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Tue, 04-06-2010 - 11:24pm

I recently turned 40 and have been ttc for about a year. I have two children, ages 13 and 10, from a previous marriage. My DH doesn't have any children. I went to my ob/gyn in January, and she did some tests to find out if I am perimenopausal or menopausal . . . results were normal. She wants my DH to get tested before she tries Clomid. He doesn't have a problem doing this, we just have to get the timing right for that.


Meanwhile, I started charting my BBT. I have very long cycles. I

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In reply to: ktleew
Wed, 04-07-2010 - 3:14pm
Good luck with TTC. You might also ask about supplemental progesterone for the luteal phase. On the no-prescription front, you could try taking B-6, which can extend the luteal phase by a day or 2 in some women (which still probably won't be enough for you). I would also get a progesterone test at 7DPO, and take OPK's next cycle to help pinpoint O date. Charting is not always that accurate, so I wouldn't assume you neccessarily have a luteal phase defect based solely on 1 month's worth of charting.
- Jenna, 41, DH 38 TTC since September '06 with MFI. 3 failed unmedicated IUI's with DH sperm, 1 failed IUI with injects with DH sperm, IVF #1 BFN, FET BFP but M/c week 5, IVF#2 BFP m/c week 7, IUI with injects and donor sperm: probable chemical pg. 1 failed unmedicated DS/IUI. Started BCP's 7/30 for IVF #3, ER 9/10, ET 9/15, Beta 9/24 results 9/25. BFP, Twins. Lost 1st twin at 9-10 weeks, lost second twin at 16 weeks 12/17/08. Attempted IUI #4 converted to DS/DH IUI April 09 at my request, BFP and M/c. IVF #4 June 09 BFN. DS-IUI w/injects 7/6/09, BFN. Hysteroscopic myomectomy to remove fibroid 7/29/09.Unmedicated DS-IUI 9/09, BFN. DS-IUI with injects, 10/09, BFP and M/C. DH/DS-IUI with injects and HGH, 12/6. BFP! Betas: 12dpo 12/18 58, 14 dpo 12/20 157, 16dpo 12/22 379, 22 dpo 12/28 4,002



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In reply to: ktleew
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 5:05pm

Welcome.


I agree that bbt charting is not the be-all and end-all of finding out your one schedule.

Susan L.



Robert Edward Xavier Lin - Born July 31, 2010 at 5:56AM, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches long. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU but he's doing great now!
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In reply to: ktleew
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 11:11am
Thanks for the advice. I actually didn't ask my GP about Clomid. I told her that I am TTC. She told me to relax. I have an OPK that I will be using soon. I have used them in the past with no success because my cycle is so long. That's the reason I started charting in the first place. I plan to chart and use OPK's for the next few months. He will get tested too. From there, we will decide whether or not to continue. While we do want to have a baby, we don't want to stress about it too much.