I am 33 years old and DH is 33 years old.
We have been trying to conceive since Oct 2011. Every time we bd, he would complain that he wasn't inside - that he felt he was hitting a block. After the one year mark, ttc started being arguments.
It wasn't until Feb 2013 that we had a major fight. I thought we would break. I started googling our problem. I found out that I had Vaginismus (vaginismus.com). I took two weeks to get over it so that we could do full penetration.
However, there were other issues.
My first OB:
After 8 months of TTC, I consulted my OB. She did blood work and said I was fine. She even did ultrasounds. DH's sperm analysis was low in morphology 2% and low in motility 20%. We went to see a urologist and he put my DH on clomid for 4 months. DH last dose was Feb 2013.
After 4 months there was still no luck.
My second OB:
I decided to switch OB Feb 2013. I switched to an OB who specialized in fertility (You know this by the FACOG behind thier name that they are a specialist in fertility). So the OB was in between a general OB and a fertility doctor.
He looked at my bloodwork and told me I had a problem. My thyroid was not optimal (you need a thyroid level of 1 - 2) for conceiving. He took vaginal ultrasounds and looked at my ovaries and found out I had a problem. He said it was very mild PCOS. He put me on metformin, thyroid medication, asa, fish oil. I started this beginning of Feb 1, 2013. The FIRST OB did not CATCH THIS PROBLEM!!
He suggested that DH go through acupuncture (which we never did b/c of time). He told us that if we can't get the morphology above 3% he would not recommend IUI. We were heart broken because we didn't realize how serious of a problem we had. He prescribed femara which I took one cycle and we had a bfn.
In Jan 2013, DH and I started exercising. We also started a power oxidation smoothie. We blended orange juice, blueberries, banana, and apples together with dinner. It helped with portion control and we prayed that it would help with his morphology. I also put him on L-Carnitine for morphology and Vitamin C for motility.
April 15, 2013: I got my BFP!!!!!!! My anniversary is April 17, 2013. When I found out I was crying and jumping around. I haven't told DH yet. We had booked tickets for Vegas for our anniversary. This was without the use of femara.
April 2, 2013 (Cycle Day 13) : We BD. I felt a zing through my lower back when we BD'ed and joked to myself, yep that was the baby. I was on top. CBFM said this was high fertility reading. I didn't use Pre-Seed because it just got too expensive. I used slippery stuff which I read was the same thing.
April 6, 2013 (Cycle Day 16) : BD. High Fertility Reading
April 8, 2013 *Cycle Day 17) : BD. High Fertility Reading.
I don't know when I ovulated so I randomly picked CD 15 since it was my average ovulation day.
1 dpo - 7dp: Nothing
7dpo - boob hurt
9 dpo - major lower back pain. Boob hurt.
10dpo: A pin size head pink dot. Boob hurt
11dpo: Constipated. Wiped. Streak of pink CM. BFP at 1:36PM. Boobs tender but not hurting as much. Very Dark Line.
My luteal phase is 15 - 16 days.
I wasn't expecting to get pregnant this time since we didn't bd that much.
I pray that this is a sticky baby!
So ladies, if you have been TTC - maybe go see a better doctor. Apparently not all doctors are made the same.
Thank you god!