Infertility: Evaluation & Treatment

Trying to Conceive for First Time

I am a 38 year old woman, trying to conceive for the first time. I am using the Clearblue Fertility Monitor and it showed high fertility on day 11 of my cycle, and the little egg showed up on day 14 and 15. This is the second month TTC. This month, I started spotting on day 23 of my cycle. Last month... [Read more...]

Low Estradiol on Day Three of Cycle

I am 26. I have had four miscarriages. Recently I had cycle day three labs done. The results are as follows: FSH 5.5 TSH 1.33 Prolactin 6.5 Estradiol less than .1 How is it possible for a person of my age with normal FSH, TSH, and prolactin to have virtually NO estradiol? Most of the stuff I find online... [Read more...]

Conflicting Advice on Progesterone and Infertility

I am 27 years old and my husband and I have been trying for our first child for five months. I have been charting since we got married almost two years ago, really for my form of birth control but then turned into charting to get pregnant. I am consistently inconsistent meaning I range from a 28 day... [Read more...]

What is Normal TSH?

I was having a difficult time becoming pregnant. I finally got pregnant, but then miscarried. This was unusual for me because I quickly became pregnant with my previous four children. However, after my miscarriage I found out I am hypothyroid. My TSH was only at 5.1, but I was having many symptoms such... [Read more...]

Still Think Something is Just Not Right

I am 26 years old and my husband and I have been practicing NFP since we married two years ago. Right after getting married, I became pregnant. I miscarried shortly after finding out I was pregnant. The next month I accidentally got pregnant again. This time I stayed pregnant for over two months before... [Read more...]

Miscarriages at 41

I practice NFP so I am very familiar with my cycle. I have five children and am 41.9 years old. My husband is 49. I have been trying to conceive for 18 months. However over the course of the last 18 months I ovulate at day nine or ten. My periods are like clockwork at 28 days. I have had three miscarriages... [Read more...]

Is Breastfeeding Interfering with Conceiving?

My husband and I started having children when I was 29 years old. It was very easy to conceive with all four of our children. We conceived the first try with all but our first in which we conceived the second try. Our last child was born when I was 38. I am now 40 and we would love to have one more child,... [Read more...]

What Are My Prospects for Conceiving?

I’m 29 years old and have been trying to conceive for the last nine months. My cycle is 33 days long. My last two cycles were irregular and the first lasted 45 days and the second 70 days. This was the first time anything like this has happened to me. I went to see my gynecologist and he ordered... [Read more...]

Are There Any Options for Me Besides IVF?

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since August. We have run into some “roadblocks”, and obviously at this point I’m getting kind of despondent. To start, my history: I am 37 years old with two children, neither of which gave me any problems in terms of conception (to be... [Read more...]

How to Know if I am Fertile at 45

I am 45 years old. I have three children ten, eight, and nearly three. I have been trying for a baby for a year. I have regular cycles 28 days long. Ovulation kits show I am ovulating. How do I know I can still conceive? Jackie  Read More →

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