My husband and I have been together for almost 11 years, we were trying to conceive with no luck, so we reached out to a fertility specialist. After having both of us tested, we found out we have male factor infertility and that our doctor believed IVF was our only option. We could not afford that option so we decided to try IUI (intrauterine insemination).
We immediately started trying for a child. I was 31 at the time and my husband was 38. We started by simply stopping birth control. We progressed to cycle monitoring and scheduled intimacy. After a full year of trying I decided to seek help from my family doctor. He was a doctor that worked out of a drop in clinic that I had signed up with out of convenience because I had no real health issues.