Slow Rise BBT
I have a slow rise after ovulation. I use fertile soul follicular and luteal herbs. My current cycle went from 97.3 to 98 upon ovulation but dipped to 97.6 and 97.5 before it returned to 98. I ovulate on day 10 and my cycle is 24 to 25 days. My bbt chart looks good other than what I noted above.
Also, my naturopath doctor had me use progesterone suppositories after previous IUIs due to my age. I currently use 5-point acupuncture weekly. I cut out sugar and fruits completely in January after my last IUI. And I eat whole foods.
I began taking d-chiro-inositol in January. My doctor wanted me to use it because of my weight and apparent insulin resistance. Now I am incoporating daily mind body practices.
I recently had an HSG which showed what appeared to be polyps in my uterus, so I went to an RE. My first time having a RE consult. They will do a saline ultrasound to determine what is going on, but the consult focused mostly on my age and the assumed quality of my eggs. It was harsh and there was a push for me to do a donor egg IVF. My FSH is low, but he just focused on age.
I have been doing acupuncture and herbs for over a year. My concern is - my ND wants me to use clomid and progesterone with my next IUI... and because of my age I feel like I should step it up with clomid... but don't know if I will make my cycle worse if the IUI does not take and I need to prepare for another IUI cycle.
The RE set my confidence back a lot, since I already was aware that I may not achieve a pregancy. I am hoping the changes I made this year will make the difference, but wonder if the slow rise is an issue.