Anyone can answer, but I'm calling out GhostMonkey cause she's really good at 1) being blunt and 2) knowing her stuff. But anyone with advice is free to chime in.
So, general rule is no need for fertility testing until a year of TTC UNLESS there are known medical issues. Like a super short LP as seen in an earlier post or multiple miscarriages or whatnot.
Here's my situation (summary):
-PCOS diagnosed at age 14. Bloodwork, ultrasounds, the whole bit
-No periods (except my first one) without taking Provera, which I did from age 14 to age 28. Metformin never did anything for me.
-At age 28, I lost 100+ pounds and periods started on their own, cycles around 35 days or so.
-Been charting BBT since January 2010, so on my 20th cycle charting.
-Got pregnant August 2010 on first cycle, thanks to 1) luck and 2) 18 months of charting so I knew when FW was really likely to be.
-Had a kid April 2012. Not breastfeeding.
-Tried to get pregnant again right away (blessed by OB who preferred me to wait a cycle or two, but was okay if it happened earlier).
-Period returned 8.5 weeks PP. Nothing remarkable.
-Since then, my cycles are 34 days, 80 days, 50 days and currently on CD36 without ovulation yet.
-Me: 33.5, DH: 36, desiring of several kids
1) Do you still wait the year to talk to a doc? Do you wait longer cause I "just had a baby" (even though it doesn't feel like I 'just' had a baby)? Do you wait less time than that because cycles are so irregular or because there's a history of PCOS (even though it seemed much better and I got pregnant before)?
2) Do you ask for simple bloodwork sooner?
I tried Dr. Google and while I found several articles on Secondary Infertility (that it's super common), none told me when it starts (ie: You have to be 6 months past your last pregnancy), so I'm wondering what your advice would be in this situation.