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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 13:54 PM   1
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TTC 40 plus!! Lets share the ups and downs!


Hi, im 42 and ttc my 6th. I have 5 children..3 older sons and two toddlers and this will be my last. Sadly i managed to conceive and got my bfp a few wks ago only to miscarry. Some days im ok, other days i miss being pregnant and feel really sad about it. Please post if you are in your forties and ttc and tell us all a little bit about yourself. TTC at this age brings so many ups and downs and frustrations...and of course happy endings too!!!!! So looking forward to chatting to you all. xxxxx

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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 14:05 PM   2
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hi there


hi ,im an older mum have a son of 10 and recently had a mmc 3 weeks ago after 8 years of trying it was quite a blow but will keep going a bit longer at least till im 45 .

Doesnt getting older just suck big time



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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 14:18 PM   3
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Well, let's see.. I turned 40 in March and DH turns 37 in Sept. We have been together for over 7 years and married last Nov. Ive had 2 mc's had testing done that revealed i have an underactive thyroid. Im now on medication and the NHS have kindly agreed to do do more testing to see if there's anything else they can find although we don't qualify for ivf.

I have a cbfm Ive used for nearly 3 years (lost most of last year to testing (not allowed to ttc) and wedding plans). Found out i was pg in Jan and Oct 2008. Miscarried both 2 months later - had d&c with both.

I take a generic pre natal and also have epo and baby aspirin. Last month i went a bit crazy and bought both preseed and zestica fertility lubes, just for the extra help for the spermies, not for me...although i have no complaints, lol!

Phew, thats me...

Where in Scotland are you, hun? Im in Glasgow! Oh, and i forgot, we have 2 furbabies Mango and Myszka. Love your kitty, lovely colour

Omi xxx



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 14:28 PM   4
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We are all from Scotland lol!!! How strange is that. I live just outside Glasgow - East Dunbartonshire area. what about you both? I think thats really funny how the first two posts are from the same area!!!
Yes, being older does suck! All it seems to be about is miscarriages Please tell me it will all be worth it? I have never m/c I fell pregnant with my dd at 38 and my ds at 39 and now i think ive turned a rotten corner and its all down hill.........



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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 14:42 PM   5
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Don't be silly, its not all downhill from here, lol!

The main reason older women have a hard time is not cause we have 'bad eggs' (made the fertility specialist at the Western laugh so hard she almost fell of her chair, lol) but less eggs. Apparently you lose eggs even in the womb before you are born, did you know that? Ok, yes, we;re playing with a smaller deck but that's all! You also seem to have a pretty good track record if you don't mind me saying so

As long as you live a relatively healthy life ( see: Susan Sarandon. Had 2nd at 41 and 3rd at 43 - my hero! ) it STILL only takes one egg and one sperm. Here, here!!

Im in the west end btw, work for social services in East End. Im in preggy women knee deep... 6 at last counting. 4 in my office, 2 due July, one due August and another due sept. Wasnt easy at first but im over it now. PMT all the way!!

All the best, hun!

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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 14:47 PM   6
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hi, im from aberdeenshire ,we all have cats as well i have three,and 2 dogs completely over-run



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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 15:05 PM   7
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HI
I am 41 oh 31 been ttc for 5 years had 1 m/c in feb doing tcm and taking pre natal , epo, kelp. fish oils and considering maca and asprin this month.
did you know arlene phillips( the one of strictly come dancing and now a loose women) was 43 and 47 respectively when she had hers naturally!! sort of gives us hope. I am currently trying to loose about 1 stone but eating healthy is hard!! I am having ivf in sept but hope not to need it x



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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 15:11 PM   8
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Naturally at 47 OMG i am inspired lol!!!
The west end OMI, thats just down the road!! [ well not literally] Infact i down that way not that long ago on my way to Yorkhill with my ds who had some hiddeous eye infection. You must be a regular then of Ashton Lane!!!!I Used to love going there but havent been for a long time now..kids and everything!



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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 15:15 PM   9
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Oh and OMI i am also in with pregnant women Knee deep. 2 of my work colleagues [ im a teacher] are pregnant but im ok with it as i am lucky and i just try and focus on the kids i have. x



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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 15:16 PM   10
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HI
I am 41 oh 31 been ttc for 5 years had 1 m/c in feb doing tcm and taking pre natal , epo, kelp. fish oils and considering maca and asprin this month.
did you know arlene phillips( the one of strictly come dancing and now a loose women) was 43 and 47 respectively when she had hers naturally!! sort of gives us hope. I am currently trying to loose about 1 stone but eating healthy is hard!! I am having ivf in sept but hope not to need it x
Hi Glitterqueen. goodluck with the IVF and i so hope you dont need it. x



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