Sounds like all is healthy with you. You are young, healthy, ovulating, and having well timed intercourse. With human reproduction, there is only a 15% chance each month that you will get pregnant if all is perfect. I would continue all the things you are doing and if you have not conceived by March, then make an appointment with you provider for an evaluation. Chances are, you will be pregnant by then. I do not the Mirena has affected your ability to conceive. Best of luck.View Thread
The gender of your child is determined by the genetic make up of the sperm. While this diet seems to have helped with weight loss, it will not affect the gender of your next child. Most diets do result in feeling hungry until your body gets used to the lower caloric intake. It seems that this diet is making you very uncomfortable, in which case, I would recommend trying a different one. You can find a diet program out there that has caloric restrictions, but with many more food options for you. And just know... you have a 50% chance of having a girl.View Thread
It sounds like the weight gain has led to you not ovulating. If you were ovulating at a lighter weigh, I would suggest diet and exercise. Programs like Weight Watchers have been the best for my patients.
Certainly your doctor can get you to ovulate with medications; however, if you are not at your most healthy weight then your pregnancy may be more complicated.
I agree with the other responder that you should speak with your doctor. But in the interim, commit to weight loss with super healthy eating and exercise. With losing as little as 5-10% of your weight you will most likely start ovulating again.View Thread
Im sorry you have had to suffer through those 2 late miscarriages. That is a very tough thing to go through once... let along twice.
The answer(s) to your concerns are probably a bit more complex that we can answer here on WebMD. You have a unique situation with multiple variables in play.
I would recommend letting your OBGYN refer you to at least speak with a reproductive endocrinologist (infertility specialist). This person could hear your entire history and timeline of events and then give your his/her input.
If all is perfect with the sperm/egg/ovulation/etc, humans only conceive at a rate of about 15% per cycle. So keep your head up and keep trying. And don't make it a job, try to make it fun.View Thread
I agree with the other responder in that you should speak with you physician. If indeed your cycles are 38 days, this would be considered abnormal. Your doctor can help test to see if you are ovulating; and if you are not, he/she can help in order to increase your chances of conception.View Thread
Great question. Diagnosing PCOS is usually made only once other things have been "ruled out". Sounds like the REI doc "ruled in" a hypothalamic disorder. This can be isolated to the hormones that affect ovulation and can be asymptomatic aside from the problems you are having.
I would readdress any more specifics with your REI doctor, as they are truly the experts in this area.View Thread