Infertility after natural childbirth

Lauri - posted on 10/04/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I have a five and a half year old son whom I conceived naturally without any help. My husband and I knew that we immediately wanted to start trying for another child to add to our family and we have been trying ever since. My problem is that I dont ovulate. Does anyone have any advice on any ovulation treatment?

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Reilly - posted on 11/23/2014

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Have you been to the doctor to see of you have polosistic ovaries (I think that how you spell it)
An also has you husband been cheeked?
Be best if yous both got cheeked an go from there.
Best wishes an fingers crossed 👍

Deborah - posted on 02/11/2013

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If you are looking for some over the counter treatments while awaiting seeing a fertility specialist, chasteberry in proven to improve ovulation http://www.nutritioneclinic.com/2013/02/...
There are a number of other suplements that can be taken also to enhance ovulation. Hope this helps.. good luck.

Mel - posted on 10/05/2009

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i have a friend who used IVF/ICIS and she only ovulatd twice a year it worked for her maybe you coud look into that. i am currently seeing a specialist so my partner and I can have another child

Sharon - posted on 10/05/2009

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has your husband been checked out? He didn't get horribly sick in those 5 years did he?

Lauri - posted on 10/05/2009

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I have actually seen several different OBs for this problem and no one can seem to help me. I have had complete blood work ups several times, along with several ultrasounds. My current OB did a hysteroscopy and a D&C in order to check for any abnormalities and make sure everything was clean and in good working order in there. I have had several doctors tell me that my uterus is healthy, my tubes are not blocked, my hormone levels are all normal, and there is nothing physically wrong with me. I have taken several medications as well such as clomid and metformin. I have done several months of birth control to try to regulate my cycle to hopefully jump start the ovulation process and none of these things have worked for me. I have also used the ovulation test strips. I used them for several months and never ovulated. My husband and I have been actively chasing our dream of another baby for about 5 years and I am at my breaking point. I cant just give up on this dream but I feel I have no hope left.

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Make an appointment with your OB-GYN to discuss your irregular ovulation. He/she may have you track your basal body temp in order to determine if/when you ovulate, or don't. Also, have you used over-the-counter ovulation predictor kits or test strips? They are fairly accurate in predicting the ovulation hormone spikes. Or, the more pricey ovulation monitors that you can buy at the pharmacy. (You can buy them cheaper through Ebay) One ovulation drug is clomid, and it may jump start ovulation. But, clomid can only be used short term, 6 months max, and in small dosages. There are some nasty side effects to clomid. There are other intensive ovulation drugs out there, but I am sure your doctor will want to complete a full exam, blood work, and begin the infertility work up. All the very best to you in resolving your ovulation problem and achieving a successful pregnancy!

Stephanie Elizabeth - posted on 10/04/2009

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You can't ovulate during your period. You can mistake ovulation spotting for a period, but this is not a true period. You cannot get pregnant unless you ovulate, but after you have a baby you could get pregnant before you even have your first period, because you ovulate about 14 days before your period starts. I should say, can't get pregnant naturally without ovulating. There are treatments that can go around that, or induce it

Sharon - posted on 10/04/2009

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My kids are 4 yrs & 3 yrs apart. We had originally planned to have our children 2 yrs apart but for some reason it just didn't happen.



We were so busy working and raising our first son we sort of didn't notice. Then we had a change up in jobs, we moved, pace of lifestyle changed and a month after we moved I realised I hadn't gotten my period for 2 months. Go figure.



I have no doubts that if after our move and our lives slowed down, and I still wasn't pregnant we would have gone to see specialists.



5 yrs is long enough - go see a specialist, get what your heart wants!

Mel - posted on 10/04/2009

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see the fertility clinics they are brilliant and can give you things to help you ovulate and 80% of the time it works. there is all sorts of intevention they can make you ovulate and then give you other treatments at the right time to help you conceive

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