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"Honey, We Need Help.": How to Tell When It's Time to Call In the Fertility Doctor

By Devan McGuinness |

How to Tell When It's Time to Call In the Fertility DoctorThis week I had my first tests for infertility done. Nothing terribly invasive, but a first step which included a pelvic ultrasound and lots of blood work that looked at everything from glucose levels, kidney function and hormone levels.

I go and see my OB/GYN next week to find out if there is anything on the tests that indicate why I don’t appear to be ovulating regularly. If all checks out, we will consider getting my husband tested and in the meantime I will continue to try to increase my metabolism (Hello terrible eating habits!) and we will keep on keeping on, if you know what I mean.

Deciding to call the doctor wasn’t easy for me. If history would have predicted our Trying-To-Conceive pattern, I shouldn’t be having trouble with my cycle. It’s always been regular and we’ve never had trouble getting pregnant, just staying pregnant. I am a bit older now and well, things change. Since I am using basal body temperatures to help us conceive, I noticed that along with my irregular cycles (which has never happened before), there was no clear indication that I am ovulating. Therefore, it was time to call the doctor.

If you are trying to conceive and you’re on the fence about whether or not you could be calling in for some extra help, there are a few indicators that it may be time to call in the fertility doctor.

Click through to read signs that it may be time to call in your doctor when trying to conceive:

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When to Call the Fertility Doctor

Low Sex Drive

For either you or your partner. If you're not as interested in sex as you think you should be, or it's hindering getting the deed done, may be time to check in with your doctor.
Read more about the link between a low sex drive and infertility on Psychology Today
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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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