View Full Version : TTC No2, go to docs if no luck after a year??
I'm not actually asking for me, I hope thats Ok?
My sister fell pregnant the first month she tried for her baby boy. Sadly, he died:cry: 2 days after he was born from a blood clot last June.
Her and her OH started TTC #2 almost straight away, it has now been a year and she is still not pregnant. She knows stress is a big factor in not concieving but her periods are backto regular cycles so she doesn't understand why she's not pg.
I advised her to go and see her GP as they have been trying a year but she thinks they won't refer for tests or anythinga s she has already been pg once.
Does anyone have any experience of finding it difficult to concieve #2?
firstly i just wanted to send you and your sis a *hug*. I think she could go to the doctors, they should take her seriously. Maybe she could try Ovulation predictor kits, or charting for a bit and see how she gets on with them. Maybe if shes got "something" to show the doctor (ie: charts) maybe that could help. Or she could go for blood tests to see if theres a reason why its not happening at the moment,
So sorry to hear about your sister's little boy :-(
We conceived our 1st child after 5 months and when we decided to try for a 2nd nothing happened. It got to month 6 and I decided to go and see my GP.
I told a little white lie :oops: :oops: and said that we had been ttc for just under a year. I thought that I wouldn't be taken seriously as a) I already had one child and b) I am only 29. My GP was fantastic, took blood and even spoke to a specialist about my circumstances. He said that all the 'plumbing' obviously worked as I had already had one pregnancy! I was prescribed Clomid but my ever canny GP said to wait until my next period arrived before splashing out on a prescription :lol:
Low and behold my period didn't arrive and I am now almost 16 weeks pregnant :grin: When I went to see the same GP he said that I probably got into my head that I was going to take the Clomid and so my body relaxed.
I would advise your sister to go armed with the dates of her periods and the length from at least the past 3 months. Hopefully her GP will be as understanding as mine.
Sending her lots and lots of luck and baby dust.
I would definitely go to the docs and go armed with details of her cycles. I was at the point of seeing the doctor when ttcing for this baby - we conceived within 2 months of ttcing for our first and this one took 7 months but I have PCOS and my cycles have been haywire since I had my daughter. Clomid would have been my next step had I not fallen pregnant when I did.
A friend of mine has been trying now for many years - her 2nd child died also - and it's just now after years of heartache that they've discovered she has endometriosis.
I hope that she gets a resolution soon.
So sorry to hear about your sister's little boy.
From a medical perspective and given the history I think a GP would be more than happy to start looking for causes as to why this has happened.
:hugs: for your sis and all of her family.
I echo what Mrs Lexx has suggested. There is no reasonto think that the GP would not take you seriously but going armed with charts or details of her cycles/ovulation patterns can add weight to her argument and also give her a bit of confidence if she is at all nervous about seeing the GP.
Fingers crossed for her
How old is your sister?? I had been trying for just 9 months after we lost our second child and cos I'm pretty ancient (40) they refered me straight away. There must be something about knowing you're due to take Clomid - she says sitting here 18 weeks pregnant :smile:
There must be something about knowing you're due to take Clomid - she says sitting here 18 weeks pregnant :smile:
I *think* that similar happened to Mad Cow too!! :ellie: :ellie: :ellie:
I would get down to the GP definitely. SEcondary infertility is more common than you might think and very heartbreaking.
Best of luck to your friend.
Thanks for all the replies, sorry for the delay in posting back:oops:
bluesgirl - My sister is 28 and her OH is 43.
I am seeing her tomorrow so will print this thread off for her. Fingers crossed something will happen soon
Sorry to hear about your sisters loss of her little boy!!!!
With me, it took me ages to concieve the 1st time 22 months and i was given clomid 12 to try, i feel pregnant the month b4 taking them
With the 2nd it took 6 attempts
Howver i no of people that have been TTC number 2 and it has taken 9months + and they fell pregnant the first attmept of trying
I see your sister has a appointment with the GP hopefully they will take her seriously and not tell her to return after a year!!!! They shouldnt do
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