Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Holiday Update




I’ve lost motivation to talk about our conception journey lately, probably because I have lost motivation on the journey itself!  I’ve still been keeping track of where I am in my cycle and this morning, I worked out when I am due, because we are in the two week wait now.  But the drive and the strong desire has taken a respite over the last few weeks.  Fortunately it hasn’t for D.  And while I still would love to be pregnant, he is often the one saying that we should still be trying now on this particular day.  I am so grateful for that!  For his enthusiasm and continued desire to have children together.

Last week, I went back to the naturopath for a complete re-look at what herbs I am taking.  She is sending me off for tests to see how much improvement there has been in the last few months and is changing things. 

She believes the mix I have been taking has done it’s job and it’s now time to focus on my progesterone.  From looking at all my fertility clinic test results, she believes it may be possible that we fertilise an egg, but then that I don’t maintain the progesterone level in order to hold it. 

The reason she thinks this, is that my progesterone levels are all over the place in regards to the days in my cycle.  And she believes that my progesterone levels are dropping far too quickly at the end of my cycle, which the results did indicate.  But I wonder if my cycles have become irregular again from the inconsistency in producing oestrogen rather than progesterone.

Nevertheless, she has my complete trust and I am very glad to be taking a different track and trying a new approach.  And it’s quite likely that this new herb I am taking which focuses on creating good progesterone will also balance out the other hormones as well.

Over the next few weeks, on the appropriate days of my cycle, I will redo the original tests.  I can’t wait to see the results!  Definitely excited about that!


  1. Hi there - was wondering why we had not heard from you. I'm going to email you so don't go away!

  2. You have found some wonderful and caring professionals to assist on your journey. How amazing that they are able to monitor and balance your hormones exactly where they should be. I am so happy to read that D is being so enthusiastic. Surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people can only benefit the process.


  3. I had cycle monitoring and my issue was also progeterone related which led to the mis..(I can't even say that word).

    Your Dr is right and you are lucky to have someone whom you have a lot of trust in.

    Good luck & hugs.

  4. have you tried natural progesterone cream? I used to frequent a moms board with homeschoolers and quite a few of them were 'quiver full' and they found this cream helped them with miscarriages.

    i had 2 miscarriages and i was on a mostly raw food diet when i conceived my 5th & 6th children. email me if you have questions.

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