Perhaps your reproductive expert has told you to consider a surrogate as an option. Or perhaps you already know you can't carry a pregnancy. Maybe you're just curious. No matter what the reason, this new article on Using a Surrogate can help.
Did you know there were two kids of surrogates? A Traditional Surrorgate carries the couple's child, conceived with her egg and the father's sperm. A Gestational Surrogate carries a child that is unrelated to her. Both the sperm and egg come from the couple.
Have you tried or considered surrogacy? What are your thoughts?
I am sorry to hear that after you two carefully planned things so you finished college, got jobs, and are now starting a business, you still don't have any children. You both seem very responsible and sound like you'd be excellent parents.
I would encourage you to see a fertility specialist. I'm not sure if you meant you have a Tilted Backwards or Retroflexed Uterus , but if you do, it's not your TTC (trying to conceive) problem. The article says, "For many years, doctors erroneously thought that a woman with a tilted uterus was more likely to suffer from infertility and cramps," but now they know that there is "no added risk of miscarriage or bleeding related to uterine retroflexion."
You also do not mention any testing being done on your DB. Many women take responsibility for infertility issues even when they may not be the cause. According to the Infertility Treatment Slideshow , "In about 40% of the infertile couples, the cause is traced to the man." This is why it's important for you both to get checked out.
I am sorry to hear of your TTC challenges. The general rule of thumb is that if you've been trying for over a year, then it's probably time to consider talking to a fertility specialist.
You don't mention if your partner has been tested, but Male Infertility can be a cause in 30-40% of the cases of infertility in couples. This Infertility Treatment slideshow may be helpful, too. You may also want to post over on the TTC Community for more support, as this one's a bit quieter.
You're smart to be working with your doctor. I would encourage you to discuss with him or her any concerns you have about your cycle and conceiving.
It's important to try and pin down when you're ovulating. From the Getting Pregnant Quiz , this fact comes out about fetility:
What are my most fertile days?
"The 2 days before ovulation and the day of ovulation. A sperm has the best chance of reaching and fertilizing your egg in the 2 days before ovulation and on the day of ovulation. In comparison, the probability is just 8% three days before ovulation, and 0% the day after ovulation."
That means that even if you have sex multiple times a day, if it's not a day when you're fertile, it won't help you conceive. This Fertility Tips slideshow may help, too.
I see BabyParks already welcomed you, but I just wanted to add in my own. I think her suggestion about the RE is a good one. Even if the first one you saw wasn't able to help you, a second one may be a different story.
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