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36 and ttc for over 1 year Rss

Hey everyone I am in need of some help please!! I am turning 37 in May and my husband and I have been trying to conceive our 2nd child since Jan last year without any success. This time 5 years ago we were lucky to get pregnant with our beautiful daughter which also took just over a year to happen....so my question is......do I continue on this path for another 6 months at my age or do I seek help immediately?? I have irregular period cycles each month ranging from 29-35 days so im finding it difficult to work out exactly when im ovulating so its all guess work at the moment for us. We would love to give our daughter a sibling and I feel that each and every month without success is also a month of getting older too. I do not have any health issues so have just been thinking that it will happen eventually like with our first but now im starting to really wonder if 5 years down the track this is much harder to do?? any ideas/help/suggestions are much appreciated! Thanks smile

Hi, I'm really sorry you've found yourself facing this problem. The best news though is that you don't have any health issues. meaning you're producing eggs and ovulating. Even if it's hard to predict from month to month. Of course 5 yrs span is quite a lengthy time period for women's bodies..The well known fact is that fertility decreases over yrs unfortunately. Still I believe you have pretty good chances of natural conceiving (also taking into consideation your previous success and your naturally conceived DD). I guess I'd wait for a couple of months more. But using this time for self aducating and doing research. Even if it happens you'll need a fertility expert's help, you may be sure - a good reputable specialist will offer less invasive procedures first, before pushing you onto ivf etc. Those could be stims to make you produce more eggs, meds to regulate your ovulation, iui etc. So DO NOT PANIC. There's always way out!! Stay blessed, hope you'll get more answers soon.
5 years are enough gap. You make plan for next baby. Best of luck
I'm gonna add. My RE diagnosed me with blocked fallopian tubes and low egg count. She said my ovaries looked okay. Below are my first test results. So if anyone sees a red flag or a trend I should have investigated further, please let me know: Normal cycle length 27-31 days. Ovulate between cd 13-19. Luteal phase between 12-14. HSG - right side open. Left side either spasmed or blocked. There was an air bubble at the opening of the tube – so very painful!! I always briefly spotted a few days before I ovulated. Husband tested okay. BBT temps seemed to be on the low side - range between 96.4-97.2 pre-ovulation and 97.7 and 97.8 post-ovulation..We finally ended up with using donor egg with IVF overseas.
AMH (egg count) tests aren’t always accurate. My AMH when first tested was 5.7 and a year later 11.4. This is impossible as we are born with all the eggs we’ll ever have and it only decreases not increases.
My fertility specialist had no explanation for it.
Anyhow, If your body is doing all the right things (have you had bloods through your GP to check yr hormone levels and that you are actually ovulating?) , then definitely would give advice of seeing a specialist ASAP. There is lots of waiting involved throughout the process so I wouldn’t delay.
Hey there. I hope that you're doing fine. Secondary infertility is known as the problem you're facing, mate. I'm sorry to read about it. I believe that it is worse than infertility. As you've already had a baby naturally, you won't imagine having problems getting pregnant in the later years. You're turning 37, not 40; I'd advise you to not panic. It is said that after the age of 40, the quality of your eggs starts to decrease. So you do have some years left. It is great that you don't have any health issues. You should keep on TTC for some more time. If no luck, then consult an OB. You may have to get tests done. Everything will be just fine, don't worry. Lots of love and prayers for you!
I would suggest that you visit a good RE doctor. Ask them to conduct all the tests. At times there is even a difference in the reports. It is, therefore, so important to visit a good doctor. Mainly because he would be able to give the most honest advice. Good luck to you. I hope things get better for you. Sending baby dust your way.
As for the tests and examinations ladies have mentioned above, you'll more likely to expect the following in order to state the possible reasons:
Analyses and examinations required for women~
Rw, HBs, HCV, HIV, syphilis (made no more than 6 months before that)
TORCH infections (rubella and toxoplasmosis)
Vaginal discharge analysis
Karyotype analysis (termless)
Blood group and Rhesus factor (termless)
Complete Blood Count (CBC) made no more than 1 month before that
Biochemical blood count (bilirubin, AST, ALT, kreatinin, complete protein)
Koagulogram
LH (luteinizing hormone)
FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone)
Vaginal and cervical canal swab (no more than 6 months before)
Microscopic examination of vaginal canal
Pelvic organs ultrasound
Breast ultrasound
Attending physician’s opinion
Anti-muller hormone test.
Analyses and examinations required for men
Rw (Wasserman test)
HBs
HCV
HIV (no more than 3 months before)
Blood group and Rhesus factor (termless)
Karyotype analysis (termless)
Spermogram (no more than 3 months)
ICSI screening
At least our dr wanted us to go through those. You know you should work in a tandem to evaluate your chances. Your dh has to pass screenings as well. Do seek for medical help as soon as possible. as one of the above posters said, there's lots of waiting in the process, so no point in delaying. Wishing you all the best Xx
Perhaps undergo some checkups. you are obviously at the age when things are starting to change. and your fertility rate is the first one to decline. nothing bad with that, but it is a sign that you might benefit from art.
good luck to yall. we are happy IPs who are waiting for their surrogate to get pregnant. and we are hoping to share our success story soon.
This is such a tandem work smile with fertility! I've shared this previously, but it's really so.
Male fertility requires that the testicles produce enough healthy sperm, and that the sperm is ejaculated effectively into the woman's vagina and travels to the egg. Tests for male infertility attempt to determine whether any of these processes are impaired. Your dh may have a general physical exam and some specific fertility tests including: Semen analysis. dr may ask for one or more semen specimens. A lab analyzes semen specimen. In some cases, sperm may be tested for in the urine. He may have a blood test to determine the level of testosterone and other male hormones. Genetic testing may be done to determine whether there's a genetic defect causing infertility. In select cases, a testicular biopsy may be performed to identify abnormalities contributing to infertility. and to retrieve sperm to use with assisted reproductive techniques, such as IVF. In rare cases, other tests to evaluate the quality of the sperm may be performed, such as evaluating a semen specimen for DNA abnormalities.
Ladies may have a general physical exam, including a regular gynecological exam. Specific fertility tests may include: A blood test which measures hormone levels to determine whether you're ovulating. Hysterosalpingography which evaluates the condition of your uterus and fallopian tubes. It also looks for blockages or other problems. Ovarian reserve testing helps determine the quality and quantity of the eggs available for ovulation. This approach often begins with hormone testing early in the menstrual cycle. Other hormone tests check levels of ovulatory hormones. As well as pituitary hormones that control reproductive processes. Pelvic ultrasound looks for uterine or fallopian tube disease.
Though the list of tests is really impressive BOTH have to move through to get the problem nailed. And please, do remember always: whatever the means is you'll get your baby in the end, just keep on moving! smile
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