- 3 years ago
Your age? I just turned 32, Darling Husband is 36.
How long have you been TTC? For my daughter, we got pregnant while NTNP my 2nd cycle off of BCP. I went back on BCP after my period came back postpartum and stopped taking them again in August 2015. It took 13 cycles TTC to get pregnant again. I’m now 10w2d, due April 12.
Did you use birth control? If yes, how long? I was on BCP for about 12 years before TTC #1, and again for about 2 years between #1 & #2.
Did you visit a doctor? If yes, how long after ttc did you visit and what did he/she say? My cycles were short and from charting I knew my luteal phase was ranging from 7-10 days. I went to my old OB/GYN after about 6 cycles, and he basically blew me off. After around 10 cycles, I found a new dr, who took me seriously and started some basic tests, which identified really high TSH (hypothyroidism). Put me on medication for that. After 12 cycles I asked for a referral to an RE to get everything else checked out as well. I saw the RE in the middle of cycle #13 and she ran some bloodwork, checked my uterus and ovaries on ultrasound and gave me a list of tests to call and schedule on CD1 of my next cycle. I ended up pregnant from that cycle (which was the first full cycle that my TSH was within optimal levels).
How did you get through each month without feeling depressed (if possible)? It was tough to not get discouraged. TBH, I was totally sick of having sex. A lot of retail therapy. I was anxious to see a dr and get tested bc some things really are easy to fix and I didn’t want to waste time if that was the case.