Can't Conceive with new husand

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Registered: 01-28-2012
Can't Conceive with new husand
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 6:34pm

I just recently got remarried and my husband and I are trying to conceive. I have five children from my previous marriage of 17 years. However, my new husband has no children of his own and we would like to have at least one between us. After trying for two years, so far no luck. I guess I'm just kind of confused as to how I was able to have five with my ex husband, and seem to be unable to conceive now. It has gotten to the point that it is stressful and frustrating. 
I just turned 38 so i'm not getting any younger lol. We have bought ovulation predictors, trying the tempurature thing, and everything turns up that i'm not ovulating. I have a period every month and it's so predictible I can get the date by a day.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to other things I can try? I've already talked to my doctor, she's done blood work and I just found out I have gout. She said she would start me on fertility meds, but my insurance doesn't cover them and it would be difficult to come up with that expense. Any advice would be welcomed.

Thanks Everyone.


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 2:05pm

Hello, ssirren, welcome to the board.  I'm sorry that it's haven't been successful yet in getting pregnant:(   You have a good history, you just might need a little bit of help this time around.   

There are supplements you can both try, such as Fertilaid.  There are also changes you can make to your diet, it's discussed further in the article The Infertility Cure: How Nutrition Makes a Difference

Good luck, please keep us posted on how you are doing!

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Registered: 06-29-2011
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 1:34pm

I'm not sure how long it's been since your last pregnancy, but your fertility does decline pretty fast in your 30s.  Clomid is relatively inexpensive, and might help you start ovulating again.  I think with your history it could be effective.  The cost comes in with how much testing and monitoring your doctor will want to do.   Even though you aren't ovulating, you might also want to get your husband tested just to make sure there isn't anything wrong in his area as well.