In the absence of any real reason for logging into Fertility Friend 5 times a day, I have been spending a lot of time looking at other peoples' charts.
It's not exactly a scientific cross section, but I was surprised to see how good the odds actually are:
- Across all the charts in the FF database, 36% of charts result in pregnancy (or miscarriage).
- With our intercourse pattern, the odds go up and 42% of charts end in pregnancy or miscarriage.
That struck me as a pretty good chance, so I started to look at "charts like mine", and this is what I found out:
- 39% of charts that FF thinks look like mine result in pregnancy or miscarriage.
- Matching our intercourse pattern, the odds go up to 44%
Theoretically my chances are pretty good - makes me wonder why I'm struggling so much to conceive. Then I added those critical keywords "With Short Luteal Phase <10" and the stats fell off a cliff, or rather all 33% of the positive tests were miscarriages.
Depressing stuff. It does make the acupuncture and Floradix seem even more important though - statistically, just a few days more in that luteal phase and our odds up a positive pregnancy test go up 11%. The odds of that pregnancy being sticky go up massively.
If this goes well, this will be our third cycle with a longer than usual luteal phase, although only one has been more than 10 days. Fingers crossed!