Trying to Conceive

A day at the circus...


So Wednesday will be the "finally taking care of loose ends day" after what has seems to be the craziest 2 years we have finally decided to go back and see the RE- I really dont want to get my hopes high to only be dissapinted - I always saw myself with like 4-5 kids running around, am I blessed to have DD - yes I am most women don't even get that chance- but that still doesn't lessen the urge to want more children - we thought fostercare would be an option - 1 year 3 months later- not a reality - so This is all or nothing...

Getting Pregnant Again with Low Sperm Count

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am 25 years old and trying for a second child. It took my husband and I almost 6 years for our first child. We had testing done and I was fine but he had a low sperm count. The doctor said that it was very unlikely that we would conceive without in-vitro or artificial insemination. However, 8 months after the testing, we were successful in getting pregnant on our own.

I was just wondering if it was likely that it would take us a such a long time this time.


If only they knew

I really need to get off this website and get my mind to a better place. I'm sitting here all alone at 3:29 in the morning and because of this website all I can think about are my poor little angels.
A month after my last MC my sister and her husband decided to start trying. I was so much more OK with this than anyone in my family has ever been with any of my pregnancies. I want to be happy for her and in my own way I am. I also can't help but feel like a green eyed monster.


Idk what Im doing here, Im so lost... I have so many issues that I don't even know where to begin.
So, I'm 28, my bf is 37. In April 2009 is our 10 year anniversary. We've been trying for a child for so long. We have never used protection,and I have yet to get pregnant. :o( I am just to the point that I am so overwhelming saddened. My cycle has been irregular since my very 1st one.

What's the Best Diet When Trying to Conceive?

Deborah A. Klein's picture


Dear Livitician,
My husband and I are 32 years old, and we have been trying to conceive for about 6 months. I have recently started to take a hard look at my diet, as problems with diet could be leading to our lack of conception.

I have read some studies citing the importance of including whole milk in the diet, and how low-fat and skim milks reduce fertility and can even be detrimental to conception. In contrast, I have also read that skim milk is important to include in a pre-conception diet. Which is accurate?

Trying to Conceive - Husband has Hypothyroid of Range 40

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am trying to conceive but nothing positive is happening. I am quite healthy & got a few tests done like hormone, glucose, protein, blood pressure, etc... and all were normal.

My husband has hypo-thyroid in the range of 40. Can this be a cause of delay in pregnancy? Can this affect our child's development in case I get pregnant?

Should he consult a doctor before family planning?

Please suggest...I am worried Sad

Rachita Kamal

We are trying to get on our way...Tmi but, looking for opinions

strattonluv's picture

So the hubby and i are looking to have that first baby. so as always we have intercourse. But, this time my vagina was super wet.During oral sex i felt this tingling sensation. Almost like after an orgasm but,I had not had one yet. My vagina was just super sensitive. He said it felt soft and that every time he entered my vagina he felt like he was bumping into something. It kind of felt uncomfortable to me but, he enjoyed it. Could this be a sign?