Where do i start in this journey??
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|Fri, 05-25-2007 - 4:09pm|
I am Anna and I am 41 (will turn 42 in August). I have two DS, aged 9 and 8. Conceived naturally and quickly, though then I was in my early thirties. Anyway for about the past two years I have wanted another child. I have taken all the supplements (except fertility blend, never tried that one), but so far no baby. At my yearly gyniw exam last year I mentioned to the Dr that I would like another baby. Well she looked so negative and was so unhelpful, even telling me that at my age I had only a ten percent chance of conceiving. She vaguely mentioned some blood tests that 'could' be done, but with the attitude (or so it seemed to me) that it was all a waste of time really . So of course I didn't pursue it. Now i think one year later I should have insisted that she refer me on to someone. However, here is my current situation.
I think I do need to resort to some kind of medical intervention, clomid or IVF or something. However I am just about to change jobs, and insurance companies, and have no idea what the coverage in the new scheme will be. I haven't yet got all the details. In general, are infertility issues covered by insurance or does it vary widely?
Any advice would be appreciated as to where I shoud got from here. As I am presumably suffering from secondary infertility, should I go directly to a specialist for fertility problems? Or can my own general doctor do the blood test to see what kind of FSH reserve I have?
Thanks in advance for any help or advice,