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Something wrong with me

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Yas2017
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Something wrong with me

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I feel like there is something wrong with me. I had EP earlier this year - treated with methotrexate & surgery. We have been ttc for 6 months now and nothing. We baby make every day during my fertility window, why’s it not happening?! I feel like I’m frustrated as it happened straight away with my EP.

marmoannie
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Re: Something wrong with me

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Have you tried hormone tracking? Helped my Gyno see what was going on.

Yas2017
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Re: Something wrong with me

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Hi marmoannie

What do you do to hormone track?

EPT Host 20
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Re: Something wrong with me

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Dear Yas2017,

I very much understand that strong desire to conceive. I appreciate how frustrating it can be if it isn't happening as quickly as we would like. Conceiving successfully can take time and can take some couples more than a year or so.

While generally it is possible to conceive after an ectopic pregnancy, the amount of time it takes varies from couple to couple. Factors include age, general health, reproductive health and how often you have sex, among other things.
I wish I could give more precise information, but as I do not have access to your and your partner's medical records, it is difficult for me to provide specific details. Generally, we and many healthcare professionals advise keeping a healthy balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight and abstaining from alcohol and smoking.
Importantly, help is available if conceiving naturally has not yet been successful after some time trying - and the EPT advises that women under 35 should seek medical advice following 12 months trying to conceive and those over 35 should seek advice after 6 months.

In addition. having regular sex means having sex every 2/3 days throughout the month. Guidance from the UK's National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence advises that having sex around the time when the woman ovulates causes stress and is not recommended. We here at the EPT suggest having intercourse 2/3 times between days 10-20 of their cycle when trying to conceive. We also have information on our website on trying to conceive here: https://www.ectopic.org.uk/patients/trying-to-conceive/

Sending much love,
Karen x

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marmoannie
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Re: Something wrong with me

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I had estrogen, LH & Progesterone blood tests every second day for a cycle. I also had a scan to see if I was ovulating properly.
I didn't conceive for 4 months of trying. Did the cycle tracking & decided to wait then until 2018 but I'm surprisingly 4.5 weeks. I think just not being so hung up on it helped.

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