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Old 09-24-2008, 08:50 PM
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First, as others said- have your man get his swimmers checked!

Have you tried an ovulation predictor, lets you know when you are ripe and ready? Check them out. There are really only 3 or 4 days in the month that you can get pregnant, thats it, just a few days. You can also use your basal body temperature to detect ovulation- normally used as a birth control method but can be used to get pregnant as well. Also become familiar with your cervical mucus, it changes before and during ovulation.
A good book to check out is "Taking charge of your fertility".
Try not to get discouraged, just enjoy yourselves! Good luck!
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:43 PM
Location: Chicago's burbs
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I'm surprised your doctors aren't helping you if you have been trying for 2 years unsuccessfully. Usually, the general rule of thumb is get help after 1 year of trying if you are under 35, and get help after 6 months if you are over 35. Since you have a known cause of infertility (endometriosis) and you want to get pregnant ASAP, I would get a new doctor. Have you seen a reproductive endocrinologist? That would be your best bet.
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:56 PM
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As a physician who has personally been through the endometriosis heartache, I strongly suggest you see a fertility specialist. You are very young, but if you allow endometriosis to keep going, it will get gradually worse. Even mild to moderate endometriosis can cause infertility. I had endometriosis and before I was diagnosed I did have one son (I was 31). I also had a miscarriage three years later, then was unable to get pregnant--thus I got checked out, and endometriosis was diagnosed. I did not go as far as IVF, but I did try some procedures, which did not work.

Pregnancy is the best "cure" (really, it only inhibits it)for endometriosis. My suggestion, if you really want to have children--do not wait, be aggressive with evaluation and treatment. Best of luck!
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:46 PM
Location: Maine
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There are some great books about fertility and pregnancy achievement. The one that I really liked was called Taking Charge of Your Fertility-- the author's name is slipping my mind right now-- Toni Something-or-other.... Anyway, it was great for helping you to figure out your cycles and to see if you are even ovulating. If you go into your doctor's office with a few months worth of charts to prove you are not having ovulatory cycles, he may take you more seriously.

Also, if you have been on the pill for any length of time before this, it may take awhile to get pregnant. It took me over a year and I know others that took 2+ years after being on the pill. Those chemicals are really bad for your fertility.

Good luck!
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:50 PM
Location: Somewhere out there...
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I have a method and it has worked for a couple of people who were trying for a while, including me.
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