So, total begins cycle 11 for my husband and I. I swear, this time last year when I was getting my shots and starting to take folate daily, the thought that I wouldn't have my baby yet was not even a distant consideration.
But, despite using every device known to man for ttc, we are coming up empty.
So I guess, here looking for support from others in the same boat. Plus wondering what everyone else is thinking of doing? Do you just keep trying? See a doctor? Give up? Adopt?
I don't have any answers, but thought it might be nice just to talk to other people facing the same situation.
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01-09-2013 07:53 #1Senior Member
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Closing in on a year... What then?
01-09-2013 08:27 #2
Id be seeing a doc.
01-09-2013 09:00 #3
It's not entirely abnormal for it to take 6-12 months to conceive. Some people just aren't as fertile.
Either way - definitely go see a GP and get a referral to a FS.
FS will check your hormone levels and whether you are truly ovulating among other things. They may even request a sperm analysis of hubby.
I am 27 now and hubby and I tried for 18 months before I went to a GP who ran tests and I was diagnosed with PCOS. It was only when we went to a FS who asked for a sperm analysis on hubby that we found out he had a morphology problem. So in our circumstances, I wasn't ovulating regularly or properly but even if I did - we had to be lucky enough to get one of DP's normal shaped swimmers and not one with poor morphology.
Good luck xx
01-09-2013 11:18 #4
We went to our FS at the 13 month mark, so would have gone to the GP at about 12-12.5 month mark. The FS did blood tests on both of us, sperm analysis on DH and a dye test/internal ultrasound on me before diagnosing unexplained infertility.
We figured it was better to get started down that road sooner rather later, even though we were in our late 20s.
My best friend (who I later met through mothers group) was in your position and fell PG after 12 months of trying, so you never know.
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01-09-2013 12:08 #5
Try not to stress, I know thats hard. It took me 18 months before I fell pregnant with my dd. We had gone to the doctors & had tests done. Nothing seemed to be wrong. Then out of the blue i finally got my bfp.
01-09-2013 13:19 #6
Grince def head to your GP. I would ask for a range of tests for both you and your other half or a direct referral to a fertility specialist.
For you they can look at your general health, egg reserve and hormone levels. For your partner they can look at general health and sperm count/morphology (structure etc).
We waited 12mths for a referral to a fertility specialist (against my gut feeling) and wish we had gone sooner as we ended up on ivf.
Dont give up though. It could be a quick journey for you still.... but if not dont lose hope on it bei g your turn. it took me 2.5yrs but I am now counting down the last few months until our miracle is due.
02-09-2013 04:33 #7Senior Member
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Thanks all. I think I definitely will book to see my doctor then, see what she says. They have a fertility centre next door, so should be a fairly straightforward process if that is the way we have to go.
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