Secondary Infertility: The beginning of a scary journey
Some frightening things are going on over here at Emma & Family. A fortnight ago I took myself off to the doctors to start trying to find out whether there is a reason why I have not successfully fallen pregnant with baby number 2. This isn’t necessarily a journey everyone would fell comfortable sharing with the world but I hope that this might all prove useful to someone in the future. But as of last week I am officially down in my doctors records as experiencing Secondary Infertility.
A quick back story:
February 2014 I fell pregnant with my son Harrison whilst on the pill. I am as certain as can be that I had not missed any of my pills as I was on other medications that I took daily and had been for several years so remember to take tablets was not an issue for me. It has never been explained why I fell pregnant, whether for some reason the pill failed me, or whether maybe it had never worked for me. We will never know.
November 2014 I gave birth to a beautiful 7lb 10oz baby boy. 8 weeks later I had the mirena coil placed having lost faith in the pill as a form of contraception.
January 2016 we decided we wanted to a second baby when Harrison is around 2.5-3 years old.
March 2016 I had the coil removed
November 2016 I suffered a early miscarriage
Now February 2017 we are in the 11th month since getting the coil removed. So a little off of the year benchmark the NHS places as when you can start having infertility investigations but I have a very kind GP who agreed that one month earlier isn’t going to make a difference.
So next week I am taking my first step into testing, I will be having a blood test to confirm whether I am ovulating.
Wish me luck!
Please share any experiences you have had or other blogs that share about infertility testing! I am desperate to find out more.