thread: Help for those Trying To Conceive

  1. #19
    Registered User

    Aug 2005
    Brisbane QLD

    Trying get to pregers

    Hi I'm new to this forum and thought I would ask some advice.
    My husband and have been trying for a couple of months, I am on my 3rd cycle now currently day 14. Any way I know falling Preggers is not always an instant thing, but after visiting my GP yesterday I left feeling a bit devastated. (I explain my situation) 3 years ago I had a large ovarian cyst removed from my right ovary; luckily most of the ovary is still intact. Any way during my laparoscopy they discovered I also had endometriosis, which was removed.
    I feel my gyno has sugar coated a few things. My GP read a letter from my last gyno appointment almost 12mths ago, and said the Gyno had said I was "sub fertile", which my GP explained was to do with the endometriosis, and we have to try twice as hard as a normal couple to get preg. My gyno did not mention that to me.. Also I found out that my uterus is retroverted (tilts the opposite way to most). I looked this up on the internet yesterday and said that this can causes infertility.
    After being hype up for months waiting for July (the time we agreed we would start trying) I feel totally shocked and depressed..
    Can any one HELP and is there still hope

  2. #20
    Melinda Guest

    Hi Ange,

    I too have a retroverted uterus and it hasn't impacted upon my fertility at all. According to my OB it has no bearing on your ability to conceive at all. They used to think that it did and would even recommend corrective surgery, but that school of thought is very outdated now apparently.

    Like you, some 10 years ago I had an ovarian cyst which was removed and during the laparoscopy, they found some patches of endometreosis. These were removed also. Neither of these things have affected my fertility.

    In fact, I have conceived the very first time we have tried, on 3 occasions (sadly I had 2 m/c's).

    So please don't feel that having a retroverted uterus is a bad thing - it can mean that you may suffer more from period pain, but apart from that, there really aren't any other negatives. It occurs in around 10% of women, and is thought to be hereditary (my mother also has a retroverted uterus and she didn't have any problems conceiving either).


  3. #21
    sem79 Guest

    a quick question

    hi was reading on the forum about u have to know the right position of the cervix how does that part work how can u tell which is the right position or is there something u have to look out for to know that is right to try and concieve for a baby. i also read about the high and low thing of the cervix what does that part mean?

    thanks sem O

  4. #22
    Registered User

    Nov 2004

    Hi Ange,

    I also have a retroverted uterus and it is very common in women with endometriosis. My doctor assured me that my uterus was not he cause of my infertility. I also read up quite a bit on endometrisos and while we do have to try twice as had to conceive (not in all cases) simply things such as diet change can do wonders!!

    Take care

  5. #23
    Registered User

    Jan 2004

    Hello every1,

    Seems like forever since I've been here posting! Just been very busy, busy busy...

    I'm hoping some of you can offer some answers/advice for me??

    We will be trying for bub #2 very soon, but I have heard that if still b/feeding it is near impossible to conceive.
    Has anyone or do you know someone who has conceived while b/feeding?

    While I'm not exclusively b/f, she is only at the bb 2-3 times a day and only for a few minutes really no more than 10 I'd say.

    And if we should conceive can I still continue b/f'ing or do I need to stop?

    If I dont ask I dont know hey:-)

    Hope you can enlighten me!
    I know I could ask my Ob but since I'm not in a gr8 hurry right now I'll ask all of the ladies here.

    Carol ( &Cara)

  6. #24
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Nov 2003

    Hi Carol,

    There is a thread on breastfeeding & PG here. There have been quite a few BellyBelly girls who've recently gotten PG whilst breastfeeding, and who have continued to BF.

    Good luck!

  7. #25
    Registered User

    Jan 2004

    thanks so much Angel - You're a gem!!

    Going to have a look now:-)