Prepare for some serious TTC lingo. S’s HPT tests are still positive and so are OPKs. Our Clearblue Monitor sticks have the strongest LH surge I have ever seen. I know that HCG reacts very similarly to LH, so I am assuming that is why the OPKs are positive, but S also has creamy cervical fluid and feels like she’ll ovulate soon. I know that post miscarriage everything is all wonky, but I’m wondering what you all know about post D&C ovulation.
Does anyone know what we can expect here? Did this happen to anyone? Are OPKs in any way reliable after a miscarriage while HCG is still in her system?
Our next doctor’s visit is on Monday (14DP D&C) and she’ll check her lining via ultrasound and do an internal exam. S is feeling like she might have ovulated by then. So the question is: do we wait for the office visit before insemming, or just go for it on Sunday (13DP D&C)?
Here are my pros: Emotionally we are ready. I doubt it will even work this time since I think she needs Clomid to get pregnant. Trying will make us both feel better. If her lining isn’t good enough to support a pregnancy, it won’t implant, no harm done. I can find no scientific evidence that trying during the ovulation immediately following a D&C increases chance of a second miscarriage. If her body can’t do it, or it is a crappy egg, I think we just won’t get pregnant. If we don’t get pregnant it will not be devastating (well it might but it won’t be worse than not trying at all – both ways we will be in July of 2007 with no pregnancy and no baby.)
Cons: If she miscarries again we’ll shoot ourselves. Not really. But that would fucking suck.