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    Default TTC 2.5 years so far.. What do I do now?

    Hi everyone, I'm new here

    I was just after ANY advice on TTC. We have been trying naturally for 2.5 years, we have both lost a heap of weight, we eat well, we exercise, and still no baby.

    We are thinking about seeing a chinese herbalist, has anyone tried this to concieve before?

    I'm also 3 days late, but this has happened once or twice before and i don't want to get my hopes up

    I've had mild twinges/cramps in my lower tummy area and was sure af would come yesterday but still nothing there... Maybe this month will be the month but so scared to get my hopes up.

    I would appreciate any advice

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    Default TTC 2.5 years so far.. What do I do now?

    Hi and welcome

    2 1/2 years TTC naturally is quite a long time. It might be worth making an appointment for yourself and your partner with your GP. From there your doctor may order some simple tests and perhaps refer you onto a fertility specialist. There's many women on here who are a wealth of knowledge regarding fertility. Good luck with everything!
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    Thanks Grace

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    I would go and see a GP for a referral to a FS. 2.5 years is a long time regardless of age and they will be able to do sone tests which may shed some light on things for you. I saw a FS after 6 months and I'm glad I didn't wait any longer. It took us another year but having some answers really helped.

    Good luck!

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    You may want to read the long term trying to conceive threads (I frequent these threads). You will read of the challenges some of the ladies have been through, what they have tried and the success stories.

    My story in short: DH and I have been ttc for 2.5 years naturally and I've seen a fertility specialist (fs), all tests are clear, tubes are clear, tried clomid, tried TCM, acupuncture...with no avail. I'm booked in for a laparoscopy to check everything out internally as I'm not convinced that IVF is our next option. My intuition is telling me there is something like endo or adhesions.

    I recommend that you see a fs to at least get the tests done and in the meantime try natural remedies such as TCM (it definitely regulated my cycles and helped me to relax).

    How old are you anyway?

    Good luck with your journey.

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    Hi, I would also recommend a visit to your GP. After 2.5 years of trying and it sounds like you are on the right track with weight and eating healthy.

    My background: I conceived on my first month trying with my now 6 and a half year son. A year later tried to conceive again but no luck. Saw a FS who ran some tests, and found out I have lupus and anti phosphate lipid syndrome. If I didn't have these tests, we may never had another baby. From there we did 3 and a half years of IVF. I fell pregnant through IVF but lost that bub at 16 weeks due to my lupus. Did more IVF and took a break, before falling pregnant. My little one is asleep in my arms now.

    It is a long, hard road and the sooner you see your GP or a FS may make your journey easier. I wish you every success xo


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    Indeed, 2.5 years is time enough for a couple who are actively trying. If you find yourself falling into the "problematic" category then the array tests and treatments could span anything from a couple of months to years! No, I don't wish to scare you, but if there is a possibility that there is a "problem" then you both need to have some tests done as soon as possible.

    But rule number one is DONT stress!

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    Wow thanks everyone, I will definitely go get a referral for a fs.. I've had an ultrasound and everything was normal, I know that I'm ovulating but maybe there could be something else.. I will get dh to get his sperm tested again and try the natural therapies in the mean time. Really don't want to end up doing IVF but will do it if that's our only option.

    Btw I'm 22 and my husband is 23

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    And good luck with your journey too Tiggsie

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    Default But don't forget that getting pregnant is indeed a miracle in itself

    Quote Originally Posted by charm234 View Post
    Wow thanks everyone, I will definitely go get a referral for a fs.. I've had an ultrasound and everything was normal, I know that I'm ovulating but maybe there could be something else.. I will get dh to get his sperm tested again and try the natural therapies in the mean time. Really don't want to end up doing IVF but will do it if that's our only option.

    Btw I'm 22 and my husband is 23
    Given your age I would just like to remind you that getting pregnant in itself is a miracle. You have like a 2-3 day window (if you are lucky!) once a month (again if you are lucky!) to fall pregnant.

    If you and your husband don't "meet" at the right time of the month, then you will never conceive. And many factors from sleep & diet, to alcohol consumption, nicotine inhalation, and period of abstinence(for men), all play a role in the chances of conceiving.

    But at 22, don't sweat it please. You have years ahead of you! My wife finally got pregnant at age 40!


 

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