TTC while nursing and short luteal phase

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2011
TTC while nursing and short luteal phase
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Thu, 03-03-2011 - 2:14pm

Hello!

I'm new ivilllage and this forum and thought this seemed like a nice place to get some feed back on my ttc issues!! I have struggled with LPD for a long time. I was able to conceive my son after supplementing with natural progesterone and then Prometrium from my fertility specialist. At the time my luteal phase was 11 days.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2010
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 5:03pm

I think you're on the right track.

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 03-03-2011
Fri, 03-04-2011 - 10:16pm

Thanks so much! There is really limited information out there about ttc while breastfeeding (at least in terms of problem solving!)

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2010
Fri, 03-04-2011 - 10:17pm
I agree! This board is a great lifeline with lots of awesome mommas in similar boats. :)

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 03-17-2010
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 11:43am
Have you thought of trying OTC progesterone cream? I'm in Canada where it's not available OTC, but I was able to order some online and have it shipped here. Several studies have shown that it has the same effect as progesterone taken orally.

Dawn
Mom to DD born April 2009 and DS born April 2011
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Registered: 03-03-2011
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 1:54pm
LOL! Yes I am in Canada too and did the same thing to conceive my son the first time around. However...I had a luteal phase of 11 days which is far better than the current 7 days I'm sitting at!

My fertility specialist bumped up the OTC prog cream with Prometrium because he said the levels were not what he considered appropriate to maintain a pregnancy through the first trimester. Regardless whether he is right or not, I took it, just to be safe!

Thanks for the input, Dawn! I really appreciate it. :)
Community Leader
Registered: 06-01-2004
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 1:49am
I am another Canadian mama so glad to be in such good company. My regular doctor would never give me the progesterone cream when i asked for it.....my RE was much more generous with the suppositories :)
Hope that LP gets longer and soon,
Jasmine
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Registered: 09-20-2008
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 9:09am
Im in Canada too! Im not much one for coffee but everytime "roll up the rim to win" rolls around I sudden love my French Vanillas.....Bad for TTC....there I said it, now it's off my chest!
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Registered: 03-03-2011
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 10:30am

I know! Its hard to say no to coffee when you could win things from it! Lol! Also hard when you work in a hospital with a Timmies in it (its always calling to me!). I think I"m on about day 3 of no coffee, hoping that might help ttc.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-20-2008
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 3:15pm
Do you have a Nutrition House in Winnipeg? Might want to try there...
Lilypie Second Birthday tickers
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Registered: 08-16-2004
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 3:23pm
They might call it Chasteberry in Canada. It has several different names. The drops do work a lot better IME. You need to give the pills several months to work. I would probably move to a B 150 complex plus OTC progesterone or wild yam capsules. I prefer wild yam for progesterone, it just works better for me than OTC prog cream.

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