Getting the news…

We had already gotten bad news when we received DH’s semen results. It was very upsetting. I completely broke down when we got home from the doctor. ¬†All I have ever wanted was to have children and be a mother, and now that has been taken away from me. It was now a waiting game. There’s nothing I can do until we see the specialists.

I had my OB/GYN appointment a few weeks ago. When C did his semen analysis, a copy of the results was also sent to my OB. My first appointment with Dr. Rosengarten was quick, there were some good things, and some not so good things. Continue reading

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Semen Analysis and Results

When I went to our family doctor for a referral to an OB/GYN, I figured I might as well get a lab requisition for C. There are only two labs in the Vancouver area that will take semen samples. We had to wait about 3 weeks to get our appointment.

We first had to pick up the approved cup from the lab before our test date. We also got a list of instructions to follow. Continue reading

Review: Pre-seed

One of the problems I believe is making it more difficult for us to conceive is my lack of EWCM. After doing some research, I came across Pre-seed.

Pre-seed is a lubricant. But unlike most lubes, it is sperm friendly. It also claims to simulate your vagina’s PH, and also fertile cervical mucus’ consistency.

We typically don’t use any lubricants, but since I was missing EWCM, I decided to give it a try. I bought my first tube from a fertility clinic in Vancouver. It was around $38. Once we finished the first tube, I searched online for a better deal, and was able to find it on Amazon for $48 for 2 boxes, plus some AIM pregnancy strips. Continue reading

Supplements I have tried so far – For shortening my cycle

Estrosmart Plus

This was the first product I tried. At this point, I hadn’t really done much research, I had just gotten off the pill. I was out shopping and walked into a health food store just for the hell of it. I told the sales associate that I had just gotten off the pill, and we are currently trying to conceive. She recommended Estrosmart Plus. I took the pills every day for a month. The cycle after I completed the pills was actually “normal” at 28 days. Continue reading