 month guide to getting your body ready for pregnancy and uses both eastern and western medicine. It really is amazing some of the things
Doctors dont ask and something like exercising can actually be bad for fertility. Anyway I hope it works for me and I hope something works for all of you! Best of luck x
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Lots of Clomid - all BFN, Injections galore - never got to IUI as always cancelled
IVF Round #1 5dt 1 perfect blast two in the freezer - BFP!
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8w6d no HB MMC
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Postby Ashrow » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:20 am

Perhaps you could try Vitex, b6 & b complex, my phase was 9 days & is now 14.
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Postby unaffected » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:41 am

I know you said you didn't want to do assisted reproduction, but what about prescription meds? Progesterone would lengthen your LP. Can you see if your OBGYN would prescribe some for you?
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Postby TTCnumber2at42 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:57 am

The book Conniettcbaby1 is referring to is Making Babies: A proven 3 month plan by Sami S David and Jill Blakeway. I just read it and am going to implement some strategies.

I myself has success with the RE and IUI which resulted in our DS at 40, 9 months later I went back to the RE for #2 which no luck (after 12 months) and now RE will not treat me unless I go to IVF (which we can not afford $12,000/treatment) so we are trying naturally at 42.

I know many have success with accupuncture and herb combo.
Me 42 in September 2012 ~DH 35 in June 2012 ~DS 2 in July 2012
Angel #1 March 2008 6 weeks 6 days
Angel # 2 May 2011 6 weeks 2 days
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