New to board but need fertility advice please....
daisybob · 24/09/2003 17:48
hello ladies, would really like to get some help - i am trying to conceive and have had two msicarriages and basic tests show nothing wrong . the hospital is now testing to see when and whether i am ovulating. i have been told that i am releasing my eggs too late so that they are then too mature to fertilise and will therefore need an injection to release them at the right time before they mature. has anyone else come across this and has it got a name and how successful is it ?
CountessDracula · 24/09/2003 18:46
Hi daisybob, sorry I have no info for you but just wanted to say hello and good luck with the treatment. Do you already have children?
For what it's worth, the treatment sounds pretty sensible to me. It took me 3 yrs to conceive my dd (dd - darling daughter), so hang on in there!
daisybob · 24/09/2003 18:59
thanks for your response - i don't have any children so this is all new to me - i am also 37 so very worried about my age - how old were you when you conceived?
Jenie · 24/09/2003 19:03
Hi daisybob same as the countess, just wanted to say hi and to keep trying.
No real advice exept to try and worry less (if that's possible)
CountessDracula · 24/09/2003 19:07
I was 35 so not much difference there. I was also worried about age.
WSM · 24/09/2003 19:09
Hi there daisybob, welcome to mumsnet
I wanted to echo what everyone else has said, I'm afraid I run dry on the info front too. For what it's worth I don't think that 37 is all that old where 'assisted conception' is concerned.
Egypt · 24/09/2003 19:37
hi daisybob. i think i am right in saying that you have luteal phase defect. twiglett has this, so maybe sending out a post to her would help. basically, it means that there is not long enough between release of egg and period. 10 days or less is considered a lpd. your body isnt producing enough of something or other to maintain a pregnancy. this may well not be what you have, but when you say you are releasing eggs too late, it must mean that they are closer to your periods than a regular cycle would be. (14 days). is this right?
twiglett was prescribed clomid to correct it and got pregnant first time. i'm sure there are injections there to do the same thing. i would search for luteal phase defects on the net if i were you. there is alot of info out there. good luck
bluecow · 24/09/2003 20:01
Hi daisybob. Egypt is right I think - it sounds like your luteal phase is too short. If you want a natural alternative, it might be worth looking into Agnus Castus which is known to regulate cycles (I took it both times when trying to conceive, as I have PCOS, and fell quickly both times - I'm nearly 40 and expecting my 2nd so don't worry about your age!!)
Bogwoppit · 25/09/2003 00:07
I get my test results on Fri.
can't offer much advice, but stick around costhere are alot of very helpful supportive people on here.
zebra · 25/09/2003 04:55
I was under impression that fertility trends are strongly heriditary; so a good way to tell if you're likely to have trouble conceiving "late" in life is to look at women on your mom's side of the family. If your mother or her mother had children late in life, odds are very good that you will be able to, also.
pidge · 25/09/2003 10:04
I have a friend who also had two miscarriages and then a successful pregnancy at 37 ... so try not to worry (impossible I know!). And short luteal phase can be successfully treated - as shown by other mumsnetters here. Might be worth searching on other threads. The great news for you is that you seem to have no trouble conceiving, so if they sort out the release of your eggs you stand a really good chance of a successful pregnancy. Good luck.
aloha · 25/09/2003 11:28
37 isn't old in fertility terms. I recently spoke to a top specialist who said that when he sees 38 year old women can't conceive (not your problem, of course) he would only think age was a factor in about 25% of cases - the other 75% would have other reasons, like yours. So your problems almost certainly aren't age related. What's great is that your drs seem to have pinpointed your problem and have a treatment that ususually works, so I think you can be optimistic. Good luck.
Egypt · 25/09/2003 18:06
not at all!!! only remember things that are fascinating!! hope u r ok
motherinferior · 26/09/2003 19:56
Please don't worry too much about age. Honestly if they've identified another problem, as aloha says, that's it not your age. I've just had my second at 40.
daisybob · 27/09/2003 20:32
hello ladies it's daisybob again - thanks for all your help and support - i haven't responded before now as i am on someone else's computer. however., have gone out today and brought one as i found you all so helpful and needed to do this anyway. twiglet - your situation sounds like mine do you think i should try to get the hospital to give me clomid as up to now they have just said progestrone?
Cornflower · 27/09/2003 21:37
daisybob just to let you know i had 2 miscarriages and went on to have a lovely child...and i want more keep trying - all my best ishesCornflower
daisybob1 · 07/10/2003 20:56
hello - diasybob here again - why is eveything so confusing??? The hospital have now tested my progesterone and said that because it was at a certain level (13?) that i must have ovulated sooner than they thought and that it doesn't look like i need an HCG injection or that i have lpd. they are now going to test again next month to see what's going on. i don't understand what this is all about. first they say that my eggs grew too large and that i would need the injection now becasue of progesterone level this is not the case - can anyone shed any light on what's going on?
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