Me and my fiancé have been try to get pregnant for a year and a half now. We have sex regularly and I use pillows under the back and wait 20 minutes to a full eight hours while I sleep. I know that couples should seek medical help after one year if they are unsuccessful in conception but neither of us have insurance that cover that. What more can be done?
Hi! If you were my patient, I would do three tests which would most likely tell me what the problem is. The first would be to confirm ovulation with a progesterone level. I would then do a semen analysis. Finally I would do a semen analysis. I would probably be able to tell you what the problem is and what can be done about it at that point. You can confirm ovulation with a ovulation predictor which can be found near the pregnancy tests in most drug stores. A semen analysis isn't terribly expensive, and can be ordered by your general practitioner or ob/gyn. You will need a doctor if you conceive, so maybe it is a good idea to access the health care system even though. Often you can qualify for charity care. Hope this helps! Dr B
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.