Can I get preg naturally - MC ment

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Registered: 04-14-2003
Can I get preg naturally - MC ment
Mon, 06-14-2004 - 2:17pm
I have one son (5) and had MC 2 1/2 years ago...I'm 41 (just turning in July). I haven't been trying or not trying. About two years ago I had the first blood tests done and all of my levels were normal. Since then nothing and at my last OB/GYN appt. the doctor said that really if I wanted to get pregnant I was going to need some help. My hubby and I had pretty much resigned ourselves to just our one fabulous little boy. But last month I had a strange period. (Graphic alert) I had some symptoms of PG (very, very sore boobs, tired, cramping - which is unusual for me) then when my period came, it was extremly clotty but not normal it was more like clumps of - well, it looked like nickel sized pieces of raw chicken liver (so sorry). Looking back on it I'm thinking I may have had a very early you think? Also, if I did, is there any hope that I can possibly have another one naturally. I can't afford RE since my insurance doesn't pay for me to even say the word fertility. Also, If I do try again (which I think my husband and I would welcome) what things could you suggest to help.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-28-2003
Mon, 06-14-2004 - 4:19pm

Hello I was trying to post to you earlier post was having some problems so I'll try here.

First welcome to the board.


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Registered: 04-11-2003
Mon, 06-14-2004 - 6:28pm
Your chance of M/C goes up as you get older. IT is just part of it for older moms. Keep trying! Every time you do get PG there is a chance it will work. I had 3 miscarriages before we had our first baby, and another one last Jan. now that we are trying again. It is partly just a matter of odds. They determined that they didn't think anything was wrong with me, just bad luck, and then I did finally have a baby. Nobody can say for sure, but if you are still ovulating and can get PG, then you still have a chance at a baby. Good luck!
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Registered: 10-11-2003
Wed, 06-16-2004 - 7:24pm
Scoonerb...Just wondering How old are you? I am 41 and also TTC. I have been trying for about 1 yr. I got pg. last fall and MC at 10 wks.

I had my progest. level checked and the dr. said they were fine. I am going to keep at it as well.

I have a 9 yr. old and a 6 yr. old - I got pg w/them easy. So, I think I can get pg easy, it is just a matter of having a good egg.

good luck to all of you!


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Registered: 12-26-2003
Thu, 06-17-2004 - 8:47am

Yes it does sound like you had an early M/C. I am so sorry for your loss.

As far as trying again you should wait 2 months but in the meantime you could read "The Infertility Cure"

It should be required reading here. It is very informative & will give you advice on conceiving with the help of good diet, supplements & acupuncture.

Keep us posted.


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