Lh Surge And Ovulation Trying To Conceive

Lisa asks…

Why would my doctor think I am insulin resistant? Metformin?

I have regular periods (28-30) days, and use the Clearblue Easy Ovulation Kit to detected an LH surge every month. Never the less, we have been trying to conceive for 15 months with no luck. Today, my doctor suggested that I get tested for Insulin resistance, and possibly start taking Metformin. My question is, since I have regular periods, and I have never been diagnosed with PCOS, why would my doctor think I am insulin resistant? Do you think the Metformin will help me conceive?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I am in the same situation. I went to the doctor’s about 3 weeks ago because I have been trying to conceive. I had a miscarriage three years ago with twins and have not had a normal period since my d & c, so I went to the doctor’s and they did bloodwork to check my hormon levels because they thought I might have PCOS. My bloodwork came back that my insulin was a little high, so she said I was insulin resistant and she started my on metformin 850mg for the first two weeks then 1700mg after that. I will be on it for two weeks this friday, and am just waiting to start ovulating and get my period. The medicine is not bad it just messes with your stomach for the first week. Now I am fine and just waiting. I hope this information helped if you have any other questions feel free to ask my doctor gave me a lot of info.

Sandy asks…

How well do ovulation kits work?

I was just wondering cause I was thinking of using an ovulation kit and see if I can get pregnant that way. It took about 4 months to get pregnant the first time and I lost him 5 months in he was a still born but I would really like to try again. And instead of guessing I want to try an ovulation kit and see if that helps. How many of you tried it and did it work, if your a guy did it work for your wife or gf if you tried them? did it help? Any one have any info on them that could be helpful? I don’t want to waste my money if they are no good. thanks

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I find that monitoring my cervical mucus (read up on it if you don’t know how..I googled it..lol) and charting my BBTs is best just because my lh surge is obviously not strong enough to detect it. I sometimes get 2 lines but NEVER have they been the same darkness. Fertilityfriend.com is a great place to monitor it all and help you figure out when the best time to conceive is…good luck in TTC and I am SOOOOOOOOO sorry for your loss…Nobody should have to go through the loss of a child :( but the baby you lost will be your soon to be created babies Guardian Angle..at least how I see it with mine :)

Mary asks…

how does the ov test work exactly?

just wondering;
i’ve seen a lot of talk about them .
how does it work though .
&& does it really tell you when you should have sex when trying to conceive?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

They work by detecting levels of the Lh, luteinizing hormone, in your urine. Once this “surge” is detected, you should ovulation within 24-36 hours. So that’s when you really need to baby dance. I just started using the Answer brand ovulation sticks and got a positive on CD16.

Sandra asks…

Is it true that if you wait until the exact day that your ovulating that you have a better chance at a boy?

My husband and I are trying to concieve and he would really like a boy this time. Any advice?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It is true that if you wait until the day that you ovulate then you have a higher chance of conceiving a boy. Research studies have shown that the XX (female) are slower, larger, and live longer than that of XY (male) chromosome. If the XY should reach the fallopian tubes and there is no egg… Then they usually die off. The only thing that I can say is wait until the day of ovulation. Chart your BBT… Or you can buy an ovulation kit (first response works well) and have sex 11-12 hours after you have detected your LH surge… That is a way to increase your chances for a boy. Also… It is said that if a man has a low sperm count that he is more likely to produce more XX than XY… So wait a few days before trying to conceive. Hope this helps. Good luck!!

Jenny asks…

Want to Get Pregnant but scared of my Morbid Obesity plz advise?

I am 28 yrs old. with a weight and height of 140KG and 5.4 respectively. which is making a 50+ BMI i think. I have tried many times in past through starving myself to lose the weight bt it always come back. as i am may be a stress eater and a laziest person of the world. well now i am married and we want a baby. i hv regular periods and i got positive results in my ovulation LH surge test,… so i think i am ovulating as well. i dont have much fats of my belly but on my lower body parts as iam a pear shape. I am not much worried about myself but worrying about that my selfish wish may be can harm the Baby. Please advise should i go for it or not??

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I think you should go for it. Before I had my son I was overweight. By A LOT, even the doctor said that I should drop some weight before conceiving, but it happened anyway. As soon as I got pregnant I lost so much weight. My metabolism increased, the desire to eat decreased and walking regularly for the babies health kept me motivated. I am happy to say that my weight is 37 pounds lighter now then before I had my son. I am TTC for #2 and I am already losing a couple of pounds. My son has been the blessing I needed to take care of myself and your baby might be the blessing you need.

Good Luck

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