i am looking for a way of enhancing my fertility. will soy isoflavones help? can you get clomid over the counter and how would i get my doctor to prescribe it for me. my doctor does not want to prescribe me fertlity medication because i already ovulate. how can i persuade her? im thirty eight and need help. i have no fertility probs and my husband and i have been checked out fully. i need advice.
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If you have been trying for pregnancy (for more than a year) and have not been successful, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. There are many factors that govern the chances of having a successful pregnancy. Hormonal issues, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression, LPD etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections, low sperm counts, abnormal sperm morphology, acrosomal protein defect, and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. If indicated, the option of IVF or ICSI should be considered based on the evaluation results to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up and monitoring as instructed. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen.
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