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January 8th, 2011, 10:43 PM
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Hi my boyfriend and I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years, I amd 21 and he is 22. Any advice on how to get pregnant would be help, we have tried opks, putting my legs up with a pillow under my butt, leaving a towel wrapped over me so nothing drips out... Tried to get information from the doctor but all he says is that im young and it shouldnt be hard to get pregnsnt but it obviously is, ive even been taking prenatal vitamins, so any help and or advice would be greatly appreciated!!! Trying to stay positive but each month my period is late then it always turns out negative and i just cry... Please any info would be great
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January 9th, 2011, 03:15 AM
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my advice would be to find another dr, do you get a pos opk every month??

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January 9th, 2011, 11:17 AM
Marieke's Avatar Mama to 3 angels
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I too would say find another doctor. I was told "you're young" too and it's the worst thing to hear when you're trying to conceive! It took me 2 years before my doctor actually said I should investigate, hallelujah! If you've been trying for 2 years, at your age, and it's not working, I'd be concerned too!

Do you chart? Maybe you should start.

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January 9th, 2011, 11:39 AM
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I agree with Emma & Marie. The age you TTC at isn't really the doctors business. If you have been TTC for 2 years, somethings not working the way it's supposed to. I say find a new doctor too. Try charting & using OPK's if you aren't already. Good Luck!
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January 9th, 2011, 08:00 PM
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I tried for almost a year and I finally got pregnant using the Instead Soft Cups - I used them maybe three days in a row back in August and had success! They are available at any drugstore in the pad/tampon aisle, because they were originally made as plastic cups to hold your period (just like tampons), but now the manufacturer is applying to sell them as a fertility aid. I decided to try them because they were cheap ($7 for a pack of 14), and I was super regular, while hubby got tested and his results were fine, so we were not sure why it was taking us so long to get pregnant. I figured I may as well try these, as I always felt like the sperm was leaking super easy out of me, so these cups kind of blocked the sperm in for a few hours. Not sure if that's what made the difference, but that's the month that I got pregnant! The next thing is to get your partner tested - insurance may not cover, but it's about $100. Just call a local hospital and inquire about sperm testing.
And I know that you were not asking for this advice, but you guys are so, so young! Hubby and I got married super young too, at 20, but we waited 8 years before trying - we wanted to get to know each other, travel, spend some time alone, build a good circle of friends and support, get stable jobs, save up. We have done all that and now we feel that if this baby takes all of our free time, it will be okay because we have done so much already that now we can devote all of our time and not feel like we are missing out on life. I don't mean to tell you what to do, just recalling my own personal experience that you may or may not take into consideration.
Good luck!
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January 9th, 2011, 08:23 PM
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Well the thing is that we know we are ready and honestly it wouldnt make me feel like im missing out even as it is right now we dont even go out and drink or anything we usually stay in and just hang out....
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