Saturday, November 6, 2010

Good Progesterone=Ovulation (Hopefully)

We finally got my results from my progesterone test on Thursday, and I was at 23.69 seven days post ovulation.  Despite the nurse's assurance that this was a good result, I immediately began comparing this to previous levels and googling (as if I hadn't googled info about progesterone levels a thousand times before).  It's wild for me to think that most people who get pregnant have no ideal what their mid-luteal progesterone level was...they most likely have no ideal that such a test exists.  From the first month we were able to get off birth control, my progesterone levels have been monitored.  It's really quite funny how much I have learned about my body in this process.  If we had not experienced difficulties, I would have never truly appreciated the intricacies of conceiving a child, how everything really has to be perfectly aligned.  While I would gladly trade the two lost pregnancies and months of disappointment for ignorance, I am thankful for the knowledge we have gained.


  1. it is really fascinating isn't it, I feel like most of us could pass and exam in fertility treatments, maybe we should try for our PHD's?

  2. yes, I am constantly amazed at how much I know about my reproductive system that I didn't know a year ago. Although I do feel like I still have a lot to learn. Maybe there's an honorary RE degree or something.

  3. Yay for ovulating!!! Oh yes, the mad googling that ensues after any kind of result... We all do it!