Hopefully you won't need the ovulation strips next month.
I used to test before... I also bought a lot of tests online and I got addicted to it. But I try to avoid now. I wait until the third day after AF, in case it doesn't show up when it should. I go craaazy while waiting. I become extra aware of my body.
I have been training myself to be more patient so this became like a patience test. Sometimes I fail...
I donīt think ur doctor will prescribe it to you. I will let you know what I find out, I will post it on my blog.
I know! I see how much cheaper they are online and I was tempted to buy a whole bunch but I only got 5 hehe.
When AF starts to show up, I usually pretend I don't feel the slight cramping or feel the liquid leaking (TMI) or the moodiness. I say "oh no, I'm imagining things. Just like I imagine pg symptoms!" But I'm not crazy yet :P
Doc says there's nothing abnormal in my blood test results so no reason to refer to an OB/GYN. But she does want to refer us to a fertility specialist. Problem is, we'll be leaving the country in about 3 months and she says most of the docs at the fertility clinic like to see their patients for at least 2 years...so looks like if they don't agree to see us, then we'll be looking for a specialist ourselves in OK when we move. If there's nothing wrong with me and nothing wrong with DH, I'm thinking the sperm are just having trouble getting to the egg for whatever reason. I will try the pre-seed for a couple cycles and see if that helps them.
Right now I am in that phase where you think you r getting nauseous or that you feel mild cramps or really sleepy. Tricks of my head. I wish nature wasn't so mysterious and would reveal itself faster. We have change our pace, now everything is so fast, we can not wait for anything to happen. 6 more days!!
I am so happy for you and your good test results. Shame you won't be able to have your treatments done in there.. maybe this will be the extra time your body needs to get things right!
You're SO right!! Life moves at a quicker pace nowadays and if you can't keep up, you get run over. During the 2ww I usually wish I could just look inside my uterus and see if I'm pregs lol!
YAY 6 days!! Will that be early testing? Fx for you I think I might cave and test on the 31, although i originally decided on April 1st :O
Nope. He hasn't done it. He was supposed to get it done today but they say to wait at least 2-7 days without ejaculation before doing the SA and...well, he didn't follow this rule :P SO he's gonna do it after he gets back from his vball tourney next wed. I told my doc we'd get it done today and I didn't call her to let her know not to call the clinic yet (since she wanted to fax his results along with it). But she did say she wanted to fax my ultrasound results too, and that appt. was rescheduled for next month. Ah, w/e we were slackers today lol
I just had another fight with my husband about IVF. He insists we must do it on May. He is going back to Europe for a meeting for 2 weeks and he wants me to go with him, cuz he found a doctor who said he can do it in 20 days and for a very reasonable price.
Why am I rejecting this idea so strongly? When we start talking about it I get so nervous that I just want to kick something.
Why???? You have been trying for much less time and have no problem planning fertility treatments. Why am I resisting it so fiercely? I am really not ready. I don't know why!!!
Oh no I'm sorry to hear that you guys got into another fight.
Well, I won't lie: I'm still hoping that we get pregnant on our own and we won't need to keep that appointment with the fertility specialist. But I am not as afraid as I once was a few months ago. If you asked me in December or January, you woulda heard "HELL NO! Are you crazy?? I don't need that. I wanna continue trying on my own!" To me, it felt like failure to have to go to the fertility clinic; like we failed as men and women. But I realize that no, we can't think like that because that's not true. Sure it may seem like others just have sex once and they're pregs, but we don't know what they had to go through to get there, or even if their ttc length is what they tell us it is. You know what I'm saying? I think going to seek extra help for getting pregnant is a great idea, and even better to do so sooner than later because a) you will find out if you truly can't conceive on your own, and b) that getting help to make that baby of yours is easier than you originally thought. So don't trash the idea of doing IVF just yet. At least go and check it out -- even if you go to consult a US doc first. You'll get the answers that you probably need to feel better about this fertility option. I would also research that European doctor myself and see whether he's legit or not. I know it would give me peace of mind.
Also, if you haven't already done so, tell DH exactly, word for word, why you feel the way you do. Say something like, "i'd feel like I/we have failed if we went to do IVF" or "Going to do IVF will feel to me like we are throwing in the towel". Whatever the reason is. He might be more understanding than you think if you lay it out clearly. Men seem to like things clear and concise. Also mention that, although you feel a little apprehensive (for the reasons, or others, stated above) that you are willing to explore the fertility clinic/IVF option with him. Sometimes I find that if I disagree with my DH, I offer to try it his way so that he feels like I am taking his concerns seriously, even if I just do it one time. And if we're both headstrong, then we work out a compromise -- e.g. I don't want to go to IVF but you do, so let's go and check it out and see what the doc says. If he says this is our best option, we can try one or two cycles and then I'm out. That way, you get to try what you want, and I don't have to do it for too long."
I hope this helps. And I hope you two can reach a compromise that's satisfactory to the both of you. I want you both to feel good about your decision together because it's very important to hold each other up during your time TTC
Yesterday I had a meltdown. I think my period is coming and this was PMS. DH did not say anything bad this time. it was all me!
He even gave up the idea. He said if it makes me so unhappy we shouldn't do it then. I don't even understand why I am feeling this way. I just keep thinking IVF is my last resort and if it doesn't work it will be devastating.. and I keep saying to myself: it will not work!!
I want a baby... I just don't feel like going through it all again. IUI cycles were very disappointing... Yesterday I went out with some girlfriends for drinks and we talked a lot and they kind of helped me a little to see things in perspective.
Tomorrow I will call my doctor and ask for my records and I will go for a consult in the infertility clinic to try dissipate all this fear I have right now. I am losing my confidence, my positivism and my mind...
Thanks for the message... I am so blessed to have support and people who listen to me...
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