TTC for 5 months(6 Posts)
Hello all, I'm new to this board. My partner and I have been TTC since Feb. I'm 33 turning 34 next week. Prior to Feb I was on BC more or less for 13 years (taking small breaks but no more than 3 months) my BC of choice was the Nuvaring. I've been using the Ovia ovulation app to track my cycle. But so far nothing. I know it's technically early days so I guess I'm just looking to stay positive. I'm a bit concerned I may not be ovulating as my ovulation test are coming back N. I'm trying to eat move veggies, take conception vitamins and exercise regularly. But I'm worried about my age. Also I'm adopted and I don't know my birth mothers history. My DR said "well clearly she could get pregnant as she had you." Which is true but she was 20, not 34. I'm thinking of starting progesterone cream to help. Does anyone have thoughts or comments or ideas that I could try? Thank you in advance!
Didn't want to leave you unanswered, the TTC area seems to be less generally chatty than other MN topics, mostly people are on the big threads.
I wouldn't worry about your age too much, I believe it's +35 that is a bigger deal.
I am 34 now, was almost 33 when I conceived my daughter, which happened pretty fast after contraception for a decade. I've been TTC since February for No2, got pregnant in April but had a miscarriage in early June.
My only advice would be to make sure you're having sex enough around the time you would roughly be ovulating (I've found this website very helpful www.countdowntopregnancy.com/tools/intercourse_timing_calculator.php), and just be patient, although it's hard.
It might be a bit early to start trying creams etc, perhaps better to track your 'natural' cycles and progress for first 12 months so you know your baseline, before taking action?
What ovulation tests are you using? Are you doing them at the right time of day? It sounds a bit odd that they're all negative.
Have you tried tracking your temp? I've just started this month, I use opk too but temping is the best way to see if you've actually ovulated (I've learnt tonnes over the past few months)
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Could you ask your doctor to do some hormone tests? I don't know if they will be willing but then you can find out if you're ovulating or not!
It does take time although it feels like forever, you could be missing ovulation as it's so hard to pinpoint sometimes! I'm on month 10 now and it feels like years!
I'm on my 5 th cycle trying post mc. I know it can feel like forever but I do think it can take a while for your body to settle down once you're on the pill. I definitely recommend temping as I found that much easier than ovulation sticks - you don't need to worry about holding your pee and testing in the afternoon when you might be busy - you simply do it as soon as you wake up. It's much easier to pinpoint when you ovulate
Get to your GP and tell him that you've been doing tests and that is the case. I did and the did a day 21 blood test and it's confirmed that I aren't ovulating and now I'm being referred for help. Make sure you are tracking it on an app like Ovia or Fertility Friend and use Clear Blue OPKs for one month to be sure! Remember the cheap ones only respond when you've not had lots of water and you need to them everyday, sometimes twice a day if the line is getting darker.
CB opks allow you to do them in the morning which is much more convenient!
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