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Just wondering if its just me and my sis, but has anyone ever feared they were infertile? Without knowing you are or you arent. Just random worrying about it?
Yes and that was a very long time ago. I am now ttc and have been since march 2007 and haviong lots of problems. My advise is if you are worried and been trying for 12 months or more get it checked out!
Yep, twice in my life I've had true and genuine fears that I was infertile. Turned out I was wrong both times :)
Well my sister whose 18 has always wanted her little family lol, I swear thats all she wants in life. Shes now started to panic that she cant have kids. Would doctors do tests to see if shes fertile seeing as she is still so young?
Not unless there's cause to suspect that her fears will be bourne out - ie if she has suspected endometriosis, they might do a laperoscopy...but generally speaking they won't do testing until somebody has been TTC for 12+ months with no success, or had 3 successive miscarriages.
After I had my first bub it was almost 3 years before we started TTC again. We tried for over 10 months with no success and we really started to worry so we started to research secondary infertility.
We finally fell pregnant with #2 after 11 months of trying and we have since conceived first go for all other bubs. :)
i have always had a feeling either i wouldn't be able to have kids or that i would have difficulties not sure why but it turns out i was right have been ttc for almost 12months and haven't managed to ovulate once am now having further assistance with this, but in saying that i have had problems with my period since i got it for the first time and i have an autoimmune disease.
I think it is natural to worry about infertility while ttc if you are really stressed about it go see a dr good luck
My sister is not after children Just yet, shes only 18 and thank god she's smart not to be looking into having kids just yet. She just extreamly paranoid that if she is infertile or their might be something wrong maybe she can catch it early...
She's adament she wants to see a doctor but I dont see a point if they arent going to test her.....?
Anyone else hints and tips for her? Ideas what she can do?
I got nothing.......
I thought the same thing, I really thought I would never be able to have children...don't know why. But obviously I can, and very easily at that...
Has she had anything happen to make her think she could have problems? Contraception issues or something?
Could she track her cycle for a few months with one of those ovulation test kit thingos, the reusable ones? That might be reassuring, if she can see she's ovulating...?
I sometimes think I'm infertile and think about adoption. I have 3 younger sisters and between them they have 7 kids+ 1 on the way. All they do is think about babies and bamm they are pregnant, so why has it taken me so long??? I'm off to the doctors next week to get tested to see if I O'd this month then take it from there...
Button if she is having a normal cycle there is really no real reason for her to worry.
Personally I find it a real slap in the face when people that have a normal cycle and no signs worry about this stuff. Why would you want to think about the heartache that being infertile brings.
Also the condition doesn't always lay with the female - sometimes it's unexplained, sometimes it is a combined issue, sometimes female, sometimes male factor.
See a specialist - 12mths TTC under 35
- 6THS ttc OVER 35
SB you've been at it 12mths so your doing the right thing.
For me I never had a period after stopping BCP at 27 - why because I knew about age related infertility - pity I ended up with pre-mature ovarian failure.
Speaking thru sister:
Well shes on the pill aswell, but shes panicing, she wants a bub, her only dream i know she wanted one since she was about 5years old, she know lots about it, she lived everyday like it was her last. She has done everything she has ever wanted to do, travell, finish school, done everything on her to do list.
She wants a bub bad! But she's terrified... She loves the pill just as i because it keeps her skin clear and under control but she has had problems going off it. Her Fiance is all keen for a bub too, so its a good situation to be in, theyre both mature and understand what is required of a baby.
Anytrhing she can do to make her more "fertile"? lol
yep, i had vauge thoughts that i might be infertile long before i was even thinking of having kids- and it turns out i was right, been TTC for neaRLY 4 years now.
i guess your sister could go see a dr, just to talk about her fears and he/she would proberly reassure her and tell her about healthy living(which has to be good for any 18 yr old!),
and then she can chill till it is her time to start making babies. no use worring about something thats in the future and you cant control
It sounds a bit like a psychological issue to me if she has no evidence or family history to base a belief of infertility on.
For example, What would you say to her if she was convinced she was going to get cancer or a brain tumour?
Maybe seeing a doctor would help to ascertain whether there is a reason for her belief she's not telling you or to assess whether there is a deeper underlying problem.
Hope all works out well.
Again thru Sister:
Docs told me that theres no reason to worry. But there is history in the family...
I'm worried about it.. but I can wait and see for myself when we start TTC. If it doesn't happen within 6 months then i will seek medical advice. I think its perfectally normal to worry about it, but maybe not to the extent your sister is worried about it. I hope she finds answers so she can stop worrying.
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