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17th April 2014 05:06 AM #1
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My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 3 years now. We haven't seen a specialist yet but was wondering if there was a step in between that we needed to check on first? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
4th May 2014 06:43 AM #2
I'm sorry to hear that you have not been able to conceive yet.
I would strongly recommend that you see your doctor now. Given that it has been three years of trying to conceive it would be best that you both have your fertility levels checked.
Have you had sex regularly during all this time? It is particularly important to have sex during your 'fertile period' each month. This fertile period is the only three days (on average) that you can get pregnant each month. Are you aware of how to look for natural signs of your fertile period such as changes in your cervical mucous? Have you ever used an ovulation tracking kit?
Do you mind if I ask how old you are? Unfortunately fertility levels start to drop quite significantly from age 35 for a woman although many women after this age are still able to have a healthy pregnancy.
Could I also ask if you are a healthy weight for your height?
It is important to eat a balanced diet when you are trying to conceive with plenty of fresh fruit and veg. You should also drink plenty of water and continue to exercise regularly. Smoking and drinking are best avoided. Try to keep stress levels to a minimum.
Do you have regular periods?
Thinking of you and hope you are able to conceive very soon.