Going to Dr tomorrow for TTC checkup

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Registered: 11-17-2008
Going to Dr tomorrow for TTC checkup
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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 12:24am

**Pregnancy mentioned***

So I've been TTC for 3 cycles since my mc, but my doctor doesn't know. She just thinks I've been observing my cycles etc.

I'm going to talk to her about me

B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >

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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 10:09am

I agree!

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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 8:01pm

I just wanted to say I hope you get some answers from the doc. I have been more aggressive with mine lately because he is too relaxed and I feel that I have to be more assertive to get some answers.GL!!

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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 9:25pm
Thanks Cheryl!
I appreciate your reply. I'm all ready to go now, thanks for the encouragement!
B
B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >

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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 9:28pm
Hey Jen,
Thank you! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one starting to assert myself with the doctors now.
I hate all the "rules" they set (ie, you have to "try" 12 months, you can get help earlier if you're in your thirties). I mean, I can understand that time's ticking for the ladies in their 30s and 40s, but I feel like it is for me too, as we need me to go back to work soon to afford our house, and the longer the next baby takes to make its arrival, and the more medical costs from MCs, the more time away frm work I'll need! Grrr. Thanks for your encouragement!
B
B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 3:54am

Update!

So the family doctor had a look at my charts and immediately referred me to the specialist.

When I called the FS to make the appointment the receptionist asked "Is it for infertility or gynaecology?". I didn't know what to say. I explained the situation and she said "infertility". Then she said "that's a good thing, you'll get an appointment sooner that way".

So my appt is on the 11/30. Can't wait to see what he has to say. Although it was a bit confronting to hear the word "infertility". :(

Yay for supportive GPs!

B

B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 7:28am

B, I agree with you, that nursing once a day should not really affect your ovulation or fertility patterns at all. I hope that you can get a referral or an appointment soon - I know that a lot of times they like to put a bunch of red tape in your way and make it difficult to see the specialist... or what is worse, have you wait for weeks and weeks or months, just to tell you to keep on trying and wait some more. Very frustrating. But hopefully if you bring in your charts and explain that youre not Oing, they will take you seriously.

Anyways, I hope you can get some answers soon!

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 11:22am

Thats great, B!

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 5:45pm
Thanks Nicole! I'm glad you agree about the breastfeeding. I actually didn't even mention to the GP that I'm still nursing him (I sorta just "presumed" she knew, since she sees us regularly, and if she forgot, doesn't matter?)

Thanks, I'll let you know how I go!
B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 5:45pm
Hey Dustie!
Thank you and I'll definitely let you know what happens!
B
B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >