Test for Ovarian Health?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Coral99:  No but I am curious to know more about this. My biggest fear is not being able to have children.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Coral99:  Nothing ever happened… As in, I have never been pregnant even though I have been very careless in the past, even when I was in a fertile phase. That is what worries me so much, that I never concived even though I *could* have… I know that it is a complete irrational fear and that I am overeacting and being silly. However, I have known friends falling pregnant who were not nearly as careless as I have. That makes me wonder. :/

Also, I have suffered some pretty UTIs and heard that this can affect fertility…. 🙁

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Some people get pregnant their first month trying, but I think all in all having a successful pregnancy takes a LOT of hit or miss. There are people on these boards who can attest to trying for a year or more before having thier first BFP (not for lack of trying every trick in the book however) There are news stories out there these days about 50 year olds having babies and I think the power of modern medicine makes it so that even if there is no way you could have gotten pregnant ‘naturally’ science can and will find a way. I would say strike while the iron is hot and if you are thinking about having children then go ahead and start taking those pre-natals. Not that 36 is too old by any means, but if it takes you a year to concieve or even 6 months it is something to consider. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Coral99:  Have you read Taking Charge of Your Fertility? It might bring you a lot of comfort to track your cycles and determine if you are ovulating. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Coral99:  Yup! I read it about ten years ago and actively charted my cycles then. I was on hormonal birth control for the last 5 years, stopped in order to TTC and though I didn’t chart fully by tracking my temps, we conceived on my first complete cycle off BC because I could still tell when I was ovulating. If you don’t want to go full-on into charting (though I really recommend it), you could try using an ovulation predictor kit. OPKs are tricky though and some people never get clear positives even though they do ovulation. If you really want to know for sure if you are ovulating, read TCOYF, chart your cycle (Fertility Friend is a great website for entering your daily info) according to the book and maybe include OPKs if you want. 

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Coral99:  I’m infertile so recently have the AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) test done.  Sometimes called the “Egg timer test”.  I don’t have any egg reserves…my result was 0.01 however my sister had her bloods done (our potential donor) and she is normal for her age.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I also had my amh levels tested (early menopause runs in family) and my levels were normal if I was in my late thirties (I was 27). Got preggo first cycle and am currently 31 weeks. 

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