43 And Pregnant

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chocochips - January 24

Hi, I guess there is nothing to worry. I heard many rumours about the health risk on it, but i saw many women above 40 having baby, and they are just fine.. :) so good luck..


lyn99 - January 27

Hi anyone out there trying to get pregnant: it can happen! I am 43 and my due date is one day before my birthday in September, so officially I will still be 43! I am still in shock (only 7 weeks) and have very mixed feelings. I wasn't really trying as I had had my IUD removed and consequently didn't use any precautions as I thought I was too old, although my periods up until then had been regular. My doctor says that as long as you are menstruating (fairly regularly) then you still have eggs. And I did! It will be my forth child, and hopefully a son for my partner and I as we have a daughter between us (8) and I have 2 daughters from my marriage (14 & 12) (and he has 4 other children (19, 19, 17 & 15). So this child will be the 8th between us. Not all living with us though! It was always his dream to have a second child together, but I wasn't so sure. So he is the clucky one and I am the one wondering if I can cope knowing what's ahead. But I am counting my blessings and this is another one. All the best to those out there trying, hope this gives you hope. If you are trying to fall in then taking a maternal multivitamin helps prepare your body and also a very good detox will make you very fertile. Also on a subnote, I am taking a liver capsule twice a day and that helps my liver process all those wonderful hormones racing around in my body and consequently I am not suffering with any sicknesses or cravings as yet - as everything you eat - including hormones has to go through your liver. So I believe that this helps me and can help anyone else out there with morning sickness. Bless everyone who is maternal, whether pregnant or desiring to be pregnant, as women have a special role in life, that is to conceive life and the joy of bringing life into the world. It is such a privelege. Go girls!


iampg - January 27

hi lyn99, woah...............that is so inspiring. kids give so much to the world, another one is always a blessing. thank you for taking the time to post this and inspire everyonettc. hugs from a mom of 2 girls.


Ryhs - January 29

Hi, I just found this site. I am 40 and this is my first pregnancy. I am afraid that I will have a baby with medical problems. Is anybody else in the same boat as me.


dunne - January 29

Hi There, I am 42 (will be 43 in Apr07) and have just started going to fertility clinic. I have my u/s on 3rd day or period and was told i only have 1 follicle in each ovary...does that mean I don't even have a chance? Waiting to speak to the doctor but has anyone else ever had those numbers? I also have a pre-existing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and I'm overweight. Any info would be appreciated.


COL - January 30

Hi Dunne, i am not sure if the following will answer your question, but i found this info on the net (((Women normally have 2 ovaries that store and release eggs. Each ovary is about the size of a walnut, and 1 ovary is located on each side of the uterus. One ovary produces an egg each month, and this process starts a woman's monthly menstrual cycle. The egg is enclosed in a sac called a follicle. An egg grows inside the ovary until estrogen, a hormone, signals the uterus to prepare itself for the egg. In turn, the uterus begins to thicken itself and prepare for pregnancy. This cycle occurs each month and usually ends when the egg goes unfertilized. All contents of the uterus are then expelled if the egg is not fertilized. This is called a menstrual period.)))) hope this help. good luck


Trishas5 - March 9

Hi Ladies. I'm new here and late to respond. I'm a new 43 year old with 5 kids (my youngest is 17 mos.) and want so much to have one more. I've heard that it's easier to get pregnant after 40 if you've already had kids. Does anyone know if this is true? I've also read that the chances drop a lot from age 40 to 43. There's so much doom and gloom out there if your over 40. I guess I'm looking for some positive news. I loved all the positive responses here! Good luck everyone.


Dandiesmom - March 13

Hi Sharon Just found out 1/2 hour ago I'm pregnant at 43 as well!!!Think POSITIVE!


dunne - March 13

Congrats Dandiesmom, I posted in January that I will be 43 in Apr and am ttc. Right now I am trying to get my blood sugar down since I am already a type 2 diabetic, before we start officially trying. My doc is not really holding out much hope of me getting pregnant on clomid since my FSH is 11 and I only have 1 follicle in each ovary, apparantly it is not a good sign. I am trying to be optimistic though. The doc gave me a 3 month prescrip for clomid but says if it doesn't work the only other is donar eggs, she doesn't think IVF will work since I already have a low supply. Samantha


Ca__sie - March 14

I am so excited for you. My husband and I will be trying he is 45 I ma 43. WE have four children 25-21 and a grandson 3. I ma looking forward ot being a mom again and carrying a life inside of me. I do have concerns such as I had DVT. But I know there are so many things they can do now. Tell me about how you feel Sharon.


samantha1 - October 18

Hi, I hope you don't mind me coming in on this forum, but I am 43, have a 15 year old and a 12 year old from my first marriage. I am now married again and would absolutely LOVE to have another baby but I'm utterly terrified. Before I had my two sons, I had a ruptured uterus and lost a baby boy. I had to have both my sons by C-Section as it is not advisable for my womb to go into labour for fear of the uterus rupturing again. I feel confused because I would love to have a baby with my gorgeous husband and my two boys would be wonderful with a little one, but I'm scared I will rupture again and there is even a chance I could die. I couldn't bear for my two boys to be left without a mum. Any advice anyone?


Qtee - October 20

I totally understand How you guys feel. Im 43 and 7 weeks pregnant, my OB was so happy for me. I still sometimes worry about the possiblity of losing this blessing my dd is 24 has two kids of her own so im a granny to lol. Dh and I have no kids together, he has one DD as well as I do, and we tried many, many years to get pregnant, we did the fertility workup fertility pills many times, to know avail, then a few years ago we stopped all of that, when we stopped trying it happened and I'm excited.


Boo b do - October 22

Hi, I am 41 and found out Wednesday that I am pregnant with TRIPLETS! I am terrified at the prospect of managing with three. My dh and I are at happy we are pg, but never expected this. I have four children already, 14,16,19,22. I have a scan booked on the 9th Nov, then am due to see the consultant to discuss going forward. I am sure I have it in me at my age to have more patients and to cope better with the sleepless nights, but I'm not sure how to do this with three. I guess I am going to need lots of help :-) Congratulations to all you ladies over 40.


joy_hopeful - November 1

Hi everyone. I am a newbie, 43 and ttc after 2 miscarriages in August and September. I am confused because the doctors gave me the old line about older eggs. They also told me I had a 5% chance and yet I got pregnant naturally back to back. I had 1 af and want to try again. Will begin in a few weeks. Pray for us ladies. My dh has no children and I have 3 from a previous marriage ages 22, 24 and 26. Never thought I would even want to try again but I enjoyed being pregnant and just got use to being so when I miscarried twice at 5 and 7 weeks. Baby dust to you all.


Boo b do - November 1

Joy, did you have progesterone suppositories? I had two previous mc's April & June, now pg with Triplets. This time is the first time I have used them, and so far so good. I will continue using them unitl I am 12 weeks, as many do on this website. There has been a lot of research into progesterone and it's capabilties in helping to sustain pregnancies. I just hate it when dr's use the term 'old eggs' don't you. I also took shativari twice a day for the first time that cycle, 7 days previous to ovulation. Don't give up, there are lots of women out there as 'OLD' as us that are having perfectly healthy babies. Good luck


joy_hopeful - November 1

Hi Boo b do. Thanks for your encouragement and congratulations!!!!!!!!!!. That is awesome. My first pregnancy was a tubal pregnancy which I lost in August. Turned around and was pregnant with 3 weeks. At 4 weeks, I started taking progesterone right away but m/c at 6 1/2 weeks on September 28th. Congratulations to all of you with child and prayers to us all.



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