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    Default Progesterone Levels during LTTTC

    Can anyone please help me..... I am tryingt o find out what a good progesterone level at CD21 or 22 is if you are pregnant and on Clomid. I know anything over 30 is good for ovulation, but what would I want the levels to be if I was pregnant at 7 DPO?. My level at cd22 was 57.2, but I have just tested and it was negative. I am on CD25 today.

    Any one had their levels tested on CD21 and then foudn out they were pregnant???



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    I'm probably no help - on clomid I had a progesterone of 90 on day 21 but wasn't pregnant. The progesterone is higher on clomid due to the drug effects so I am not sure what they levels should be when you are pregnant after taking clomid. Sorry - not much help!!

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    Thanks for that Michelle. I'll know not to get my hopes up so high next cycle.

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    You'd need your hCG measured to find out if you're pregnant, and that wouldn't be showing up on CD21 - well, most probably not. That's why home test kits, which also measure hCG, don't work on CD21; the egg has to implant for hCG to be made.

    Our lab has:
    Progesterone reference ranges:
    Follicular phase: 0.6-4.7nmol/L
    Ovulation peak: 2.4-9.4nmol/L
    Luteal phase: 5.3-86nmol/L (yes, 86, not 8.6)

    HTH!

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    I only just saw your post so you probably don't need this info. I hope you are pregnant and you won't need it again for sometime. But if not this is the Australian Values that we use...
    You cannot predict pregnancy by your cd21 progesterone level. My cd21 levels have been up around 65 on a cycle I didn't conceive on and around what yours were when I did conceive.

    Peak levels of progesterone occur 5-10 days before the next period and the level should be greater than 20 nmols/l.

    PROG
    Reference Interval: Male adult: < 2 nmol/L
    Female:
    Follicular phase: < 2 nmol/L
    Luteal phase: 5 - 90 nmol/L
    Post-menopausal: < 2 nmol/L
    Pregnancy:
    1st trimester: 30 - 150 nmol/L.
    2nd trimester: 50 - 460 nmol/L
    3rd trimester: 170 - 800 nmol/L

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    Deb

    Im sorry to be asking this but under your name is it 4 kids 2 died and miscarriages all up 8 pregnancies...the 2 with angels wins did you carry full term??? Sorry for asking but as I can see now your also 12 weeks pregnant.

    How do you cope with the lost of children. I have lost 2 at 6 weeks and that was 18 and 16 years ago and im still dealing with it.

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    Hi Missy,
    No I don't mind you asking.
    I had four children with no problems at all and then my first angel daughter died in utero at 15 weeks and 4 days. I then had a miscarriage at 5.5 weeks. I then had my angel son die in utero at 14 weeks and 3 days. I then had another early loss and am now pregnant again. These deaths in utero had no signal that anything was amiss - they were detected during routine visits so the shock was awful as it is for any loss. No pathology has been found as to why this has happened.

    I just pray every day that this little one grows healthy and strong and that my body can support his/her growth.

    I don't think you ever get over it. Each pregnancy is fraught with fear and anxiety and it takes everything I have just to keep it at bay. I am sorry to hear about your losses too. It is very hard... :hugs:
    Congratulations on your pregnancy I wish you a safe, happy and healthy one...

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    Hi there,

    When I was pregnant at 14 DPO my progesterone was 35 and then 2 weeks later it was in the 70's which my fertility specialist said indicated an ongoing pregnancy due to the rise in progesterone. My IVF specialist tested HCG and progesterone together as I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks and my progesterone was only 14. I would ask for both HCG and Progesterone to be tested together twice to see the rise in levels.

    Bel
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    Oh Deb Im so sorry to hear about your little buds. I wish you all the luck in the world and hope all is well.

    Oh and im not pg yet. I have a transfer next wednesday and i hope it all goes well.

    All the best

    Missy

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    Default Low progesterone

    Hi all,

    I have 4 beautiful boys from my previous relationship including a set of fraternal twins who are now almost 8. I am only 34 and my new partner and I have been ttc for over 6 months. I had a feeling something was not right and so I got an OPK last month to try and get our timing right. I got an LH surge on day 12 so we went ahead to ttc. I started to feel nauseous and was vomiting on 9dpo. I had a discharge from my nipples on 11dpo and very very sore bbs.

    On CD21 my GP tested my progesterone levels. He called me in to tell me my level was only 2 on CD21. This of course means I never ovulated. I am so confused now about what my body is doing/not doing. I have to have an ultrasound to check for PCOS, but I have read about the symptoms of low progesterone and I have almost all of them.

    Has this happened to anyone else?? I would love to know how other women deal with this problem and any success stories of having bubs after such a problem.

    Bel

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