L. asks from Beckville, TX on August 03, 2006
Wanting to Get Pregnant
Hi, my name is L. and i am 25 years old. My husband and i have been married a little over 2 years and have been trying to have a child for 2 months now, with no luck. Is there any advice on this? I've been told that Clomid (i think that's the name of it) helps w/fertility. I have been taking prenatel vitamens for 2 months now as well. Any help on this would be great!
So What Happened?™
Well, first off i want to thank everyone for their awesome responses! I learned so much by reading what everyone had to say! I am not pregnant yet, but i am accepting that it has not happened within 5 months! LOL, Just recently my husband's g-ma passed away, so we have tried to redirect our thoughts, concerns, to another direction...in hopes that it will help. The passing of his grandmother has opened a new stress in our life. Buying a home. We have been living in her home (she has been in a nursing home for over 6 years) for 2 years now, and have been slowly making it ours, remodeling, all that great stuff. Now the time has come, and we are having to figure out our finances, go through the headache of all the paperwork, etc....ya'll said it would come when we didn't expect it right?.......we'll see.
L.S. answers from Little Rock on August 04, 2006
I was told to try liquid Geritol by a co-worker. She swears by it. I was hesitant but I tried it for two weeks and by the end of the month---I was pregnant. I can't vouch for whether it really worked for me or I'm just fertile myrtle. You can get Geritol at Walgreens. I took it in the morning and at bedtime.
E.E. answers from San Antonio on August 07, 2006
Me and my Husband have been trying to get pregnant for about 2 months now. We are both 30 years old. The first month we tried on our own with no success. Last month my doctor did an exame and some blood work. He placed me on clomid 50 miligrams to increase ovulation. I have been on prenatal vitamins for a year. (They are a good source of vitamins). I think that my doctor is a little more proactive due to the fact that I have 1 daughter already but I have to have several infertility tests and surgeries done about a year before she was born. (She is 4 now).I have an appointment again today. Over the weekend I heard about a B12 shot. It is suppose to make you extremely fertile and you can get pregnant quicker. I am going to ask the doctor about it today. I will keep you posted. Let me know if you hear any other ideas.
N.B. answers from New Orleans on August 03, 2006
I am N. I am 26 and I have 2 little boys, almost 5 and 6 months. There is a calender on the internet that i downloaded. You might want to search ovulation calenders. We used it for our second one and it was very accurate. I liked it much better than taking ovulation tests. If you have only been trying 2 months, I dont think you have a problem with fertility, just be patient.
H. answers from New Orleans on August 03, 2006
Give yourself time. It takes a healthy person w/o fertility issues up tp 6 months plus to get pregant. I know you want a child but do not be ridiculous in the time you are alloting yourself. Any "Good" doctor will not put you on clomid until you have gone through several more months. You will be highly increasing your chances on having multiple births as well. I am speaking from experience. Save the drugs for the people who have tried 2 plus years. Relax have fun. Remeber there is a very small window of oppurtunity to get pregnant. Figure out your cycle andfind your window. If you stress out about the outcome it will never be.
K.W. answers from Austin on August 04, 2006
I would highly recommend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weshler (sp?) before trying for any other treatment. With my first I was worried when I didn't get pregnant right away (in my 30's) but after reading this book and charting myself, we got pregnant on 1st try. (Also I don't think most doctors will prescribe any medication until you have been trying at least 6-12 months).
M. answers from Fayetteville on August 04, 2006
L.-congrats on wanting to start a family! I suggest reading the book "Take Charge of Your Fertility", you can find it at Barnes and Noble. It's an amazing book and shows you how to chart your cycles to either achieve or avoid pregnancy. I highly recommend it! I know you are anxious to have a child, and 2 months seems like a long time, but I'm not sure that your doctor will see you for infertility or Clomid until you've been trying for at least 1 year. My advice would be to make an appt. with your OB/GYN for a regular exam and let them know you are trying to conceive, he/she might have some other advice for you also. Do a google search for this and there is a ton of info. and forums with other's TTC and charting their cycles. One of them is www.fertilityfriend.com
Good luck to you!
M.H. answers from Shreveport on August 04, 2006
HAVE YOU TRIED BUYING AN OVULATION TEST? THATS WHAT WORKED FOR ME.YOU CAN GET THEM AT WALMART REALLY CHEAP.HOPE THIS HELPS.
K.C. answers from Fayetteville on August 07, 2006
If this book has been suggested, my apologies - I don't have time to read through and check the responses! Someone gave us "The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally" by Christopher Williams, M.D. at our wedding shower - a gag gift. It turns out to have quite a bit of good advice and help! One thing it mentions is having intercourse every 36 hours before/during/after what should be your ovulation time. It also has diet tips, lifestyle tips and tells you what should be in your vitamins. I just used Onesource vitamins off the shelf at Wal-Mart.
I think the other thing that helped from reading the book was that it said it could take up to a year or more (which is why we started trying when we did) so there were no expectations! Now, don't get me wrong - when it was time to start, I would wonder but not worry. Give yourself a longer timeframe... :)
L.H. answers from Sherman on August 03, 2006
Clearblue makes a fertility monitor that can help you track your cycle and identify your fertile days. It's fairly expensive... anywhere from $160 to $200. It's available online at "The Fertility Shop" for $164. Here's the address...
Here's their text...
"The ClearBlue Fertility Monitor works by tracking the LH and Estrogen levels in your urine through test sticks. The monitor reads the test sticks for Low, High and Peak fertility days.
Your information is stored up to 6 months of information so that you can learn more about your bodys patterns."
I've heard of people having success with it. I used it before I wanted to get pregnant because I was approaching 35 and wanted to really understand my cycle and increase our chances of conceiving when we decided to actually try (I was hoping to avoid all the added pressure of having difficulty, etc). I became very familiar with my cycle and stopped using it. We planned to start trying around July/August... then suprise, I guess we got lazy and I was pregnant in April!
Now we have a beautiful 6 month old baby boy! Good luck to you. Pray about it and this monitor might be useful.