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How can infertility be treated?

Hello, My girlfriend and I are trying to have a baby. But unfortunately we haven t been able too. We even have been keeping track of her ovulation cycle. She s been on the Depo Shot for nine years and has been off of it for the past 1 and a half with regular periods until recently. Which has us concerned. We ve tried the accu test twice with no prevail. Any comments or questions to this will help. Our last option is to go to a fertility specialist. But we can t afford one at the moment. Any help with this is obliged.
Sat, 3 Feb 2018
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OBGYN 's  Response
Hi there,
After going through your question, I am of the opinion that:
1) Depo shots are known for a low rebound fertility rate, which means that a person taking depo shots can have trouble conceiving after stopping them.
2) It might take anything between one to two years to get pregnant after depo shots.
3) You have not mentioned her age as well as whether she has any children before this.
4) There could be other reasons too for not being able to conceive.
5) For now, I think you can check for ovulation with the help of ovulation sticks and also get your semen analysis done.
6) Try to have sexual intercourse during ovulation time.
7) If ovulation and semen analysis are ok, wait for 3 months. If still no pregnancy, it would be helpful to visit a fertility specialist.

I hope this was helpful.
Regards,
Dr. Shikha Shah
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