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so I haven't had my period in 3 months, and I found out I wasn't pregnant. I took a few HPT that came out negative, but since my sister took at least 4 and came out negative and she in deed was pregnant[ now has a 1 month old baby] she told me to take a blood test. I don't have a Planned Parenthood around where I live, so instead I went to a Maternal Health service area. They sent me to get a blood test. Negative. I've been trying to get pregnant for about a year or more now. But 6 months ago I was with a guy who was almost sure he was sterie due to a chemical spill. But now I'm with someone new, and nada. Nothing. I still haven't gotten my period yet, and where I go they haven't done anything for me, other than the PN saying "It happens". Even though I've never been late other than a few days for the past 8 years I've had my period...Also, I have a infection downt here but I'm sure that can't cause pregnancy not t happen. I'm getting concerned, and don't know what to do. I was thinking about going to a gyno, but I'm not sure becauuse of my insurance.
sorry its so long..I'm really confused
Thank you.

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If you've been trying to become pregnant, then it's really really important for you to go ahead and make that appointment to see a gynecologist now. For any woman trying to conceive, you want to make sure that your body is as healthy as possible prior to a pregnancy.

What sort of infection do you have? Have you been getting treatment for it?

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Its called molluscum contagiosum? I believe. and I start treatment next week for it.
I've been taking prenatal vitamins, and such. I have a fertility kit at my house, but yet I cant' use it because I haven't gotten my period in 3 months.

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Can I ask how -- and you certainly don't have to answer -- if you can't get covered for an OB/GYN visit to prepare for a pregnancy, you plan to see an OB/GYN and get all the care you'll need during a pregnancy or for a child and yourself afterwards which is going to cost WAY more, and may not be covered by your insurance either? If it doesn't cover basic reproductive healthcare, it probably doesn't cover a pregnancy, or do so very well, either. That's a pretty huge basic to have in place when planning a pregnancy, and ideally before becoming pregnant.

Any sexually transmitted infection, if left untreated, can potentially impact fertility. How long do you think you'd had the infection for? When did you last have an STI screening before this?

One additional thing, with a new partner, you probably know by now from being at Scarleteen that it's so important not to have unprotected contact before you and your partner have done all you can to reduce your risks of infection, something all the more important to women who are pregnant or trying to conceive. Are you being sure not to leap to unprotected sex before the six-month period of safer sex and exclusivity and then testing for both partners?

Obviously, six months is also a really short time to be with someone before getting ready to be parents, and we can talk about that too, if you want, But since you asked about your health and fertility, the above issues are what are most pertinent.

[ 06-24-2009, 11:10 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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