Anyone know a 40+ who got pg naturally?

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Registered: 06-06-2004
Anyone know a 40+ who got pg naturally?
Mon, 06-14-2004 - 6:17pm
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone personally knows of any woman who got pg in her 40's without assistance? Was it her first pg? Was there anything about that particular woman that stood out, like she was particularly active or athletic or a healthy eater?

I know women in the 40's who got pg, but I am not sure if they had assistance. I don't know them well enough to ask.



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Registered: 09-17-2004
Fri, 09-17-2004 - 4:24am
I got pregnant 1 week after my 40th birthday, it wasn't planned at all, LOL, I just got a bit careless and there she was, our #3, 12 years after my #2, LOL. It was just an ordinary pregnancy, nothing special about it :)
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Registered: 09-16-2004
Fri, 09-17-2004 - 2:41pm
You all are inspirations to me. I'm 41 and have two teenagers but would LOVE to have another baby. I know it is a little late, but am praying it will happen.
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Registered: 04-09-2004
Tue, 09-28-2004 - 9:36pm
I have read all 33 of these post and find all of your stories very fascinating. I am 45 years old and have been pg 3 times in my 40's., naturally. I have 22 year old twins and 3 stepdaughters 12,11 &7. I am in my 2nd marriage and we want a child together . I got pregnant right away at age 40 and it ended in a m/c at about 8 weeks. then got pregnant about a year later and it also ended in m/c. I then got pregnant again at age 43 and this time we went to the dr. as soon as we found out and was put on progesterone injections and a baby aspirin. We carried our daughter to full term and she was stillborn due to an umbilical cord accident, we are devastated but not defeated. That happened 14 months ago and we have been ttc for the last 13 months and on Clomid for the last 4. The only reason we went on Clomid is because we wanted to hurry things along, give it a boost. Our dr. told us that even a younger , normal, couple can take a year to get pregnant naturally. it is hard to be patient now though. After the losses we are now obsessed with having a baby in our arms.

I just wanted to respond and let you know it is possible to get pg after 40 naturally.

good luck to you all

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Registered: 04-04-2004
Sat, 10-16-2004 - 9:40pm
Just found out today that a friend of mine from high school is pregnant with her first at age 42. She is 13 weeks. Naturally with no help. Also her mother was 46 when she had her.

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Registered: 12-01-2004
Fri, 12-03-2004 - 8:39am
I did concieve when I was 41, after 3 cycles of IVF and all the drugs, all 3 failed, and got pregnant the next cycle. Baby was born healthy and is now 2 1/2. DH
and I are trying again, and have some symptoms - but only day 26 of cycle, have to wait until next week for a pg test. I am now 45 and still trying. It does happen! Have faith!
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Registered: 12-21-2004
Tue, 12-21-2004 - 12:39pm
Dear Jilly

I am 41 and found out recently that I am pregnant. Had a miscarriage about a year ago. I got pregnant the first time my husband and I did not use birthcontrol in a year. Hang in there. I prayed alot too.
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Registered: 10-12-2004
Tue, 12-21-2004 - 6:18pm
Me me!!
Here is my miracle story...
I am 41 yrs old. Cris and I have been trying to conceive since we met in 1998. After about 6 months I went to the doc. He ran all the necessary tests. Did an HSG. Put me on clomid. Did clomid for about 6 months. After that went to RE. Had a lap done. Had mild endo. Did 5 cycles of IUI w/injectibles. All failed. In December of 2001 did IVF had two embryos. Found out Christmas eve that it resulted in a chemical pregnancy. We were devestated! Gave up.
My dear hubby bought me a convertible for my 40th Birthday! He figured if we couldn't have a baby at least I could drive a cool car. He took over driving my old car, our "family" car.
We had resigned ourselves to the fact that God didn't intend for us to have children and we were really both all right with it! We have 4 kitties and 2 corgis that make us very happy!
At the end of May my husband was trying to help out my sister and her family by assisting them in buying a new car. It wasn't working out so he decided to give them our recently paid for "family" car. He bought himself a new Jeep wrangler! He loved it!
We were driving home Memorial day in the new Jeep and he says very casually..."Watch, you'll get pregnant tomorrow".
We conceived the next day (day 12 of my cycle)!!
Two weeks later on Fathers Day we had a positive pregnancy test! I have never been so shocked in all my life!
I am 30 weeks and 4 days today. I still have days that I can't quite believe it!
People used to tell me to stop stressing about it and it would happen. I hated when they said that. We finally came to a place in our lives that it was ok to not have kids and that's when it happened for us!
I have had a fabulous pregnancy so far! We opted for no genetic testing, I'm having a baby regardless.
I am loving being pregnant so much that I hope it's not my last! I will place it in God's hands again and if it happens it happens!
Good luck to all that are trying!!
If it's meant to be it will happen...don't give up!
Mary Beth
EDD w/#1 02/25/05
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Registered: 11-10-2004
Tue, 12-21-2004 - 8:15pm

Thank you for posting your story today. It is the start of my AF and I am feeling pretty down and hopeless (a feeling that always happens this time of month). I too am 41. I am so glad to hear a positive story. Enjoy your pregnancy!


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Registered: 10-12-2004
Wed, 12-22-2004 - 2:15pm
You are very welcome Lisa...
Sorry about AF...I know how that feels.
It seemed like every year I would get AF on Christmas morning :-(
I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you.
Hang in there!
Mary Beth
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Registered: 12-05-2004
Tue, 01-11-2005 - 12:14am

I got pregnant naturally for the first time at 42, without even trying. I thought, "gee, this is easy" and then I had a m/c at 9 weeks. Not easy at all. Now I'm wondering if it was a fluke (probably), and am TTC. I hope it works out without fertility treatments.

Best of luck to you!