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08/10/2017 at 22:24
I'm new on here :)
Me and my OH have been trying to conceive almost a year now with no luck :(
I can't help but worry because 5.5 years ago I fell pregnant but unfortunately had to have an abortion due to personal circumstances at the time (please don't judge me)...
I don't know why it's so difficult for us to conceive now.. I am 33 and he's 38..
Anyone in similar situation..? Any advice appreciated.. fyi I had a fertility test last week and we are both fertile and healthy which was good to know... just struggling to actually fall pregnant....
09/10/2017 at 00:44
I know this is probably a daft question as you've been trying for a year but are you tracking your cycles / using opks / able to pinpoint your exact day of ovulation? Etc etc.
if all of your fertility tests have come back normal then thats good! Best advice then is just to make sure you are having regular sex throughout the month and then very regular during your 'fertile window' (the 3 days prior to ovulation, day of ovulation & day after). Ideally every day during your fertile window but if you can't manage hat then every other day is ok. If you have been doing all the above then perhaps look at things like 'pre-seed' gel if you are not having enough cervical mucus and take a look at the 'sperm meets egg plan'.
Also... if you are using any lubricants... stop that... they can damage sperm.
Obviously all the standard advice applies re: healthy lifestyle etc etc too which Im sure youre aware of already so you don't need me to bore you with that!
17/10/2017 at 15:37
I was in the same position. Me and my partnar was trying for over a year and I had a Hsg done which showed that both my tubes were open. The same month as the Hsg I got pregnant but sadly it ended in an ectopic.
I had my left tube removed and they informed me that u have adhesions (scar tissue) on my fallopian tubes.
I'm scheduled to have the adhesions removed in Nov but wit out the ectopic I would have never known about the asndhesions asndhesions every other test such as fsh, 21 day, sperm analyse etc was fine.
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