The 3T gals would just like to say, we're sorry you have to be here. No
one wants to have trouble getting pregnant. However, now that you are
here, here are a few things that are commonly asked. Reading this will
answer a lot of your questions. If after reading this you still have
questions, by all means please ask. We are all at different stages in
our journey, and will do our best to help you. Good luck moving forward
on your own journey!
What is "trouble" trying to conceive?
We all have different thresholds for what we would consider "trouble."
Most of us on the board would interpret that to mean that you have a
diagnosis, such as PCOS or symptoms, such as irregular cycles that will
make getting pregnant more challenging. Some people have no symptoms or
diagnosis, but have been trying to conceive for over a year without
success, or 6 months if they are over 35 years old. Some people have had
multiple miscarriages. And some people have other reasons for being
You might want to reconsider joining us if your idea of "trouble" is not
getting pregnant after only 3 or 4 months of trying. We all remember
being there, and yes, we know that it is incredibly frustrating to get
that BFN month after month. But please keep in mind, it can take a
normal, healthy couple up to a year to conceive. "Impatience is not a fertility issue." -RG.
That being said, many of us had our initial testing done before the
year mark. Just know that if it comes back normal, you still have a
chance that things will work on their own!
Some other sites to check out:
The Bump Glossary--an explanation of all those abbreviations and acronyms everyone is using http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/blogs/nest_baby_editors/pages/the-bump-community-glossary.aspx
The Unofficial Bump Glossary--more explanations http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/13543381.aspx
Resolve--the national infertility association http://www.resolve.org/
Soul Cysters--a great PCOS website http://www.soulcysters.com/
Freedom Fertility--one of the cheaper sources for mail order prescriptions for fertility medications http://www.freedomfertility.com/
999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility--comic relief http://www.999reasonstolaugh.com/