(Closed) Anyone know about progesterone levels?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have no idea about when to test progesterone, but just wanted to relay a story.

I had a friend that was having trouble conceiving.  They tried for over 3 years.  They did artificial insemination twice, which didn’t work and she took the clomid for awhile too.  Nothing worked.  I had been doing some research on natural progesterone for a problem I had been having.  I kept telling her what I was reading on it for pregnancy, but she sort of just brushed me off.  She’s a nurse and I think she really wanted to believe in what her DRs could do for her…nothing wrong with that at all…I just think that sometimes, we all should think outside the box.

Anyway, she came to visit me.  She was “done” trying…fed up.  I gave her my bottle of progesterone and told her how to take it.  She thought she had already ovulated that month, but started on it anyway.  I kid you not that month she got pregnant.  She has a beautiful baby boy who is now a year and a half old.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Clomid is mainly for the development of the follicle, I didn’t think Clomid alone was enough to help with progesterone levels. When I was on Clomid me progesterone was low and so they gave me progesterone suppositories.

Progesterone should be above 10 without fertility meds and above 15 with them. Since you did just get off BC it is possible that you didn’t ovulate this month. I would talk to your Dr. about it. Maybe you could start charting too? That would help pinpoint your ovulation day.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Testing really depends on when you ovulate. I usually ovulate around day 20 or 21 and so my Dr would have me go in for a blood test one week after that to check my levels. The OPK’s will really help too so you can make sure you go in on the right day. Good luck!!

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