Unreliable fertility symptoms after 40

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Registered: 12-14-2008
Unreliable fertility symptoms after 40
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 6:32pm

I had an ultrasound today that showed I have a very thin uterine lining, and no lead follicles--only a bunch of tiny ones.

Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!

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Registered: 10-19-2004
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 8:24pm

I am 41 nad still TTC my first chiold, but I have fertility signs and they are very reliable. I have read that nursing can prevent ovulation and act as birth control (though not always, and not reliably). If you are serious at attempting to conceive again, stopping nursing should help. I suspect many of your symtoms may be due to nursing and not represent age-related changes, but that is just my suspicion.

Good luck whatever you do.

- Jenna
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Registered: 05-31-2004
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 2:15am
I really don't know. I do know that a friend of mine thought she was experiencing symptoms of menopause, when it turned out to be a baby, while friends of hers had the exact opposite happen. I have only heard that fertility becomes less reliable, not the symptoms themselves. It may be true, but I have not heard that before. I would think that if you are still nursing that would affect it as much as anything else, maybe more.


Loving Mom to three


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 8:22am
I'm 43 too and my fertility is ever so unreliable.


Susan V