Post # 1
So still in ttc, last cycle my doctor checked my ovaries to check for the follicle growth and I had a trigger shot on CD13, then timed intercourse. Plus doc gave me progesterone tablets for 2 weeks during the tww. But we had a BFN (our 13th).
This cycle, still tcc, I got + opk (both wondfo and clearblue digital) on day 8, (super early, probably consequence of progesterone, its happened before), so Im thinking its way too early since I was still af light spotting on day 5, and thus that would leave so little time for lining to mature, plus I wonder of egg had time to mature, etc…I usually get +opk day 12-13. When we conceived our son we got +opk day 13.
So question is, does taking progesterone on tww of one cycle, mess up your chances of getting pregnant the next cycle? because it delays af but then makes ovulation earlier?! In my case Progesterone delays af by 2 days, so then ovulation is earlier (but would be same day of af had not been delayed).
Or does it not matter, meaning whilst there is a delay in the AF, theres still stuff happening to the follicles? and the lining will make up for it?
does my question make sense?! anyone know?
its our last chance of ttc naturally before going onto ivf so im kinda sad its been sabotaged….
Post # 2
My re also had me taking progesterone during the tww and I conceived next cycle using IUI so I don’t think the progesterone prevents conception, it’d be a pretty crummy thing for an re to do if it prevented pregnancy. But I’d call your re and let him/her know your OPK was positive.
So many things can throw off your cycle, it may be the progesterone, or diet, stress, just random chance. But if it concerns you, and you don’t have low progesterone levels, you can always talk to your re about discontinuing. Best of luck hon!!
Post # 3
cjfs: No, it will not harm your chances of conception a cycle following progesterone. Your body naturally produces progesterone after you release an egg (thank you, corpus luteum). Progesterone supplements will aid in issues if you have low progesterone on your own, and to keep hormone levels in proper range if pregnancy would occur (so, no crashes that could cause spotting or a short luteal phase and potentially keep implantation from happening or an embryo to properly attach).
Yes, progesterone will delay your af if you naturally have a short luteal phase, or take it for 14 days post ovulation (as your levels need to come back down for your period to start, it usually takes about two days for a period to begin). However, progesterone absolutely will not cause you to ovulate earlier than normal or mess up your cycle following a medicated one.
I’m assuming your body either ovulates early on its own, or you are having multiple surges that will give a false positive OPK. Keep in mind that a positive OPK does not confirm ovulation – only monitoring by your RE or temping can. If anything, progesterone will keep your estrogen and FSH from rising prior to the start of your next cycle (which it actually will begin to do prior to your period as it begins to prepare your ovaries for a new cycle).
Can I ask why you are jumping to IVF without trying more IUI cycles? I have been TTC for 2 years now with a few medicated cycles, 6 IUI’s, 2 miscarriages and we are beginning IVF next month. I would encourage you to research as much as you can regarding your cycle, your test results and why your doctor has the plan they do for you. Best of luck!!
Post # 4
Whoops, I said I used IUI, misspoke there. We used timed intercourse, IUI was planned for the next cycle but we didn’t end up using it.
Also to echo the previous poster, I’m surprised your re wants to jump to IVF without trying IUI first. Unless you’ve been using IUI and just this cycle was timed intercourse.
Post # 5
In my experience taking progesterone in the TWW didn’t hinder chances of conceiving. My second cycle of TTC using progesterone suppositories resulted in this current pregnancy. I was taking progesterone after I guessed that I ovulated because that cycle I too ovulated early on CD9 (normally CD12-15) and thought it was too early for the egg to be released but I was wrong and now we are expecting in August. Seems like anything can happen when you least expect it. Best of luck to you bee.
Post # 6
thanks for the replies. as for the ivf, yes ive had 3 failed IUI and im 43 si ivf is the best choice. We have been ttc for 1.5 years.
The thing is the progesterone always makes my ovulation earlier, and yes of course I catn know for sure whether im ovulating but I know my cycle really well and i had all the other signs of ovulation – egg whites, ovulation one sided pain, and SHOW cerviz. so i can say its pretty certina i did. Anyway we will see, thanks