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1-Apr-12 10:26 pm
Hi ladies! I have decided to visit my Doctor to address my short luteal phase issue. I want to be pregnant NOW and stop dieting : ) I am guessing that she might recommend Clomid. If you don't mind, please tell me your experience with Clomid - has it helped your cycle? Any adverse side effects? Have you been taking supplements/diet also? Thanks for sharing anything XX

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1-Apr-12 11:09 pm
Good luck maple. I feel very much the same about wanting to be pregnant NOW! Im so annoyed that im O in a week and I am missing this cycle. Stupid husband going away lol Im definitely going to get pregnant next cycle...im determined hehehe! I have read that if you eat a 1/5 of a pineapple core each day after O it helps implantation. Something to do with the enzymes in it. Not sure if its true but worth a try I suppose. Im so struggling to get back on the diet and am at a point where im so comfortable with just leaving it all up to chance. I will still try to eat better purely for myself and not to sway. I ultimately want a bfp and perhaps if I have another boy theres a reason why im supposed to be a mummy to 2 precious boys. Good luck Maple. I wish you lots of luck xxx

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2-Apr-12 3:43 am
Thanks Princess! I hadn't really thought too much about the short luteal phase, but since last cycle was 43 days, it occurred to me that I could well be on this diet forever at this rate with no chance of BFP anyway! Wish I had a clue what my cycle was doing with my sons, but I don't.. I'm not even sure if i would have to go to a specialist for monitoring with this type of medication or what, but will find out on Thursday after seeing my family Doctor I guess! You are right, if you are at the point where you are happy leaving TTC to chance, then go for it! More likely to get that BFP! This diet is punishing. I have been struggling to be strict after the 2WW, just really enjoy food too much! Fingers crossed for your May attempt! It will come round soon enough : ) Best of luck and keep us updated! XX

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2-Apr-12 2:39 pm

Can someone tell me what a luteal phase is and how to determine how long mine is?

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2-Apr-12 4:42 pm

 Maple, i used clomid for MY ds. It took 3 cycles of 100mg and 2 cycles of 150mg, to get my bfp! It made my cycles very regular and i could pin point ovulation to the day just because of how painful my ovaries were! also it made me very moody i sure my DH would agree with that poor bloke lol, But this could be totaly different for you.Ive heard it does sway girl slightly but this wasnt the case for me and i got a ds which was are dg.

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2-Apr-12 8:07 pm
brw3princes:

Can someone tell me what a luteal phase is and how to determine how long mine is?

Brw your luteal phase is the days after you O until af arrives. You really need at least 10-14 days to sustain an ongoing pregnancy. If you have a short LP sometimes it can mean your progesterone is low which I guess would sway boy......

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2-Apr-12 8:57 pm

Hi Maple, I didn't know all this fact (a short luteal phase means that progesterone level is low). Sorry to hear that...I don't have enough knowledge to help you out but hopefully you will have a good discussion with your doctor. Fingers crossed for you!!!

 

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3-Apr-12 9:32 am

PrincessPleaseButHappyWithPrince so the day from my O-March 9 to my AF on April 2- the luteal phase is 24 days??

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3-Apr-12 3:46 pm
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 Maple, i used clomid for MY ds. It took 3 cycles of 100mg and 2 cycles of 150mg, to get my bfp! It made my cycles very regular and i could pin point ovulation to the day just because of how painful my ovaries were! also it made me very moody i sure my DH would agree with that poor bloke lol, But this could be totaly different for you.Ive heard it does sway girl slightly but this wasnt the case for me and i got a ds which was are dg.

Hi Kezjos - thanks for that. I have heard it can make you very moody... Eek! Glad it helped you out besides that : ) I have actually heard quite a few ladies conceiving boys recently, even though it supposedly sways girl. X

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3-Apr-12 3:49 pm
brw3princes:

PrincessPleaseButHappyWithPrince so the day from my O-March 9 to my AF on April 2- the luteal phase is 24 days??

Yes - O to AF. So that is a LONG luteal phase for you? How long was your cycle total days? You definitely did O didn't you? What is 'normal' for you? Fingers crossed for you BRW X

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3-Apr-12 3:52 pm
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Hi Maple, I didn't know all this fact (a short luteal phase means that progesterone level is low). Sorry to hear that...I don't have enough knowledge to help you out but hopefully you will have a good discussion with your doctor. Fingers crossed for you!!!

Thanks Cilantro! Appointment tomorrow - looking forward to it! Just hoping she can help me out rather than getting referred to a specialist which may take ages to get seen. Hope things are well for you. X

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4-Apr-12 11:23 am

I got a +OPK. And my cervix changed and everything. So I think I did from what I can tell. Without doing an ultrasound to verify it, it looks right. But since I stopped bc my cyles have been crazy. My last af began Feb 10 and my O date was March 9. It was a long time. Why does it sway girl I wonder...

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5-Apr-12 6:23 am
Wowsers brw thats a huge LP. Not sure if it affects conceiving....maybe ask Tamara? Poor love thats a long time to wait for a bfp each cycle :o( Good luck at the dr Maple xx

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5-Apr-12 1:50 pm
Update: My Doctor said I am underweight - which obviously affects fertility. Also because of the stress of last year for both my DH and myself (lost house in earthquake and continue to live with aftershocks) the stress also affects fertility. She doesn't know about the swaying (didn't want to go into that)! But obviously i am reducing my fertility by swaying too. She also said it can take twice as long at my age now to conceive compared to when I conceived DS1. She said that my luteal phase of 9/10/11 days likely is not a problem for conception, she would be more worried about the long delayed cycles and the health of the egg. So she was reluctant to prescribe anything until I have tried for another 3 months. I guess I knew all this already, and I have only been TTC for 1 month so far. I kinda thnk I am crazy for swaying - dieting especially. Feeling a bit selfish, and wondering if I should ease up a lot in order to have a healthy pregnancy regardless of gender.... Sigh! Easter eggs for breakfast? Lol..

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5-Apr-12 4:58 pm
Oh Maple, im so sorry about the earthquake. I cant begin to imagine how horrible it must be to go through something so horrific and to continue to struggle through the aftershocks it would be awful. In adelaide we only get very minor ones and very rarely but they scare me enough. You poor thing :( Good to hear about the luteal phase hun. I feel very much like you in the sense that maybe swaying is not ideal and thats why ive laxed so much. I know im likely to have another boy but thats ok. A healtht baby is the goal foremost a girl would be the icing on the cake :) sometimes I feel so very guilty for desiring a particular gender. I would hate for my beautiful son to ever think that he was any less loved or important. I remember the disappointment I felt when we found out he was a boy at the 20wk scan and I worry (although I know im crazy) that he felt my saddness and disappointment while in my womb. I never want to find out the gender again as I would hate for our second son to feel that too. I am so inlove with my ds that I feel so stupid for ever feeling that way as he is the most amazing dear little boy. I know if we have another boy the moment they place him in my arms ill fall inlove all over again. It will be hard to wait till birth but I think its the better option for me (im not even bloody pg yet & im talking about the birth!) I will always yearn for that little girl ive ALWAYS dreamed of BUT that will not hinder my love for my boys. Sorry about the essay was just feeling a tad emotional hehehehe Good luck this cycle maple. Will be thinking about all you girls and hoping we ALL get bfp soon xxx

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