Changing Doctors

Posted 01-25-2013 at 09:46 AM by Krista

As many of you know, my husband and I have been trying to conceive for several months. Even though we had problems starting a family in the beginning, after we’d worked through those hurdles we have never had an issue. In fact, its been  quite the opposite. My second daughter was the result of one night of pleasure during which my husband forgot the condom. We thought–like other couples–since  it was just the “one” time we would be OK…well, we are OK, and we also have another beautiful little girl to show for it.

Our third pregnancy was  conceived while I was still on birth control, trying to prevent. Needless to  say, I never expected to have problems getting pregnant. Having problems I am,
however. My doctor seems unconcerned. Once checking to make sure I was with the  same man (my response of “of course!” got me a strange look) and checking to make sure I’m ovulating (I am) he told me to simply give it more time. I have to  admit that my $40 copay felt a bit wasted that day.

After two more  months have come and gone without those precious pink lines, I am ready to move  on. I am changing doctors. Now, maybe this is the right move, and maybe not, but
I am tired of sitting by and doing nothing. I want to take charge and see the  results I long for. I am thinking that my doctor isn’t going tohelp me get  there, unfortunately. And that’s fine–some doctors are more specialized in fertility than others. At this point, I think that I am doing everything I  can–I am charting my fertility, I am taking prenatal vitamins and having scheduled sex. Now I need someone who can help me go the extra mile, and can hopefully help us get pregnant with the final piece to our family puzzle.

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6 Responses to “Changing Doctors”

  1. ss456 on January 27th, 2013 1:03 pm


    Many people try for at least a year before anything is considered possibly wrong. If you’ve done that, then definitely go see a reproductive endocrinologist, not just a regular ob.

  2. Pixi6s on January 28th, 2013 8:26 am


    Good Luck

  3. Pixi6s on January 28th, 2013 2:28 pm


    I really hope they don’t keep this dr picture up long. No offence to your posting.

  4. strongwoman on January 28th, 2013 9:32 pm


    I hope you find a much more proactive doctor. Is there a midwife or other OBGYN that you can talk to about this? I have no idea if this is in their field of profession but I’d think that a midwife would be more sympathetic… LOL to the PP- the pic is kind of creepy!

  5. Pumpkinnoodlemama on January 30th, 2013 9:40 pm


    Have you considered Chinese herbs and / or acupuncture? I did both for over a year when I was in my seventh year of TTC and I am convinced that it helped us so much (my husband took herbs too, but didn’t do acupuncture). My husband and I then did an IVF cycle in July of 2011 and our little guy will be turning one this April! Might be something to consider. Good luck!

  6. daddyn4wisechix on January 31st, 2013 4:18 pm


    Well, from someone who has BTDT w/infertility for several years AND idiot doctors (sorry, but I have no other word ATM), I hear you! We were both tested & they found NO issues… at all… well 6 YEARS later we had our 1st…via IVF… but no, nothing was wrong?! 5 YEARS later we had our 2nd (NO IVF!!) as I had found out some alternative/natural things to try in the year prior to that… had I found them sooner we’d probably have had #2 sooner, but it was God’s timing, so it was still perfect!!

    I have to take vitex (AKA Chaste Tree Berry extract, in liquid form because the capsules take way too long to have an affect) orally & use bioidentical progesterone topically (BIP). I found that I can’t use just 1 of them, I have to use BOTH during the same cycle AND we have to BD BEFORE O, or we just get a BFN.

    V & BIP have worked 3 times now… & I was told we had less than a 1% chance of ever conceiving on our own… the most recent time I was taking V on the wrong cycle days, which I had no idea I was, and when I got the right cycle days, I had a BFP… I was just about to give up as it was almost a year of TTC again & I am nearing 40… I figured I was probably too old… but lo & behold, I got 2 pink lines… & my DS is sleeping on my lap as I type :). Hang in there!! Maybe you can try v?? or BIP or both??

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