Mega - July 3. I've basically been having this heavy spotting for the last days.. Reply Follow Unfollow Continues below ad. I was not monitored very well, so far all I know my lining was too thin or something. I was due for my period yesterday.. I am really worried LIVE PREGNANCY TEST
I'm similar to you as in OH fine. TTC 1 May Got BFP June Dieted and got another BFP in October I will be 12 days post IUI tomorrow, but am bit wary of testing to early. See how I feel tomorrow. Got the HPK waiting. Have you started your Clomid yet? I don't know if I have enough patience to wait to test like you, lol. I started my Clomid on July 19 CD 5. I believe I am 3dpo so I still have a while before testing. I have never had a positive opk until this cycle, so I am excited about that part.
I go for day 21 bloods next week to check progesterone to confirm ovulation. I think you have a great chance this cycle. FX for u Did you go for cycle day 21 bloods? No - the clinic didn't offer bloods for D21 during IUI. I had them throughout Clomid cycles and felt bit like a pin cushion - esp when I had to go back for D28 bloods too!! Sounds promising for you if you are starting to have success with OPKs. Got to hold out until testing becasue if I test early, I could get a False Positive due to the injections that I had to give myself earlier in the IUI.
Got to make sure that the HcG trigger shot has gone from my system. The consultant said I didn't need the HcG trigger because it looked as though I was ovulating naturally - but took it anyway just in case there were any other follicles that decided to grow another 2mm overnight and become viable and then be released by the HcG trigger! Unlikely, but you never know how Mother Nature works sometimes!
Kind of wish I hadn't because then I would feel bit better about testing earlier, but hey ho! If I hadn't, I'd be worrying that I hadn't ovulated! Got lots of PG signs, but Search this Thread Advanced Search. Find All Thanked Posts. Pregnancy - First Trimester. Shop Til You Drop. Pregnancy - Second Trimester. Pregnancy - Third Trimester. Trying To Conceive Forums. Trying To Conceive 1. This leads to an increased production of a hormone called GnRH, causing the pituitary to pump out more of another hormone called FSH and LH, thus inducing ovulation.
Ovulation is the release of the egg from the ovary. The release of the egg is necessary for your regular menstrual cycle and pregnancy to begin. Ovulation is preceded by a long chain of events involving several hormones beginning in your prior menstrual cycle. Towards the end of a normal regular cycle, two hormones, estrogen and progesterone, slowly decrease. This eventually triggers in the first days of the next menstrual cycle a hormone called GnRH which is produced in a portion of the brain called the hypothalamus.
FSH is responsible for the growth of the follicles and eggs, and it increases the size and number of the follicles and helps to trigger ovulation. It is responsible for many functions in your body including the development of the egg in the ovary and the uterine lining. In some medical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome there is too much estrogen.
If your body believes there is less estrogen, it will produce more GnRH, causing the pituitary to pump out more of FSH and LH eventually triggering the release of an egg from the ovary. Clomid is usually given as a pill once a day for 5 days. The first pill of Clomid is usually started 2 to 5 days after the first day of you menstrual bleeding cycle day and ovulation usually happens days after the last dose of Clomid.
Your chances of getting pregnant with Clomid are very good as long as you take it for the right reasons and have some tests done before to excluide certain problems. About three fourths of women with PCOS that are not ovulating will ovulate on Clomid at some dosing level. But it also depends on a woman's age and other factors. In-vitro fertilization may improve pregnancy chances. Most twins conceived with Clomid will be so called "dizygotic" twins, twins that are not identical.
That is because clomid leads to multiple ovulations, and non-identical twins are twins resulting from separate eggs and fertilizations with different sperm, while identical or monozygotic twins results from the splitting of a single fertilized identical egg and sperm. No matter how well clomiphene works to make you ovulate, you will have difficulties getting pregnant unless you have good enough quality eggs, his sperms are OK, your tubes are open and you are at the optimal weight.
Some women take Clomid and use ovulation predictor kits to time intercourse with ovulation. Many doctors however will monitor you using ultrasound equipment and blood work to tell you the best time to try to conceive or may combine it with a treatment like IUI. Ovulation prediction kits are sensitive to the luteinizing hormone LH. While most medications will have no effect on the test results, there are a certain sector of medications that can have a very real effect.
These medications are often prescribed for infertility. If a woman is not producing enough LH she may not be able to conceive. For this reason, some infertility medications contain LH to improve the chances of fertility. Several infertility medications can cause the ovulation kit to test falsely positive. These include Clomid, Pergonal, Humegon and Repronex. Clomid can cause an ovulation prediction kit to test positive even when the woman is not ovulating.
According to the manufacturer of Clomid, three days should pass between the last day taking the Clomid and the first day testing for ovulation. For instance, if the medication is taken for 10 days, it is okay to start using the ovulation prediction kit on the 14th day. There could be enough LH in these medications to boost the natural LH levels to a point that looks like a spike. While this spike will not be the true spike noticed immediately before ovulation, the test will not be able to differentiate the difference between the two.
Other infertility medications like Gonal-F, Follistem and Fertinex contain only the follicle stimulating hormone. These should not have any effect on the ovulation prediction kit as the kit does not test for FSH. Before starting to use an ovulation prediction kit, make sure to ask a pharmacist or your prescribing physician whether the medication causes a boost in natural LH or contains LH. Like all fertility treatments, there are no guarantees.
Even if you do ovulate while on clomid, you still need the egg and sperm to meet, for fertilization to occur and then implantation. Some women will become pregnant and others will move onto other treatments. Before taking Clomid you should have some tests done to make sure you take it for the right reasons. Do a sperm count before starting to take Clomid.
It makes no sense taking Clomid when he has a low sperm count! Pelvic sonogram to check for fibroids and ovarian cysts If a woman is menstruating, even if irregularly, clomiphene is usually effective. Women with irregular menstrual cycles ovulate infrequently. They are usually excellent candidates for clomiphene treatment since more frequent ovulation presents more opportunities to become pregnant.
If you don't get pregnant on clomiphene that doesn't mean it did not work.