Been trying to get pregnant for seven months while husband works out of town...

Stacy - posted on 10/07/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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While I'm no mom yet, I thought it would be good to sign up, as we are planning to start a family. We have been having difficulty though. I took Depo Provera for five or six years. On top of that, my husband is a welder whom works out of town. He comes home late Friday nights and leaves on Sundays. I was just wondering if anyone has encouraging words or pointers. Thanks for anything!

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Totally frustrating, but all fertility doctors and ob's will make you ttc for at least one year before they will even consider starting treatment.
We were lucky and conceived right after starting the steps for infertility treatments.
One of my best friends tried to conceive for 9 years before getting pregnant. She did all of the drugs, 2 rounds of IUI (I'm not sure I have those letters right--where the woman takes the shots and the man's sperm is injected and fertilization takes place in the uterus), and 6 rounds of IVF before finally conceiving naturally once they adopted their first child, and she quit her job to be a sahm.

Stacy - posted on 10/08/2013

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Cecilla- I have read/heard about stressing too much. I try not to but it's a little easier said than done. I think I'm getting better though. :)

Stacy - posted on 10/08/2013

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Kelly- Thanks for the input. I was traveling with my hubby when he was working two hours away. He had a decent room mate at that time. lol. I am not crazy about his current room mate; and he is now 3 hours away. It's difficult because we live about an hour away from family; and I haven't really met anyone in our "new" town(We have lived here a little over two years.) With that being said, we have a two year old Doberman and a 14 week old Doberman. It's expensive to kennel them; and I don't know/trust anyone nearby to watch them. I know that sounds bad. lol. So yes, with the history of taking Depo and missing the ovulation window, it's undoubtedly going to take a while! My GYN said for every month I'm off Depo the percentage (chance wise) of me getting pregnant monthly goes up. I have read about it taking people several years to conceive post Depo. I hope that's not me! My mom has four kiddos! So I'm hoping I'm as fertile as her. lol. We are to try for a year before he will consider giving me anythi0ng to make me more fertile. :/ I wish he would now! lol

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I agree with Cecilia, the Depo shouldn't affect your ability to get pregnant. You have to have sex when you are ovulating, and having only the weekends, you are probably missing that little window more often than not.
When my husband and I were trying to get pregnant, he often worked out of town as well (though not as often as your guy). I decided to travel with him if I knew I was ovulating during a week that he was scheduled to be away. It didn't cost us any extra for me to be in the hotel with him, and his travel at the time was mostly regional, so instead of flying, we'd rent a car, which costs the same for two people as it does for one person. A few times, I did splurge for the extra plane ticket if I could get a good deal on it and there was no other option.

It took us 18 months to conceive. I never had very regular cycles so figuring out when I was ovulating was difficult. I didn't get it right until we started seeing a fertility specialist, and even then, they gave us a much larger window than average (this was before the home ovulation kits were so affordable). Once I started traveling with him, our sex life took off, and we were pregnant within 4 months.

Cecilia - posted on 10/08/2013

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Being on depo,no matter how long shouldn't affect you from trying. Your problem is only having the weekends. Only having 24 hours round about a month to get pregnant when he isn't around much.

Don't worry eventually it will line up right and it will happen. It has only been 7 months which isn't a lot of time when it comes down to it. Don't stress out about it, it will only lower your chances.

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