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Trouble conceiving

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Certifiable has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology/hematology.

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I've been trying to conceive for 5 months. Now, i know that it's only "trouble" if it's been over a year. But nurses are not your average textbook patient! I do two nights and two days\evening shifts a week (8.5hours each) in a high stress BMT unit. I'm 32 yrs old.

Major work stress, my age, shift work (fatigue, lack of sleep and weird sleeping hours), not much physical activity outside of work (not overweight though)... Just sounds textbook for infertility. How do all the nurses in my ward get pregnant?! It's really starting to get me down... after 3 months i've started bursting into tears every time i get my period...

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Are you utilizing fertility awareness (basal body temp and evaluating quality of cervical fluid)?

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Kitiger has 40 years experience as a RN and specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics.

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If you think you might, maybe, just possibly be open to adopting, get on the list now. You can always take yourself off the list later. It can take years before they even begin to consider you.

This is advice that my mom gave me; I wish we had listened to her. đŸ˜‘

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Certifiable has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology/hematology.

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On 5/31/2019 at 3:17 PM, klone said:

Are you utilizing fertility awareness (basal body temp and evaluating quality of cervical fluid)?

I can't do the basal temp measurment because of the shift work... If i'm racing around at work my body temp will be elevated regardless of my cycle. 

Cervical fluid is the next step. I just don't know if that is putting too much pressure on myself after 5 months...

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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Get a cervical mucus test kit. Worked wonders for me. OH AND try to LOWER your stress and eat right. The time to be healthy is BEFORE you conceive.

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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I was able to do BBT while working nights. I think I just took temps 4 out of 7 days. 

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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Ladies, I enjoy talking cervical mucus as much as the next guy, but don't you think this discussion borders on giving medical advice which is against the TOS?

If not, carry on...

 

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AN Admin Team has 50+ years experience.

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Certifiable, please speak with your primary care provider/OB. We at allnurses cannot provide, per the TOS, medical advice.

Good luck.

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