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TTC for a year

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hellybellyjellybean Sun 08-Oct-17 19:32:22

Went to the docs this week as have been TTC for a year. Bit gutted that he said all they will do is check I am ovulating, if I am then it'll be another year of trying before they actually do anything. Well done ovulation tests so know I am, bit pissed off that it just seems like a wasted visit and I thought that a year of trying meant we might actually do something to move things along. DH has had his sperm tested and generally positive news from that

shouldaknownbetter Sun 08-Oct-17 19:37:39

Why will it be another year? Maybe I was lucky, but after not ovulating for one month (I knew as was doing the ovulation sticks) I got put on clomid and three months later, voila a pregnancy.

So I don't see why you wouldn't be offered clomid straight away as I was.

hellybellyjellybean Sun 08-Oct-17 19:48:34

He said that if I was ovulating and husbands sperm came back okay then I would be told just to try naturally for another year before anything else happens. What is clomid for? Congrats on your pregnancy

NimbleKnitter Mon 09-Oct-17 12:27:35

FYI ovulation tests don’t confirm ovulation

They confirm you are gearing up for ovulation, but not that it actually happens. This is fairly common eg PCOS.

So not a total waste of time.

But I’m surprised that’s all they are testing. Normally you’d get a cd 3 and cd 21 blood test, plus an internal scan

hellybellyjellybean Mon 09-Oct-17 21:21:35

Thanks for that info, I didn't realise it meant I might not be ovulating. Next time I go in I will ask about those tests as well

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