(Closed) Fertility testing… anyone?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not a doctor, but from what I’ve read there are tests that can be done to determine your fertility… I believe most are a bit invasive though. Special ultrasounds to see if you’re ovulating etc. A less invasive way to see if you’re ovulating would be to chart your basal body temps- a good book to check out is “Taking Charge of Your Fertilty” by Toni Weschler. There are also ovulation kits (kind of like pregnancy tests) that you can buy at the grocery store, I don’t know too much about them though.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I defer to my OB friends on this kind of stuff.  I know that while we were engaged, I made an appointment with my doctor to discuss these issues and to have the basic FSH and LH run.  Your OB can definitely steer you in the right direction or provide reassurance if that’s all that is needed at this point.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I second the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” and also “The Fastest Way To Get Pregnant Naturally”.  Both of those were good resources for me in prepping and figuring out what I needed to do if my natural body’s cycle was off, and helped steer me in the way of when to get off of the pill, etc.  But definitely – like Mrs. DG & NorthernAzbride said – meet with an OB and discuss your concers because they will know the best course of action for you.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

This may sound like a dumb question…but since I’m on the pill (and have been for a number of years) would I still be able to get an idea of what my fertility is like?  I’m on a combined pill (estrogen+progestin) which suppresses ovulation…so how would I get an idea of what my body should be doing as far as when I would be ovulating?  Is that even possible?  How long would I have to be off the pill in order for my body to cycle itself up again so that I could get a sense of my ovulation cycle?

Thanks!

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