Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:21 am
Post subject: Any advice??
I feel like we're a healthy couple don't have any health problems and don't have any symptoms of a fertilty problems apart from the main one of not falling pregnant. Only had a blood test done a few months ago to check for ovulation and I get it taken on cd 23 and that was nothing to worry about as it was over 50. But I worry because we have no symptoms that e know of I think that maybe it my partners sperm.we have been ttc for 9 months now, I know that it can take up to a year buti maybes thought that if it was going to happen for us it would of by now as we have regular sex, don't smoke,don't take drugs,don't drink excessively we have guided amounts,eat healthy and exercise regularly. Anybody else been like me??
Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:17 am
Sometimes even with no obvious problems it can just take a while to happen
I know in the reversal section it seems to take women on average 9 to 12 months for some reason
In the long term TTC list there are women who tried for years and then suddenly got a BFP out of the blue.
I sometimes wonder if part of it is that when it takes longer than a month or two you get anxious about it and then that doesn't help much either, as even lowish levels of stress can have an effect on hormones.
As so many women who've been trying for more than just a few months suddenly seem to get pregnant on months when it wasn't on their mind so much for some reason
Of course trying not to think about it is the hardest thing to do when TTC, I know I never managed it
But maybe doing something so you fell pro-active might have the same effect ?
Maybe try using OPK's so you know for sure when you ov and can make sure you do the deed on the right days as even with sex every few days you could still miss the optimal time to conceive.
Or even just try some pre natal his and hers vits, I think one of the reasons things like the CBFM or having a HSG supposedly increase your chances of conceiving is maybe that it just makes you try harder that month when you are using something new, or maybe it makes you more optimistic as well which could help with the hormonal side of things xx
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:34 pm
you sound just like me and my hubby 3 or 4 years ago and now we have an amazing little boy.
Like the other lady said, stress doesn't help but once you have decided you want a baby, its impossible to relax and not think about it!
I truly believe that the sperm friendly lube helped us, totally forgot its name, it was not cheap but well worth it. we signed up to fertility clinic which may have helped as we felt someone was finally going to help us, after an awful blood test we decided to BD every single day with the sperm friendly lube stuff and got pregnant that month after years of trying with no luck, as it happened we had several miscarriages due to a health problem with me but I got pregnant 4 times in 4 months (the 4 months we "tried" not one month after the next).
That lube stuff is well worth a try.
Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:47 pm
My partner had his blood test results back.they took 3 lots of blood to test his thyroid, hormone levels and testostrone and the first two came back normal but he has to redo his testostrone one asthy tested it at 7:00pm and it needs to be done and tested in the morning. Don't why, does anyone know why this is??
Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:03 am
Polkadotty men's testosterone peaks in the morning so they probably test it then to get a true picture of it at it's highest level. It's one of the reasons why morning BD is supposed to be good for baby making as the higher testosterone makes the swimmers more frisky It's also the reason why many men may wake up in a certain state (if you know what I mean ) they don't call it morning glory for nothing xx
The pre seed is good stuff, I heard lots of good things about it helping people especially if you don't get lots of ewcm, it's also lots of fun and the pre seed comes with applicators as well so it's not as messy as some brands
Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:12 am
Its a sperm friendly lubricant, designed for women who don't get much ewcm. It's supposed to help protect the sperm while they swim through the cervix as it's the same Ph as a womans natural cm. It's not really necessary especially if you get a lot of ewcm but it can really help with those times when BD has become a bit of a chore as well, it's sold on amazon, ebay and in boots as well x
Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:06 pm
If my partner had low testosterone would he have any of the symptoms other than not conceiving or would his body not show this?
Low sex drive, difficulty achieving an erection, hair loss, fatigue and lack of energy, loss of muscle mass, increase in body fat, mood changes.
Ttc since December 2007!
Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:13 pm
I know one of the Ladies from the vasectomy reversal section has recently posted about her OH having low testosterone, they were told his reversal had failed due to his very low sperm count and were about to have IVF but she got pregnant naturally after he was given HCG injections to boost his testosterone, she could probably tell you more about the effects it had Think her name on here is Alowicious, there's a post anyway on the vasectomy reversal section that explains what happened with them.
But it would affect his sperm count as well so you'd think they'd just do a semen analysis first as it's a simple enough thing to test
Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:19 pm
It's horrible isn't it waiting for results, I hope it's good news on Wednesday. I think it's only natural that you do start to think there's something wrong if it doesn't happen right away, I know I did after the first month but honestly so many women on here try for anything up to a year before it happens and do nothing different the month it finally happens either, except maybe relax more, that one comes up a lot xx