- 1 week ago
- Wedding: September 2017
At the suggestion of this board, I made an appointment with an RE for mid-February… instead of going to my gynecologist to start the process. He came recommended by someone on a local TTC facebook group so I’m relieved to start the process and hopeful 2019 will be our year.
January will mark our 6th unsuccessful cycle. I will turn 36 at the end of the month.
Darling Husband went to the urologist yesterday and gave his first sample, he will go back to give a second sample in the next 2 weeks. His appointment to go over the results with the urologist is in late February.
I have had no tests done for fertility to date.
I temp & chart with the Ava bracelet, I appear to have a healthy cycle based on my chart – clear temp shifts & ovulation dates. I use ovulation strips/kits which also turn positive regularly. I get fertile CM regularly especially since adding Guafanesin and grapefruit juice. My luteaul phase is longer at 15-16 days, but follicular phase seems short – I ovulate around CD10-12.
I get regular labwork for my thyroid which is in optimal range (below 2) for TTC. My vitamin levels: Vitamin D, Zinc, Magnesium, B12 are within optimal range. I do not have any antibodies issues and I tested negative for the MTHR gene.
I have days of spotting (dark brown old blood) before my period starts, always been told it’s fine. I also have a short and light period, 2-3 days max… only day 1 feels like a full flow. Again, was told it’s prob bc I was on BCP but haven’t been on it in 2 years. I have a tilted uterus and was also told not to worry about TTC.
I will be starting fertility acupuncture next week with a practice that specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has a natural approach to conceiving and works in tandem with Western Drs. Specifically this acupuncturist has worked with the RE I am seeing which is good to hear.
What do you think I should bring with me to the first appointment?
Do you think Darling Husband needs to come with me for initial consult?
Are there any specific labs that I should request right off the bat?
Any questions I need to ask that aren’t obvious?