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too early to see a fertility specialist?

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    If you've been charting, bring your charts and also dates from ovulation kit positives etc... On my first appointment, they just did an ultrasound of my ovaries and all that - nothing painful at all. Also if you have results from your husband's semen analysis, bring those along too.

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    nope we've got nothing prior to this first appointment as DH will be doing the semen analysis on the same day. we were told by the receptionist all results should be back the next day. and i've always had regular periods and ovulated regularly so haven't been doing any charting.

    am so glad it's all painless!!! yay!!!

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    I would be wary of doing too much intervention before a year of trying. I took a year to get pregnant then sadly had a miscarriage and after another year of trying got pregnant again (first son) then got pregnant VERY quickly the second time around and had another boy. I did go down the route of fertility treatment before getting pregnant with my first son and found it extremely stressful. A combination of too much focus and all those hormones. If they say you're fine after the initial testing then I wouldn't rush into treatment. You could try acupuncture and Chinese herbs instead. I went this route in the end and got pregnant the second month (after 5 failed IUI's!!!) Good luck - I know how frustrating and disappointing it can be but you will get there and have your little bundle of joy.

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    I was going to say the same thing as newbiekt, as long as nothing obvious comes up in the initial test then I'd be really wary of overmedicalising the process too soon, I know a few examples of people who've had IUI and IVF then ended up getting pregnant naturally - they're a great resource if you've been trying for a significant amount of time or know there is a specific problem but stress is a huge factor in conceiving and they do massively increase the stress and expectation involved.

    Even if everything is fine with both of you and you do everything right in any given month there's still statistically only a 20% chance of success, that's one in every five months... of course in reality that translates to some people getting pregnant the first month they try and some in the 5th or 10th month or sometimes longer.

    Best of luck and hope to see you on the due dates board soon.

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    Aw thanks for all the helpful replies laides. This is a great support forum. I agree, i don't think i will be going down the "medical" process to get pregnant just quite yet. DH and i were discussing, we just want to make sure everything is in its working order so our minds will be put to rest. that more so than anything else right now as neither of us had any sort of tests like that done before.

    @ newbiekt, im just curious, which Chinese herbalist did you see?

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    I saw Troy Sing to start with and then switched to Cecilia The at Vitality Center. I recommend them both, they are expert in helping with fertility, but I liked Cecilia's personality more and found her very supportive through the process.

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    Hi all, just found this old thread regarding fertility tests, exactly what I was looking for. I am thinking of getting myself and DH checked for fertility. I will be hitting 30 next year and DH will be 33. We are not very keen to have a baby right away but just want to make sure things are operating fine.

    @hoochie, did you get the fertility tests done? May I ask what were the tests like? Just wondering if QH does these kind of tests or do I have to go to a hospital to get this done? Basically, I want to know if there is anything to be worried about immediately or can we take some time before we concieve.

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    @Tish25 if you haven't actively started trying I wouldn't be worried yet. You're still very young. However, if you'd still like to get some testing done, the Family Planning offers a couple of different packages.

    ::: The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong :::

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