Chart improving after one month of supplementing

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Registered: 01-24-2012
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: 01-24-2012
Tue, 08-07-2012 - 7:18pm
Thanks Skyesoph. It's always interesting to hear a different perspective. I hadn't looked at it that way. I am feeling a bit more positive than a few days ago. One of the things with a LP defect is that it can cause early miscarriages because the hormones don't kick in enough to support the pregnancy. I still believe I have a LPD. On the plus side it is supposed to be relatively easy to treat with B6 and vitex etc.. I have to root out my pre DS charts. I have't been able to find them. I can't remember what my LP used to be. I thought it was 12/13 days but there's something in my head now saying it was longer. Part of me is thinking we should hold off trying until my chart looks healthier. But I know I can't resist trying. I don't want to miss my lucky month when I get a stronger O. Another part of me regrets not trying sooner after my miss. There's nothing like TTC to drive you insane.
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Registered: 03-30-2012
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 1:39am

My LP has been less than 10 up until now.  I've finally got to 11dpo yay so there is some progress there.  I know that LPD can cause early miscarriage and for me I don't want to test before at least 14dpo.  I'd rather just think AF was a bit late than to know I had been pregnant then lost it.  You could keep on ttc but not test until AF is late.  I know ttc drives you crazy and it's hard not to test when you're convinced that this month is the one, but it might be less disappointing.  I remember for my first pregnancy I didn't test until a week after AF was due because I was convinced I'd probably have an early loss anyway and I'd rather not know.  I don't think I could wait that long this time though!  ttc sure does drive you nuts!

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Wed, 08-08-2012 - 12:13pm
Your chart is looking vastly better than your previous month. I'm really hopeful for you. 11dpo is a great step forward. I understand your reluctance to test early. It's certainly something I've been considering. It was the first thing my sister said to me too. But as difficult as a chemical pregnancy is, I think I'd rather know if it's happening to me repeatedly. The more info I have about my body the better if and when we decide to seek help. I suspect I had a chemical one of the other months too. As this month goes on I am feeling better, in my head anyway!

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