You are here

Get Answers

Sometimes it's nice to get advice from experts with a lot of letter degrees behind their names, but other times, you just need to hear what another parent (with a M.O.M. behind her name) has done that has worked. You've got questions? These moms have answers.
 
Ask a Question

Getting pregnant

10 answers
3 years ago
We have been trying to get pregnant the last three/four months, done all my checkups and taking my prenatal vitamins and counting days but nothing seems to work, My OBGYN said can't find anything wrong, my period is pretty regular 28 day cycle I was hoping I am pregnant this time but my period arrive this morning, Can somebody explain to me whats else could be wrong?

answers (10)

3 years ago
Have you tried monitoring your Cervical Fluid (the sometime creamy or slippery discharge that happens around day 5-14).  This is great indication of when you are ovulating.  Check out the book, "Taking Charge of Your Fertility", it really helped me understand my body, and planning a pregnancy.
3 years ago
With my first child I kept trying and trying to have a baby.  I was driving my Husband and myself crazy.  I would feel like I was having morning sickness and I kept thinking that I was pregnant when I wasn't.  I finally got pregnant when I stopped worrying and stopped trying just thinking to myself whatever happens, happens.  Soon afterwards I got pregnant with my little girl.  Sometimes all it takes is to relax.
3 years ago
My first child came after 5 years of trying (no fertility treatments).  Just found out we are pregnat with baby #2 after trying a year (our first child just turned 3). Don't give up, just try not to think about it so much. It will happen. :-) Im living proof.
3 years ago
I highly suggest you wait. I have wanted a baby forever and I now have a 4 month old but I waited until I was 29. Many of my friends had babies young and all wish they had waited. You will want to go out and party with your friends and won't want to be tied down with a child. Wait until you have a steady relationship and a good job. Go out and enjoy being young! You have plenty of time to have a baby.
3 years ago
Having a baby is a wonderful experience!!! However, it is a life time commitment not just a few years!!! Having a baby is great when you are married, able to support him or her, and love the person you are with. Ask almost any single mom any age would she do things differently, and she will probably say yes. Being in a good, loving relationship is the key as well as being able to provide all the necessities babies need such as formula, diapers, medicines, diaper cream, etc.  Babies cost a lot to care for and require attention 24 hours a day. Enjoy life and if you really have a void without a child right now, seek a friend or family who will listen to you and be there for you. I started babysitting at 12 years old and I love children, but having your own children is a whole different experience. There are many great times and there are the times your child is sick all night and you are lying by his bed all night while he is sick, or when he breaks a bone, or when your little girl cuts her knee and needs to be rushed to the hospital late at night for stitches. Please enjoy life and get your education, job, and fall in love, and then you will enjoy a littlle  bundle of joy so much more. Good luck.
3 years ago
you should wait a while atleast untill your a little bit older because when you dont have a baby its easy to say its probably easy and i can do it but once you have one you will realize being a parent is a full time job yeah theres good times when your baby is smiley and happy but then theres the times that your baby is sick and whiney and crying and wants you to hold it all the time and you cant eat or sleep untill the baby isnt sick because when babies and toddlers are sick they just want mommy and then when they learn to walk and they are walking around messing with everything eating stuff off the floor getting choked on pennys or food that somebody droped in the floor and then once they are a little older when they go outside and they are playing with toys and you have to watch them and make sure they dont get kidnapped and you gotta make sure they dont get hurt and when they go to school and you get a call saying that your kid fell off the monkey bars and hit his or her mouth and need stiches and your so scared for your child and you rush to the school and take them to the hospital then hold your kids hand while they get stiches kids are alot of work and you need to be old enough to know what to do in those situations plus if you had a baby right now you would miss out on your childhood good luck! hope this helps
3 years ago
I have never been on that shot, but currently taking the bc pill and my dr said any time a women gets off a method of bc, it depends on her weight, height & age for how fast it leaves your body.  i would talk to your dr and let her know your concerns, most of the time its just getting your body back to ovulating.  I have heard of people getting prescribed a pill to get ovulating back to normal (sorry, forget the name) or they will tell you to buy a ovulation test before prescribing any medication or procedures to help conception.  Good Luck!
2 years ago
have sex every other day. also look for some tips in the fertility section of this site. that may be able to help you.
2 years ago
Honey, why would you want to put that on yourself? I am 24, in the military, going to school and my husband and I had an unplanned pregnancy. It's very stressful and we are adults. I've made some mistakes in my life too so don't think I don't know what I am talking about. I got married when I was 18 years old. I thought my life was complete! We divorced when I was 22. During my marriage, I got pregnant at 19. I couldn't even legally drink yet nor go to bars or clubs or anything!! I prayed and prayed that the right thing would happen as to whether or not I was supposed to have this baby. I ended up having a horrible miscarriage. Looking back now, I would have a child who would be almost 6!!! I would've have missed out on so much and my child and I would more than likely have a relationship like my mom and my relationship. She had me when she was 21. We barely even talk! Just think about the responsibility. I am not ready for it and I don't believe that anyone can actually be fully ready for it, especially not a teenager in high school. No jobs will accept you with a GED these days. People with bachelor's and master's are having a hard time finding jobs. This message may be reaching you too late but please think about and think about how in 6 years you will look back and see how crazy you sound now.
2 years ago
Honey, why would you want to put that on yourself? I am 24, in the military, going to school and my husband and I had an unplanned pregnancy. It's very stressful and we are adults. I've made some mistakes in my life too so don't think I don't know what I am talking about. I got married when I was 18 years old. I thought my life was complete! We divorced when I was 22. During my marriage, I got pregnant at 19. I couldn't even legally drink yet nor go to bars or clubs or anything!! I prayed and prayed that the right thing would happen as to whether or not I was supposed to have this baby. I ended up having a horrible miscarriage. Looking back now, I would have a child who would be almost 6!!! I would've have missed out on so much and my child and I would more than likely have a relationship like my mom and my relationship. She had me when she was 21. We barely even talk! Just think about the responsibility. I am not ready for it and I don't believe that anyone can actually be fully ready for it, especially not a teenager in high school. No jobs will accept you with a GED these days. People with bachelor's and master's are having a hard time finding jobs. This message may be reaching you too late but please think about and think about how in 6 years you will look back and see how crazy you sound now.

Vertical Tabs

*DISCLAIMER
Parenting.com's Answers are provided by members of our community. While your fellow moms and our editors have plenty of great advice to offer based on their experience, it is not a substitute for professional medical help. Always consult a medical professional when seeking medical advice. All submitted answers are subject to the rules set forth in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use