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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    Default Partner working FIFO, always away at ovulation. What are my options?

    Hi everyone, I am hoping to get some advice about what my options are as I am very confused.

    My DP works away 4 weeks out of 5, and I am not allowed where he works so flying up to see him is not an option. He will only be home about 3 times in a whole year when I am ovulating and it is disheartening. I have not yet managed to conceive trying naturally when he is home.

    I am wondering about our options for self insemination and IUI. I live in SA and have been researching fertility clinics but I am starting to gather that we may not be classed as eligible for any form of treatment as we do not have a medical fertility problem that is known of and in SA the laws seem to indicate that only medically infertile couples are eligible.

    I am wondering if there is a way around this, and whether there are any other options available to us? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  2. #2
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    May 2012
    Can he take time off around when you are ovulating some months? We did this and now have a 5 month old

  3. #3
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    Apr 2013
    Mount Evelyn
    Do you know which day of your cycle you ovulate? I have PCOS and my periods don't come on their own. I have to induce them with a medication called Primolut. I am wondering if you could alter your cycle using this medication and time your ovulation window with the week that your husband is home. You would need to talk to a ob/gyn I suspect.


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