Confused about TTC after appointment with ob-gyn

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Keep TTC and start taking a vitamin B6 to extend your LP. Unfortunately a lot of OBs don’t learn much about holistic treatments for problems TTC.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Turtle Bride:  I think it varies person to person.  I wasn’t able to get positive OPKs either (I tried many different brands), but, according to my BBT, I was ovulating, and it was pretty much the same every month.  I just made sure we had sex a week or two leading up to it, and once FF marked my O date we took a break.  I started to consider a “close” OPK pretty positive since that is all I was getting.  This worked for me because I am currently 22 weeks.  I will still do both, and base everything off what your body does since everyone can be more different.  I would be concerned with a short LP, but I am also not a Dr, so it may totally be a non issue.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Turtle Bride:  If you don’t agree with the doctor’s recommendation then I would seek out a second opinon and a doctor more in line with what you’re looking for. I don’t really see the point in staying with a doctor if you are just going to actively ignore their advice.

I’ve never used OPKs, but I hear the clearblue ones are easier to read then the wondfos.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I know they are expensive but I would advise you to get the Clearblue Easy Digital Ovulation Test Kit or the Clearblue Advanced Digitial Ovulation Test Kit.

 Wondfo is too much of a guessing interpretation.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@KS240030:  +1.  This is what I used to get pregnant in Aug (unfort a miscarriage in Sept) and then to get pregnant again the very next cycle.  (I’m 6 wks)

Personally I think (esp with a chemical pregnancy) that since it is just technically a late period as far as your body is concerned, that it hasn’t gone through any trauma that would make it necessary to wait.  Of course, I’m NOT a dr by any means, and I think if you aren’t trusting your OB’s opinion it would be wise to get a second opinion.  Regardless you want to have an OB moving fwd that has a philosophy you agree with.

Sorry for your recent loss and I am hopeful for you that good luck will come your way soon.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Turtle Bride:  I’ve seen people recommend B6. Let me share my experience…

 

I decided to start taking a B-Complex two cycles ago (but I didn’t take them as regularly as I did this cycle). It seemed to work okay…it just delayed ovulation a bit, and my temps seemed to be really irregular and no clear pattern came about. So, then I tried taking them again this cycle, but much more regularly. Now I’m on CD 45/10DPO when I usually have 33-35 day cycles. I didn’t ovulate until AFTER I stopped taking the B vitamins this cycle. Looking back at the last two months, I don’t even know if I actually ovulated at all because of those damn vitamins. 

I definitely learned a lesson, and I won’t be taking anything other than prenatals and folic acid. 

Oh, and I also wanted to say that my doctor told me the same thing about my LP. Mine is right around 10-11 days with spotting starting on 9DPO. I was told that there was plenty of time and that I should be good to go. So, yeh. Either the internet is hyping me up about something that isn’t an issue for me, or my doctor isn’t taking me seriously. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@beachbride1216:  +1 Totally agree

I started with a 7-day luteal phase and it was just too short. I’m not sure why the doctor would say that isn’t a factor.  With vitamin B6 and a B-Complex vitamin it did not take long to get me to a 10-day luteal phase, after that I got pregnant.

Good luck!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I started taking B100 a couple cycles ago. It extended my LP by 1,  maybe 2 days. Didn’t really do much and I’m not even sure it was the B100 that did the trick, or just my body figuring itself out. 

I just saw my OB on Monday. As soon as he confirmed I was ovulating, he goes by OPKs too not temps, he asked about my LP. Mine is generally about 10 days,  maybe 11 if I get lucky. He’s aid that it’s not impossible to get pregnant with a short LP, it’s just a lot harder. AF starts before anyone has a chance to implant! He put me on progesterone supplements to lengthen my LP and give the egg time to implant. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Turtle Bride:  I am 39 (will be in 2 weeks) and this is cycle 8. I also know I CAN get pregnant as I did in July but had a MC at 6 weeks (also possibly due to low progesterone). these things may have sped up my doctors willingness to “do something”

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Turtle Bride:  I just talked to my friend’s friend who’s a nurse and she told me to try with my GP and discuss what’s going on to see if they’ll do a bloodwork up for me to check my levels. If it comes back that they’re low, then I can move on to fixing that. But if I DO get my GP to do that work up, I think I’ll look into switching doctors. I want someone who is going to take me seriously. I just REALLY hate how all doctors seem to just say, “It hasn’t been a year? DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT!” I might tell my GP it HAS been a year, just so they’ll take me seriously. Isn’t that a shame? We have to lie to get the person we’re PAYING to pay attention to us. 

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