Right – internet is now fixed at home, and I can tell you what happened over the last 4 weeks.
Despite my wonderful temperature and my high progesterone, I was not pregnant last month. Of course, I was disappointed, but that it part of the process… hoping every month that it will be the one I get a good news!
I was still happy to have a lovely a stable luteal phase despite not taking progesterone supplement. My doctor confirmed that with such high progesterone results following ovulation, I wouldn’t need to take extra.
This cycle is a bit more variable than the last one. I am a day away from having to take a pregnancy test, and except for a bit of a headache, I feel absolutely normal…and therefore probably not pregnant. Reading other people’s comments about early pregnancy it is clear that there is a whole list of symptoms that I should be experiencing by now. I am still optimistic! Who knows 😉
The lovely spring weather in the UK at the moment (Yes, I have learned British irony by now!) means that the house is absolutely freezing and I think that this is causing me to feel under the weather…and this seems to have affected my temperature for the last few days. It has dropped quite a bit for the last 4 days, when I think that it should have remained high. I feel a bit stiffly, so I think that this is making my sleep particularly disrupted, and the fertility advisor told me that this could cause issues with my temperature.
I have done a blood test to check my progesterone level with the lab duofertility works with, and I got confirmation that I had ovulated, as confirmed by the monitor. My result was 36.6, which is good. So no progesterone supplements for me again! 😉
Anyway, I will still do a pregnancy test in the morning to see what the result is!
I have bought a pregnancy test from Boots and I have seen that Boots now sells a new type of ovulation tests which seem to do exactly the same job as the clearblue fertility monitor (Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test with Dual Hormone Indicator) and they are a lot cheaper, I am gutted to have spent so much money on the clearblue monitor – which isn’t working for me when I could have tried those for a month are realised that they didn’t work…
On a more technical note, I was happy to see that I could use my duo monitor from the office. Given that I had not internet, the fertility team couldn’t access my data and advise me. But they helped me set up the monitor on my office computer without leaving any traces on the work computer as the last thing I want is my boss to find out that I am trying to get pregnant!
I hope that the internet will be better from now on – so I don’t have to write such long posts!