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On to Femara round #2.
I will say that one positive to this cycle was that in addition to being on Femara, I asked Dr. Colbert to put me on progesterone after ovulation to lengthen my luteal phase. It worked! I was experiencing only 10 days luteal phases (should be at least 12), but I surpassed 14 this cycle with the progesterone. Based on a blood draw I had done, Dr. Colbert thought my progesterone levels were fine, but I had this nagging feeling I could not shake that I needed to be on the progesterone. Most embryos implant between 7-10 days post ovulation, but they can implant as late as 12 days post ovulation. If I was ever to have a late implanting embryo, at least I know my luteal phase would not cause an early miscarriage.
A friend of mine recently had success supplementing her fertility treatments with chiropractic care, so I made an appointment with her chiropractor for Friday. I honestly don't know how I feel about this option or if I believe it will help, but my friend's story was so compelling I had to give it a try. She was at the point of IVF and it appears seeing the chiropractor made all the difference because she got pregnant (without IVF) that cycle! It can't hurt, right?
I am praying that God will continue to direct our steps as we move forward. It is getting tougher and tougher to remain hopeful that I will ever conceive. Over a decade ago, I claimed Proverbs 3:5-6 as my life verse and I am leaning into it hard right now:
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him and he will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
Desperate for divine direction because "my own understanding" feels something like a spaghetti map leading nowhere fast. Direct my paths, LORD! Make them straight.