I could really do with some advice. I am 21 years old and my partner of 6 years is 23. We would like to start trying for a baby but I have some worries because of my periods. I had very irregular periods for quite sometime so I went to my gynecologist at the beginning of this year who gave me a pap smear test and also a blood test. Everything came back negative and he said I was fine but my eggs weren't dropping and that it was one of them things. He prescribed me the pill called Suavuret and ever since taking that my periods have become regular. My gynecologist said it would be difficult for me to have babies because my ovaries were a bit damaged and that when me and my partner would like to start trying we should go back to him and he will prescribe another pill.
My partner and I would really like to try on our own but I am a bit concerned that my period will never come back and we will never have a baby. Do you think that me and my partner would be ok to try on our own or do you recommend we go back for this pill??
Also I have heard about folic acid and was just wondering when I should start taking it??
Any advice would be so great.
Thank you for your time.
To answer your last question first, we recommend folic acid supplementation for at least 3 months prior to conception, so start any time.
Without seeing you or your chart, it is a little hard for me to know for sure what's going on. My guess would be that it would be best to do what you were told to do. You may need clomid or the like to conceive, and if that's what the tests indicated, you are unlikely to be able to do it on your own. But I really couldn't say for sure without more information.
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.