New here..41 and pregnant

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Registered: 03-30-2011
New here..41 and pregnant
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Wed, 03-30-2011 - 3:40pm

Hello ladies! My name is Lisa and I am a married mom of 4 ages 18, 16, 7 and 3. My oldest 2 are from my 1st marriage. I have had 3 losses in less than a year and went to an RE, got on Femara for 1 cycle and am now 4 weeks and 3 days. I am also on Progesterone this cycle to hopefully keep baby around 9 months!

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 03-30-2011 - 3:43pm
Hi Lisa, welcome to the board! Congratulations on your pregnany, sending you lots of P&PTs and SBVs!!

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Registered: 04-04-2011
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 2:52pm
Congratulations! I am here because I am thinking of getting pregnant. This is my 2nd child and I am 42. Most people are very encouraging but there are always the negative ones so I am seeking support and friendship here.
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Registered: 06-19-2008
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 4:08pm
Hi Lisa!
I'm not preggers (yet!) but love to read the stories on this board for inspiration. I'm turning 43 on Friday (urgh) and had my first at 41. I'm curious about Femara. When you're on it, do they cycle you similar to being on Clomid? Does the RE look at follicles and all that good stuff? I've heard good things about it for those of us who are of AMA. I just started an IVF cycle that got cancelled and meet w/ my RE tomorrow. I'm going to ask about this. Lots of prayers and sticky baby dust to you!!

:-) 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: 03-30-2011
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 5:49pm

Hey again! This was my 1st cycle on any fertility drugs and I had all the testing done before I took them. I had a cd3 fsh of 7.2 which was in the *good* range. 6 and under is excellent. He did a cd10 US and checked the follicles. I go for an US in less than 2 weeks. I think the Femara is better because it doesnt thin out your CM like Clomid can do. I felt O pains on different sides 2 days apart so I am eagerly awaiting the US to see if I possible have 2 sacs. I had 2 different temp spikes...CD 15 is when I 1st O'd then 3 days later I had another big spike and it has stayed up since then with a 3rd spike about 12dpo. I got a positive 9dpo. Good luck to everyone and I am feeling better about this one with the progesterone. With my other early losses I was spotting by now.

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Thu, 04-14-2011 - 12:23am

Congratulation to you. Your news keeps hope alive.

Thank you.

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Registered: 04-20-2011
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 11:08pm

My husband and I are thinking about another baby. I want another but I am scared. I will be 41 years old in June. I already have three kids. Is am crazy?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 10:11am
I don't think so, if you think it will work well for your family then go for it! You should introduce yourself over on the Trying to Conceive board: http://forums.ivillage.com/ivillage/?category.id=iv-pptrying.