Getting Pregnant

Again!

I knew when I recently married my husband, that he would want children right away, being that he is 41 yrs old and has no previous children. I have one child from a past relationship, but have also been plagued by two miscarriages. There is so much fear and uncertainty trying for another baby. After 8 months of unprotected sex with my husband, the question aroused, "can you have kids?" We went to a urologist and found he has a variocele that was causing his infertility. Hugh? Who would have guessed?

Not sure what to make of my husband

So we have decided. We are going to try for a second child. He is all for it. We are increasing our sex and not using any barriers. Yet, he keeps saying well I want to go on vacation before we get pregnant. Your not really ovulating right now are you? This is just practicing right? He keeps confusing the heck out of me. Either we are trying to have a child or we are not. There is no in between on this because what happens once I am finally pregnant? Then what. I don't understand and I am horrible at speaking guy.

Progesterone Levels

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 39 years old. I got pregnant six months ago, everything was going well, but at 8 wks. suddenly I did not feel pregnant at all, two weeks later I had a miscarriage. My doctor said sometimes there is no explanation why this happens.

Since I want to try to get pregnant again, the doctor recommended to do some test to check my progesterone levels. Results came back with a 7.5 and he recommends to be at least a 10. He is going to put me in treatment to raise the progesterone level.

Trying to get Pregnant is Hard

I’ve been married for five years and for the past two years my husband and I have been trying to conceive. I have had two spontaneous abortions within the first month of conception. It has been so emotionally stressful for me to the point I want to stop trying. I have two children, he has three, we would like one together, and it does not seem like it going to happen. Every time I get my cycle, I get depressed. I’ve spoken to my doctor and he suggest my husband to submit a sperm sample to see if the problem is with him. My husband is embarrassed to put a sample in a cup.

I never thought I'd want to have my period

I am 5 days late and not pregnant 3 tests over. I took one at home and then I had my appointment for my yearly pap and she did a urinalysis and a blood pregnancy test. No baby. I never thought I'd want to have my period while I was trying for a baby, but now I want to have my period so I'll get around to ovulating again. I've ordered some Pre-Seed lubricant after reading some reviews. Anything to help the process along. My gyno told me just to watch for the change in my CM and if I wanted to, get an ovulation predictor kit.

Morning Sickness?

(Monday, June 15, 2009)

Yesterday (June 14) I was on the way home from Bay St. Louis. Nick, Sabrina, Josh, DaeDae, Mrs. Brenda, Mr. Atley and I went to the coast. We went to the beach and walked to the turtle/dolphin tree and went to the casino. Anyway, on the way back I was so nauseated. I could have puked for days. I never actually threw up. But I felt terrible. Nick said it was strange that I ate scrambled eggs for breakfast too. I don't care for eggs.

Names

(Friday, June 12, 2009)

This morning I woke up nauseated and immediately thought of the name Abigail.

Abigail Amelia
Abigail Kate
Abigail Louise

I really like Abigail Kate the best. But Abigail Louise is calling my name because it's my mom's middle name. Nick hates Abigail.

I also like

Madison Mackezie
Brooklyn Michelle

Nick likes Brooklyn but not Madison or Mackezie.

And I don't even know why I'm thinking of baby names. Because I shouldn't be getting my hopes up. I think it's too late.

Symptoms

(Wednesday, June 10, 2009)

I don't know if its all the hormones surging through my body from fertility treatments. But my breasts feel like they want to pop off. They are soooooooooooo tender. And I was pukey last night. And I'm so sleepy. 9 more days and I can take a pregnancy test.

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