Posted by: Biki | 2010/11/23

TTC is driving me crazy

Hi. My husband and I have been ttc for 7 months. Although it sounds like a short period of time, if feels like a lifetime to me. He is a diabetic type 1 and I am a contolled petimal epileptic. My neurologist have put me on more safer medication for pregnancy during my last visit. My husband is currently using Staminogro, which I hear is a good vitamin when TTC. Is Type 1 diabetic bad for sperm. And is there anything we can do to enhance our chances for pregnancy?

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Dear Biki
The condition of diabetes especially type 1 diabetes may affect sperm parameters. However before you can think of doing anything to enhance your chances of pregnancy it is first important to find out if a problem exists or not. From the male factor side, which appears to be your major concern, an easy test would be to send your husband for a semen analysis and that will clearly indicate if there are any abnormalities present that may decrease your chances of conceiving.

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Posted by: BIki | 2011/01/13

My husband and myself have undergone tests to see if a problem exists with any one of us two. My husband is 100%, but the tests revealed that I do not ovulate. I am so glad that we went for the tests. At least we know now. I was prescribed Clomid and pray that it is our answer.

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Posted by: Biki | 2010/12/02

Thankyou so much all the replies. was so supprised when I checked my post and found so many woman feeling exactly the same as me. Some days are worst than other and I must say today is an especially bad on for me. I am the first to admit that I am absolutely obsessed with falling pregnant. Have googled absolutely everything to enhance my chances..and yet nothing helped. I bought ovulation tests and a therometer yesterday to monitor my basale temperature each morning. Hoping that this will help. Good luck to all the ladies in the same mindframe as me.

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Posted by: Maria | 2010/11/25

We tried for 7 years - and unfortunately the stress just got too much and we ended up divorcing. Never give up hope - but dont ever let ttc control your life. Its HARD - still today I cry. The yearning for a baby wont go away. I PRAY to get preggies soon. God Bless and Good Luck!

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Posted by: Pally | 2010/11/25

We''ve been ttcing for 7yrs, i am 36 and hubby is 40. i have stage 4 endometriosis &  one ovary functioning. we''ve done 4 failed IVFs, we are planning to go again in Jan. But the pain is still the same whether 7 months or 7 years. Please dont ever give up hope bcos you''ll stop trying. Take one day at a time, surround yourself with people who can understand, find someone you can talk to withought judging. I use those as couping mechanisms. I dont attend baby showers becuase they are too painfull for me, i always come up with an excuse. Stay away from situations which will be stress triggers.

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Posted by: L | 2010/11/24

hubby and I tried for 6 yrs before falling preggies and I have a friend who tried for 14 yrs.

Just hang in there. 7 mths is not a long time. On average it takes about a year to fall preggies. If after a year, ur not preggies, then time to consult a fertility specialist.

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Posted by: W | 2010/11/23

Hi How are you I know how you are feeling we have been ttc for 4 years now with no luck &  it has become a very bad thing we cant talk about it &  we fight over it all the time if you would like to join us we talk at mom 2 mom about ttc come &  join us for support thank you

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