Hello! I wasn't sure if I should post on long term TTC or the regular TTC group. I am 35, very soon to be 36 and have been TTC for about 8 months now. Wow, that really is a long time when I see it written out like that. The first 6 months was just about not using any birth control. The last 2 months I tried using the ovulation kits - which made me feel like a crazy person trying to figure out if it was positive or not. My partner and I live in different cities, so when I thought I saw the 2 lines, I drove (or he drove) just to capture that window of opportunity. To be honest, I don't know if I was reading it right - those kits made me feel completely incompetent.
I've been avoiding making an appointment with a RE doctor. Mostly because I am scared that there is something wrong. I also have guilt about waiting so long, although the wait was not really by choice. My friend said her pregnancy was "geriatric" and was told of all the risks that comes with advanced maternal age. This makes me want to avoid going to the Dr. even more... but I know I need to! How should we prepare? What questions do we need to ask? Am I/we really ready for this? Arg!
Thanks for reading this long post. This is actually the first time "voicing" my concerns to people other than my BF. I just find this topic very difficult to discuss with friends - I am not sure why. I am very grateful I found this community.
PS - is there a list of all the common acronyms that are used on this board? I think I can figure most of them out but some are a bit harder