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|Thu, 09-28-2006 - 1:58pm|
I've been lurking here for months and have really enjoyed your posts - this board has made me feel that I'm not alone in the quest for baby after 40. I am finally posting to let you know that you should not give up - even if your doctor tells you the odds are against you.
I have 3 sons - 8,6 and 4 and have been trying for 3 years to have a 4th. Had 2 miscarriages in 2003 nand 2004 and since then no pregnancy. Had no problem getting pregnant with earlier pregnancies but now could not get pregnant. I went to RE and after some testing was told that FSH at 16.8 indicated that my eggs were done and IUI would not be an option but only with egg donation could he help us. This all happened Sept 1 - 28 days ago. I came home and was fine with that - we were blessed with 3 beautiful children so I gave all my baby through size 5 clothes and maternity clothes to goodwill. Well, guess what ? I am pregnant!!! My boobs were sore a week ago so I decided to do a pregnancy test - left over from days of trying - and it was positive. Had hcg done and levels are more than doubling so now wait a couple of weeks and go in for heart beat ultrasound at 6 weeks. You always hear about stories like this - that when you stop trying - that is when you get pregnant - I guess it is true. I didn't even think I was stressed about conceiving but maybe I was. Once the pressure was off - boom! I'm pregnant.
I was convinced my baby-making days were over but I guess I was wrong - and so was RE. So, don't give up all hope if you have elevated FSH - I'm living proof that it can still happen. I'll cross my fingers that this one sticks but at least I know I can still get pregnant. Hope that helps a bit and gives you some hope.