Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Wait is over.... again...

I got my period today. I have been having slight spotting for the past two days. (11 and 12 DPO).

I don't know if I have mentioned this before but the last time I actually got pregnant was the month that I had lost 15 lbs, cut out all processed sugars, and not drank any alcohol. Could it really be that is what helped me become pregnant in the end? or is this merely a coincidence?

I am beginning to wonder about progesterone, and again worry about menopause. I am young, I know that, but still, it could happen and if anyone is going to get menopause in their early thirties, it will be me.

I may make an appointment to talk to my doctor to see if there is anything further that we can do to test if my body is doing what it should be doing to make a baby. I will also ask him if my slight spotting for 2 days before my period means I have low progesterone and if this could be the cause of no pregnancies. I have read that low progesterone will cause an unsuitable uterine lining for implantation.

I will not give up on this.
I did build the crib last night, and one day I will have a tiny baby to put in that crib, because I am a good, loving and caring mother.

I took the clients to church today. The chaplain told us to trust in God, for he knows the big picture, and even if we don't understand right now, it will all be right in the end.
Should I trust in God next cycle. Should I forget the pee strips, and just inseminate blindly, when I feel it is time?


Stacey said...

I don't think doing it blindly is the only way to "trust in God." I think pee sticks help. I think getting monitored may be a good plan. If you did, say, go in for tests and check things out, at least you'd know. It does sound like maybe you have lower progesterone and that would be good to know because there are things like Crinone that you can use to increase your progesterone.

I don't think cutting out alcohol does anything. The cycles that worked for me, I drank more than usual at the first part of the TWW.

If you cut out sugars and lose weight, that makes sense if you are a sufferer of PCOS. If you ovulate regularly then I doubt that you are but I know that those things can contribute to hindering ovulation.

If you want a specialist, maybe check out Dr. Redmond in Toronto

I'm sure you can use a local doctor but I know that she specializes in fertility and can run through the tests you may need or be a good place to start if you don't have one.

Heidi said...

I don't have any answers to your questions just lots of love.