The plot thickens... SHOCKING!!!!

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Registered: 10-07-2010
The plot thickens... SHOCKING!!!!
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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 2:43pm
I had my appointment with a specialist today, our plan was to move on to IUI this month. He checked DH's semen analysis results and said they are very good (20 million and increasing by 1million every month), he then checked my blood work results and was shocked at what he saw.... My progesterone levels on march 2nd were at a whopping 72!!!!! He said that's a very obvious miscarriage because my other results from previous tests were at 18. So I guess IUI is not needed at this point, he also told me not to waste anymore money on OPK's as you are fertile for 5 days before you even get a positive, he said our best bet would be to BD every other day throughout my cycle and then every morning 5 days before O and 5 days after. he said that hormones change all the time and OPK's are unreliable in that sense. He told me to use what I know about my cycles and work with that. He said sticking your butt in the air/on a cushion is pointless because gravity will not allow the sperm to swim into the cervix, instead it will collect behind it. Some very good info and helps me figure out what we have been doing wrong for the past 19 months!!
At least we now know that we were PG an that it can happen again.
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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 5:50pm
Wow, what a relief to get some great information!! Sorry you mc, but at least you know after the fact which has to make it a little easier. GL this cycle!!!

PS so happy to hear about to butt up on air. I hate doing that! :)

 

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Registered: 10-07-2010
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 10:06pm

The mc doesn't upset me at all, it just gives me hope for a future BFP. And I feel really good about the advice he gave me today. I told dh that if the doctor tells us to "keep trying" I'll punch him, he did in fact tell us to keep trying but only because the mc was proof that we can do it, he thinks we need a bit more time as dh's Sperm count changed to 20 million between October to march so thats not long enough for the "average couple" to conceive. He said if we're not pg by the fall, he will do more tests to check my tubes aren't blocked and do another count on dh then look into ivf, he said it will cost $5000 for us as we are now in the "normal" category.
I know this sounds crazy but I don't think I want to stop OPK's and ordering dh to bed, if I do I'll feel like I'm not trying hard enough. And after 19 months

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Registered: 01-15-2008
Sun, 04-01-2012 - 7:40am
Hey Sophie!

I'm glad that you found out you ARE in fact capable of becoming pregnant on your own. I hope that you get a sticky BFP soon!!! My strongest indication of my ovulation date the cycle that I conceived was that I was in the mood. The appearance of EWCM, a week and a half before I ACTUALLY ovulated, really threw me off, but thankfully we just BD'ed later in the cycle anyway when I was feeling in the mood because that was the real O. :) Good luck and just listen to your body.

Hugs!!!
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