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Old Jun 5th, 2011, 13:39 PM   51
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Good luck to you all - I am 42 and have had 2 mmc's and a chemical. I am 6 weeks pregnant and absolutely paranoid so its so uplifting to hear about you ladies. Gives me hope xx
Same here ,it's so hard to enjoy it,am a paranoid wreck ,
Tell me about it - I just posted on another forum and saw your comments on it and I have just been told mine are twins, although only one heartbeat at the moment. Truly convinced something's gonna go wrong - yes, nightmare xx



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Old Jun 5th, 2011, 13:51 PM   52
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Good luck to you all - I am 42 and have had 2 mmc's and a chemical. I am 6 weeks pregnant and absolutely paranoid so its so uplifting to hear about you ladies. Gives me hope xx
Same here ,it's so hard to enjoy it,am a paranoid wreck ,
Tell me about it - I just posted on another forum and saw your comments on it and I have just been told mine are twins, although only one heartbeat at the moment. Truly convinced something's gonna go wrong - yes, nightmare xx
Good luck huni,let us know how things go,xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



 
Old Jun 5th, 2011, 16:03 PM   53
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I turned 41 at the end of May and am 11 weeks and 2 days along with my first pregnancy. I have two step-children: dd is 27 and ds is 24. I have my first U/S tomorrow ... wish me luck!



 
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Old Jun 6th, 2011, 11:36 AM   54
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I turned 41 at the end of May and am 11 weeks and 2 days along with my first pregnancy. I have two step-children: dd is 27 and ds is 24. I have my first U/S tomorrow ... wish me luck!
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ladies over 42, just curious because i need to put myself at ease LOL.. was it a natural conception? we are trying and the age is starting to get in my head and not in a good way.



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 11:50 AM   56
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I was 43 and conceived naturally



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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 12:21 PM   57
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ladies over 42, just curious because i need to put myself at ease LOL.. was it a natural conception? we are trying and the age is starting to get in my head and not in a good way.
Our conception was natural at the age of 43 and birth at age 44.

I know how disheartening it is and to keep hearing all of the grim statistics.
It seems for us older ladies, it is either having a hard time getting a conception, or a hard time getting them to stick. We had 3 miscarriages along the way before the 4th conception stuck.

We could not afford to pay for interventions. We had an older son and we did not want to borrow against his future. And as you know, IVF etc., is very costly and sometimes takes several rounds.

We did calendar watching, temperature taking, and I laid with my legs elevated for 30 minutes after sex. It wasn't pleasant. Took several breaks from it and TTC for 4 years definitely damaged our sex life. Our baby is now 9 months old and that area of our life is still "off." When sex has been about baby making for so long...

I will say that we were very close to giving up when I finally did conceive. It was about 7 months after the last miscarriage when it happened. That miscarriage had gone to 12 weeks and was quite horrific. I refused a D&C because I was fearful of damage to my ancient cervix. So, I went through it at home. I can't even really think about it; the bleeding was so bad I stayed in the tub/shower quite a bit and I had significant hair loss in the following months. Husband wanted to stop all trying after that. But somehow, I wanted to try again. So after some grieving time we did.

Even now, when my periods start; I see that blood on my underwear, or worse, the sight of blood in the toilet, I get a lump in my throat and my chest tightens.

I am so overjoyed to have my baby that it is of course worth it, but there was nothing easy about it. The pregnancy and birth had some complications as well and I am still struggling with some of it emotionally and physically.

It's such an emotional commitment when the "odds" seem so stacked against you.

I wish I had a magic thing to tell you to try, but unfortunately, I don't. I wish all the best!



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 13:45 PM   58
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thanks ladies!!!


Vintage that sounds awful. sorry you had to go through that...how scary!

Yes we tried IVF twice ...the first one stuck but we lost the heart beat at 7 weeks and 4 days (after D&C and Biopsy we discovered it was a trysomy that is so rare they don't even screen for it...yeah lucky me)...the second one didn't even take. The hurtful thing was having so many eggs and after fertilizing they did PGD (pre-genetic diagnosis) and only ONE would pass..so my Doctor freaked my husband out by telling him my eggs were just bad now...

I've told him they are not all bad. He won't try IVF again and now I stay hopeful but even though he says he is as well I know he is very negative about it and keeps telling his buddies he just has to get used to the idea that he will never be a father....sigh

I do have one daughter (from a previous marriage) that is now 21 and God knows we were not even trying! it was the ONE TIME we did not use a condom...9 months later there she was.

I had a CM in July last year (natural) then did IVF after that...nothing has happened since so I do worry.

I am now taking a bunch of supplements and trying to lose weight to see if that helps so...here we go.

My new OB/GYN said she could prescribe Clomid for up to 3 months but after doing blood work, all was perfect except for my AMH was low...so now she is saying to go straight to Fertility Specialist...that is not going to happen I'm afraid.

I hope we get blessed soon with a healthy baby.

Congrats to all of you!



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2012, 18:40 PM   59
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Mine was a natural conception three months after 42 with birth just days before 43. There weren't any real complications but a few scares. I didn't do anything special except for taking vitamins, well, most of the time anyway.

The supplements and weight loss shouldn't hurt anything and can easily help.



 
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Old Aug 10th, 2012, 13:45 PM   60
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Hello there,

I will be 42 next Thursday (Aug 16th), currently 19 weeks pregnant, fell pregnant naturally and after just DTD once that month - we were not trying/not preventing. Have a 2yr 7mth old daughter, again natural pregnancy happened when we didn't use protection at age 38. Had a miscarriage at 12 weeks when I was still breastfeeding my 1yr old daughter (age 40) and body was very run down because my partner was going through a life-threatening illness. We revolutionised our diet totally, neither drink or smoke, eat organic/free-range food, fruit, veg, try to be as healthy as poss, took lots of supplements to regain health and wellbeing. I had a very easy pregnancy with my daughter and so far, just had 7 weeks of nausea without vomiting, it's gone now. Fingers crossed the anomaly scan goes well and my 12 week NT Scan/First Trimester Screening came back as low risk - 1 in 1140. I feel great and despite my vintage years, feel as good if not better than a lot of younger Mums I have known.

So, women over 40 can regain health and egg quality with a good diet, with drastic changes to food and drinking habits etc. The quality of the eggs even if there are few, can always be optimised. Have you read into taking CoQ10? I took that for months on and off. Also took Chlorella to cleanse/detoxify. Have you both taken Maca Root? Lots of high concentrated Vitamin C. Cod Liver Oil, B-complex, B12 and Folic Acid. There are so many natural things you can take to get the best out of what you have there - don't be disheartened and don't listen to the negative comments or at times, unhelpful medical staff who just tell women they are past their sell-by date....they make me so mad since women can and have been producing children well into their forties for donkeys years.

I hope you get some good news soon and DON'T Give Up - we were made for this! xxxxx xxx



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