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Luteal Phase Defect & Vitamin B6

Oct 22, 2008 - 0 comments
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Vitamin B6

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Luteal Phase Defect

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low progesterone



I was just wondering has anyone's MD recommended taking the vitamin/supplement Vitamin B-6 to correct a luteal phase defect.  I have not been diagnosed with this, but I have noticed that I get my LH surge around CD15-16, then AF shows up 11-12 days later. The cause of my early miscarriages have been due to low progesterone levels.  The highest my progesterone levels have been without the supplementation of Prometrium with these pregnancies have been 4.3 or 4.6, which is not sufficient, in the least, to sustain a healthy pregnancy.  I have had two miscarriages and with both I was approximately 4-5 wks gestation.  With my last pregnancy the progesterone level at 4 wks was 39.9, which is adequate; however, this was with Prometrium on board.  I am a healthy 26 year old female who has no chronic illnesses. Just curious to know if anyone is familiar with this and your experiences.  Thank you in advance.  

My Cycle Has Returned...Hallelujah!!!

Sep 16, 2008 - 1 comments
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menstruation

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af

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cycle

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menstrual cycle

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menstruation after C-section

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AF after pregnancy



Normally, I would be devastated, but I am so excited that my menstrual cycle has returned.  As most of you can see from my profile, I had my daughter at 24 wks and 3 days pregnant via C-section on August 1st due to her being stillborn due to a cord accident.  This was approximately 7 weeks ago.  This morning AF showed up.  Hallelujah!!!  Now it is back to normal.  I will begin doing OPKs in ~2 weeks to determine if ovulation still occurs around the same time each month as it did before.  I am a 28-day cycle girl like clockwork, so I pray this has remained the same after all this body God gave me has been through.  My husband and I will ttc in January 2009.  Pray that all goes well and that this year goes by quickly so we can be preggo again in no time.
xoxo,
Maddiesmom0801


Return of menstruation after C-section

Aug 26, 2008 - 4 comments
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c section

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menstrual cycle

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return of menstrual cycle

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after C section



Hey ladies just curious to know how soon after your C -section did you get your menstrual cycle?  I know it varies, just curious to know when I should carry tampons around in my purse.  I guess every day huh?

Pregnancy after C-section

Aug 25, 2008 - 6 comments

I opted to have a C-section on 8/1 because I could not bear the thought of laboring and pushing out my stillborn daughter at 6 months (24 wks and 3 days) pregnant vaginally.  I am a Labor & Delivery nurse, but I am looking for people's personal experiences.  My question is: how long did you wait to become pregnant after having a C-section?  I know my MD says wait at least 6 months and I will, but I am curious to hear anyone's story.  I would also love to hear about those of you who weren't necessarily trying to conceive but did.  Keep in mind that my uterine incision is not as large as it would be with a full term baby.  My daughter weighed 1 lb and 7 oz.  And I had the pfannenstiel abdominal incision (bikini line incision) and the lower uterine transverse incision since this was not an "emergency" C-section.  Did any of you VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean section)?  Like I said I am just curious to hear your stories because my husband and I are so ready to get pregnant again.