TTC after 35

new here, need suggestions

Im a mother of 4 (baby is 6yrs) i just got remarried in Jan and want to have one more baby. (my DH has no other children) i had no problems in the past getting pregnant, and now im almost 38yr and have VERY low progesterone.  (.02)  i just started on the natural progesterone cream in hoping this will help balance my cycles and my fertility. Anyone else find as we get older that this is a roadblock? i have a birthing background, and do know alot but ive never had to be put into these shoes of not being able to get pregnant. So im looking for any other ways i can up my progesterone levels. any ideas?

Jennifer

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Re: new here, need suggestions

  • Welcome!  I am put on prometrium right after my IUI's since my progesterone is low. I haven't tried any natural remedies for it. Who tested yours? 

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:40 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! EDD 12/2/14

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  • Hi Jennifer,

    You have an interesting background and I am sure you will enjoy it here - lots of wonderful women!

    I don't know much about low progesterone. I have heard b6 helps, and acupuncture. Neither did the trick for me and now I am on Prometrium in the latter half of my cycle.

    Good luck to you! 

     

    ttc since 2/2010 ~
    me (36): Hypothyroid (on Levothroid), low vit. d, borderline/high fsh (day 3: between 7-10) (day 10: 13 during CCCT), AFC: 14
    dh (31): awesome (minus one sample with agglutination)
    Diagnosis:possible DOR and/or unexplained + elevated NK cells + MTHFR (C677T - one copy)

    MAY 2011 - FEB 2012 - 3 injectable IUI's with numerous cancellations due to high TSH levels
    MAY 2012 - onto IVF/ICSI (Antagonist Protocol) on BCP and Folgard (3 week delay - cyst - boooo) 5/21 start stims 5/30 ER 11R 8M 3F 6/2 3DT of 3 6/12 Beta #1 83 | 6/14 Beta #2 196 | 6/21 Beta #3 3818 | 6/28 Beta #4 22,213 | 7/2 1st U/S - 2 on board! 8/24 CVS reveals that we have a boy AND a girl on board!

    Healthy baby boy and girl born in February, 2013 at 38 weeks and 2 days!


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  • Sorry, I don't much about the progesterone issue, but wanted to say welcome.
    TTC #1 since June 2010
    Me: 36, DH: 42
    Dx: DOR and MFI

    DH: low count + very low motility; hormones all normal; Sperm DNA Frag. test = poor to fair; male karyotyping normal
    Me: FSH 13.4 + AMH 0.26 + hypothyroidism; Scratch the hypothyrodism (?); Blood clotting and immune panel all negative; endometrial biopsy normal

    IVF #1 (MDLF - Jul/Aug 2011): BFN (9R, 5M, 3F with ICSI, 3dt of 1 10-cell grade 2, no frosties)
    IVF #2 (EP-antagonist - Sep/Oct 2011): BFN (6R, 4M, 3F w/ ICSI, 3dt of 1 6-cell, 1 7-cell, grade 4s, no frosties)
    DE IVF #1 (shared cycle - June 2012): c/p (6R, 6F w/ICSI, 3dt 1 8-cell grade A- and 1 7-cell grade A-; no frosties)
    DE IVF #2 (shared cycle with new donor - Nov/Dec/ 2012): - BFP!!!!! 12/14/12. U/S on 12/27 shows twins!!!!!

    SAIFW/PAIFW
  • My doc has me taking Prometrium after ovulation as well.

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  • One of my friends tried a natural cream, but she ended up needing IVF to get pregnant, so she ended up on progesterone shots.  I'm another one that is on supplements from my RE following IUIs...  Hopefully, you will get PG again soon without needing much else for interventions!
    Me: 38, DH 40 TTC #1 since 8/09 CP 10/09.
    3/11 Clomid-Ovidrel-IUI #1-progesterone= BFN.
    5/11 Femara-Bravelle-Ovidrel-IUI#2-progesterone=BFN.
    6/11 Femara-Ovidrel-IUI#3-progesterone=BFP!
    Beta #1 7/1: 39. Beta #2 7/5: 301 U/S 7/19 - saw HB!!
    EDD 3/12/12
    DD born 3/5/12
  • I have been taking 100 mg of B-6 daily for low progesterone. While that helped some, I found that regular acupuncture has helped my hormone levels significantly. And not just progesterone but across the board. Best of luck!
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  • I am also on Prometrium post ovulation and I take 100mg of B6 daily.

    Welcome to the board!

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