Chart improving after one month of supplementing

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Chart improving after one month of supplementing
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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 6:41am
Last month My LP was 9 days with a dip below the coverline and spotting for a couple of days before AF. It was worse than the two previous months (10 day LP) so I felt I was getting no where and it was time to start supplementing again. After discussions with DH we decided I'd go back on vitex. I also started B50, "Calcium, Magnesium, zinc & D3" capules and continued with my usual prenatal vitamin and omegas. 3dpo I started using natural progesterone cream. NPC isn't for everyone as it can compromise milk supply. DS will be two in a couple of months and our nursing sessions are more about comfort than anything else so I felt NPC was ok for us to try. Today I'm 11dpo but I'm pretty sure I'm out this month. I'm just pleased to have gotten to 11dpo. I had some very scant brownish spotting yesterday so I was hopeful but today my temp was almost down to my coverline. No spotting today. BFN test. In previous months my spotting was red so I thought brown might be something more interesting. It was extremely scant and today there is no sign of spotting at all. My head tells me I'm out but my gut says you're never out until AF shows. A temp rise tomorrow would be nice. The previous times I was pregnant I had creamy cm. Not now. So that combined with my dropped temp makes me feel like I'm out. Anyway, I'm hopeful that the supplements are going to help in the coming month or two. Any longer and I think we'll have to seek medical help. Jade xxx

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Registered: 06-01-2004
Tue, 07-31-2012 - 3:09am
I am hoping for a nice temp rise tomorrow for you - not giving up hope just yet :smileyhappy: Glad that the supplements are helping - fingers crossed that you do not need any assistance and can get a baby cooking soon.
Hugs, Jasmine
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Tue, 07-31-2012 - 3:44am

I'm sad to say AF arrived this morning. To make matters worse, I had a + hpt yesterday evening, and then another stronger one a few hours later. My waking temp this morning told me something wasn't right and soon after I got up I felt a gush of blood. I hadn't told anyone about the BFP besides DH. I was scared to because of my previous m/c. I haven't told DH yet about this mornings events. He's on his way to work. It's not really fair to tell him while he's out and about. Good bye my April baby. You will be missed. If this baby wasn't meant to be it's better it happens early and not a couple of months down the road like last time. I wonder if I hadn't allowed DS to nurse last night if everything would be ok this morning. Probably not but I guess I'll never know. I've had a thought, the HPTs I did yesterday, I used the last drops of urine from my bladder and there was a small amount of brownish cm went into the cup. Could the cm been tinged with left overs from my m/c back in March? Could the hcg have been there since then? I guess I'll never really know that either. Perhaps this wasn't a pregancy at all. These thoughts crossed my mind yesterday evening. I was thinking the news was too good to be true and wanted to sit on it for a while. 

 

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Wed, 08-01-2012 - 2:10am

Sorry to hear about that.  At least LP is a decent length now.  Hugs x

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Wed, 08-01-2012 - 4:43am
It's hard to know whether my LP has improved or whether it was the chemical pregancy that lengthened it. It's a horrible disappointment. I feel like hiding away right now.
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Registered: 06-01-2004
I am so sorry :smileysad: You must be so disappointed after seeing a + HPT.....would have been better to just get Af I guess. Please don't think that it was the nursing that caused problems because I am fairly sure it had absolutely nothing to do with it. It was most likely a chemical pregnancy which does not make it feel any better but again, you did nothing to cause it. Take care of yourself and feel all those sad feelings - and then get ready for a sticky BFP next month because your body is so ready to do it now. Hugs and hugs and hugs,
Jasmine
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Registered: 06-08-2012

Sorry to read about the ups and downs.  That must be incredibly frusterating.  My heart goes out to you.

 

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Registered: 06-01-2004
How are you doing? I am thinking about you tonight :smileysad:
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Sun, 08-05-2012 - 7:38am
Thanks Ladies. I'm feeling pretty miserable. Yeah, I know that BF probably has nothing to do with my fertility status anymore, but I read on Kellymom that it can hinder implantation so it's in my head. I just feel so sad that my body isn't working. I'm sick of trying to "do everything right" and being kicked in the teeth. The chemical pregnancy has brought back my previous loss. I keep seeing people with bumps about the size mine should be and it makes me sad. I'm tired. Fed up. But I'm gonna pull myself together. I have to stop feeling sorry for myself. It's not my style. I have to. My family have always been superstitious about telling anyone about pregnancy before the bumps speaks for itself. So I've decided not to update my public chart until I'm feeling more comfortable with my situation. Anyway, this month I've doubled my B50, I'm taking 2 everyday and I've reduced my magnesium. I had diarrhoea everyday last month! Perhaps that contributed to my CP. Reducing the magnesium has sorted my tummy. There's a bottle of Red Raspberry Leaf looking out at me when I take my vitamins. Perhaps I'll start taking one of those too. Thanks again girls. Hope you get your hearts' desires soon. Jade xx
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Registered: 06-01-2004
BIg hugs to you. :smileyhappy: Jasmine
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 5:40am

Hi Jadelucy, I'm sorry you're feeling so miserable.  I know it's easy for me to say, but try to stay positive.  In the seven months since AF returned in January you have had 6 cycles.  Two of those you weren't trying to conceive following your miscarriage.  So in two out of the other four you had a pregnancy.  I don't think you have a problem with LP length as you have conceived and had implantation twice.  Your two losses were probably nothing to do with your body and may have just been that the embryo didn't develop properly for whatever reason.  You are doing everything right and I'm sure your time will come.  Good luck and best wishes x

 

 

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