Post # 1
I just need help with what questions to ask her. My last post was about “implantation bleeding” and come to find out it lasted for about 4 1/2 days and it pretty much stayed light brown the whole time, but it must have just been my period because I’m not pregnant. What I don’t get is how im NOT pregnant…we had sex almost every other day! But I know that is how it usually works, the people who “try” are unsuccessful and the people who don’t get pregnant..
Anyway, I heard that the gynecologist can do blood tests or some type of tests to see if I’m ovulating or not. I want to ask any and all questions about how my body is reacting and whether or not it’s possible for me to get pregnant. Have you ever been in this situation or know someone who has? I just want to make sure I cover all areas! 🙂
Thank you guys!!
Post # 3
I think that if you have sex every day, you are decreasing the amount of sperm in each ejaculation, making it less likely that you will actually get pregnant. The male body takes a little while to regenerate sperm supplies.
Post # 4
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Really?! I did not know that!! That’s good to know. I guess you learn something new everyday.
Post # 5
Our RE told us every other day when I am ovulating. 24 hours is enough time for a man to regenerate a supply. That being said, sperm can live for 48-72 hours once it is in the cervix. Your egg only lasts 12-24 hours. So there are all these things that need to line up in order to get pregnant. (I got this information from here). If you are healthy and have no history of female problems you will most likely have to wait until the Dr. will do any blood tests. Keep in mind that it takes the average healthy woman 6-8 months to get pregnant.
Post # 6
Did you do any preconception counseling? When we first started trying I went in and my doc tested a bunch of things including immunizations, thyroid function and did a full pap etc, just to make sure everything was optimal for babymaking. Then she sent me home to have sex :).
Sometimes it just takes time, so don’t fret too much, even if you do everything “right” a totally healthy woman only have a 20% chance of getting pregnant each month.
Post # 7
@sweetkate: Wow, 6-8 months! I’ve been off birth control for 3 months now, almost 4 so I’m getting there! Thank you for the helpful link and for the information.
@ladyox: No counceling 🙁 I mean, we went into this and I gave off BC with the mindset “We aren’t trying to get pregnant, but we’re not preventing it” and I’m suprised at how bad I want a baby. I guess we are just ready to tackle something new! I’m hopefully going to get testing done tomorrow and get some information, or as much information as I can get!
Post # 8
I’d also go grab the book ‘taking charge of your fertility’ so that you can learn how to know when you are ovulating. There’s only a MAXIMUM of 5 days (usually less) that you can conceive in a month…
Post # 9
I have heard that you should have sex twice a week to every other day. If you’ve only been off BC for 4 months, though, she’ll probably direct you to actually TRY to get pregnant, not just this “we’ll see how it goes” path. But you can ask some questions on how to time it all up better for sure. If she’s concerned, she may run some tests just to make sure everything else okay. But that being said, the majority of women get pregnant after 6 months, so don’t fret just yet!
Post # 10
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