Appointment Update

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Appointment Update
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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 3:26pm
So, last October I was instructed by my doctor to come back in if I was not pregnant by the New Year. So, I went to see her on Monday and she wants to do an ultrasound of my ovaries on CD 12 to look at the follicles. Then, she'll probably do a progesterone test on CD 21 (give or take since I usually O late), She has already given me progesterone to stop early spotting, but she has never actually run the blood work. My old doc did those tests a while back and she just went by that. I guess she wants to do it herself since she has no record of it in her office. Anyway, I can't take progesterone this month because it will not give accurate results on the blood work. OH...and something she really stressed was only BDing every other day from CD 10-20. She had mentioned that to me before, but I couldn't help wanting to BD every day before and during my +OPKs. I admitted that to her, and she said that is NOT a good idea. Even if DHs sperm count is fine, it still hurts our chances more than it helps. She said since his sperm lives 72 hours and my egg lives 24 hours, we will still hit our window if we BD everyt other day. So, just a little FYI for everyone struggling TTC. So, that's my next step. Not sure what's next...maybe a SA for DH. The doc's last words to me as she was leaving the room were, "Don't worry, we'll get you pregnant." So, we'll see. :)
 
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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 12:36pm
Hopefully doc thinks its a good idea too! I don't see why not? Kup :)
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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 11:08am
Thanks everyone!
Angela, that's a good idea...I didn't think about that. I am going to ask her when I go in Tuesday. I need to ask her to refill the prescription anyway!
 
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Sat, 01-28-2012 - 3:13pm
Suz, I'm so glad it sounds like you're on the same page with your doctor and are going to look into things! GL with your follie check and I hope everything turns out good!

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Sat, 01-28-2012 - 2:39am

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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 1:44pm
Sounds great! I can't wait to hear how your ovaries look :) We only dtd eod for a grand total of 2 times last month so I guess it's food for thought. Do you could maybe take the progesterone after your b/w? Obviously, not for the full run, but until you hit 14dpo? Just a thought :)
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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 1:19pm
Yay for a good appointment Suz!!

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 9:01pm
Good luck with your tests and I hope that you get some answers that will help you on the path to conceiving soon.
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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 6:07pm

Sounds like you have a very good doctor. I know you're TTC journey has been long, but it's good you'll be getting some answers. Good luck with the tests.

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 4:30pm
She sounds like a understanding a carin doctor. So glad, she is taking the steps to finding out what you need to do to get preggo.....I am also, guilty on BDing every day from like CD 9, maybe I will try to convience DH to do it everyother day. But once he has it, he can's stop....lol