posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

debinoxford:  Aw crap. I’m sorry. It’s just not fun.

Have you been charting, taking OPKs, temping, checking cervical fluid, weighing yourself all that jazz? If not, no big deal as it doesn’t tell you everything…. but it CAN give you a cache of biological information so to speak to present to your MD.

for example-

  • tracking and seeing a short luteal phase would tell you low progesterone
  • BBT readings will tell you if you have an LH surge
  • your CM can be an indicator of issues
  • tracking your weight (BMI is a huge issue for fertility)

Tell your doctor of exercise, meds you are taking and be prepared for tons of family medical history questions.

then again, it could just be your husband, in that case, there are things they can do!

Post # 3
2614 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

debinoxford:  This TTC lark is bloody tough. For what it’s worth I think you’re right getting testing done. 

Order in which I did testing:

1. Day 3 and 21 bloods, ThYroid

2. SA

3. AMH

4. HSG, ultrasound

Next, DH is going to get another SA and look into DNA fragmentation

We’re now at cycle 13 doing clomid, trigger and timed intercourse. 

My advice. Don’t let your doctor say that you are worrying unnecessarily. Your feelings are valid and have every right to make sure all is ok with both you and DH. Time is on your side and they will tell you that. But, as we both know TTC is bloody stressful and it’s good to go about getting answers now. Best of luck with your apt. 


Post # 5
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

debinoxford:  I’m not reading any other comments b/c I’m REALLY scared. I’m 36, nearly 37 and I’ve never been pregnant. My gf’s tell me I have time but they have at least 1, mostly 2. We just married in Oct but things have been soooooo stressful. Just in the last few weeks I feel like things have calmed down a bit (his ex and family have been nightmares + me starting a new job + going back to school) so I’m grateful, BUT my age still whispers in my ear. So while to some it may not be a “perfect” time, I feel like we should at least take action. Today, I bought an ovulation kit. Later this month I have a pre-conception counseling appt with another dr b/c I didn’t love the first one. I’m going to look into the health of my ovarian reserves. And I’ve started prenatals in case my diet isn’t giving me everything I need. I just want to make myself as healthy as possible. 

I just wanted to say I feel your anxiety.

Post # 6
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 32 and I made RE appt after 7 cycles. We had testing during our 8th cycle. We found we have a few small issues between us. 


Though after discussing our results and options, we decided to give it a few more natural cycles before iui.

Our re did not care that it hasn’t been the year mark for us. But we were glad to at least get started and find we didn’t have bigger issues.

Good luck with your appt and I hope you are able to find the answers you need.

Post # 8
1959 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

debinoxford:  I’m glad to hear your appointment went well and your Doctor was onboard for testing. I hope you get your BFP before you have to go to the next step.

Post # 9
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


debinoxford:  great to hear!  Last month i went to my doctor and got bloodwork and an ultrasound done.  If I am not pregnant by August we are going to start all the testing with a specialist.

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