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Aerosmithchic7 posted:
Hi everyone, I've been reading alot of the posts and everyone seems so nice and helpful to one another so I was hoping for some advice from whoever has any to give, I'm 27,married for 3 years, have been trying on and off to get pregnant for about a year and 1/2(sometimes I let it get to me and think not trying will work, and it doesn't) My husband and I have been back at trying to get pregnant for about 3 months now, we've both been checked out and the doctor said his sperm count could be better but it's not impossible for him to get me pregnant and that he should lose weight to help boost his count, which he recently did. My menstrual cycle has been pretty regular for the last 8 years or so,but as soon as we started trying again 3 months ago my cycle is all out of wack, 28 days, 22 days, 31 days. Could I be doing something wrong? What do you all suggest I do or if anyone s been in a similar situation what did they do or what were they recommended to do? I don't have the money for expensive fertility treatments. Thanks in advance for any help =)
Meryl
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kitvond responded:
Hi Meryl,

I'm sorry you have been struggling. My husband and I have been trying for over 2 years now, and we both check out fine as well. It can be really, REALLY frustrating!!

What kind of tests have you had done so far? Have you done the HSG (hysterosalpingogram) to make sure your tubes are clear? Have you had a laparoscopy to make sure you don't have endometriosis or any other growths on your reproductive organs?

If you've done all that, you can try taking Royal Jelly, which is supposed to boost fertility (there are other supplements and herbs that are said to help too); acupuncture may be helpful; maybe even look into dietary changes - I've read that cutting back on meat (if you eat meat) and replacing it with plant proteins has been shown to improve fertility also.

Good luck, I hope you don't have to wait much longer!!
 
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CCG13 replied to kitvond's response:
I have recently been looking into a treatment called BeeFertile. It includes a Royal Jelly regimen, but it also includes natural supplement pills. It was recommended to me via my blog. Here are some helpful links....

BeeFertile Website: http://www.beefertile.com/ (Loads of info and WAY cheaper than IF treatments).

PLEASE checkout the IF Blogroll! I'm telling you, you can't find any better support with infertility (IF) than this website, Stirrup Queens Blogroll: http://www.stirrup-queens.com/a-whole-lot-of-blogging-brought-to-you-sorted-and-filed/

Also, here is a link to my blog if you would like to follow me: http://ccg13.wordpress.com/

My husband and I have been trying for 5 years, but like you, we cannot afford IF treatments. Good luck!
 
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iwannabeamomma101 responded:
My uncle is a ob/gyn and me and my husband have just started trying we have also been married for 3 yrs.he said no matter what ovulation should be 2 weeks from cycle day 1 the( day of your period) on the same day so is cycle starts on a mon go 2 weeks from that and have lots of fun a coupl of says before and after.thats just what he told me i hope it is helpful if you need to talk my name is jasmine Broyles i have facebook and my number is 865-323-7753.would love to talk i also got like 40 opk and 10 preggo test for like 3.99 on amazon.i'll be praying for you.you may want to also see if you have a thyroid problem mine was hypothyroidism but i had to have mine taken out bc i had cancer at age 21 got diagnosed in jan but im in remission know.if your thyroid levels are not regular that could be a propblem or you could have poloysystic ovarian syndrome which makes it were you dont ovulate every month.just a few litle situtations that might help if it keeps being a problem just see your doc.im just on meds for my thyroid very easy to control.ttyl
 
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Yvette Smith, MD, MPH responded:
Have you talked to a fertility specialists? Sometimes there are things they can do that aren't as expensive. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) where they put your husbands sperm straight into the uterus can be helpful in some situations where sperm counts are off, and IUI isn't as expensive as some of the other therapies. Sometimes the milder fertility medications are also used (e.g. clomiphene citrate or femora) and they are not really pricey either.

I don't know if any of these things apply to you, but I would at least talk to a specialists to be sure there aren't more things available to you than you realize.


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