First off, I want to say hello to everyone! I've been lurking around for a couple months but finally just decided to join. My husband is 38 and I am 37 years old and we are TTC our second child. We have an 8 year old daughter. When we decided to have her, it was so easy, pregnant first cycle. This time, with busy and tiring careers, it's not been as successful. In December and Jan, we missed my ovulation cycle all together. I knew when it was but he's a delivery guy and Christmas peak had gotten the best of him. Jan we BD 3 days before a pos OPK. Didnt happen SO this time we thought we had a better chance. Tell me what you all think? On OPK for me, they progressively get darker. On Monday it wasn't positive but very close, somewhat dark...we BD that night using Conceive Plus. Then the morning ( around 10 ) on Tuesday, it was positive, by the evening around. 10 pm, it had faded out again. Back to negative..no BD. Could we have missed our window yet again? Any help appreciated.
I am by no means a professional and I'm ver new here myself and new to charting and checking cm and all that good stuff but I think you might have caught the o this month. Fingers crossed and for your !!!
Honestly I'm not sure if my insurance would cover this or not but don't most of them ask you to actively try for at least 6 months before seeking help? I believe though that my insurance requires a referral which my GYN DOES say that we should try on our own for a while before...
Yes it is usually 6 months. I freakn' stubbornly tried for a whole year. WASTE OF TIME. I almost wish I could reverse the clock and lie at the 3 month time. lol. Freakn' ethics!!! hahahaha. But yes, my insurance required a referral from my primary care physician. Then, I had to call into their 1-800 fertility number and answer about 5 minutes of questions. Luckily it all worked out. Best of luck to you!!!
Wow! Just from your experience, what does the fertility specialist do? The "weird" person in me often cringe when I hear fertility specialist because I think about multiples births...I know that's crazy but its just me. I'm praying though that we were successful this time!
The fertility specialist (aka RE) does more invasive testing to find out the cause. For example, like a sperm analysis, a HSG (puts dye thru your cervix to check your uterus and fallopian tubes), ultra sounds (U/S) to see your egg production, and able to do all the other specialized testing. Most gyno's can do a lot of it, but I see the knowledge and experience that an RE brings and it is SUCH a difference!!! Yes, I am weary about the multiples. But the ultra sounds are being done regularly to check on how many developed eggs there are to see if we even should proceed with the IUI. So I feel comfortable :-)
I am new here & just came back from my hsg test. Had done a bit of research before & most of the posts indicated that it would be painful. But luckily, the only pain I felt was while the doctor inserted the speculum( my cervix is angular). I screamed at that time but, after that with few heavy breathings i was fine throught the process.
I did take an Avil & Excederin an hour before the procedure alongwith the prescribed antibiotic.
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