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being on Implanon for so long the cause of this?

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OK, here it all goes... I got the Implanon in June '08, after my second child was born. I got it removed in October 2010. My husband and I have been trying to conceive ever since then. My first cycle was VERY long (47 days). Now they are normal again. I've been taking my BBD every morning at the same time, before getting out of bed and checking my CM as well. I haven't been using OPKs though. My cycles are back to normal now 30-31 days. I ovulate between CD 17-18. I know that I'm ovulating because I see the temp rise. I'm also using to document my charting. I'm still confused as why we aren't getting pregnant?! We 'do the deed' the 5 days before O and the day after O every month. In addition to other days that I'm not fertile. I'm getting the EWCM when I am close to O. I just don't understand. We had no trouble getting pregnant with my first 2, but now this one is so difficult. Is me being on Implanon for so long the cause of this?

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replied May 2nd, 2011
Fertility Answer A22547

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You have to have intercourse every alternate day after you ovulate to increase chances of pregnancy. You can also consider having follicular scan done to monitor growth of follicles and predict ovulation to time your intercourse to have fruitful results. Having a hormonal and blood work-up done will also help to rule out any other underlying causes. The vaginal swab/smear test done will help in ruling out infections that can cause alterations in cervical mucus making it hostile to sperms. Get a semen analysis done for your partner to look at quality and quantity of sperms produced. Have diet rich in zinc to ensure good maturation of egg and sperms. Drink plenty of water to help in flushing infections. Visit your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation.
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