Friday, October 15, 2010

The obsessing resumes

Last month I was not very hopeful about my chances of getting pregnant. I'm not sure why, I was just a little more laid back about it. It was kind of nice. Disappointing when it wasn't a winning cycle, but still not completely devastating.

Cue this month - cycle #3. My first two cycles of taking my temp and charting I ovulated on days 20 and 21, respectively. This month my O day crept up on me - CD 14. And as luck would have it, we had decent timing in the sex department without even trying (since I had no clue I was about to O). My chart looks completely different so far this month, and I have no idea what to make of it. Thus the obsessing.

Vitamin C - it's not just for flu season
I have a theory about the completely different cycle this month. I could be way off, and I am certainly not a doctor, but found some interesting information thanks to my BFF Google. I had taken Ester C supplements (vitamin C that doesn't make my acid reflux-prone tummy upset) for many months. I stopped taking it a few months ago because I ran out of coupons and there weren't the usual flu season BOGO sales at Kroger. And I'm cheap. Recently I resumed taking it because I work on a college campus and the kids carry more germs than a toddler in daycare (and I used to work in a toddler room at a daycare, so I know.) But I digress.

Stick with me here. When I Oed on CD 20 and 21, my luteal phase (LP) was 11-12 days. Which isn't in the dangerously short range that prevents implantation, but it isn't exactly a great length either (less than 10 days is cause for concern). On a whim I Googled "vitamin C and luteal phase" and found several articles like this one linked to a study: Vitamin C Increases Fertility in Women with Luteal Phase Defect.

I really have no way of knowing if this is true for me. If this cycle is another no-go, it will be interesting to see when I ovulate next month if I continue taking the supplements. In the meantime, I'm just playing the waiting game for another week to see where it takes me. Hopefully to Babyland!

1 comment:

  1. That is an interesting theory, maybe I need to get myself on the Vitamin C train too. :) Good luck this cycle!