42? Oh sure, NOW my bio-clock goes off!

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42? Oh sure, NOW my bio-clock goes off!
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Sun, 07-18-2010 - 2:18am

OK, as a 42 y.o. with a Day 3 FSH of 10.6 & Estradiol of 67-ish, I gather this board is a "safe space," which is good cuz I truly am kind of chicken about TTC! Never pregnant before, but never tried, either. Thanks for being here.

Deets: My husband has a vasectomy (2 kids already), and I'm meeting with an RE next week to get opinions on whether hubs should try a reversal, or whether --given my age and numbers-- we should just move straight away to ART like IVF, and do sperm retrieval on him. (Which, I guess, would mean I wouldn't be the only one in the household with some needles in my future...)

Right now, I'm taking pre-natal vitamins -OH THE IRONY- with DHEA & fish oil, evening primrose oil, plus Vitex and Chinese herbs for female hormonal balance ("Heavenly Water"). Also going to acupuncture, trying to stay calm with mediation and yoga, and, um, maybe, just possibly, occasionally avoiding baby-saturated environments. You know, for, ah, psychological reasons. Gosh, I gotta tell ya, once you get TTC on your mind, you'll notice those things are everywhere! :P

Any New York girls have any thoughts on NYU vs. Cornell for all-around quality of care? I'm all ears.

Anyway, Hi!

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Sun, 07-18-2010 - 4:02am
Welcome, you have certainly come to the right place for support! The ladies here are awesome, both with their knowledge base and the incredible support. You are definitely not alone in your journey! I hope you get some clear direction on the best route for you, TTCing is such an uncharted territory it is often hard to know what is the best way to go.

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Registered: 06-30-2010
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 8:12am

Hi Welcome!


I'm 40+ and TTC #1 too.

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 8:57am

"chickenoregg" LOVE IT!

 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 06-24-2009
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 9:53am
chickenoregg- that is awesome and welcome!

~ Jodi ~


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Registered: 06-01-2010
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 10:42am
Yes Welcome on board! It is great that you are going to be joining us in our Quests for BFP
I'm in Calif- so I can't advice u of anyone in your area but who knows w/ so many gals on this board
there might be someone! I wouldn't get discouraged I just read this week that a Vouge editor age 45 is expecting.
Yvonne
TTC - June 2010
Me-41, DH-47
DD-19, DS-14, and 1 w/ angel wings

Yvonne
TTC - June 2009
Me-41, DH-47


DD-19, DS-14, and a Sweet Baby w/ angel wings


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Registered: 04-02-2005
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 11:56am

Hello Chick and welcome


Great board filled with interesting women all on this crazy quest together. Jump right in and lots of luck to you!


Jeanne


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Registered: 06-19-2008
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 3:34pm
Hey Jodi -- How are you doing this cycle?

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Registered: 06-24-2009
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 4:10pm
Well hello - I have been watching your two week wait ; ) our Florida weather has not been much better (yuck).

~ Jodi ~


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Registered: 06-19-2008
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 5:33pm
Well, I hear ya on the expensive part.

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Registered: 08-17-2007
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 7:01pm

Hey there -- welcome! I totally relate to your story -- was happily childfree until I hit 39, then WHOA! The baby urge went into overdrive.

I'm also in NY and have done two cycles of IVF at RMA -- planning on a third later this month. Their stats are similar to Cornell and NYU. I've heard great things about both (along with complaints about the factory-like atmosphere, but hey, if that's what it takes...).

Good luck, and keep up us posted.


Susan CB



TTC #1 at age (gulp) 42

June 2008: m/c

April 2010: IVF #1 -- chemical pregnancy

June 2010: IVF #2 -- BFN





Susan CB

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