I posted this on the TTC board by accident so I wanted to post here and introduce myself. We have been TTC since August, no luck yet, but I do have a few questions and since we are not sharing with anyone that we are trying I was hoping it was OK to ask here.
When H and I decided to start TTC I discussed going off birth control with my gyno and at that time found out she no longer works as an OBGYN and is only a regular gyno (sorry I know there is probably a more specific term but Im not sure what it is). *It's gynecologist. That is what the GYN stands for.
I know we havent been TTC a very long time, but we are having some issues and I dont know who to go to and if my regular doctor can help or if I have to find an OBGYN even though I am not pregnant. What makes you think you are having issues? Are you charting? Do you know if and when you are ovulating and are you having sex at the right time?
Everyone in my immediate family conceived on their first try practically, so I am kicking myself that we waited to start. *Doesn't mean that you should/would.will I didnt want to get pregnant right away, but even though my doctor said as soon as you go off BC you should be ready to go, *Sometimes it takes your body time to regulate after stopping BC. I have to wonder. Since stopping birth control, which was in the middle of the summer, I have had very short cycles. I started using an ovulation test right away and my LP was as short as 5 days and increased to 8-9 days after starting vitamin B6. I decided to try progesterone cream this cycle (along with pre-seed, softcups, standing on my head- everything haha). I also started using the Clearblue Fertility monitor this cycle vs just the sticks to see if identifying more fertile days would help.
So today is either day 11 or 12 after ovulation and once I got to day 10 I was SO excited that this would be my month, and I get my period today. My concern is that my LP is still too short and I want to discuss with my doctor options instead of the cream (since it isnt as potent). My other concern is my husband is on a blood pressure medication that may potentially impact fertility in that it can make it hard for the sperm to penentrate the egg. Unfortunatley, they cant test for this, only switch meds if needed, but that would have side effects for him if we have to do that. Right now, I need to figure out if its me first before we switch anything on him,
I know this is really long and I apologize, but can a regular gyno prescribe things like progesterone, clomid, etc or do I need to be seeing an OBGYN? I just dont know who to even make an appt with to discuss my concerns.
Thank you so much for all your help.We arent telling anyone we are TTC yet, so I cant ask my friends/family either.