Pregnant at 43
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|Tue, 06-08-2010 - 10:15am|
Hello everyone. I am 43 (will be 44 in a few weeks) and just found out that I am pregnant again. I was a bit shocked as this has happened completely naturally (I have a 16-month-old.) It appears that I ovulated early in my cycle. My last period started on May 20 and my postitive was quite strong this morning, June 8. Again, that surprised me, too.
The way I see it, I probably have a 50/50 chance of a successful pregnancy at my age. (Maybe lower?) I am going to get quantitative testing done to find out if things are progressing at the outset; I will also have them check my progesterone level, due to my age.
Of course, we hope and pray to have a healthy baby in the end, but I am mentally prepared for the alternative. My biggest fears is that the baby will have a serious defect or health problem and late-term loss. I am torn between joy and fear.
Anyway, do any of you ladies have more suggestions to help this pregnancy along? Should I just start taking progesterone cream and, if so, which one? I am a little upset because I have taken both Ibuprofin AND asprin this week! I have also been drinking more coffee than usual. Sigh.