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    Default Nearly 1 yr TTC... What now?

    Hi All



    we have been TTC baby #2 for nearly 12 months with no luck, just wondering what we do next? Do I go back to my GP? Are there tests that I / DH should be having? Should I see a natural medicine specialist?

    Baby #1 was concieved in 5 months!

    Looking for some advice/ your experiences?

    Many Thanks,

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    Hi,
    Sorry it's taking so long for #2. I've been ttc for 8mths now (our bub #1) and i've been seeing an Acupuncturist for 2mths (weekly and fortnightly at times) and they can help you with certain things and tell you what your body seems to be doing etc.... it all depends if you believe in natural medicine and healing? in which i do.... I am hoping i dont need to see her for too much longer and that my BFP is coming soon

    I would talk to your Dr and see what your Dr says.... usually they will give you a blood test pre and post ovulation to see what your hormones are doing and maybe a pelvic scan to check your ovaries and tubes. This is what i just had done and all seemed 'normal' i was told. I was told its just a matter of time for me..... so still waiting...

    Good luck i hope your ttc journey ends soon with a BFP aswell and we can both be in the pregnancy threads soon!!!

    :goodluck2:

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    Thanks Renstar, good advice.

    I don't want to seem ungreatful as I have a beautiful healthy DS, but would really love bubby #2.

    Look forward to seeing you in the announcement threads soon!
    Take care

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    It's hard hey? We've been TTC #3 for 11 months. If nothing happens this cycle then i'm going to a GP to request a referal to a gyno at the public hospital (no private health). Not sure what happens after that but my guess is a few blood tests and a pelvic ultrasound.

    You are not ungreatful either. It is hard to understand why your previous children are conceived pretty easy and then this one isn't. I conceived my first while on the pill and my second after ttc for 6 months.

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    Yeah, i don't think you are ungrateful at all. TTC any baby no matter whether it's your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th! if it's taking pretty much close to 12mths to do it.... then that's when i think it's a sensible time to seek help and advice.

    Go see your Dr and ask for the tests that I got done, and go from there..... wishing you luck!
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    I am in the same boat as you. We are TTC#2 and this is our 12th cycle. Our DD took 4 cycles to conceive. I went to my GP 2 months ago and she gave me a referral for a BT and a pelvic scan. The blood test was to check certain hormones and my thyroid and everything came back clear and showed that I ovulate too. The scan came back clear too. So maybe go to your gp and get some basic tests done....

    We are waiting another couple of cycles and then we will check DH's swimmers and get other tests done if needed.

    Good Luck

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    Thanks Nadine...

    I think I will go and see my GP, also thinking about seeing a friends accupuncturist/herbalist who specialises in fertility... it can't hurt!

    Good luck to you too, keep me posted with your progress,
    Cheers

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    We took over a year to conceive Ash, we went to our GP and she sent me for blood tests on certain day of my cycle to make sure I was O and Df sent for a sperm analysis. After the results came back (Df had low sperm count) we were then referred to fertility specialist who did a more indepth test to see exactly what was causing the low sperm count so to see how to fix it. All worked out well in the end.
    Good luck.

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    Your GP is your first step. A good GP will test your hormone levels, test your partner's sperm and give you a referral for an ultrasound. A not so thorough one will send you straight to a gyno which just delays the whole process and usually costs a load more for exactly the same treatment. I was fortunate enough to have a good GP which meant that by the time I got in to the gyno all he had to do was look at all the results then he put me in a waiting list for a lap for fibroid resection & general investigation on my very first visit to him. I ended up cancelling that op though and the reason for that is due in about 4-5 weeks.

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