41 and trying for 2nd time

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Registered: 11-20-2003
41 and trying for 2nd time
Fri, 08-13-2004 - 7:14pm
I will be 42 in Oct. and I have been married to the love of my life since April 2002 I have a 12 yr. old son and we want to have another. We lost one at nine weeks in Dec. 2003 so we know we can get pregnant. I think maybe I am trying to hard. Just wanted someplace to put this. I get tired of hearing your to old give it up , are you crazy, no I am not I know I want another and pray every day Thank you so much for this site.
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Registered: 11-06-2003
Sat, 08-14-2004 - 10:18am
Just wanted to wish you tons of luck! I know it is hard enough to try and get pregnant without everyone offering negative "advice"! Go for it and it is not too late!

Have you seen your doctor and asked him/her the best way to proceed (for example: ovulation predictor; checking your cervical mucus, etc...)?

Keep us posted!

Karen (40 yrs old)

12w6d w/#2

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Registered: 09-04-2003
Sat, 08-14-2004 - 3:24pm
HI! I too am 41 and ttc #3. I've had 2 MC since Sept '03 (10wks,and 8wks) but will not give up! After numerous blood tests, it was concluded that I take a baby aspirin and Prometrium after O. Keep posted on your progress. I will too. Best of luck, Lisa
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Registered: 08-15-2004
Mon, 08-16-2004 - 1:10am

You are definitely not too old, hang in there and do not give up!! I'm 41, and married my husband July 2002, we had baby #1 Sept '03. We were so excited to get pregnant after 6 months of trying, and thought, we better just have the second one right after the first so we can have our goal of two! But, now I'm still not O'ing and taking Clomid and hoping it will help. But, I did have one baby after 40, and I hear more and more encouraging words from other women who have, too. Anyway, I figure it doesn't matter how old you are, if you want the baby, he or she will be well loved and that's what matters.

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Mon, 08-16-2004 - 9:54am

I'm so glad you found us.