I’m a 32 year old mother. My husband and I have been married for 5 years and last year decided it was time to start a family, to go with the one I came into our marriage with. He is a fantastic parent to my 2 girls and would love to have for us to have a baby (he doesn't have any children of his own. After a year of trying we both just want a child together, & it doesn't seem to be happening.
We had such a positive outlook,then months went by. Five months went by & no conception. We started reading and researching. We even bought an ovulating kit, so we knew when exactly the best time to conceive was. And so we went, on, and on, and on, for nine months, we had our first doctor~patient conversation. The kind where we confessed that we we’re trying to have kids, and it’s not really working. And then by month 12, still no luck, my doctor sent us off for some blood tests. I was sent in for a laparoscopy, just to make sure I as all A ok inside, because my husbands doctor gave him a clean bill of health. Our last appointment my doctor offered me Clomid. I’m kind of on the fence about taking any type of fertility drugs, side effects and all.
Good luck to you jenny0X. I know it can be pretty hard to get used to the idea of needing medical help to get pregnant. Did your husband get a semen analysis? If you have kids already and he doesn't, there's always a possibility the problem is on his side, in which case Clomid probably wouldn't help much.
If all the tests come back normal and you're still reluctant to try the meds, I would suggest acupuncture. It's a great way to get your body in balance which has been proven to help with fertility, and your husband can do it too if there are any issues on his side.
Me (32), married to DH (36)
3 years of TTC #1, M/C @ 6wks in May 2013
Mom to Liliana born May 2014
Jennyox, first welcome to Mothering.
Second, if you aren't ready to go to the RX route perhaps try acupuncture, chiropractic and nutrition. I have read post after post how that has worked for so many.
Are you charting?
& DH, crumb crunchers & 3 babies.
Has he done a sperm analysis? The problem may very well be on his side of the equation, particularly since you've already experienced two successful pregnancies. When my husband and I had trouble conceiving we decided to determine the cause of the infertility first and then consider treatments. Ultimately, we decided not to do any treatments and we decided to adopt. (Actually, we decided to adopt first, then tried to have a kid, failed, and then decided we would adopt again.) I find it interesting that so many doctors jump into treatments without first truly analyzing the problem. Anyway, I suggest a sperm analysis. It's really easy for your husband to do and won't have any side effects ;)