We married at 25 and decided to wait five years before having a child.
I also went to the doctor for a preconception appointment. A preconception appointment is a great idea if you want to get pregnant. At this appointment you can ask your doctor any questions you have about pregnancy. If you have any health issues the doctor can tell you what steps you need to take before getting pregnant to insure the health of you and the child. I have asthma so we talked about what medications I could take while pregnant and what I should avoid. The doctor also asked if I had been pregnant before, how many children I had, etc. The answers to these questions helped her give me advice that was pertinent to my situation. My husband and I both had to fill out a questionnaire about our family history. This was informative as my husband had family from Canada so we had to discuss some blood disorders that may have been prevalent in our children. However, we found out that my husband's family was NOT from the part of Canada that we had to worry about a blood disorder.
Two years later, we were in fertility treatment and having no luck with the baby details. I was so frustrated. It was not from a lack of trying believe me! Sex actually became a disappointing chore with no results. Finally I met a lady at a public pool. She had twelve kids. She asked me if I had any and I told her that we didn't but that we'd been trying so she gave me one of hers. No, not really, but she did pray for me. I kid you not, six weeks later I was pregnant!
My son made it abundantly clear that he was inside my womb. From almost day one I was nauseous. I had hyperemesis and was getting sick about 20 to 30 times a day. I actually LOST weight being pregnant rather than gaining. (I don't suggest weight loss during pregnancy, but I did have ample weight that I could lose without harming the baby since I was overweight to start. By the time my son was born I had gained 25 pounds during pregnancy and I lost 30 pounds after he was born!
I was 32 1/2 when Johnathon was born. I found out later that fertility drastically reduces the older you are. A friend of mine tried to get pregnant for several months without success and she chose to go through an artificial insemination. That means her husband ejaculated into a cup. the doctor put his sperm into a centrifuge, then put the pure sperm into a syringe and inserted it into my friend. It worked! My friend became pregnant! This procedure cost her $500 in 1998. Although it was costly, it was much less than in vitro fertilization.
I met a lesbian couple who wanted to conceive. They used a sperm donor from online and were inseminated as well. The sperm was sent to them via overnight carrier, and the one lady inserted the sperm into her partner. The couple became pregnant on their first try! Their son is now 14 years old.
The women I know who used the artificial insemination way to pregnancy had successful pregnancies. One couple used a doctor's office and one couple did the artificial insemination at home on their own with no medical intervention. Both ways worked. It is interesting to find out that artificial insemination using a doctor's expertise has an 18-21% success rate. There is a new product on the market called Stork OTC. It is the same idea as going to the doctor to be artificially inseminated, but YOU do it yourself at home! I personally think that it is just as romantic as actually conceiving through intercourse since the sperm is from your partner (not a stranger unless you so choose), and it allows people who are unable to be together physically an opportunity to conceive.
Clinical Validation: A postcoital sperm assessment study was performed over a ten month period (November 2014 - August 2015) by study author, Dr. Michael Pelekanos and is published in the peer reviewed, Surgical Technology International, Issue XXVII. In 85% of the study participants, the Stork OTC delivered a 3.23x higher value of sperm concentration at the cervix compared to the value of sperm concentration with natural copulation.
Consider the spouse who is overseas at war and cannot be home in time for a wife's ovulation cycle. If the sperm is at home, the husband can be anywhere in the world and still get his wife pregnant! Perhaps something drastic happens to a partner that he cannot perform. As long as you have his sperm, you can still get pregnant! What if you decide to remain celibate? You can still get pregnant with the Stork OTC! All you need is your egg and his sperm and you will have a 20% success rate using Stork OTC! Those are very good odds! Especially when you consider that the success rate is equivalent to that of a women in her 20s...
Stork OTC retails for $79.99. You can use it 1-3 times per cycle and repeat up to four months for the price of ONE IUI (artificial insemination) course by a doctor. The doctor has virtually the same success rates as Stork OTC does!
According to a WebMD article, "A woman in her 20s has a 20% chance of getting pregnant during a single menstrual cycle, says Alan Copperman, MD, director of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. By her mid-30s, her chances are about 15% per cycle. At age 40, they drop to 10%, and by age 45, she has about a 3% chance of getting pregnant during each cycle." Now you can see the advantages of this great new product! Stork OTC has been available since November 2014. It is easy to use. It is a great alternative to natural insemination, and it increases the chances of sperm reaching an ovum- all great reasons to try the Stork OTC for assistance with pregnancy. . .