new to this....cant get pregnant...Please, any advice could help!!!

Heather - posted on 10/26/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




I have always wanted atleast 3 kids. My husband already had 2 boys before we got married but he knows what I want. It took us 2and 1/2 yrs to get pregnant with my first son. I had a lot of problems with ovarian cysts when I was younger (1-ruptured at age 16, 2-surgically removed at age 17). When I had my surgery, the doctor wasnt sure if he was gonna be able to leave my ovarys. Apparently he did, but after 2and 1/2 yrs of tryin for pregnancy, I found out I had another ovarian cyst that had to be surgically removed...i told the doctor about us trying for so long and while he was in there, he flushed out my tubes, and told me to give it 6 mo. Exactly 6 mo later I found out I was pregnant. My husband and I have not used any bc methods or anything since before we were married. I wanted another child almost right away after my 1st, he is now16 mo old and I am still not pregnant. My only issue is my husbands new job insurance really sux, so we are on medicaid instead of our old insurance and they will not pay for anything fertility wise. My question is, does any one know about all the fertility drugs that are sold over the counter? Which ones? Are they safe? Do they work? All Ive heard about them is that they can cause multiples in birth, and I dont mind that.


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Elle - posted on 10/29/2009




I am not aware of any fertility drugs sold over the counter.

This web page offers some suggestions but I don't know how well, if at all, they work.

I used ovulation tests (test for LH surge) to see if and when I was ovulating. THe Answer brand never worked (I dont know if it was me or it that brand just isnt good though). Clear Blue Easy was what I was using when I got pregnant.

And of course a good diet, being at a healthy weight and decreasing stress are all natural ways to help improve fertility.

Some doctors will work on a payment plan. You can always ask if they have an samples of Rx drugs. Treatment for the cysts should be covered by your insurance and if that happens to help with the fertility...Sometimes dealing with insurance is all about wording;) Good luck!!

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