Trying to get preggos AND also trying to be patient. But, would like to prepare just in case. When should I go in to a doctor to discuss fertility, and who/what kind of a doc should I discuss this with? (OB/GYN? A reproductive specialist?)
My awesome husband and I have been trying for baby number one for a few months. I'm 31, he's 33. I'm trying not to get obsessed, but you know the the deal.
In September we stopped using birth control ( I wasn't on anything hormonal, just used condoms). Perhaps the first couple months, I don't think we were timing sex right at all, so let's say, we've been trying for about 4 months or so.
I think I've gotten to know my cycle at this point pretty well. We've been having sex a few times each month around my ovulation. I've been using those little test strips to see when I'm ovulating, and reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility.
I'm also using Vitex
(small dosage every day) and I recently started going to acupuncture (for general health/stress reduction, but the person I'm seeing is awesome, into fertility, and knows I'd like to get pregnant. At this point, she does not feel like I have anything to worry about just yet... She said it took her 2 years!) I don't want it to take 2 years, but I also know this kind of thing has it's own timing.
Good news: My cycle super regular (every 28-29 days) and I've never had any major health problems at all. I'm in pretty good health- I'm not a health nut, but I eat well, my lifestyle is pretty balanced, I drink but lightly, I eat a lot of kale, etc. I don't take any medications and I hardly every get sick, knock on wood. My husband, besides liking a few beers sometimes, is also he's in good health. (And he's awesome, supportive, and willing to jump on board in any way.) Plus we have decent insurance for the first time, so we have more options.
Bad new: well none really, but just feel anxious about the process.
What would be the first steps if we did decide to seek out a medial professional? What questions should I ask, and what tests would I take? I know it's been far less than a year, but also, I'd like to know what the process would look like- can they do preliminary tests to make sure everything is up to code for trying? (hormone levels, etc?)
I don't have a regular OB/GYN right now, so I need to get one anyway. I'm just trying to get a feel of what I should look for if we do seek out any kind of treatment, with who- what questions should I ask an OB/GYN etc...
Also, it's fine to tell me to be patient, but I'd like to know what this whole process might look like.
Or just say: 'Take Care of Yourself, get a check up, have sex."
Anyway, thanks in advance!