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How long did you try to conceive before going to a fertility specialist? I’m 33 and have a child.

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14 months but I ended up canceling the appointment because I found out I was pregnant 4 days prior! Just had my guy in Sept and I’m now 34.

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Different perspective because I’m gay, so we went straight to fertility. However we wound up starting earlier than we planned and it wound up taking us a year. I kept saying I was so happy we started early. The advice I give many people is think about how long would need to go by for you to be on board with seeing a specialist, and then make an appt for then. Lots of times doctors are booked up so good to make an appt ahead of time. If you wind up not needing it you can cancel. Also see a RE, not an OB. RE will be way more thorough.

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Also, can you recommend the RE you went to?

I was about to book an appt about 11 months and one miscarriage in and then I got my positive test. Because I have some issues with my cycle I was seeing a naturopath who specializes in hormones early on but it’s not quite the same in terms of testing and treatment options.

I was 34 when we started trying for a second. I had a consult with the specialist at my practice after like 8-9 months of trying. I just ended up getting pregnant that cycle as we were starting to do the bloodwork stuff. That pregnancy ended in a loss. Once we started trying again, it took another 8 months to conceive again, another loss. After that it took 3-4 months to conceive our daughter, who just turned 5 months old today. For us it was a 3 year process to have a second, and we didn’t need to go through any advanced measures like we thought we were going to. We got pregnant with our first very quickly, and while I didn’t expect for it to be that easy for our second, I also didn’t expect it to be as difficult as it was. I would make the appt sooner than later, even if it’s just to start the lab work and start gaining that insight.

Waited 6mo and then two years of IUI, IVF and an egg donor and I was pregnant

Almost 2 years. Had an ectopic about 4 years prior and one chemical loss. They pushed IVF as I didn’t have one of my tubes. They told us the cost and we absolutely could not afford it. So we said let’s take 6 months off and try again then. I was pregnant next month. Looking at my almost 5 month old now. As John Mayer said, the body is a wonderland. It is our first and only and I was 33 when she was born.

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