that you'll be able to get in another insem tonight.
2justicemamas: looks like you were dropped off the "waiting to be ready" list at some point. Would you liked to be re-added?
AFM, my period started this morning, so I'm on to prepping for a May insem. I'm also starting to formulate a plan for how many times I want to try before doing some sort of fertility testing (me and
KD, since we never did end up getting a sperm analysis done--the place I found required a doctor's order, and so we decided to give it a few months of tries before we went through the expense and rigamarole).
My tally at the moment is:
- November: a spectacularly badly timed "we're in the same town, so what the hell" first try 5 days before O
- February: shipping debacle/weekend timing, insem was the day after O (with 48hr old sperm)
- March: insem on day of O (but with only a tiny amount of sperm due to a sad, sad spillage incident)
- April: insem two days before O
I just turned 35, have predictable cycles, have clearly O'd with strong temp rises every month that I've tracked (lots at this point), and have a 12 day average LP. So, probably no PCOS issues (even though I'm overweight and have Type 2 diabetes which is strongly associated), but of course I know there are lots of other things that can be happening on the fertility front.
Given all that, how long would you wait before seeking fertility testing? Obviously, I can tell the doctor whatever I want when I request testing--technically, I've now been "trying for 6 months," but I'm curious how many "good tries" you'd want to make before you went in for testing, if you were me. (I'm calling my March and April attempts "good enough tries" for the purposes of my count.)
And, of course, I'm eager to hear about any specific testing you recommend to 2justicemamas, as once I figure out when
I am going to seek testing, I need to figure out what I'm going to be asking my doctor to do (no RE or anything, just either my GP or the local OB/GYN/midwife practice).