VoicedJoy22 wrote: »
@puffbrat My problem before I went on birth control was really frequent periods, so coming off of it, that's my fear as well. I'm trying to give myself a few months at least for my hormones to level. I read in a few places that red raspberry leaf tea may help with regular periods, so I'm even going to try that for a little while.
Alioth wrote: »
How's everyone doing? I'm in the same boat with not having lost enough weight here lately as I'd like to for TTC. I might have to start working out at home since all gyms are closed too.@puffbrat Sooo, I totes know how you feel. After I posted last time, I ended up with a surprise 21 day cycle with only a 9 day luteal phase. boo! So last month I bit the bullet and got more progesterone cream. Got my luteal phase out to 12 days that way. But, I totally missed the BD window because I ovulated on CD 12 instead of CD 15-17 as far as I can tell! We were super busy too because the hubs pirate band had a big show for St. Patty's Day performing Irish music at a brewery. So I'm gonna be more proactive with OPKs this month.
I read this research study where they found that most women ovulate 1/2 a day BEFORE their OPK peaks, so while the LH levels are on the rise, NOT after peak OPK. Maybe I've been missing my fertile window by a couple days all along and that's making things harder for me? I'm going to try to BD earlier this time. Here is a link to the study in case any of you ladies want to read it. https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2001.00194.x It had a small sample size so it may not be crazy accurate. But the findings seem pretty legit. Ovulating so early is worrying me though. It could potentially be a sign that my egg reserve is getting low, that I could be getting to perimenopause and releasing eggs that are not mature enough to be viable. Or it could be just random. I'm probably overthinking. But, my BBT plummeted today on CD 5, so I bet I'm gonna ovulate early again. Wish me luck. It would be nice to have prenatal appointments and birth in the same fiscal year.
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