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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 18:18 PM   1
lindyd
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Advice for older woman trying to conceive?


For some reason, I don't see any forums really for women, say over 40, trying to conceive. Am I the oldest person here at 42?? Please tell me there are others out there my age trying this, and if anyone has tips for success.

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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 18:24 PM   2
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I'm 34 and feel "old" to be ttc #1. Sorry I don't have any special advice, just bd as much as you can around ov time and try to keep it fun, and your spirits up. Good luck hun.



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 18:35 PM   3
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Hi Lindyd,

Im 41, I dont have any advice, just plodding along like the rest! I guess figuring out your cycle is the best plan of attack, so you know whens the best chance of conceiving. There is alot of good info on here and loads of incredibly switched on women to learn from. Knowledge is power! Lots of to you!



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 21:58 PM   4
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good luck. i'm 36. there are several posts on here for the 35+ set.
i've read several success stories for women 40+.



i found these:

http://getpregnant.org/galleries/celebrity-baby-photos

http://celebrity-babies.com/2008/07/08/older-celeb-mom/



 
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Old Sep 19th, 2009, 02:18 AM   5
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I am 39. Had DD at 34 and DS at 36. My neighbours have all had children naturally at 40, 42, 43 and 46!

Dont worry, it will happen!

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Old Sep 19th, 2009, 02:34 AM   6
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I think the only real difference with younger ttcers is that we are more at risk of things not working properly and less time to sort them out.

My advice therefore is to confirm that you are ovulating regularly and consult your doctor quickly if things are not happening. I'm 38, 39 in two months, I fell pregnant in May first month after stopping the pill but miscarried earlier on. I bought the cbfm right away and chart my temp. I know I ovulate normally and my luteal phase is normal, so try to reassure myself that it will happen and that it is just a question of time.

My grand mother had my mum, her first and only child at 45 and my mum was 42 when she had my sister, both without any complications, so feel quite positive that I might be lucky to be a mum again.

Good luck xx



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Old Sep 19th, 2009, 02:37 AM   7
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Hi Lindyd. I'm in my 40's and ttc - have been for the last 2 years now. I don't have any magic formulas just the try try again one. So long as you are ovulating and have fairly regular periods then according to the doctors I have seen there is no reason why you shouldn't conceive. You could maybe get some blood tests done to check FSH levels and baby making hormones are all still doing what they should - might put your mind at ease. They are simple enough, free on the NHS and your doctor or even practice nurse can refer you. Try and do them on CD3 which is the best day for Ovarian reserve results. You could also start temperature charting if you don't already this is the only method that will confirm you have ovulated each cycle. There are quite a few older ladies on this site and just recently one of them announced her BFP at 43. She still pops in from time to time and is doing really well so there is hope for us. Just have to be prepared that it may take a little longer. Good luck, hun.



 
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