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    Default Ttc over 12 months - where to now?

    My DF and I have been ttc just over 12 months now. In that time, I have had laparoscopic surgery to make sure everything was ok with me as I have a family history of PCOS and endometriosis. They also done a dye test to make sure both tubes were open and working, Thankfully I am all fine!
    I know I ovulate because I've been tracking for 6 months using OPK'S and all that jazz but have thrown it out the window this cycle because it was all becoming too much, too much pressure, too much anxiety.

    DF hasn't yet been tested for infertility. Given that he has 2 children to previous marriage, my gp isn't worried about him and his swimmers at all.

    So where do I go to from here?

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    Default Ttc over 12 months - where to now?

    Male infertility can change over time so if you’ve had all your tests done and you’re clear I’d get him tested.
    A FS would want to test both of you before proceeding with anything anyway.
    Do you have a FS? Speak to them. You could try clomid for a few months, ovulation induction or IUI then IVF.

    ETA sorry to hear it’s taking so long! I know that feeling too well and it’s horrible. Try stay positive x

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    Currently don't have a FS because gp isn't concerned enough to refer me.. can gp's prescribe clomid or only FS?

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    I tried for close to 2 years before I met a old gyno Russian lady.

    Btw everything was fine with me ... my husband had low sperm count.

    I ovulate every month and have regular periods.

    She told me to douche my vag with bi carb soda and water.

    I really didn’t understand how this would work - she explained sometimes when a women’s vag is acidic ( even though you do the vag acid test and comes back fine) the sperm once it gets in there can’t live it in long enough to reach the egg.

    I tried it after 3 months of still trying naturally as I didn’t trust douching my vagina but came to a point I didn’t have any other option and that month I couldn’t believe I got my BFP and that was the only difference.

    I can only offer the advice that worked on me - feel free to use it if you want

    Good luck

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    Very Interesting wantingpositive!

    I should have added. I have been pregnant before however my 5 pregnancies ended due to a former abusive relationship. Haven't been able to fall pregnant since my last miscarriage in September 2014 even though surgeons and my gp couldn't find anything wrong

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    It might be jumping the gun a little but since you both have been able to achieve pregnancy in the past with other partners it could be a compatibility issue with you and df. You may wish to consider you and df having your ‘dq alpha genes’ tested. If you and your partner have similar/same dq alpha genes it can cause an issue where your uterus doesn’t recognise the embryo as being an embryo so doesn’t allow implantation/pregnancy. Not all doctors test for this and it costs a few hundred dollars from memory. If you jump on the immune thread there will be loads more info about it. First step though I think would be to have df swimmers tested.

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    If you’ve been trying for 12 months without success, and have conceived more easily in the past, then it could be time to ask your GP for a referral to an FS — particularly if you are 30+ (not sure if that applies).

    I know that feels like a big step, but an FS will be able to run all the right tests on you and DF and be better able to interpret the results for you. GPs often don’t know a lot of detail around fertility. They are generalists not specialists.

    Seeing an FS doesn’t mean jumping straight into something invasive and expensive like IVF. There’s much simpler things they can try first like clomid, ovulation induction etc mentioned earlier.

    If they don’t find any issue then you could keep trying without help for a bit longer. But at least it would put your mind at ease.

    Best of luck!

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    Default Ttc over 12 months - where to now?

    I would be asking for a referral. Things do change. We have just found out that I have low ovarian reserve and we are seeing a fertility specialist.

    The FS will do more specific hormonal testing. Usual cut off is 12 months of trying or 6 month for 35 and over.

    I have previously conceived our son on our second cycle only 2.5 years ago.

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    Best to get a referral to see a fs and get their opinion. Depending on your ages..sooner rather than later may be better. Best of luck

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    I'm 24, fiancé is 28. Will be heading back to gp this week although have found a fs close to us - in Tasmania


 

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