A little bit about me: I'm a pediatric speech pathologist and in my late 20s. I've been married to my DH for 4 years but together for 10. I got off birth control in July 2016 thinking that we would just let it happen and be happily surprised if it did. We didn't plan for those first 6 months but just waited to see what happened. I had my annual checkup with my gyno about 8 months after getting off of birth control and she told me that if we didn't get pregnant in 6 more months then I should come back in. Well... we kept trying and trying with no luck. My DH wasn't too concerned and I tried not to get too concerned. We had trips and busy jobs and we weren't "really" trying... at least that is what I kept telling myself. Late last summer I made an appointment to consult with my doctor but then ended up rescheduling because I was so nervous about what I would hear. I just wasn't ready to start testing because I didn't want to accept that we couldn't get pregnant. In November, we sat down and realized we both were really invested. I made an appointment again and unfortunately my gyno was really booked out so I'm just now seeing her next week. It has been 19 months since I got off birth control, eek!
Now we are both kicking ourselves for waiting so long. So many of my friends and relatives have gotten pregnant since I got off birth control. I'm ready to hear what the doctor has to say but I'm nervous about the tests and about the costs. We have saved up a big nest egg in preparation for a baby but I'm now worried it will all go to testing and treatments (our insurance sucks and I don't get maternity leave through my work so the cost is scary). I'm joining this board to get some support and learn from you all. I haven't confided in any friends or family because I don't want to deal with the questions or expectations so I'm looking forward to being able to share with you all. Thank you for letting me join!