How Do You Have A Vitamin D Deficiency In Florida?

We went to the doctor for our follow-up appointment today. We were super nervous going in and of course, feared the worst. 

Luckily, we met with the doctor and while some of J’s labs weren’t good, most of them were great! Her thyroid, A1C, and hormones all came back great. However, her AMH was a little low (9.8 and they like it to be 10) and FSH was a little high but still in the normal range. Basically all that means is she has a few less eggs than someone else her age, due to age, but it’s not really a big deal. The other bad result was that J’s Vitamin D was super low. How this can happen in the Sunshine State I’m not sure, but she has to take a supplement once a week for 8 weeks and then they will recheck it. We asked what Vitamin D had to do with fertility and he explained that it helps support implantation. And while he “couldn’t say for certain” that that could have contributed to our chemical pregnancy last month, chances are good that’s what happened.

The best news from the visit: we get to go ahead and try this next cycle! We thought we would have to wait until she finished the Vitamin D supplements, but he said we could proceed as planned. Yay!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. L.
    Aug 20, 2015 @ 11:26:11

    BTW, we recently learned that it’s not uncommon to have a genetic mutation on your Vitamin D receptor genes that inhibit you from creating Vitamin D correctly. So, the issue could be genetic and some people just need really high supplementation, like 4,000 units a day, to get to a normal level. (If that’s the case, Jax might need supplementation too.) We like the drops in olive oil like these: http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Vitamin-drop-Servings-Potency/dp/B003800UXG

    xxoo

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