Over 40 And Trying

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dev - March 6

INew to this...I had my son at 36...no problem whatsoever getting pregnant with him...one time. Now I am 41 soon to be 42...April and we are having trouble. I have day 3 fsh of 6.5 E2 of 89, not good. Is there anyone out there that can give me some words of encouragement? My husband and I are going to start injectibles soon. I am a little relunctant ..any success stories? Would love to hear them. Thanks


dunne - March 8

Hi There, I will be 43 in Apr and 1st time trying. I have diabetes type 2 and was laways terrified of taking insulin while pg and so we did not try b4...but now I am older and hopefully wiser and wld like to have a baby. My dh is 47, so we will be older parents but very happy with the prospect. I was told by FSH is 11 and the max is usually 10 so they are not holding out much hope of us getting pg on our own. I start the 1st month of clomid when I get my next af and I am temping now to see when I o to make it a bit easier next month. She gave me a prescrip for 3 months so we will see how it goes. The RE sugg donar eggs if it doesn't work since I only produced 1 follie in each overy on day 3 of last af. It is looking grim but I am still hoping and praying that it will happen as we are not too keen on the donar eggs. Anyway good luck, baby dust all round. Samantha


dev - March 9

hello to you too...I do not think an fsh of 11 is bad...I am not sure how much belief I am putting in this fsh bull...we must remember these are tests that RE's use for their methods of getting us pregnant...it does not mean we cannot get pregnant. That is what I have decided to focus on. I do not think your situation sounds all that grim...remember it only takes 1 good egg, only 1!!!! My DH and I have gone back and forth regarding donor eggs...we actually have a family member that is willing to donate, but we are not completely comfortable with it as of yet. Baby dust and prays to you and your DH!!


staceyellen - March 26

After 5 years of trying, I conceived on my own (with the help of my hubby of course!) and I gave birth to a healthy baby girl in April 2006 at age 43. I am now 44 and pregnant again and expecting in November. I wish all of you the best of luck. Blesses and best wishes!


dev - April 2

staceyellen I have so many questions for you. Did you change your diet at all? If so, what were you eating. Exercising at all? do you know what your day 3 levels were? Thanks so much for taking the time to respond...it really helps! Best wishes for a great pregnancy!



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