Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:36 pm
Post subject: TTC 11 months and beginning to lose hope :(
I'm 26 and my husband is 24. We have been ttc for 11months now and I'm beginning to lose hope. I feel like everyone around me our age is having babies or getting pregnant and as happy I am for them i am frustrated as well. I don't understand why I am not I took prenatal vitamins and had my husband on multi vitamins plus zinc, I tracked my fertility on a fertility calendar and too ovulation test. I lay in bed for 15 minutes on my back after we make love to try to ncrease my chances. Yet every month my periods is on time or early (one time it was a week late). I feel disappointed all my husband wants is to have a baby and it kills me to see him let down and upset when we try so hard. I'm feeling like this might not ever happen for us.
Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:49 pm
I know how you feel as I will have been ttc for 4 years come dec.
Have you been to the dr / hospital for various tests ?
If not this will be the next step for you both to rule out any problems.
Tell a little white lie and tell them it's been 12 mths though as they won't normal do tests until after the year period.
Least I have my fur babies x
Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:23 pm
I would listen to Susanjosh and go to the drs if you haven't had any tests done. My DH and I went to the drs at 6 months and they just did the basic tests and told us to come back at a year. Like Susan said tell them it has been 12 months. They will take you more seriously. When we hit a year they ran more thorough tests and found that I wasn't ovulating and finally did a semen analysis for my DH. I had been getting positive OPKs monthly so I wasn't concerned but my dr said other chemicals were giving me my false positives every month. We are now at 16 months of TTC it doesn't get easier but you begin to look for things to keep your mind off it. Alot of my family has gotten pregnant and had babies as well as friends in the time we have been trying. It is hard.
If you can afford it take a long weekend with your husband and just escape. Go someplace even if it is just a local hotel and enjoy yourself. I found even a weekend away can do alot for your emotions. Good luck.