Post # 1
I went off the pill in August and tried until November at which point we took a month off because we signed up for Aflac and couldn’t get pregnant the first month. We then started using the clear blue easy fertility monitor in January and I realized I was ovulating very late. DH was out of town during my peak days in January but we did everything right in February. What a disappointment when AF arrived.
This month I went to the ob gyn for my annual and she said even though it hasn’t been a year she could do some blood work to make sure everything is ok with me. We discussed my 32 day cycles and what they could mean and why i wasnt getting my estrogen surge to show up on my fertility monitor. She told me we had to do thr bloodwork day 21 and I didn’t think anything of it and showed up on day 21. A few days later her nurse calls me and tells me my progesterone is very low and I must not have ovulated this month. I was very upset but after getting off the phone with her I realized that it doesn’t make any sense because my monitor told me I did ovulate…on day 20. So I called the nurse back and she told me it didn’t matter when I ovulated, there is a 3-5 day window for the test and although I may have ovulated I CLEARLY didn’t drop an egg. I insisted that I ovulate so late a 3-5 day window isn’t enough. Finally the doctor called me back and said we could redo the test on day 27 which was last Monday. She called me yesterday with the results of that test as well as the results of the test showing my egg reserve. My progesterone was dead on…I was right and she even thanked me for making her redo the test, I clearly just ovulate very late. My egg reserve was only a .5 which is low but shouldn’t be an issue in getting pregnant. It would only become an issue if we did IVF, they may not be able to harvest as many eggs.
But as it turns out, all of this was irrelevant this month because I got my BFP!!!
Post # 3
Congratulations! Good for you for sticking to your guns. It can be very hard to challenge a medical professional like that. Happy and healthy 9 months, mama!
Post # 4
Ahhhh congrats!!! What a happy ending to an annoying experience with your doctor’s office! So excited for you!
Post # 5
Congratulations! There’s a December 2013 Babies thread on the Pregnancy board! Be sure too drop by 🙂
Post # 6
Great job on knowing your body and sticking up for yourself. Congratulations on the BFP!!!
Post # 7
Great post @sit1010: . I saw my family doctor while TTC as I had very long cycles (like 99 days at their longest) and she pretty much told me I wasn’t ovulating at all (even though I was charting and KNEW i was.. it was just super late). She was 100% convinced I was having annovulatory cycles and that there were likely slim odds of my husband and I conceiving without needing much more help (IUI/IVF). Thankfully after a few more appointments she referred me to a fertility specialist who was much more educated… confirmed i WAS ovulating, just not strong enough since it was taking so long. With 1 round of monitoring, and 1 round of Clomid we got our BFP.
Definitely don’t let doctors convince you that you are wrong, just because they are doctors! I think that fertility is not sometimes their speciality and can really create a lot of stress by not knowing your body as well as you do.
Stick with your gut and do what is best for you.. even if it means switching doctors, multiple appointments and referrals to other doctors who CAN help you.
Good for you OP!!
Post # 8
Thanks bees! It was actually difficult to even get myself to test this month. I am a little crampy, not as bad as I get with AF but enough that I thought AF was coming. And even with the knowledge that I was right, I still had a horrible feeling in the back of my head. But it all worked out. It was quite the ordeal. Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I just wanted to tell my story so you could see that you have to listen to your body. Had I listened to the doctor the first time I might not have even bd’d!!!
Post # 11
Congrats! Good luck with your pregnancy 🙂 TTC can be so hard to predict, especially if you are ovulating early or late. Doctors know that, I don’t know why some of them are so stubborn – at least she thanked you for making her redo the test! Haha
Post # 12
Congrats! Doctors may be really smart people, but they aren’t right 100% of the time.
Post # 13
Congratulations on your pregnancy (despite your doctor!!)!!
The longer I spend on the TTC boards the more evident it is that most GP’s really have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to fertility. Mine told DH all sorts of nonesense about his swimmers and refused to run bloodtests for genetic problems we know are in our families!
Post # 14
i was reading your post saying yay your ovulate and you told your Dr, and stood up, but what a bonus at the end to see you got a BFP!!! congratulations!!! 🙂 This is great!
Post # 15
@sit1010: congrats! Thanks for your story!
Post # 16
I’ll admit it was the nurse that argued with me more so than the doctor. I just hope she ends up being the prenatal nurse when I get there just so I can see the look on her face when I show up and say I told you so. Haha yup I can be a little petty.