We have been TTC for almost two years now "unofficially". We haven't been counting or timing much really, however I do know that we have been DTD plenty around O, so by now we should have conceived.
My husband has had Rheumatoid Arthritis for many years now and has been taking weekly Enbrel injections, methotrexate, and folic acid (to compensate for the decrease resulting from methotrexate).
We are both young (24 and 25), fit and eat generally healthy, so we shouldn't have any issues really apart from the medication DH is on, even though his specialist has said he has many patients that have conceived while using the same meds.
Has anyone got any tips like super foods, exercises, etc they could pass on or any success stories to get our hopes up?
We have finally started to look more into it since we really do want to start a family now, after almost 3 years of marriage it's about time! I bought the book Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility- By David, Sami S. Has anyone heard of any success from this?
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31-10-2014 05:56 #1
Tips for TTC
31-10-2014 19:46 #2
Have a chat to a GP about your plans. You may want to start with OPK's to see if and when you are ovulating, it may not be when you think! Go from there. If your concerned it is easy to get a sperm count done through a GP also. Good luck!
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I would suggest getting a referral to see a fertility specialist straight away, if you haven't already done so. I am turning 30 next month and my husband is 1 year younger. We have been together for 10 years and trying for a baby for the last 5 years with no success. I finally talked my husband around to getting tested a he didn't want to believe he had any issues because his brother easily conceived a baby. Anyway in April if this year, I had tests which were all good, an my husband had a sperm count test with Zero results. Then in May of this year, my husband had an open biopsy sperm retrieval operation, only to find out the has not 1 sperm... We were devastated! After some councelling and my hubby's brother agreeing to donate his sperm, his brother signed donor paperwork and gave his donation which stays in quarantine for 6 months before it can be used.. We can book the procedure in from 12th of January 2015. The longest 6 months of our lives! We have felt like we have wasted so much time over the years... We feel like we should have seen a fertility specialist a lot sooner.
It is so hard when all of our friends are having kids with such ease. Makes me so angry at times.
Good luck with your journey to parenthood... Sending positive thoughts your way
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