The first time I admitted to myself and others that we may be having trouble getting pregnant was in November 2013. I wasn’t feeling well and went to see my doctor. As we were talking he asked me if I was planning on having children. I told him I was and that we’d been actively trying for 8 cycles. He asked what we had been doing and I told him.
I had come across Fertility Friend in April 2013 and began charting my cycles. They were very regular and with temping I was able to confirm ovulation every month. We also added in OPK’s a few months earlier. He told me that since we’ve been doing everything right I should go ahead and make an appointment to speak with my OB/GYN.
I went home and called the OB/GYN right away. I explained that we had been trying for 8 cycles, that I was temping and charting, and that we were using OPK’s. I told them my age and my husband’s age and the receptionist agreed that I should at least come in and speak to the doctor. The earliest they could get me in was in December. I took the appointment.
Later on that night I mentioned to my husband that I was going to the OB/GYN. When he asked why I told him it was because I was afraid we couldn’t get pregnant on our own. He disagreed with me but told me if it would make me feel better then I should go. So I kept the appointment but I was a little nervous. I wasn’t sure what to expect but around this time I starting chatting with some girls from one of my online boards.
It turned out I wasn’t the only one having difficulty getting pregnant. A few of us started chatting regularly and they really helped me prepare for my first appointment.