Am I too old or just crazy

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Registered: 07-20-2003
Am I too old or just crazy
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Thu, 07-13-2006 - 1:15am

Hi everyone,

I am 42 yrs old, with a 17 yr old, 16 yr old, and 14 yr old. I've been married for 21 years and my husband is the father of my children. I really would love to try to have a baby. Am I crazy? My husband doesn't seem to mind if I were to get pregnant. I do have Interstitial cystits and endometriosis. What are my odds on getting pregnant at this age anyway. If anyone has any thoughts, I'd definetely appreciate hearing them.

Hoping to get pregnant,

Maria

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Registered: 01-01-2006
Thu, 07-13-2006 - 7:21am

I don't think you're crazy....it's a personal decision. I had one just before I turned 43, but I also had another little one at home at the time.

I also have IC. For me the pg didn't affect it at all. I thought it would, but it didn't. The endometriosis may make it more difficult to conceive. As for odds at our age(though I'm older now), it goes down drastically after 35. There are no real numbers.

I wish you luck in whatever you decide.

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Registered: 04-08-2006
Thu, 07-13-2006 - 8:38am

I don't think your crazy, it is a personal choice. sorry, I really don't know much about endometriosis or IC.

Good luck in your jouney of ttc- hope to hear about a BFP soon!

Cindy

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Thu, 07-13-2006 - 10:34pm

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Fri, 07-14-2006 - 10:26am

You are never too old to follow your dreams. My 42nd birthday gift is a second try at IVF...remember 40 is the new 30 !


Unfortuneately Dr's will try to discourage you and there is research that shows it's harder to get pg later in life...but keep in mind. there are girls in there 20's also who have problems. IF is becoming a problem that is not just for the older girls....I think it's the environment.


Good Luck to you and stay positive !!!

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Fri, 07-14-2006 - 9:18pm

Hi,

Thank you for taking time to answer me. You have quite alot going on in your life, I feel like a slacker.

I should'nt complain because we do have three children.

I just wanted to let you know that I will keep you in my prayers, so that you can have the baby that you so desire.

I myself had three miscarriages before my first child. He is now a healthy 17 yr old. So there is definitley hope for you.

BTW, I loved the 40 is the new 30!

Best Regards,
Maria
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Registered: 07-29-2003
Wed, 07-26-2006 - 5:04pm
Hi Maria, I hope you're still hanging around w/us and reading the success stories as they trickle in, to give you hope for your baby-to-be.
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Sun, 07-30-2006 - 6:20pm

hi there,


i am 43 and still trying for my first.

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Registered: 07-20-2003
Sun, 07-30-2006 - 6:57pm

Thank you all for taking the time to reply to my post. I'm going to have to actively stop ttc, because I have terrible endometriosis. I also have Interstitial Cystitis. The combination of the two, has me taking alot of medications, that right now I can't do without. I stopped taking my medications for one month, and ttc, and all my symptoms came back with a vengeance. So I am back on medications to treat my illnesses.

I can't be greedy, I do have 3 children, ok they are all teenagers now. Somedays I'd like to give them away, if you have a teenager, you know what I am talking about.

So now I will keep everyone in my prayers, so that your prayers will be answered.

Best Regards,
Gnsmom

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Registered: 12-14-2003
Fri, 08-11-2006 - 9:50pm
I turned 40 in May, Yea! Would love to have another baby - hopefully a girl this time. I have 2 xyy boys under the age of 4. Good luck to all of us!
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Sat, 08-12-2006 - 12:15am

I hope you get your wishes granted!! I'll keep you in my prayers.

Gnsmom

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