I had even ensured I met with each of my doctors to determine what steps I would need to take to be ready for pregnancy and delivery. The last question I thought I would need to ask is about how my current medications were affecting my fertility.
As I desperately tried to pinpoint the barriers I faced to successfully ovulating, conceiving and achieving live birth, I had researched a multitude of causes for my lack of ovulation and later my miscarriage and subsequent spotting before my period. Although I found many possibilities, and I would discuss them with my OB/GYN or Primary Care Physician, it took time to establish that I have hypothyroidism, but it doesn't seem to be addressing the totality of my fertility challenges.
Along the way I have tried a multitude of vitamins and supplements to address my specific needs---Soy Isoflavones, Vitex, B Complex vitamins, Royal Jelly and many others. Currently I'm under the care of an acupuncturist; along with my treatments and herbal supplements tells me what I've known all along--I will best make changes in my health through exercise and an appropriate diet.
In any case, when I've encountered co-workers, friends, or acquaintances with lack of knowledge about trying to conceive or infertility, I do my best to share what I have learned and recommend that they start with a visit to their doctors as well as researching on their own at reputable sites such as www.resolve.org and www.americanpregnancy.org. Even if I can just make someone aware of appropriate infertility etiquette, I'll feel like I've done something for the movement of infertility awareness.