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Trying to concieve and under 35. Join this Group

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By HERWriter Guide May 17, 2011 - 7:15am

Are you under 35 and having trouble getting pregnant? If so, tell us a bit about yourselves and we're here to offer help and support. It's also important that like-minded women get to talk to each other, because sometimes no-one can really understand unless they're going (or have gone through it) themselves.

We look forward to growing this Group with you!

By May 17, 2011 - 11:23am

Hi Susan,

Thank you for helping me to start this group. I know there is so much to be learned about the process and more importantly I find that talking with like minded people really helps me through this experience. I am one of the few lucky ones whose friends all got pregnant either on accident or on their first attempts so its really nice to be able to reach out to those going through what I am. My husband and I have also chosen to keep this fairly private, there are a few friends who know and my sister but we have not said anything to our parents yet. That has to do mostly with some family dynamics on my husbands side. We did just talk recently about possibly telling my parents and using them as a good support system since my parents had a very difficult time concieving.

As I mentioned on my prior message I am 32 and my husband and I have been trying for 6 months. While I know 6 months isn't very long its been an interesting one for me. I have always had a very regular cycle so when my period was 5 days late the first month we started trying I was estatic and thought "wow that happened easy"! Unfortunately my lovely aunt flow showed up afterall on Christmas Eve and I was upset to say the least. We kept the process going for the past 5 months, each time becoming more hopeful since it was another attempt. Added on to that I have been having unusual symptoms in between each luteal cycle the past 6 months including pain in my left side. I finally went in to see the doctor and they found a large cyst on my left ovary. That explained the pain, early cramping and spotting and other out of the norm hormonal things that were happening to me each time. The doc said it was a functional cyst and shouldn't impact anything and he wanted to take a wait and see approach However, as many of you can agree with.....we are know our bodies better than anyone and just know when things aren't right. I decided to get proactive and went in to see a nutrionalist. I figured if the docs weren't going to do anything from a modern medicine standpoint that I may as well try to get at it from the route of the problem. For the past three weeks I have been really watching my diet and taking some additional supplements including one for my ovaries. While I did get my period this month, the few days leading up to it were SO much better than those I had experienced in the past few months. I feel better physically and mentally as I it feels like I am doing everything I can to get my body in the best condition possible for a baby. I try to remain patient but let myself have that one day a month where it's ok to just be upset. I really do want to take a proactive approach to this and learn as much as I can, I am a bit embarrased to admit how little I actually really understood this prior to this experience.

Anyhow enough about me. I look forward to learning more about the remainder of those that join this group. I wish everyone the best of lucky in their journeys and look forward to sharing and supporting one another.

I will end on one final note as the timing of reading this was perfect. I stumbled across a quote this morning that read " Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of it's problems, it empties today of it's joys." I hope to day each day at a time, remain positive but actively involved and learn as much as I can.

I hope to hear back from new member soon!

May 17, 2011 - 11:23am

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This group is a discussion place for those of us that are under the age of 35 and trying to conceive. I hope to discuss information obtained through research and personal journeys. How long did you wait before seaking help? Do you wish you started the research process sooner? How did you take control of the process with your doctors and request that they not force you into the year long wait? What have you done thats worked or hasnt worked for that matter.


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