Post # 1
Hello fellow Bees,
I am getting depressed about ttc… almost a year with no luck. Yes, we are doing everything right… just doesnt seem to be our time. Boo.
Well, as of now, we have no other issues. I am regular to the day, healthy, and opk/temping show that i O. DH has not gotten a SA and seems to refuse for the time being. But he is healthy, so hoping his little guys are too.
So I am looking for success stories of couples that have been ttc with “pefect timing” and no other meds for 1+ year. Just want to hear others that have gone through this… any one want to share?
Post # 3
I can understand not wanting to use meds, but if you’ve been ttc for a year, your DH really should get a SA. Just because he’s healthy doesn’t mean there may not be an issue. Also, just because your cycles are regular , doesn’t mean there’s not an issue there either. I don’t mean to cause any more worry, but just want you to understand good health doesn’t mean you’re fertile. But, to answer your question, yes, I’ve seen one 1+ bee conceive naturally without meds, doctors etc and two with naturopathy. I’ve been on the 1+ since it began, and I think it’s just given that once you hit a year, you just start seeking help. Good luck and feel free to join us on the 6+/1+ threads.
Post # 4
I’m here to give you hope. I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility – both of us were healthy. After 3+ years and 1 cycle away from starting IVF we got pregnant naturally. We did nothing different that time but it happened. I’m 31 weeks now. I agree with PP though that you should start to get tested to rule things out. Good luck!
Post # 5
I’m healthy, very regular cycles, etc. DH is healthy as well. But he has a zero sperm count. I don’t say this to scare you. I’m glad that we found out before we were TTC so we didn’t waste time. A SA is much easier for him than the tests you’d have to do. Perhaps he’s unwilling to do it because he’s afraid of the result? There are such messed up notions in our society that a man’s fertility is tied to his manhood. Complete bunk. 30% of the time infertility is related to issues with the man, 30% it’s the woman, 30% its both or unknown. For my DH, his infertility has caused him to do more than most fertile men could fathom, and he’s very much proven his “manliness” 1000x over.
Post # 6
Unfortunately I don’t have a great story – we’re still trying after 1+ years WITH meds. But I agree with the other posters – have your hubby get a SA. My husband said it was like a mini-vacation for doing that deed – nice leather couch, big TV, movies, magazines. I wish my appointments were that “fun”.
Even though I don’t have a positivie story – I’ve heard many, and it keeps me hopeful.
Post # 7
When I went to a fertility seminar at an RE’s office he showed the statistics of conceiving. Basically if you don’t get KU by 1 year your chances drop dramatically of conceiving without any kind of fertility help. Of coarse you always hear stories of people still conceiving naturally still but it just isn’t as common. I understand how you are feeling. I am in the same boat. It’s really hard. 2 of my best friends just delivered their babies who started trying around the same time as me and they both got KU right away. And now my other best friend is pregnant. Hoping its all of our turns next..
Post # 8
Unfortunately I don’t have a positive story as I am just hitting the 2 year mark. I did want to weigh in on your DH not getting a SA. My doctor wouldn’t do too much in the way of treatment until my DH got one. They regulated my PCOS with metformin, but they would not move on to other meds or IUIs until he got that done. Aside from blood tests, the other tests that you will have to go through are going to be much more invasive than a SA. I would really encourage him to get that checked.
Hang in there, I know how tough this is! Good luck to you and your DH!
Post # 9
I don’t mean to threadjack here, but @mrs.stormylove: & @Sunshine1810:, miss you ladies over on the 1+, if you’re up to it, please check in with us over there. 🙂 Hope you’re doing well!
Post # 10
I second all the replies about getting tested. My DH and I are pretty healthy, so we didn’t know what was going on. My glucose level has always been normal, but a 3-hour glucose and insulin test revealed that I’m insulin resistant, which plays havoc with your hormones. Now I’m on Metformin and have to be on a dairy-free, low carb diet. My DH’s SA results also showed abnormal viscosity. So, a couple of things that could happen to otherwise healthy people.
Post # 11
@Yellow.Clover: I’m back in action in the 6 month !