Trying to deal with frustrating news….

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3677 posts
Sugar bee

@yearns4god:  Have you read Toni Wechsler’s Taking Charge of Your Fertility? I would start there. It has a lot of good information about how to get to know your own body, track your cycles, and optimize your timing for a successful conception (or to avoid conception, depending on your goal).

There might be bigger issues in the picture for you (your doctor will be able to tell you), but the book will at least give you a good basic grasp of the ins and outs of fertility, and you can go from there.

Post # 4
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I was also diagnosed with low ovarian function after ttc after a miscarriage for about a year. Unfortunately in my case it’s really bad, to the point that I am not a candidate for IVF. I have premature ovarian failure (POF)

Numbers aren’t everything… all you need is one good egg! It’s a miracle that I conceived even the one time, all on my own. From what I understand, with low ovarian function, if there is any chance of IVF working the fertilty doctor will move you quickly to that. The more time passes, the worse the ovarian reserve gets, so often the doctor doesn’t want to waste too much time with Clomid alone if he/she doesn’t think it will work.

I went to see an acupuncturist and he suggested eating very clean… organic everything. Also anything you can do to help you and your husband relax and still enjoy life outside of trying to have a child – do it. This won’t increase your chances of conceiving but it is SO important for your quality of life. I cry when I see babies too, and they are everywhere! But I’ve come to understand it’s not helpful for me to get/stay obsessed with this. Not that I succeed in chilling out about it, most of the time…

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