Has anyone here gotten PG naturally?

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Has anyone here gotten PG naturally?
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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 12:13pm
Or are all of you doing some form of intervention? Is it even possible at this age to get PG w/o some form of help?
Colleen (44) DH (48) TTC#3 ~~~~~~~~~~~ DD#1 (21) DD#2 (6) ~~~~~~~~~~~ DGD (1-1/2) DGS (edd 7/29) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 12:41pm

depends on what you consider intervention?

Susan L.

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 12:53pm

Clarification...Intervention = any Rx drug, supplement, herbal remedy, etc, also to include IUI, IVF, DI etc.

Also, let me just say, there is nothing wrong with getting all the help you can to up your chances. I was just wondering if that is pretty much the norm in our age group to get a positive outcome, or if there are still women in the over 40 group that do achieve PG w/o any form of assistance. This is just for my own personal knowledge because I personally do not want to use any form of intervention and wonder if that leaves me with much hope.

Colleen (44) DH (48) TTC#3 ~~~~~~~~~~~ DD#1 (21) DD#2 (6) ~~~~~~~~~~~ DGD (1-1/2) DGS (edd 7/29) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 12:54pm
I got PR 2x on my own.
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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 1:04pm
Thank you! I had a m/c about 6 years ago (Oct 2003) from T18. It is possible that I have had 2 subsequent m/c's but they were not really confirmed. Nov 2004 tested faintly + then got AF 2 days later very uneventful. Then in April 2008 thought I might be, tested -, AF came very heavy with clots and cramping for 4 days, then AF came again 2 weeks later same deal, and then again 2 weeks after that and then I resumed my normal menstrual cycle of 28-30 day cycles. So I kinda think maybe I m/c'd last year, but there is really no way for me to know. I do have a healthy 6 yo DD and a 21 yo DD and an 18 month old DGD and a DGS on the way. So yeah, I am basically out of my mind to want another one. LOL Oh, and to top it off, my chart is triphasic as of yesterday. Haven't seen that since I was PG with my youngest. POAS (which was dumb this early) and it was -.
Colleen (44) DH (48) TTC#3 ~~~~~~~~~~~ DD#1 (21) DD#2 (6) ~~~~~~~~~~~ DGD (1-1/2) DGS (edd 7/29) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Registered: 04-07-2009
Wed, 05-27-2009 - 2:20pm
At the Pregnant Over 40 Board, there are many women who have "oops PGs -- so I am assuming they are totally natural. I think the latest oops was a 43 yo.
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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 2:51pm

I did, totally out of the blue, without trying, 3 months before my 45th birthday. It was my first pregnancy and to say I was shocked was an understatement. My middle-aged boyfriend (now husband) was just as blown away, but we got over it quickly and were looking forward to having a baby. Sadly, I miscarried at 9 weeks. However, because we still had a burn to finish what we started, we cut to the chase and did IVF with donor eggs. I became PG on my very first attempt, and gave birth to my first child, a beautiful baby girl, at 46.


During my pregnancy, I was surprised at the number of people who told me about their own mothers, grandmothers and other family members who became pregnant in mid-life -- many during a time when IVF was not an option. It turned out two close friends of mine were born when their mothers were 45; a woman at church told me her grandmother had her last baby (healthy, normal) at 48; and one friend said his grandmother gave birth to three children (also healthy and normal) in her forties. So yeah, it does happen, apparently more often than people realize!

 

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 3:26pm

Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. I think it will give some hope to many people on this board.


And congratulations on having a baby at 46!


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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 10:36pm

Hi and Welcome to the board!

Jessica

Me - 44, DH-47     

 

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Thu, 05-28-2009 - 9:04am

I consider my conception natural. I did use an OPK to figure out the timing. And I took a healthy chocolate product for 1 month, but did that help? Don't know. Other than that, no vitamins, no supplements, no medications, just bd and "bottoms up" (bottom on pillow and legs propped on headboard for 20 minutes). I am now 16 weeks pg and will be 42 in September, due in November. I would recommend bd for five days starting 2 days before you get a positive OPK. You may know this but when I first tried, I thought you should start bd on the day you get positive OPK but then I found out it's probably better to get the sperm there early so they are waiting when the "egg drops"...ha...good luck and baby dust to you...


Lisa

Me, Lisa, 41 1/2, DH, Howard, 51


TTC #1 (for me, DH has 2 DD) since 8/8/08 (wedding day)


Pg (Confirmed by Dr. on 3/11/2009), first day of last period was 2/4/2009


U/S 3/12/2009, shows small black mass in uterus w/yolk, tech said there were 2 eggs but just one fertilized (guess DH

Me, Lisa (42); DH, Howard (52); DSD, Laura (13); DSD, Juliana (7); DS, Alexander (6 months) Enjoying my #1 (born 11-2-2009 when I was 42) BFP #2 4-15-10 MC 4-21-10
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Thu, 05-28-2009 - 10:17am

my dr. told me there are a ton of "oops" pregnancies over 40. obviously because women think it isn't possible anymore so they aren't as diligent with their birth control. My dr. told me she sees it all the time. she said the stress of ttc over 40 is a HUGE strike against women. she told me to relax, believe it is possible and have fun!!! G/L to you!

Lynda





 

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