Question for you Experts!

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Registered: 08-05-2008
Question for you Experts!
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Mon, 10-12-2009 - 5:04pm

Good afternoon ladies!

I am 41 years old, TTC baby #2 and have been TTC for 4 months now without any positive results. My fertility history seems to be just fine, good actually, I conceived my first baby on the first cycle (I was 38 at the time and lost that baby to a miscarriage) and my daughter, who is 16 months now, we conceived in 4 months (she was a twin and I lost the other twin at 7 weeks).

My question to all of you is the following....Granted my fertility history is good, when should I see a Dr. regarding my fertility? Some people have told me that just because you turned 41 this year your fertility may go down a small percentage but it doesn't obviously fall to "0" just because you become 1 year older. This makes sense...and others have told me, the Dr's will tell me to give it more time because I have had great success with my other pregnancies.

Hmmm...shall I try two more cycles and then go see my Dr? Or should I just keep going assuming that because I got pregnant before so quickly it'll happen again for me, but it may take a little bit longer.

Nothing has changed in my health status since conceiving my daughter.

What do you all think?

Thanks in advance!

-Krystyne

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 5:57pm
I would start seeing a doctor now.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 08-05-2008
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 9:00pm

Oh! OK that makes sense...perhaps I should make an appointment ASAP!

What kind of tests do they do right off the bat?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-13-2007
Mon, 10-12-2009 - 10:43pm
Probably the first thing they'll do will be blood work to check your FSH, TSH, E2, maybe an Inhibin B and then a CD21 progesterone.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 4:13am
Hi, I agree with Susan, you should go in right away. He may well say that all is well, keep doing what you are doing, and that would be good. What you don't want is to wait 6 months and then have him tell you that he could have helped you back then and now it is much harder! You do have a good history with getting pregnant though, so hopefully that will still hold true for you now and you get your bfp very soon.

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious