I am excited to say my body finally ovulated on its own after 12 months. Last time my body ovulated was during a egg collection. That was last year in October!! With two miscarriages in between I was never gave my body the opportunity to heal itself naturally. I mean who wants to take a break from TTC? Hehehe! I'm sure the liquid vitex and the other herbal supplement help with a little help of massage oil made from essential oils (all from the same company). I had only taken them for 11 days when my bbt dropped indicating possible ovulation, confirmed with OPK. Of course I was in denial until i could confirm it.

I saw my Dr today and she ordered blood work to confirm ovulation. If i in fact ovulated they will be scheduling my endometrial tickle next week. She was very pleased to hear I ovulated on my own but I'm sure she wasn't as over the moon like moi.

RPL results are in...

I tested negative for everything except the lupus antibodies. Which I was expecting. I guess we have an answer as to why my body keeps rejecting my embryos. Thanks to Emily @ Eatloveprocreate.blogspot.com, I purchased the book she recommended "Is your Body baby friendly." I must admit it is very interesting and easy to understand. With the help of this book my Dr & I were able to come up with a plan. (Also I think I pretty much went off of Ems successful protocol. If it worked for her then why not?) 

New protocol: 
No BCPs. 
Endo tickle
Vivelle patches 
2ml of PIO  (We decided to ditch endometrin)
Transfer 1 6D blastocyst to ensure a safe pregnancy  (because we ARE conceiving again, positive thinking here)

This plan isn't concrete as I haven't received my new calendar. I am just going off of what we agreed on during our consult. She is still waiting on our karotype testing but is confident it wouldn't change our protocol. 

That's it for now just wanted to give a quick update. Have a great weekend everyone!

Yesterday's follow included 12 vials of blood work, ultrasound, and peeing in a cup. First of all I'm glad my vein was in a good mood. Even the nurse said, "Well that was easy."

They are doing an RPL panel & Karotype genetic testing to see what is going on. Ultrasound revealed my body did as it should leaving my lining at 4mm. I did let them know I was experiecing a bit of discomfort down there but there was no infection. I guess my cervix is just a bit sensitive. HCG level came back at 29, hopefully by next week it's down to 0.

Results for testing will take 1-2 weeks & 3-4 weeks to come back. I'm guessing the RPL panel is 1-2 weeks since she mentioned calling me with a new plan next week. Like last cycle I will not be put on birth control. We are just going to allow my body to heal and hopefully ovulate on its own so I can avoid taking progesterone. I did start taking liquid extract vitex in hopes that it will help my hormones balance. Thanks to Caroline I am also getting the best sleep ever. She allowed me to use her discount to order lavender & peace and calming essential oils. First time using them gave me a headache but with her tips I am loving it. Peace and calming puts me right to sleep even when I don't feel tired. Besides these I'm also taking UteriCalm, it's a mixture of herbal extracts to prepare the uterus for conception. It's hard to stomach but whatever helps my uterus prepare for baby I will deal with it.

Since we saw benefits of having surgery before my last FET, just like our prior successful FET, Dr B is recommending an Endometrial Tickle. She explained that instead of putting me through surgery again this was the alternative. She will go into my uterus with a catheter to "rough up" my uterus to force it to heal and create new blood flow. I of course had to Google it and found that it is frequently used by RE. Another concern I had was if i would experience any discomfort during the procedure. The nurses face said it all so Dr B explained that the name could be deceiving. It's in fact not a tickle and it's not pleasant. (Scared face). I'm sure it can't be as bad as the drainage procedure I had when I had OHSS. 

I'm still debating if i should switch back to PIO instead of vaginal suppositories. She doesn't believe the miscarriage was caused by low progesterone so she wants to keep me on Endometrin. A part of me is scared to be put on it again and my body not absorbing them properly. I'm sure we can discuss this in depth when she calls me with a new plan when she gets my results back. 

Here's for another waiting game.
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