TTC after 35

New RE and plan

I am now working downstairs from a great RE and decided to switch to him.  Nothing wrong with the first guy, just a longer drive and super inconvenient. 
I sat down with him, bringing all bloodwork, SA, HSG results.  He wants me to get updated bloodwork after I've lost 20lbs (my suggestion and his agreement). 
I discussed DH's issues with ejaculation and ED.  He suggested he see a fertility urologist and gave me a name.
We discussed my recent surge of PCOS symptoms and agreed it was most likely related to eating poorly and gaining weight. 
I asked about taking all the herbals and adding DIM to my mix.  He said don't take anything but Metformin and my PNV's. 
So, after talking to DH at home, our plan is to help each other lose weight over the next 3 months.  I will call in March on CD1 and get bloodwork.  April, we are doing one IUI.  He does not want to go to the fertility urologist, though I already made the appointment.  I'm going to let it sit a few days and ask again before I cancel the appointment.  I sometimes feel like pushing anything with him can result in him changing his mind about the IUI.  It's taken so much to get this far!

  I'm so relieved to have this one final plan.
**child mentioned**
Me(38)PCOS/Hypothyroid   DH(43)Low T/ED
MMC at 10 weeks 03/2011 DD born 01/2012   TTC #2 since 04/2014
BFP 8/26/2016


Re: New RE and plan

  • So glad you all have a new plan! I hope it is a great success!
  • This sounds like a great plan moving forward!  How can we support you? Especially in your weight loss efforts, do you have a weight loss plan? I know over the past year that my weight has been creeping up with feeling like my life is on hold, depression and sadness about TTC ect... In the past I have only really had success by counting calories, via weight watchers or just flat out counting calories but the weight always come back. :neutral: I would also really like to get back on track with diet and exercise, stop the creeping, and actually loose some weight but as of now I have no plan. 
    I'm sorry your DH doesn't want to go to the specialist it sounds like it is a really important part of moving forward. I hope he changes his mind!
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  • Oh @happyktmom!  I'm so happy you have a plan and seem happy with your new RE!  I hope your hubby comes around.  I did the 10 day Green Smoothie Cleanse to lose the final pounds for my IVF and it worked really well.  The premise is to detox your body of all the sugar and processed stuff that we eat all the time and then to move from the cleanse into a more whole food diet of meat, veggies, and whole grains.  It tells you how to do it.  Just a thought.  I lost the bulk of my weight (47 pounds) though, by doing Slimgenics, which is high protein, high veggie, low carb, low sugar (2 fruits, 2 unrefined starches per day - occasionally I had refined starches, they allow them once per day, but I found I did better just staying away!).   

    Good luck!!!
    *** Child & current pregnancy mentioned ***
    Me - 41 (PCOS), Hubby - 43 (healthy)
    7/2013 - Sweet baby girl born (Clomid + TI)
    3/2014 - TTC #2, return to RE 7/2014
    12/2015: IVF #1 transferred two great looking embryos - BFP!
    First ultrasound: TWO beautiful little heartbeats!!
    Harmony: negative; level 2: babies look great and are boy/girl! :) 
  • Nothing like the new year to kick off a new plan and resolution! Good luck!
  • Good luck with your new plan and RE.  I hope your husband comes around, too.  My DH sees a fertility urologist, and she's been very helpful (yes, she.  That took a little getting used to, I'm ashamed to admit.  But there are plenty of male gyn's, right?).  It's nice that you will both support each other with weight loss.  Here's to a good outlook for April!
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