Salute to 40+ Women

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Registered: 11-06-2003
Salute to 40+ Women
Mon, 08-30-2004 - 9:14pm
(Pregnancy mentioned)

I just want to say how much I am impressed and awed by the ladies on this board. I only found this board towards the end of my 2nd IVF cycle, so I haven't had a chance to participate as much as I would have liked to. I now check this board every few days, as well as a few other boards and I am extremely impressed with how strong and courageous the women here are. Infertility is a horribly cruel "disorder" for anyone experiencing it, BUT when we are older and have the pressure of "time ticking away", it just seems to intensify the issue so much more. For this, I think the women here should be given extraordinary praise. You guys are so brave and you don't give up, even when it seems like everyone else thinks you should...

I am 40 years old (turning 41 in December), and am pregnant with our second baby. We too dealt with infertility (this baby was conceived thru IVF), and were given that wonderful diagnosis of "unexplained infertilty". I know how much the waiting, the disappointments, etc.. just plain suck. I just wanted to express my feelings to you women and let you know that all of your courage, guts and perseverance has not gone unnoticed. I wish each and every one of you peace and happiness in your pursuit in having a baby-one way or another...

Please don't give up on your dreams...

Big hugs,


Edited 8/30/2004 9:16 pm ET ET by perkie99

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Tue, 08-31-2004 - 9:51am

Karen thank you for the kind words.


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Registered: 08-29-2004
Sat, 09-04-2004 - 5:56pm
Dear Karen,

Thanks a million for the support. This is my second time of visiting the site. I have just concluded a first IVF attempt whereby, my eggs failed to fertilize in the lab so I didnt get the chance to experience having an embryo.

I felt so bad I decided to try the internet for comfort and I stumbled on this wonderful site. Just once and I've been strong, looking forward to my next try.

Iam now 40 on 26/8/04 and hoping that your prayer touches me too.

Congratulations and I wish you a safe pregnancy term.