We are not alone. One out of 6 American couple experiences infertility and spend billions of dollar annually in treatment.
We started halfheartedly trying to conceive in the fall of 2005. I have had 3 miscarriages and waited almost a year after the last miscarriage to see a reproductive endocrinologist. The doctor told me that I have polycystic ovary. So, that explained my hirsutism. I thought it just runs in my family. Also, I was checked by my regular gynecologists about this. I gave more than several drops of my blood to be checked for this. I was told twice that everything is within normal limits. Really? So, why I keep losing these babies?
Now, I am coming to the the dreaded age of 30 and 5. It is the cutoff age according to literature of less easier conception. According to statistic that by her mid- to late-30's, a woman's chance of conceiving is 17.5 percent compared to 25 percent in her mid- 20's. If I only knew, I could have tried a little earlier. To hell with building a career and retirement accounts. I am finding myself in a panic mode -- unable to sleep the night before my doctor's appointment; worrying about menstrual cycle; only books I am reading are about infertility. "You have to relax," my husband frequently tells me. Easy for him to say, he can make babies way in his 70's. Not fair! I am in the stage of lusting for baby. I get to have one! He'll try to calm me by saying "You'll be a good mother." Turning my head and looking him in the eye I'll ask "You think so?" He always replies "Yes." This, my readers, always work for me.