ttc after miscarriage of first baby at 44

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Registered: 03-21-2012
ttc after miscarriage of first baby at 44
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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 4:36pm
So this is for my sister because I am trying to help her out any way I can. She found out a few weeks ago that she was pregnant with her first child at 44. She hadn't really planned to have kids but once she found out she was pregnant she was thrilled. She had a miscarriage yesterday with a dnc scheduled for later this week because of it. She is worried about whether or not she should try again because of her age a d if so, how long should she wait. Her doctor is less than helpful about this. She is actually going to switch doctors just because of how her doctor treated her during this. Other than being 44 she is healthy. Walks daily, eats well, doesn't smoke, and is a healthy weight. And advice/input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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Registered: 03-21-2012
Fri, 03-23-2012 - 9:08am
Thanks for the encouraging words and advice. I will see if I can get her to join too.
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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 12:58pm

hi there....sorry for your sister's loss.

Kiki (hit my magic age of 45 and no longer TTC),but mom to a beautiful teen DD & 2 angels in heaven & married to my best friend

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 3:31am

If she wants to try again, she can as soon as the bleeding stops following her D&C providin she is ready emotionally. Some drs say wait til your first AF or wait 3 cycles but recent research has shown that there is no increased risk of m/c from conceiving straight away. She will have a slightly increased risk of m/c because of her age (normally 15% but increases to 20-35% at age 35) but this could be her only chance so my advice would be to go for it!

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Registered: 06-28-2010
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 5:23pm
I don't have any advice but there a few older women on here that I know have went on to have healthy. Babies :D I am sure that they will be able to help you with advice. Send your sister big hugs from us here and if she would like to join We can support and help her through her journey :D

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