First of all, I had 21 day progesterone tests done to check my thyroid, see if I was actually ovulating etc. Then when I’d had my results, my partner had to give in a sperm sample. He got the results about a week later and because both our tests were fine, my GP referred us to a fertility clinic where she said they will do a HSG to check my tubes and then go from there. Good luck, it’s scary but also a weight off your shoulders knowing you’re on your way to getting some answers (hopefully!)
I know, it sucks. Everyone says “it can take up to 12 months to get pregnant even if there’s nothing wrong” but then you start approaching 12 months and you start losing hope. Lots of luck for your appointment, hope it goes well and you can start getting all your tests done asap
We went on our 10th cycle and the gp was more than happy to get the ball rolling (although I know this is v clinic specific). We had 21 day bloods and semen analysis within two weeks of our first appointment.
I definitely think that going when you feel ready is not a bad thing and that just getting to talk to someone is a massive weight off your mind! Even if they tell you to wait a little longer, my thoughts were that we were "in the system"
Thank you everyone for your input. mrsjones I've got my dp coming with me and has been fine with the idea of doing a sperm sample so maybe I can kill two birds with one stone. What has your partner said to testing?
I'm pleased I didn't bother wasting any money this month on pregnancy tests.
My dp has never biologically 'made a child so to speak. I have 1dc from previous relationship so there is the possibility it is my partner.
My cycle day 21 will be Xmas day so may need to be the day before!!
Does anyone know whether it's 12 cycles or a year that you need to be trying for? I'm on cycle 9 but I've only been trying since May. I have short cycles of 25 days or so. Should I visit the GP earlier than April 2018?