Frustrated

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Registered: 03-03-2011
Frustrated
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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 11:32am

Hello fellow bf ladies,

So this in month three of supplementing up the ying yang and I can't get my luteal phase to even budge an hour. It's stuck at 7-8 days. Even if I do get pregnant and supplement with progesterone, can progesterone even hold a pregnancy with such a short luteal phase?

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Registered: 06-02-2010
In reply to: finleysmom
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 8:03pm
If you have a doctor that is open to you BFing and TTC you might ask them to do a progesterone draw at 7DPO just to give you a number that your working with and then to also have them give you a script for progesterone if you don't feel comfortable doing it on your own... just my 2cents
Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 03-03-2011
In reply to: finleysmom
Tue, 03-22-2011 - 2:56pm

Yah, I see my doctor in a few weeks. I just have never seen such a stubbornly short luteal phase! When ttc my first, the supplements lengthened my LP by a day or two, but that does not seem to be the case with breastfeeding.

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Registered: 06-01-2004
In reply to: finleysmom
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 1:21am
I hope the progesterone works for you - and I imagine that it will......your body just might need a few more months to sort it out. Hang in there ;)
Jasmine
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Registered: 09-01-2008
In reply to: finleysmom
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 10:15am
I too have been having super short LP's after 3 cycles of 5 day LP's I used script progesterone and got my BFP but ended in M/C. this cycle (cycle after M/C) I had a 15 day LP script Porgesterone. Here was my regimine
AF-O
wild yam/chaste tree 2 pills twice a day
red rasperry leaves 2 pills twice a day
false unicorn root 2 pills twice a day
vitamin E once a day
B6 50 mg once a day
B complex three times a day
black currant oil three times a day
prenatal vitamin one a day
prebiotics once day
chlorophyl once a day
O-AF
Wild Yam pills twice a day
wild yam/chase tree 1 pill twice a day
red raspberry leaf 1 pill twice a day
vitamin E once a day
B6 50 mg once a day
B complex three times a day
prenatal vitamin one a day
prebiotics once day
chlorophyl once a day
progesterone cream with wildyam twice a day

I didn't get a BFP this cycle but My LP was 15 days long and it has never been that long except when I was preggo even when I wasn't BFding and definately NEVER while BFding. Just thought I would share, I hope you get your BFP soon.

Jamie

Me-31 DH 35

DS-Daniel 04/06/2005

DS-Michael (My Birthday Present!)06/16/2007

DS- Samuel 12/13/2009

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Registered: 03-03-2011
In reply to: finleysmom
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 11:13pm

You have NO IDEA how much you sharing this with me means! I just bought out iherbs.com and am so excited and hopeful for my next cycle! I understand this might take time, but your post and "recipe" really brightened my mood and gave me hope!

Congrats again on the 15 day LP! That is just amazing!!

Jackie :)