Post # 1
I finally put on my big girl panties and made a phone call to an OBGYN to find out why we haven’t gotten pregnant yet. It took a lot for me to make the call, I just am scared of what they might tell me, especially with me being 37. I just wanted it to come easy for us and just once not have to struggle and work to get what I want!!! So I got a name of the OBGYN that my cousin’s wife has and called on Monday to get an appointment with her after reading very good reviews, and I guess I thought I was going to get right in, not sure why, but anyway the receptionist told me that she only accepts 1 new patient a week and that she could schedule something for June 30th……Really??? So she asked if someone else could see me, and I said sure, we have been trying for a year and a half on our own, and didn’t want to wait any longer, when she said well, how about 12:40 pm on Wed. I was like, sure, no problem!! So I was on my way today and got a phone call canceling my appt. She was delivering a baby and wasn’t going to make it!! So now I wait until next week, but feel so blessed that I was actually lucky to get an appt. All the reviews say she is definately worth the wait!! If you’ve made it this far….thank you…. I just needed to get it out there, because all my family and friends don’t really understand, because they’ve never been in my situation!
Post # 3
Good luck at your upcoming appointment 🙂 I hope you’re able to get some answers. How long have you been TTC?
Post # 4
good for you for making the call! wishing you the best 🙂
Post # 5
Glad you got an appt. with her. She may refer you to a fertility specialist if necessary, so be sure to do research on the best in your area. The one I see is fantastic! Glad you are able to see the dr. that you wanted to and I hope she can help figure things out. Be prepared for many tests, and know that they will all be worth it in the end! Keep us posted on what she says! 🙂
Post # 6
@forforever: We’ve been trying since we got married, 10-03-09, but then my periods stopped for a while and I then went to my nurse practitioner and she put me on some meds to start my period going again after doing an ultrasound and bloodwork to see if I had a cyst and such, nothing wrong there, which was good. The meds worked for about a month and then I went back to haveing none or a very light period every month. The think is that I was so regular before I got married, that I knew what day I started and when I would stop….since then, nothing has been regular. So it will be good to get some answers!!
Thanks for the encouragement girls!
Post # 7
Good luck!! I know everyone is different, but I also plan on waiting until my late 30’s until TTC and I hear more encouraging things about it every day. AT the very least she can put you at ease and talk to you about options so maybe you feel a little more in control of the situation..
Post # 8
Good luck! I hope that things look up for you soon and your appointment goes well next week!
Post # 9
Good luck! I hope you find out something soon.
Post # 10
I saw my doctor yesterday (I am 35) and she was very encouraging in discussing so-called “advanced maternal age”
She said (in a thick Irish brogue) “Oh for goodness sake, you had a few birthdays, it’s not like you fell off a cliff. We’re all going downhill anyway, no need to panic about it”.
So don’t panic about it and good luck to you! I know so many people who have had successful pregnancies in their late 30s, I’m sure you will too!
Post # 11
Thank you all for the encouraging words! I will keep everyone updated when I find something out! Thanks for listening;)
Post # 12
Good luck at your appointment!
Post # 13
How did it go? Good luck!
Post # 14
I totally had to psych myself up to make the same call at 1 yr. My appt is next week. Really hope yours went well, good luck!
Post # 15
Went to my appt yesterday and was very nervous, but as soon as they said my name the nurse made me feel very comfortable. I thought I was just going to go in and talk things over with the dr., silly me, what was I thinking. So I ended up getting a pap and giving blood!!! But the dr. was very encouraging and said my ovaries looked good and I seemed to be fairly healthy. But she said she did notice the breakout/rash thing under my armpits, which I just always chalked up to it being a heatrash, because I sweat so much under my arms, anyway she said that might be a sign of PCOS, which she said would explain my irregular periods and the weight gain! But we will know more once my results come back in. So starting this morning I am charting my temp. to see when I ovulate and see if that helps me, without going the expensive route so soon! But I left feeling very good about the dr., the appt. and that we will figure it out!!! And she said that 37 wasn’t old at all to start having kids, which was a huge relief to hear from an expert!!! I will definitely keep everyone updated and thanks so much for the encouraging words and the good lucks!!!
@MerryC: good luck with your appt. as well and I will be thinking good thoughts!!
Post # 16
@stormy9973: That’s all great news!!