4 days ago I thought it’d be as easy as - get married, honeymoon, be married & then have a baby. But real life isn't as that easy. And the movies don't exactly show you the struggle it is to get pregnant. From going off the pill & not getting my period back for 5 years to November’s miscarriage, the road to parenthood hasn't been easy. But as you know, I focus on taking my health into my own hands so I've partnered with @avawomen to help me not only track my cycle & fertile days, but also other markers for health. These include body temperature, breath rate & resting pulse. All of these I’ve learned are important in understanding how I can prepare my body for a healthy pregnancy, especially after losing one a few months ago.
There's no reason to blame myself or any of my actions for the miscarriage. What I am doing is learning from it. My doctors have noticed low progesterone levels. Progesterone is responsible for helping the uterus lining thicken so the pregnancy can be carried to full term. How is Ava Women helping me notice my low hormone levels? Progesterone increases prior to your cycle & then drops if there is no pregnancy, & with the rising hormone, your body temperature rises as well. Normal BBT during ovulation & the luteal phase is 97.7° to 98.3°. However, mine is been consistently at 95° to 96.1°, much lower than average, indicating that my progesterone levels are still extremely low and chances of another miscarriage if I were to get pregnant are high.
Ava uses all of this information to detect your 5 most fertile days. But right now I am using Ava Women to track my cycle and ovulation as a tool in helping with the Fertility Awareness Method, so that I don't get pregnant. I am eager to bring a new baby into our family, but I do not want to experience another loss. I am syncing the data on the Ava Women bracelet to my phone every morning and noticing trends in my BBT to see if the work I am doing to increase progesterone levels is helping. Ava Women has helped me understand my body & what it goes through every month.
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