It takes acouple on average a year by just "letting nature take its course"
So by this standard you are not necessarily that far behind.
You may increase your odds by having her monitor her AM temperature with a sensitive thermometer first thing in the AM (before she even gets out of bed).
If you track the AM temps then you typically see a pattern with a rise in her body temp of about 0.5 degree at the time of ovulation.... Time intercourse with this time to improve your chances...
Ovulation most typically occurs about day 14 of the menstrual cycle but may vary some in different women. You count the first day of the period as day #1
A trick that may be worthwhile for you to try is to have her take plain Robitussin just before you have sex at the times that you are trying to become pregnant. This cough preparation is designed to thin respiratory mucus but it turns out that it thins the cervical mucuis as well!!
There are also kits available that you may opt to buy to try and make sure that you have intercourse at the optimum time near her ovulation.
thanks for the tips! I didn't know Robitussin could help with this.
I hope this information helps. If you have further questions/information/discussion then let me know and I will be happy to get back with you!!
You are very welcome!!
We've tried the ovulation kits but they didn't help. She is starting Clomid now.
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Anthony Bray MD
How will Clomid help since my wife already ovulates?
The clomid is to help ensure ovulation. That is how the med works. It does no magic beyond that!!
Clomid is most helpful in women with irregular periods...
PCOS is the prime example of when this med would be potentially helpful.
Ok. I'm not sure if it will help us then. I hope it helps.
Her periods are normal and regular.
Well you have both been checked and seem to be OK so you will probably be successful. It is not uncommon for this to take time however.
Ok. It's been very hard on both of us. Hope it happens soon.
Well both of you try not to worry about it too much. Try to relax and enjoy life you know! Hopefully you will be successful soon!
Thanks! We are going to Puerto Rico for vacation so that will be nice. Have a great night.
Thank you. You too!!
No not necessarily. You may be able to get pregnant without the clomid. If in particular she has regular periods then the medication may not be necessary. Clomid helps to induce ovulation. Each situation may be somewhat different. (For example my wife and I have 3 children. she used clomid to help her get pregnant with the second but not the first or third pregnancy)
I hope this helps. Let me know if you have further questions.