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    Default Trying to conceive 16 months

    Hi,

    I'm new to this site and I've joined it because my husband and I moved away from our family & friends into a new town and although we've been trying to conceive, we haven't told any of our friends & family. I guess because, we didn't tell them to start off in the case we didn't conceive straight away and we haven't told them now because we don't want people judging and gossiping about us behind our backs..

    So we got married and thought we were almost 30 (I was 26 and hubby was 28) and we were ready to create our little family.

    When I was 18, I had a miscarriage where I didn't know that I was pregnant. Since that time I've always said I'm glad I miscarried because the baby was to my ex boyfriend and I just didn't want to be attached to him for a lifetime....now I'm wondering if it's effected my chances of conceiving (medically & karma?).

    We went to our doctors in January (2014) and discussed that we'd been trying to conceive and we haven't been able to. My husband had his sperm tested and he's completely fine, so obviously it's me..... I had a hysteropingogram (HSG) on 3 March and my tubes are not blocked. I've done blood & urine tests for our gaenocologist however, it's a 2 month wait to see him so we're seeing him on the 10 May.

    I started acupuncture in February but I don't know if where she's putting the needles is helping me to conceive??? she puts one in my ear, my wrist, my ankle and my foot/toe....does anyone know if this helps fertility?

    Anyway so I thought I would join a forum so I could talk about the issues with others..

    My husband and I have a very very good relationship, and we're just simply having no luck in the baby department

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    Have you done a tracking cycle?

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    Have you used an Ovulation Prediction kit. They are relatively inexpensive and you can just get them from Coles?

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    I started tracking my cycle in February so it's still taking me a while to understand it....so far it's been almost different every month

    ive used an ovulation kit once, it showed that I was ovulating or about to so we got to business but this was last year.... I've been tracking my temperature instead but it varies so much I can't figure it out..

    I'm hoping the Gaenocologist puts me on clomid or something similar.....

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    Id get a gp referral for a lab tracking cycle. Your gp can organise it. Or so can a gynae

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    Hi Beachbabe,

    I just saw your post after I posted my own, my TTC timeline is similiar - 15 months.

    I can also relate to not telling friends & family, initially I didn't because I don't think I was quite ready and on board with the baby thing, but I'm very glad I didn't now as I don't think I could handle that added pressure! It's bad enough having to defer the conversations away from our lack of baby making already!

    I am going to go the fertility testing route in the next few months, however I'd love to pick your brain sometime about your initial visit to your doctor (GP?) and what they can do for you in the way of checks & blood work before the referrals to specialists.

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    Definitely going to look into the lab tracking thing PinkPopsicle! Thanks, I'd never heard of that before.... the only tracking I do is my temperature every morning (same time) and I try and my cervical mucus. I add in other things too but my temperature is the main one I try and follow and sometimes when my period is late and my temperature isn't going down, I get excited.....and then the blood flows.

    Hi happy444 ! Sorry to hear you're in the same position as me yes I think I'd be more stressed if everyone knew I'd been trying to conceive and I can't....I've been able to use some great excuses though! Last year we built a house and moved interstate, we also lost our puppy to a car accident so it was an all round bad year for us... Unfortunately this year, I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease so I've been able to just tell people the doctors want a full diagnosis before my kidneys have to work for 2 people AND be squished. That was true for a while however, I've seen my specialist and my kidneys are functioning perfectly and it's all a-ok for me to have a baby.

    So the first thing my doctor (GP) did was a pap-smear and a blood test. After getting my results (and they were all fine) she provided me with a referral to see a gyno.

    I haven't seen the gyno yet BUT I've had to do blood tests for him, a urine blood test, ultrasounds on my female organs and a HSG (which tells if my tubes are blocked or not). My husband had to do a sperm analysis, a HEP B & C test and also some other test (pathology). All of those results were sent to the gyno and then they booked us an appointment. We're seeing him on the 10th May. From my understanding, he'll look at all our results and see that everything is normal and he probably won't understand why we can't conceive.. I suggest to you that you see your GP, ASAP as the process is quite lengthy and the sooner you get help the better... I first saw my GP in early February and it's now middle of April.

    Have you been tracking your cycle & temperature and all that jazz?

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    Hi bb,
    Sounds like it's full steam ahead for you guys, best of luck with the gyno, I hope it all turns out well for you both.

    I've been tracking my cycle since Jan 13, the first 6 months I was 30 day average, in the last 6 I'm 35, so kind of freaking out about that. 2 cycles of 42 & 40 would be why.
    This is my second month of opk so don't know any real pattern there, I'm ovulating later than last month so obviously going to be a longer cycle again. Temping I keep meaning to do but keep missing the start of my cycleand also forgetting. Next month... if I need to


 

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