Grad with Baby Girl
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|Wed, 07-14-2004 - 2:29pm|
I was 40 years old when I married. My DH and I wanted to try right away to get pregnant. After about 5 months of trying, I called my GYN. I did not wait or waste time, continuing to try. That would be my first word of advice. Try a few months, then go to your GYN. If they are reluctant to see you, explain your age and the need to be seen right away. Luckly, I have a great GYN and she took me right away. We did the usual tests, including the blood work. Well my prolactin levels were very high. What that means is that my body was acting has if it was already pregnant. prolactin is the hormone used to create breastmilk. although I had no signs of BM or problems, she sent me for an MRI. They detected a small benign tumor on my brain, which is where the prolactin was coming from.
My GYN sent me directly to a specialist. He prescribed Dosinex (sp?) which I started to take right away. He said it would take about 2 to 3 months to get my levels back to normal. Well, it took a bit quicker then that. within a month I was pregnant. They were all pretty amazed also. I had a wonderful pregnancy and easy child birth. My baby daughter was born on October 22, 2003. I was 42 years old when I had her.
If you are over 35 years old, please do not wait. Go with your gut and be firm about what you want to do. There could be an underlying problem as to why you are not becoming pregnant. Also, testing takes time. So you need to allow time for that to be completed. And finally, try not to stress. Me and my DH were trying all kinds of crazy things trying to get pregnant. I am sure the Dosinex is what ultimatly did the trick, but we also were not stressed during that time, thinking there was no way we would get pregnant during that time period.
and Hannah 10/22/03