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|Mon, 10-25-2004 - 5:45pm|
I now have a game plan. He wants to check my progesterone level right before my next predictable period. He said from the way I described my cycle (ovulating at day 14, but starting my period at day 25 or 26) that I probably had low progesterone levels which is common is women over 40. Progesterone is what helps the outer sack develop to protect and attach the embryo to the uterus lining. There is a by mouth progesterone pill that I will take during the second 14 days of my cycle after I ovulate. DH husband was not able to go to the appt with me but said he liked the dr since he could tell I felt better about the whole process. We looked at the calendar and it seems the first time we will really be able to try to conceive will be around Christmas. What a great present!!
I am a high school teacher and don't get a chance to get on line everyday, so I don't post very often. I would appreciate prayers and good thoughts and will try to be of any help I can to anyone else. I have a DD who is 18 and a freshman in college across the country from where I live and a DS who is 13. The DR said that fertility is not an issue with me, just older eggs and then staying pregnant.
I wish everyone the best, lots of baby dust and sticky stuff.
Best advise: 1. Don't stress (yeah right)
2. Take Folic acid 400 mg a day
3. Find a caring, helpful DR
4. Thank God every day for your husband and all the gifts he has given you
5. Pray that God will bless you with a baby, and BELIEVE that he will.
If anyone is from TN or close to Nashville be sure and respond. I'd like to talk to someone close.