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    I need help
    clemons2010 posted:
    My husband and I have been trying to concieve for the past 3 months and nothing yet I need tips and anything I can get what do I need to do I watch what I eat and drink I dont smoke I take vitamins everyday and I dont know what else to do.
    wwilson89 responded:
    Sounds like you are doing all you can to make sure you're body is prepared to host this baby. Other than that, track your ovulation and have lots of sex. Has your husband's sperm count been checked? Try not to stress out about it. Many times, when couples just have sex with no specific goal in mind but to have good time, pregnancy happens. 3 months really isn't that long to be trying. Your ages also factor into things.
    mrslee97658 responded:
    ((((hugs))) Like PP said 3 months isn't that long to be trying, actually 6 months of trying is usually the normal amount of time before most women get pregnant and if some women have gotten pregnant before that than that's great. Have you recently stopped birth control? That can throw off your cycles some and prevent you from ovulating. If it doesn't happen within a year I would call your doctor and see what ,if anything is going on. GL and we are here for you if you need anything.
    BabyLovesPrada responded:
    Hi Clemons2010, how old are you? how long were you on BC? what were you on?Do you have regular and consistant periods each month?

    Like the girls all said, try not to stress about it, Stressing does not help.
    clemons2010 responded:
    I am 22 I was on bc 4 months ago and now we are trying to concieve any tips would be great
    stephs_3_kidz replied to clemons2010's response:
    Most doctors are of the opinion that up to a year of TTC after stopping birth control of any sort is the norm (for me, I was on birth control pills for 3 years when we started TTCing our first and it took me 13 months).

    Exercising is a great way to keep yourself healthy and your cycles regulated.

    If you become concerned, maybe go in and see your OBGYN and express your concerns. I'm sure he/she will be glad to do a full exam and make sure everything's going ok, and can even give you tips on tracking your cycles and ovulation.

    Best of luck!!!
    32andTTC replied to stephs_3_kidz's response:
    Hi, I'm new to all of this (TTC and online support forums) so be kind to me.

    A little background:
    I'm 32 and TTC for the first time. I came off bcp in January, had a period in February, got pregnant in February then miscarried in March.

    Since then my period has been irregular. I tracked my ovulation in the beginning but got tired of doing it pretty fast. I figured that as long as we were having sex (mostly every other day) we would be covered. I'm scared that my age is adversely affecting my chances of getting pregnant but my husband thinks that since I was pregnant back in Feb/Mar I have nothing to worry about.

    I keep hearing that it could take up to a year but it's driving me crazy. Any comments, advice, suggestions...?
    mrslee97658 replied to 32andTTC's response:
    First of all (((hugs)))) and sorry about your loss. Have you contacted your Dr since the M/c? He could help you figure out why you are having irregular cycles. It may be hard to track ovulation when your cycles aren't regular. Its not impossible to get pregnant though. As long as you are having a period you can still get pregnant. I would say if it hasn't happened by six months talk to your Dr. and see what else you can do. GL and welcome!
    BabyLovesPrada replied to 32andTTC's response:
    Hi 32 and TTC, my name is Lyndee, welcome to the board

    (((HUGS))) I am so sorry for your loss, that is heartbreaking.

    I am 33 and was concerned about my age too, but so many people are concieving healthy babies well in to their 40's I personally do not smoke, drink in moderation and get plenty of excercise and eat well, I am not tracking anything we are just going to take the next year (I was off BCP May 28th) and see what happens, if nothing we will pursue other avenues and get assistance medically, but the key for us is not to stress about it, I don't want DTD to become "work", if your not enjoying it, whats the point! LOL

    WEB MD does have an ovulation predictor that you plug in your last few periods and it tells you about when you should be ov;ing, have you talked to your DR about the irregularities?
    32andTTC replied to BabyLovesPrada's response:
    Thanks for the replies. Feels good to talk to someone that shares/understands how I feel. My sweetheart husband, God bless his heart, is that the person to really truly know what I'm going through.

    Yes, I met with my midwife and my doctor right after the mc. At the time there wasn't anything they could do (plus there was no reason for alarm) so I was only given a prescription for prenatal vitamins. But no, I haven't since spoken to my dr about the irregular cycles. Part of me wants to believe that my body would eventually normalize itself and that there really isn't anything "wrong" per se.

    BabyLovesPrada like you, I do not smoke, drink moderately, exercise and eat well (most of the time...haha). I think I'm going to wait 6-8 months (because 1 yr is too long) past the mc before I make an appointment with the doctor.
    BabyLovesPrada replied to 32andTTC's response:
    Sounds like a good plan!
    jlbelknap35 replied to BabyLovesPrada's response:
    Sounds like a good plan to me too but i wouldnt wait to long. really they only say you have to wait 6 months after TTCing before asking your dr. some times after mc, birth, or bcp your system needs a jump to get it started back to being regular. good luck and i hope you do normalize or even better you get the you are looking for... baby dust!

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