I am 20 years old and have been with my husband for 5 years. We have never actually tried to concieve, but we have never used any kind of protection, and I have never once been pregnant. (We have sex about three or four times a week.) Now that we want a baby this really worries me. I have been using the ovulation predictor sticks, and I know I ovulate. (I seem to ovulate kind of early) I have regular pap smears, and they have never came back abnormal. I mentioned this to my doctor for the first time last week and she was acting as if it was not a big problem. But I just don't see how I could have unprotected sex for five years, and there not be a problem. My husband had a sperm analysis done in 98. Even though I do not know how to read it, from my own personal research it seems normal. Can some one please give me any advice. I am so worried about this!!!!
I am sorry to hear that you are having problems conceiving. You need to start having the basic tests done....your hormonal analysis, his count again, a post coital test....which will tell you if his sperm is able to servive in your mucous. Some women have too acidic mucous or they are actually allergic to their partners sperm. It would probably also be a good idea to have your tubes tested to see if they are open. I was infertile for many years too....both my husband and I had problems....and I now have two girls. Don't give up! Just go to another Dr. if she's not willing to take this seriously.
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Although it may seem impossible, you may just be having intercourse on days you are not ovulating. Remember to start counting from the first day that you are flowing. Women with a 28 day cycle normally ovulate from day 12 - 16. Be sure you are reading your ovulation detection kit accurately, and that you are performing it accurately. Remember, it must be two dark lines. Even if none of this pertains to you, I would look into a doctor that would take your concerns more to heart. If you are concerned, your doctor should offer you some sort of consultaion on the subject. Even if she suggests to try for a few months before becoming anxious about any possible problems. At least that would be addressing the concerns.
Best of luck to you and your husband. I wish you well.
I don't eat very healthy, and I'm not taking any vitamins as of now. I eat a lot of fast food, and TV dinners. I really don't have time to eat healthy. But I'm not over weight, I only weigh 125 pounds. Why do you ask?
Eating a lot of sugars, starches and alcohol will change the acidic environment of your cervical mucous as someone else mentioned. Also, a vitamin deficiency can cause problems in the uterous. If the environment in the uterous is not healthy, even though you ovulate, and your dh's sperm count and mobility it good, your uterous will not support a fetus.
Interesting to know also, is that women become pregnant a lot more often than we realize. Often times a pregnancy doesn't stick even before we could know that we were pregnant. My advice would be to have a lab test done to check for a vitamin deficiency. Especially if you would get pregnant, it is important to be eating healthy, even before you are pregnant as a growing fetus needs nourishment even before you know you are pregnant. Good luck, Sheila
sheilamom of 3 is right. Also, if your Immune system is working overtime to keep everything else working right then the reproductive parts may not be receiving the signals to work properly. Also, your Endrocrine system may be messed up and not allowing the right hormones to do what they are supposed to do.
The reason systems don't work properly is because of what people try to use as fuel. If you put deisel fuel in a gasoline engine, sure you put fuel in, but it is the wrong fuel for that system. It won't run.
If I may recommend a book, Your Body Knows Best by Ann Louise Gittleman. Turn to the part about Metabolic Profiling. Do it. Find out what your profile is and eat the foods for your profile. (put the right fuel in) The worst that can happen is that you will start having more energy, hair can start looking and feeling better, skin feel smoother..... who wouldn't like any things like that?
Many times when people that have never had to even once think about birth control begin a nutritional supplement program, they will find that they are in the family way. Nutritional supplements are not designed to fix the problem of infertility but many babies have been conceived that way. The only thing that can "cure" any physical health problem is the body, it's designed to, you just have to feed it the missing nutrients.
Thank you guys for taking the time out to inform me on these things. I just started taking vitamins again a couple days ago. I'ts a multi-vitamin. Would this be the right thing to take? I also started using the fertility monitor on Dec 29th. I hope this will work!
It is also fine to take a prenatal vitamin before you are pregnant. Some doctors recommend this. You can buy them over-the-counter. You can also start eating more green veggies and whole grain foods. You did not say whether or not you ingest a lot of caffiene. This can also cause conception problems. With caffiene intake it is best slowly reduce the amount you take. Good luck, it sounds like you are on the right track.
Here is a chart that you can compare the results of your hubbys semen analysis against.
You also need to be tested and it may be worth if for your husband to be tested again just in case. Good Luck
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i am 19 will be 20 on january 29...and mine has been about 5 years i dated this one guy for 3 years he now has a kid so that makes me much more worried....now i am getting married to this guy and we have been together going on two years...