Garfei, not sure when you had progesterone tested etc...if it was this cycle etc but I think it needs to be around 30 to confirm ovulation, mine was around 24-27 at 6-7 dpo. Why don't you get it done again on Friday or next Monday...if you did ovulate last weekend levels should have increased by then....and you would now hope for something around 30.
Pippi - a + OPK yesterday. Good stuff I agree that 2.09 seems a good number (from what you have taught us here ) that IS very close to 2 or less! What happens next? Yes - i was surprised to find myself not hungry. I am taking preg. vits. every day ...
Garfie - chin up lovely I was going to ask when you had the test. I only know what i'm learning from you ladies about no.s, but what pippi said re: re-testing soon sounds sensible. I'd be miffed about getting the info from the doc's receptionist too. That doesn't seem right. She can't answer your questions! Looking at your chart it looks like your cross hairs are about right. It still amazes me that the female reproductive cycle is such a mystery to modern science for goodness sake!!!
My (new since moving) GP and MW are a mixed bag, to be honest. They're all perfectly nice folk (even the receptionists, lol) face to face, but info exchange seems so slow, and no sense of urgency about anything. I had to have a gestational glucose intolerance test last Wednesday. The midwife arranged it for me due to triedness, sickness, lack of appetite and because diabetes runs in the family. She organised it for me saying she wanted it asap. I had to fast, go to local hospital, then have blood test, drink yucky stuff, sit still in waiting room for 2 hours, 2nd blood test, go home. Results would be with GP Friday, i was to ring then. Well, i rang Friday and the results were there but no one had looked at them. Someone would ring me back. Nothing. Waited till Mon. morn. Rang again, yes, receptionist: 'the results are here on the computer - do you want them? Will you understand them, it's all just hemoglobin levels?' I said no, i wont understand the figures, i need a doc to look at them Oh, i'll get someone to ring you back. Nothing. I rang Tuesday am. Same thing. Results still just sat there on the desk. (The MW only goes into the medical center one morning every two weeks - she serves about 8 villages.) I'm like: well - this was supposed to be asap! Now it's a week since my test! Supposing i'm diabetic!? It's bad for baby! So she finally got a doc to ring me. No diabetes - that was the good news. Bad news is my red blood cells are shrunk (?) and my hemoglobin levels are very very low. Hence the knackeredness. Wont harm baby but it's why i'm on my knees by 3pm every day and possibly why i have no appetite. Advice? We'll test you again in FOUR WEEKS!?!?! I'll have nearly had the baby by then! MW is still only seeing me every 4 weeks. The 2 times i have tried to ring her on her mobile in the last 30 weeks she hasn't responded
I dunno. I just feel like there's something missing in maternity care these days. I lurk around on the pregnancy bit of Mumsnet sometimes, and lots of ladies are finding they are being left in limbo for weeks at a time.
ANYWAY! lol. I'm self medicating with bananas and apricots. It seems the foods most rich in iron are the ones which go black after peeling. ie: potatoes, advocados and bananas. Greens are good, but not as good as those others. Good tip for us all.
Re: breast feeding shopping vouchers - yes, it would seem an odd way to motivate new mums. Also another way to make those who struggle to BF feel inadequate/failing. I'm wondering if it is to balance up somehow with the fact that (apparently) formula feeding mums get given vouchers towards the cost of the formula Breast feeding is cheaper anyway though (Glad i'm not in charge )
Well I've calmed down now yes it was taken at 3DPO (you know because of course I O on Day 14)
So I thought a 10 was fine for that early on??????
Misty - There is deff something missing in the Maternity System - both for those of us trying and when we get pregnant to just having the reassurance that everything is fine
I can't believe you have had to wait this long for some important results - mind you I supposed it's better than the receptionist thinking she's a doc and giving you incorrect info
Regards the BF it's being rolled out in Sheffield/Derby I think - so it wouldn't effect me anyway. I think money off formula etc is only given if you are on certain benefits - I could be wrong it's been that long ago since I was in the system
BF - Yes it is important to eat whilst growing your little one - but like Misty said if there's a reason the appetite disappears it needs looking into a addressed - I never had that problem with my boys
Pippi - I was feeling okay until the receptionist said - no ovulation my thought is that 10 is fine so long as it rises right - I will call her back Thursday should be interesting to hear what she has to say Your number should be fine hun - are the docs concerned at all? so you could have a Christmas BFP
Regarding the ferning once it ferned I stopped not realising that like an OPK I may get a second surge still a learning curve
AFM - Was expecting FF to take away cross hairs - but no for now I am still 4DPO hopefully I will get a chance to POAS this month and feed my addiction
That's desperate misty. The docs in my gp seem to go through the results that day as when I get a print out I can see they day they said it was normal etc.
Now I just ask the receptionist for the results if its something I am repeating and I know what I am looking for. Yea but for diabetes and pregnancy...you definately want the gp interpreting that and not DR google.
Well at least you have explanation for tierdness...did they not recommend an iron supplement ? Maybe even talk to your pharmcist ... See what they would recommend.
Yes i ovulating today I think Misty. Not doing a lot of bd this month as don't think you are supposed to be ttc when getting the down reg injection and also getting my uterus 'scratched' (supposed to help implantation) at the same time. Waving a wand with probably a hook on it about there and scratching the lining not probably great if something nestling in there (fat chance of that).
10 is ok pre ovulation Garfie. What actual date did you have the test done?
It should be done 7 day post YOUR ovulation. ...but definatley worth repeating in the next few days if you can.
Waiting here for ivf drugs...they were suppose to arrive by 12.30 and still no sign. Hope they ok on ice packs....
Courier was 30 min away 40 minutes ago.
I've been stalking occasionally but just wanted to check in with you all.
Mistty -The medical profession and maternity does leave much to be desired. Im surprised you haven't been given mega iron tablets because the same thing has happened to my sister in all her pregnancies. 4 weeks seems a ridiculous time to wait.
Pippi - good luck with this round of ivf. I had a scratch when they did my hysteroscopy and before my iui and although uncomfortable its meant to do good things for implantation.
Hi to everyone else, Garfie, Booth, Butterfly and anyone else I've forgotten to mention.
AFM - ivf this month. So many injections!! No down reg for me, went straight in there. Only got 5 eggs, 3 have fertilised. Transfer tomorrow, hopefully the fertilised eggs will all be growers and look good tomorrow. Fingers crossed this will be the one, and happy times are ahead. I feel that I need a change of luck because I feel that Ive had enough bad now. Not sure if I could take much more.
Anyone else sick of that bloomin Aptamil ad at the top here! Keeps taking over the screen!
Barnie - hi lovely Fingers, eyes, toes and legs crossed here for you for the transfer. It's today? Let us know how you get on You so deserve some good luck now
Pippi - did your drugs turn up? That must be nail biting!
Garfie and Butterfly and everyone -
AFM - well i have given up on getting anywhere with my lack of iron On ... Wednesday i think, i rang the docs to get this blood test for hemoglobin level booked. I said to receptionist i'd like to book a blood test with the nurse B4 my next appt. with MW, which is the 5th Dec. She said i cant do that - doc (the one i finally spoke to on the phone on Tue) has written on your notes that you have just started an iron supplement and he want to give it 4 weeks B4 the next test.
Ay? I haven't just started an iron supplement?! I told him on the phone that i had been taking a supplement for the last 30 weeks!
So ... i rang the MW. Answer machine - don't leave a message, please leave a text. So i left a long text saying what shall i do? She texted back (hooray, first time ever!) saying ''i'm in the surgery tomorrow, i'll look at your results and then ring you''. Thursday came and went. No call. I texted her on Friday morning saying simply ''you were going to ring - you havn't'' (slightly pee'd off now) ... nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero contact. sigh.
It's 18 days till my next appt. with her. I'm just going to wait till then and if/when she mentions blood tests and iron i'll just tell her i've given up with it all as the stress and crossness of trying to get anyone to bloody talk to me just isn't worth it! I've been dead tired this long, i might as well carry on
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