Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Well that was unexpected

With my first natural cycle after IVF #1 I knew I didn't ovulate.  My RE seemed skeptical but I assured him that I knew my body and there was no way I ovulated.  This was later confirmed with a blood test. 

With this cycle I was prepared and walked out of our WTF appointment with a lab order in hand.  He also told me that he could go ahead and write a prescription for prometrium and forgo the blood test but I wanted to see what my body could do on it's own.

By the morning of cycle day 16 and 6 negative OPKs I gave in and called the RN to ask for a prescription to be called in, seriously why delay IVF #4 if I know it's not going to happen.  If I haven't ovulated by this point it just wasn't going to happen.  But wait...what was this?  Fertile quality CM?  Are you kidding me?  Literally 6 hours after I called the RN.  The next day I was staring at a little smiley face on my CBE digital OPK.  I was shocked.  Fortunately I had held off on taking the progesterone to see what would happen after my discovery in the bathroom.

I really can't believe I ovulated.  And it makes me wonder if I was under suppressed on the microdose which could have caused all the erratic follicle sizes.  There is no way to know but at least we get one more shot at a natural cycle.  Otherwise we are scheduled to start BCP the last week of August.  Just a bit delayed since I ovulated 3 days late. 


Sarah said...

Maybe you won't need that 4th IVF...here's praying for that!!!!!

Rachel said...

Fingers crossed for a natural BFP!

Dianne said...

Yay the big O!!!!!

kdactyl said...

I could also be due to the accupuncture. My accupuncturist doesn't just work with IVF patients...he works with women to help regulate cycles, beef up ovulation and control menopause symptoms. I'm a firm believer that could it works as I have a girlfriend who went to him after several miscarriages...she had stopped ovulating and her body was just all messed up. He got her back on track and she was pregnant in 2 months and then carried to term....just one more great benefit of accupuncture!

And...I will be sending HUGE amounts of babydust your way that this shot at a natural cycle and the improved numbers on DH will result in a great suprise little pregnancy...teehee

Brittney said...

Oh that would be wonderful to have a natural pregnancy!! Praying for you.

Tabitha said...

Yay for "self-ovulation"! Hope this is your miracle!!