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|Fri, 01-06-2012 - 9:58am|
I am currently BF my 11.5 month old girl. I have a DS aged 5.5years whom I nursed until 2.5 years. I used to spend a fair bit of time on the iVillage TTC boards and spent a good year and a half here (somewhere between 2006- 2008ish) AF hasn't returned and I'm getting really itchy to start TTC again.
My DS was a very easy conception but we hadA LOT of difficulty conceiving DD. My first PPAF with DS was at 15 months but I had a luteal phase defect for a long time (took vit B etc and it helped). I stopped BF DS at 2.5 years as we still had not conceived. Long, grueling story made short, had a lap, found minimal endo, got pg natutally the following month but had an early m/c, did 3 IUIs, and then got succesful with our first IVF attempt. Soooo I'm concerned about it taking soooo long this time. The age gap between my children (4 years, 9 months) has been a source of grief (I sometimes feel like we're missing a LO in between there) but also a blesssing (DS is an excellent big brother and a big help).
My DD is a not a comfort nurser like DS was. She's nightweaned (about 1.5months ago) and nurses 4-5 times/day. DS nursed much much more at this time. I'm surprised AF hasn't returned yet. I am talking Vit B but not vitex (didn't help me last time).
Anywho, we're going to try naturally for a bit as they really classified us as unexplained. We don't have any embryos as we choose to only fertilize a small number of eggs (my DH is Catholic and this is how we compromised so we wouldn't have to freeze or destroy embryos later on). Tricky business considering they retrieved 18 eggs. Clinic said it was a first for them but they were so awesome about it all. Thank goodness it worked though. I was wondering if I could use wild yam cream to bring on AF and then try soy isoflavones to get things going. Anyone try this?