We have been TTC baby number one for 5 years and it's not happening. Hubby has had his sperm checked and its a little slow but its within normal range and i have been checked for PCOS and that was negative. Drs say there is no reason we shouldn't be getting pregnant. I have been charting now for 8 months and my charts are normal no erratic temps, period is regular, luteal phase is 14 days so i have no idea whats wrong! We can't afford IVF or anything
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01-01-2015 19:18 #1
TTC #1 for 5 years.
02-01-2015 07:32 #2
if you have a Google of the chemicals on the back of your shampoo bottle the results are scary. They even have hormone disrupting chemicals in baby wipes.
I'd also look at adding lots of good fats into your diet like butter, coconut oil, avocado and even gut friendly foods like kombucha, kefir and fermented foods.
Fermented cod liver oil is also beneficial.
If there's no reason that you haven't fallen pregnant yet then making a change in something you can control may help you get your baby.
Good luck to you and your hubby. I hope 2015 is the year you fall.
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02-01-2015 10:22 #3
Thank you so much for replying to my post. This year we have starting looking at natural things to help my fertility. Losing a bit of weight and taking up pilates, avoiding preservatives and not using tampons or pads instead using cloth pads. I'm mainly a vegetarian and am allergic to shellfish
02-01-2015 10:33 #4
I would see a gyno or FS. They should have started out with a transvaginal u/s to look for structural issues. Done blood tests to look at your hormones then moved on to a HCG where they look at blocked tubes then a laporoscopy.
Given the amount of time you have been ttc clearly something is happening.
I also urge your DH to get another test done. We had DH tested 12 months into our ttc journey (I'd had 2 non viable pgs in that year) and he was fine. Fast forward another 2 years and no baby with me going through all the above. I knew it wasn't me and begged DH over and over to get retested. He kept brushing it off saying his test had been fine. Finally last year he redid it..... to have shocking progressive motility 2.5 months on Menevit and a complete lifestyle change and I got pg with this bean.
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02-01-2015 12:04 #5
I agree with dh doing another sa
How often are you bd during ov time?
The times we bd every 24 hours we never fell preg. But 36hrs-48hrs we did.
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02-01-2015 12:28 #6
Our gp keeps saying we have done all the tests? Can fertility specialists be bulk billed? We bd for 4 days around O time but we try to keep it fun not business like haha. It took me ages to convince him to do the test the first time I'll talk to him again today. To be honest we blinkered ourselves to the fact of fertility issues for the first 3 years of trying because we were scared
02-01-2015 12:33 #7
You can get public gynos that bulk bill. Unless you've had all I have mentioned you need more tests done. You can have perfect cycles and ovulate every month but if your tubes are blocked, no pg is going to happen.
02-01-2015 12:33 #8
I haven't got any info about gyno's.
Hope you can convince dh to go again.
But I would definently not bd any closer than 36hours apart. It can reduce sperm count.
02-01-2015 12:37 #9
totally agree with Del
see if you can get a referral for a gyno ... there are ones that are public - just a longer wait time.
in the mean time, do another sperm analysis, and make your lifestyle changes (the losing weight, regular excercise etc that you talked about)
02-01-2015 12:39 #10
Right! Thanks you so much ladies! I needed this website years ago! I'm going to convince hubby again and we are going back to dr. Is there a list of tests i should ask for? So far we had sperm count checked and i have charted my cycles, had a ultrasound and blood tests for pcos.
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