Hi all, I’ve been TTC for 18 months. I fell naturally in month 3 but had a MMC. Cycles were never quite right and saw private consultant who prescribed Clomid. Just finished 7th round with no luck despite releasing two eggs every cycle at right time and good thickness endometrium. Consultant tested for AMH levels and was looking for 6 but came back at 4. I’m 33. Booked in for private HyCoSy next week. Also just starting NHS referral as had to wait 1 yr post MC. Anyone have any similar experiences or know about AMH levels? TIA
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Can you please give some more information on what you mean by your cycles not being "quite right"? Have you had an ultrasound yet? Is there any suggestion of PCOS? (This is very different to simply having polycystic ovaries, which aren't thought to affect ttc) Were you bloods normal?
Hi, I was ovulating on day 19/20 of 28 day cycle. No PCOS. Everything looks healthy, ovaries good size etc. The HyCoSy will show up anything that can’t be seen on scan but I’m very much expecting it to come back clear.
Thanks. I'm sure it will come back clear. Your luteal phase is a little on the short side. People do get pregnant with an 8-9 day luteal phase so don't panic. But if you want to see if you can increase it, it's all about increasing egg health. There's a book called It Starts With An Egg that I've seen a lot of people on here recommend. You can also try organic royal jelly in the first half of your cycle (organic is best as non organic can include pollutants which won't have quite the same effect), ubiquinol throughout, and eggs.
Clomid is supposed to improve egg health but I've heard it has mixed results. I had a luteal phase defect (spotting 4 dpo) that a private clinic was going to treat with clomid for one cycle, then a combination of Clomid and progesterone. I managed to convince the NHS to prescribe me progesterone before going through ivf. I'm now sat here cuddling my miracle cyclogest baby. The cycle I got pregnant and the one before that I had taken royal jelly, ubiquinol and eaten eggs daily. Obviously the cyclogest was key, but I'm sure those three things did far more than anything else I had tried in my journey to get here. Good luck with your own journey xx
Thanks - what’s Cyclogest?
I’ve been taking supplements for 12 months and to no avail sadly.
Sounds as though my consultant will move me from Clomid to some kind of injections next cycle then after that IUI.
Just wish I could stop crying every time I’m on my own! I’m one of life’s thinkers and can’t switch it off. X
Please don't be so upset. This journey is hard. I wish I could say it gets easier, but even when with a baby, it's just something new. Just think of this as practice, you'll be a seasoned worrier by the time you're cuddling your little miracle baby 😉
Cyclogest is progesterone. For me it stopped my lining from shedding, allowing my baby to stick. For others it increases their luteal phase. In IVF it's often touted as being just a fail safe, but some women disagree and the cyclogest can really reassure them.
Before you embark on IUI, make sure it is something you want to do. Personally I would not have bothered with it. If it's medicated it might have more chance. My reason for this, same sex couples are advised to have 6 rounds of privately funded IUI to prove "infertility" before being eligible for IVF on the NHS. I therefore think that medical professionals do not hold IUI in any higher regard than sex. Medicated is different though. My advice? Explore all of your options.
Counselling, or just a good friend to talk to, may help with the way you're feeling. This journey is really hard, but you shouldn't have to cry every day. You need to take it easy on yourself xx
Thank you so much and I’m so please for you that you got your miracle baby x
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