I have a 16 month old son, and have just stopped breastfeeding him. We have been trying to get pregnant for about a year, unsuccessfully. I recently had blood work as well as an endometrial biopsy (while still breastfeeding). My progesterone level was 6.5, and my FSH 12.1. I use NFP and take my BBT daily, chart my fertile mucous, ovulation, and have an average cycle of 25 days. My physician recommended taking Clomid, however I am wondering why progesterone treatment isn’t recommended. I would like to know if Clomid is the preferred treatment, or are there other drug therapies recommended.
In addition, he mentioned some research he read indicating women with an FSH of 12 and above could not achieve pregnancy with any type of fertility treatment. Do you have any knowledge in this area, and does breastfeeding also affect FSH?