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BFP Short Luteal Phase

BFP After M/C and With Short Luteal Phase

I'm 35, DH is 36. I have a four-year-old daughter from a previous marriage; this will be DH's first. I had a Mirena IUD which I got removed on Dec. 19. First cycle of TTC was January 15. Got pregnant that cycle (five days of positive tests by various brands) but miscarried on February 16. (I posted my early symptoms here with the subject "BFP after Mirena" on 13 Feb.) Took a cycle off in March, then in April I had really strong symptoms but only had a 7-day luteal phase. This cycle started May 5.

After reading "Making Babies" by Sami David, I realized I had extremely short luteal phases and wasn't sustaining conception, so I decided to try some new things this cycle. Throughout this cycle I took a baby aspirin, red raspberry leaf capsules, evening primrose oil, and 200 mg B6 (in addition to what was in my prenatal) and drank lots of green tea. Also, used PreSeed and took Mucinex around O time. After ovulation I took Vitex and used ProGest cream according to package directions. I highly recommend the book to anyone having a difficult time conceiving.

To calculate my ovulation date, I used cheap Wondfo ovulation predictor test strips from Amazon. Here are my symptoms. Some people might say "Sorry! TMI!" but really, isn't that why we're here?!

BD'd every day on CD 12-17.
+ OPK on CD 12-14; ovulation (based on temperature change) occurred on CD 16.
- 1 DPO: Tender bbs.
- 2 DPO: Tender bbs. Constipated. Little bit of blood one time when I wiped my nose (which is not usual for me).
- 3 DPO: Tender bbs. Tired. Irrationally moody in the evening.
- 4 DPO: Tender bbs. Tired. Painful hemorrhoid (not something that happens to me often).
- 5 DPO: Slept 11 hours overnight. Still didn't have much energy during the day. Tender bbs. Gassy. Painful hemorrhoid persists.
- 6 DPO: Tender bbs and sore nipples. Gassy. Painful hemorrhoid persists. Crampy sensations, like period cramps but milder, that came and went.
- 7 DPO: Woke up at 1:30 a.m. to pee. Then when I got up for good I took an ultra-sensitive pg test from that can detect 10 mcg of HCG, but it was negative. Tender bbs and sore nipples. Gassy. Painful hemorrhoid persists. Light crampy sensations continued. Tired. Little bit of blood one time when I wiped my nose. Needed to pee a lot.
- 8 DPO: Woke up with a stuffy nose. Very very faint almost-invisible-but-I-could-see-it line on ultra-sensitive test. Sore bbs and nipples. That hemorrhoid was getting better but still irritating. Mild cramps continued on and off. Tired. Needed to pee a lot. Frequently hungry. Very gassy in the evening (ewww).
- 9 DPO: Still faint, but visible to the naked eye, line on ultra-sensitive test. Showed DH and he could see it. Woke up fifteen minutes before my alarm desperate to pee. Headache all morning. Sore bbs and nipples. Hungry. Tired all day and kept falling asleep while riding in the car. Lots of creamy CM. Having to pee a lot. Much more crampy, especially in the evening, like AF cramps. Feeling a touch dizzy and nauseous on and off, too. Gassy. At least the hemorrhoid is mostly gone.
- 10 DPO: Temp spike. BFP came up almost instantly on FRER with FMU, nice and dark! Feeling the same as yesterday: exhausted (would have given anything for a nap if I weren't at work), crampy, gassy, sore bbs. With the cramps and the wet feeling from the CM it feels like my period is coming but it isn't!
- 11 DPO: Didn't test today because I'm fairly satisfied I'm pregnant. The usual – tired, crampy, gassy, sore bbs, etc. but also starting to feel nauseous.

I had implantation spotting with DD, but this time I didn't even have a hint of it – not a spot, nothing (and I was definitely on the lookout). You'll also notice I had sore/tender bbs constantly from ovulation on. That could be a side effect of the ProGest cream instead of just a PG symptom, but I noted it anyway. I plan to keep using the ProGest cream, extra B6, and baby aspirin at least through the first try. Thankful to God for this baby and praying it will stick!

Best of luck and baby dust to all of you! 

BFP with Short Luteal Phase

After 1 1/2 years of TTC #2 I can finally share my 2WW symptoms and BFP!

On my own, my Luteal Phase is only 8-9 days. This was the case 7 years ago before getting pregnant with
DD but I was able to increase my LP with natural progesterone cream. This was not the case this time (I am
now 36 years old, so age may be a factor). After a year of TTC, I finally went to a fertility doctor. It took some
tweaking, but she eventually got my LP up to 13 days with twice daily progesterone and twice daily estrogen.
We also tried Clomid for 2 cycles but those cycles were a bust.

This last cycle DH and I decided I would take a month break from fertility appointments but continue the
progesterone and estrogen.

1-5 DPO Nada
6 DPO Very light uterine pressure, fatigue, skin break outs - the main thing was I felt sick. No sneezing,
snotty nose, anything but I felt horrible. I stayed home from work.
7 DPO Still felt ill but forced myself to go to work; on and off light uterine pressure; still have fatigue and skin
break outs
8 DPO HUGE pimple under my jaw bone. Not typical at all (although I do have annoying skin for a 36
year old).
9 DPO Skin break outs continue and (TMI) have very soft bowel movement.
10 DPO More skin break outs (most are small and easy to hide) and nipples are slightly tender to the touch.
At bedtime, upper stomach very itchy.
11 DPO Woke up to a huge leg cramp in the middle of the morning. Upper stomach itchy. On and off light
cramping second half of day with a couple of pinches. Feels like my body is getting ready for AF.
12 DPO Upper stomach still itchy; occasional sharp uterine pains but very brief and rare. Breaking out on
chest. Some uterine pressure.
13 DPO Brown spotting this morning and a little bit throughout the day. Very dry otherwise. Skin breakouts.
Convinced AF is showing her ugly head.
14 DPO No spotting in the morning so I went ahead and tested with FMU. BFP!! Used First Response, two
tests (second one was a digital). Barely there, light cramps. Exhausted. Had afternoon appointment with
fertility doc who said everything looked good during ultrasound. Had blood work done.
15 DPO Nurse calls to say blood work also shows pregnancy. Woke up with pounding headache. Occasional
very light cramps/pressure. Breasts tender.
16 DPO Light off and on cramping. Cat food stinks. Exhausted. Spent the day on couch. Any time I got up my
head hurt.

Good luck to everyone and never give up! I had my moments of trying to accept that we weren't meant to have
another. So, so happy to be pregnant and I hope he/she sticks! 

BFP #2 Short Luteal Phase

ttc 8 months. Found I have a 7 day LP and was taking b6 to help lengthen this however the month
we conceived i was not taking every day! I had been to see my gp to discuss LPD and was being
sent for test however I did not get around to going for them as I was already pregnant!

I have a 28 day cycle and got a + opk cd21
bd cd 21 and 23

my symptoms:
I was very crampy from o until bfp
vivid dreams
itchy bbs
7dpo (cd28) af due, no sign- strange? around 7 dpo had bleeding gums while brushing
8-10dpo feeling run down-sore throat
still no af?
10dpo tmi brown blood on tp when wiped, only happened once! ib? poas ic faintest of faint
2nd line?
11dpo ic poas 2nd line a little darker!
12 dpo clear + on a clearblue plus
now 17 dpo and pregnant 2-3 on clearblue digi!

Giving my thanks to God and praying for a h&h pregnancy
thank you 2ww your stories have kept me going!

good luck everybody x