Have you been to see a fertility specialist, or had a pre-pregnancy checkup? This article says that women older than 35 who have been unable to get pregnant after 6 months of sex without birth control could benefit from seeing a specialist. This couple's guide to trying to conceive may also have some valuable information. Please let us know how you doing!View Thread
"More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows.
Nearly 2,000 more infants were born with the help of this assisted reproductive technology in 2013, compared with 2012, the researchers reported.
Almost 175,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles led to the birth of slightly more than 63,000 babies, compared with just over 165,000 IVF cycles that led to the birth of slightly fewer than 62,000 babies in 2012.
Babies conceived through fertility treatments account for more than 1.5 percent of children born in the United States, according to the report from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology."
Generally it is recommended that if you have not conceived after 6-12 months of unprotected regular sex it may be beneficial to consult with a fertility doctor. Since you say that you have only been trying for three months, I don't think that it is time be alarmed.
"A new study supports the notion that thyroid disorders can cause significant reproductive problems for women.
The report's authors believe that testing for thyroid disease should be considered for women who have fertility problems and repeated early pregnancy loss.
The research, published Jan. 23 in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, found that 2.3 percent of women with fertility problems had an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), compared with 1.5 percent of those in the general population. The condition is also linked with menstrual irregularity, the researchers said."
Good news, according to a new study fertility treatments are growing safer in the U.S. and are now considered low-risk procedures. This news article gives an in-depth explanation of what researchers found.
Have you tried fertility treatments to help you conceive? What was your experience? Will this news make you more likely to try these treatments in the future?View Thread
Have you spoken with your obgyn about your attempts to get pregnant, or about your heavy periods? He/She may have some advice that is specific to you or may be able to point you to a fertility specialist if he/she thinks it may be of benefit. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread