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TTC 12+months
smurfette84 posted:
DH and I stopped using BCs in Dec 08. Didn't' really worry about it until DEC 09 as we knew that it could take up to a year to conceive. It's now Sept 10 and still nothing. I have a drs appt at the end of the month to start figuring things out. I am tracking BBT and using ovulation predictor kits. What kinds of questions should I be prepared for or should I ask? Basically, I have no idea what to expect and am a bit nervous I suppose.
kitvond responded:
Hi smurfette :) I'm sorry it's taking so long, and it's too bad we have to meet like this, but welcome!

For your first visit, I would bring your BBT chart with you. It should be fairly straightforward - there seems to be a pretty standard procedure for initial fertility testing. Your doctor will probably send you for blood work to test your hormone levels. I went for blood work twice - on CD3 and CD20. My doctor also sent me for a pelvic ultrasound to check the general structure of my ovaries and uterus, and sent my DH for a semen analysis.

Be prepared to talk about your cycle - length, duration and heaviness of bleeding, etc. And be prepared with any questions or concerns or anything you've noticed about your body or your cycle.

Are you seeing your regular gyn or are you going to a specialist? If it's your gyn, they may also want to refer you to a specialist.

That's about all I can think of, I'm sure some other ladies will have additional input for you. Try not to worry too much, you are doing a very good thing for yourself and your chances of conceiving sooner :)
Kit (30) and DH (31) TTC since 3/08. IF due to stage II endo, treated 12/09. 1st BFP
smurfette84 replied to kitvond's response:
I'm starting with my regular- hoping it's nothing but me just being a worry wart. She is located in an infertility clinic - not that I thought there would be issues- she was the only one accepting new non-referred patients in my area a few years ago when I moved out here.
smurfette84 responded:
So all my results came back in normal levels- DH did not. "Great swimmers, not as many as I'd like to see" is how the Dr put it. So this month we're starting Clomid and doing insemination. Crossing my fingers that it all works!
BethAnn88 replied to smurfette84's response:
Glad the test results came back normal. Good luck with the clomid and IUI. Hope it goes well!!
Me(29) DH(30) TTC since 1/09. BFP 3/09 but m/c 5/09 at 10wks
smurfette84 responded:

Took 50mg Clomid this month and had the IUI yesterday. Dr told us to have sex last night and this morning (yes, it's been BD in our household). Tomorrow I'm to take progesterone. I didn't know about taking that. I guess the Dr. looked at my charting again and thought that I had too short of a LP. Hence why i have really bad periods every few months. Anyway. I'm hoping it takes this month.

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