Hi everyone, I am new here but not new to the TTC world, I have been stalking the ttc boards for a long time. Here is a quick intro of myself.... My DH and I have been TTC'ing for almost 2 years. DH has been tested and results were normal. I have had hormone tests, HSG test, ultrasound.... all results were good. Sooo... we were told that we can have children..however 2 years later and we are still no preggo. UGH I know!
~My doctor has mentioned me to start taking Clomid, however I am not one who just starts taking prescription drugs due to all the side effects. We decided to start looking into more natural ways to conceive... I came across charting about 6 months ago and thought this is interesting that you can simply take your temps every morning with a BBT thermo and will be able to read your body.... We officially started charting 6 cycles ago, it has been a blessing because through all the testing I have been through my doctor never once mentioned I could potentially have a LPD (luteal phase defect). Well we do my luteal phase ranges 7-10 days each cycle... No wander we are not conceiving, its not enough time for implantation to occur and stick. It is supposed to be a minimum of 12 days.... SIGH!!
Ok so here is what we did.....
Cycle #1-3 - I started taking Vitex (pill form) and Prenatals
Cycle #4-5 - started taking Vitex Elixer (liquid form), Vitamin B6 (100mg), Prenatals
**I did notice when I started taking the Vitex Elixer liquid form.. my LP went from 7 days to 10 days and I ovulated 3 days earlier.. so that was a good sign!
~New Plan of action.... Starting this cycle #6 we are changing things up to really get my LP where it needs to be and help maximize our chances to conceive!! Prenatals, Vitamin B6 (100 mg), Vitex Elixer 60 drops (twice daily), Pre-Seed only three days before OV and one day after & last but not least Internal Harmony Progesterone Cream 25mg twice a day from day after OV to day AF is due.
Sorry this is so long... I really wanted to share our journey and our plan of action we are now starting a new cycle and I have a really good feeling about this month and our changes!!
Wish us luck &lots of baby dust!!
**Anyone who has had a LPD I would love to here your story and success!!!