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#291 Simistar

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    Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:53 AM



    Originally Posted by JoanneIreland 

    Thanks Simistar! I'm from Ireland but living in US at the moment (long story, came here for work temporarily, met my fiance, well boyfriend at the time, decided to stay longer and got a green card via work, so split my time between the two as my company is international), so my health insurance is in US. I think I will definitely make a doctors appointment and go ask for the tests. My doctor isn't terrible, but not great either, if I feel she is not taking this seriously I think this will be a good sign for me to change PCP. Thank you so much for the advice! Ordered my book and thermometer last night and already have my prenatal vitamins and iron supplements. I quit smoking almost 4 years ago, started working out at least 3 hours a week since February so overall doing good, although I do want to focus on less stress at work, i literally work around the clock and I can feel it taking it's toll on me, plus I want to cut back on the booze, have gotten into the habit of having some wine to alleviate the work stress and wedding stress and I think I should cut back or even cut out altogether if planning to have a baby.


    Wow -- sounds like you're doing all the right things!:-)

    I know what you mean about work stress, and that CAN play a big factor, so do what you can to alleviate the stress...maybe consider yoga in your workouts? I don't do yoga myself, but friends of mine swear by it to help them de-stress:-)

    One big things is start tracking your cycles, which can be hard if you're irregular..I'm not as irregular as you I don't think, but I certainly don't fall into the "28-day cycle norm".

    I bought a Clearblue Digital Fertility Monitor (not cheap! About $200) which I thought really helped me b/c of my irregular cycles. BUT, lots of girls with irregular cycles, just use the regular ovulation sticks, basal temperature etc etc and are fine;-)

     

    I think it's a GREAT idea to go to your doctor sooner than later. And absolutely, if you feel he/she isn't taking you seriously, get a new one who will:-)

    It's amazing how much time all this stuff takes...and unfortunately, a lot of it is "cycle" dependent...meaning you'll often have to wait for your next cycle to start to do a certain blood test or take a certain drug or get an internal ultrasound, etc etc...and every time you have to wait for your next cycle, that's another month gone:-(

    And if they DO find something that needs to be dealt with ( a cyst, polyp, whatever) then that adds time on too...

    Thankfully for us, it seems there weren't any major red flags, just the usual stuff when you try to conceive when you're older (lower sperm motility, etc).

     

    Most doctors will likely tell you (and your fiance!) to cut back on drinking when you're TTC...I still had a glass about a once a week:-)

     

     

     



    #292 JoanneIreland

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      Posted 11 June 2011 - 08:34 PM


      Thanks Simistar.

      My FI as it happens has a doc's appointment this coming Friday so I asked him if he would talk his doctor whilst he is there about some male fetility tests, and to my surprise he did not kick up a fuss and agreed to (he is absolutely dying to start a faimily!!), I need to do the same myself and hopefully this will put us on the right track. TTC wise I don't think it makes a difference (but this could be me being naive), but my FI has MS. I hope this doesn't have negative impacts of TTC (dont think it has any bearing) but yup, I really need to talk to my doctor.

      Thanks so much!

       

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      Originally Posted by Simistar 




      Wow -- sounds like you're doing all the right things!:-)

      I know what you mean about work stress, and that CAN play a big factor, so do what you can to alleviate the stress...maybe consider yoga in your workouts? I don't do yoga myself, but friends of mine swear by it to help them de-stress:-)

      One big things is start tracking your cycles, which can be hard if you're irregular..I'm not as irregular as you I don't think, but I certainly don't fall into the "28-day cycle norm".

      I bought a Clearblue Digital Fertility Monitor (not cheap! About $200) which I thought really helped me b/c of my irregular cycles. BUT, lots of girls with irregular cycles, just use the regular ovulation sticks, basal temperature etc etc and are fine;-)

       

      I think it's a GREAT idea to go to your doctor sooner than later. And absolutely, if you feel he/she isn't taking you seriously, get a new one who will:-)

      It's amazing how much time all this stuff takes...and unfortunately, a lot of it is "cycle" dependent...meaning you'll often have to wait for your next cycle to start to do a certain blood test or take a certain drug or get an internal ultrasound, etc etc...and every time you have to wait for your next cycle, that's another month gone:-(

      And if they DO find something that needs to be dealt with ( a cyst, polyp, whatever) then that adds time on too...

      Thankfully for us, it seems there weren't any major red flags, just the usual stuff when you try to conceive when you're older (lower sperm motility, etc).

       

      Most doctors will likely tell you (and your fiance!) to cut back on drinking when you're TTC...I still had a glass about a once a week:-)

       

       

       



       



      #293 TLGnhci

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        Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:00 AM

        Awe, well I was excited to post in here, but seeing all the trouble you girls are having makes me not want to say my good news.  :(  But, maybe it will be the start of good news for the rest of you as well!!  I wish all of you the best in your TTC!! 

         

        And so,..... I am shocked to say it, but I have two positive tests on my hands.  So, I take it that means I am officially preggo?!  I am excited but scared at the same time.  I didn't expect it so fast.  I am going to tell my hubby tonight.  Any ideas for a unique way to do it? 



        #294 mochamakes3

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          Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:31 AM



          Originally Posted by TLGnhci 

          Awe, well I was excited to post in here, but seeing all the trouble you girls are having makes me not want to say my good news.  :(  But, maybe it will be the start of good news for the rest of you as well!!  I wish all of you the best in your TTC!! 

           

          And so,..... I am shocked to say it, but I have two positive tests on my hands.  So, I take it that means I am officially preggo?!  I am excited but scared at the same time.  I didn't expect it so fast.  I am going to tell my hubby tonight.  Any ideas for a unique way to do it? 

           

          Tish congratulations! Wow, I guess it was lucky to be part of the April 2011 brides group because you are the second mommy-to-be. I don't know if you can wait for Sunday but maybe you could surprise him with a Father's Day gift?

           

          I know it's tough reading how some people conceive right away while others have a longer wait. I think it's best to consider it as waiting for the perfect one. And once they arrive, it is worth the wait.

           

          I hope more of us can make this exciting announcement soon. Lots of hugs, health and happiness!
           

           



          #295 TLGnhci

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            Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:41 AM

            I wish I was patient enough to wait, but I don't think I am.  :) 



            #296 JoanneIreland

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              Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:14 AM


              Congratulations. Amazing news. Best of luck to you.
               

              Originally Posted by TLGnhci 

              Awe, well I was excited to post in here, but seeing all the trouble you girls are having makes me not want to say my good news.  :(  But, maybe it will be the start of good news for the rest of you as well!!  I wish all of you the best in your TTC!! 

               

              And so,..... I am shocked to say it, but I have two positive tests on my hands.  So, I take it that means I am officially preggo?!  I am excited but scared at the same time.  I didn't expect it so fast.  I am going to tell my hubby tonight.  Any ideas for a unique way to do it? 



               



              #297 boscobel

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                Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:21 AM

                When I got pregnant the first time in June 2009, I bought him a Father's Day card and a little pair of teeny bear slippers.  I didn't wait for Father's Day though, so you could do something similar.  Congrats!



                #298 seaprincess

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                  Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:20 PM


                  Congrats!
                   

                  Originally Posted by TLGnhci View Post

                  I wish I was patient enough to wait, but I don't think I am.  :) 



                  I actually have some news too...I got my first BFP on Sunday! We have been trying for almost a year, and thanks to charting I was able to time BD this cycle despite it taking until CD86!

                   

                  I got my BFP on CD99! So hopefully it was a quality egg and this is our sticky baby.  We're due Feb 20, two days before my birthday!

                   

                  GL to all the TTC'ers that your BFP is around the corner when you least expect it.

                   


                  Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

                  #299 Simistar

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                    Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:20 PM


                    You SHOULD want to say your good news!!!

                    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

                    This should be a place where we can be happy for each other AND console each other:-)

                    Keep us posted on how you told you your hubby:-)
                     

                    Originally Posted by TLGnhci 

                    Awe, well I was excited to post in here, but seeing all the trouble you girls are having makes me not want to say my good news.  :(  But, maybe it will be the start of good news for the rest of you as well!!  I wish all of you the best in your TTC!! 

                     

                    And so,..... I am shocked to say it, but I have two positive tests on my hands.  So, I take it that means I am officially preggo?!  I am excited but scared at the same time.  I didn't expect it so fast.  I am going to tell my hubby tonight.  Any ideas for a unique way to do it? 



                     



                    #300 Simistar

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                      Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:21 PM

                      just read this! CONGRATS to you too!!!

                      Wow, this forum must be good luck!:-)

                       

                      Originally Posted by seaprincess 


                      Congrats!
                       



                      I actually have some news too...I got my first BFP on Sunday! We have been trying for almost a year, and thanks to charting I was able to time BD this cycle despite it taking until CD86!

                       

                      I got my BFP on CD99! So hopefully it was a quality egg and this is our sticky baby.  We're due Feb 20, two days before my birthday!

                       

                      GL to all the TTC'ers that your BFP is around the corner when you least expect it.

                       



                       






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