Hi,

I'm new here, but just wondering if anyone has any advice of if anyone is in/ has been in a similar situation? Hopefully this isn't TMI or too long for a first post...

I was on BCP for probably around 6 years or so, before changing to the contraceptive injection (Depo Provera) which I was on for around 2 years and then I changed back to BCP which i was on until Jan 07. Anyway, DH and I have been actively TTC for around 6 months now (pinpointing O with OPK & maybebaby & timing BD etc - just started temping last month) although we haven't used any contraception for around 15 months now so I'm getting a bit concerned. I always thought my cycle was pretty regular, although having not charted before this month I'm not 100% sure of the average length but it is usually somwhere between 27-30 days. I don't seem to have any problem with EWCM and my luteal phase length this month was 12 days (unsure of other months before I began charting) - i know anything over 10 days is considered relatively normal, but I've also heard that you can implant anywhere from 6DPO-12DPO so am wondering what happens if I implant late-ish? 10-12 DPO? I just have this feeling that with my last two cycles everything was going to plan but it just didn't stick...

Last month, I think I may have had very early miscarriage?? - had symptoms I had never had before in any cycle: bbs tender & veiny, twingy feelings in stomach, Creamy CM, mild cramping around 8-9DPO, brownish spotting 10DPO for about a day and a half. On 11 DPO had to travel interstate by plane for work, then next day AF arrived heavier than ever before and there was a strange lump of something a bit bigger than a 10 cent piece which came out on the 2nd day (sorry if TMI!! but it sort of reminded me when you see liver or something at the butcher. Yuck)



Anyway, I was really emotional for a few days but was ready to soldier on and thought that this month would be the one. I started temping and charting on FF. FF pinpointed O on day 15 which seemed to line up with other O signals and DH and I timed BD'ing well. I had a few symptoms similar to last month some starting just a few DPO, but this time I had really really sore nipples which i haven't had before. At 7DPO FF noted a possible triphasic shift on my chart. At 9DPO I noticed yellowish tinged CM when checking my cervix. At 10DPO i noticed a pinkish tinged CM when checking again and later it was a more pale creamy brownish colour. I put it on my chart as spotting although I probably wouldn't have known about had I not been inspecting my cervix, but FF noted that it could be implantation so silly me started getting excited... then At 12DPO pm I noticed a slightly more pinkish/red tinged CM. 13DPO temp dropped to just above my coverline and started bleeding... so it looks like it's all over till next month - here's hoping for better luck next time.

DH and I are think about seeing a FS in the next couple of months. I have spoken with my GP and she said 15 months without conceiving isn't necessarilly too long to worry about at our age but it's also not too early to start investigating either (hope that makes sense). So, does anyone have a good fertility specialist they recommend? I live on the Mid North Coast NSW, but would be happy to travel to the Newcastle area.