Hi all. My name is Beth. I'm twenty-one years old and am married. Last year in late March 2011, I got pregnant for the very first time. Eight weeks later, I miscarried (early May). As told, I waited about a month until my husband and I tried to get pregnant again. In December, I had a 20 day period; January 2012, I had a little spotting but no period; February, I had a real period and in March, again, just a little spotting. In late April, I had my period and in early May I had another period. I understand that my periods went all askew and that I needed something to fix that; however, it's now been OVER A YEAR since my husband and I have started trying to conceive. I've spoken with my doctor (NOT a women's health doctor) about it and he will not do anything because 1) I'm young and 2) I haven't been trying for at least ten years. He yelled at me about not taking my birth control, which isn't very professional of him, but when I had talked to him, my periods had returned to "normal." So, my question(s) are this: I want to conceive, but I DO NOT want to be on Birth Control pills so is there anything else that my doctor can prescribe me in order to achieve my goals and is it possible to get off the birth control after a month and get pregnant?
I am really sorry to hear about you.Birth control pills help in regularising the menstrual cycle but till the time you are taking them conception would not be possible.First of all the periods are to be normalised and it is to be checked whether you are ovulating or not and the hormonal levels are normal.
I would advise you to visit another Gynaecologist for evaluation and hormonal analysis.You can also get an Ovulation predictor kit so that intercourse can be planned accordingly.Relax as it is common to have first trimester abortion for the first time and woman do conceive after that.
Avoid stress of any kind.Have healthy balanced diet and start taking Folic acid as it is to be taken 3 months preconception.
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