How Did Pg Moms on the Board Become Pg?

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Registered: 01-04-2009
How Did Pg Moms on the Board Become Pg?
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Sun, 01-04-2009 - 12:49pm

Hi Everyone,


I am new to this Board and hoping to get an idea of my chances for TTC.

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 1:12pm

Hi Michelle,

DH & I stopped using b/c when I was 38.5 & got pregnant 8 months later. We weren't charting and were only having sex on the weekends for the most part. We decided to try for #2 when I was 40.5. I was still BFing #1. My luteal phase was really short due either to age or the BFing - only 6 - 7 days. I knew this because I started charting as soon as I got my first post partum period. After 2 cycles of such short LP's, I didn't waste any time calling my OB and getting a referral to an RE. My internet research and the women on this board & the TTC while BFing board led me to believe that I may only need some progesterone to extend my LP long enough for a baby to stick. The RE agreed & gave me a prescription for progesterone. I ovulated the day after my appointment and started the progesterone the day after than and got a BFP 9 days later and my beautiful daughter arrived 9 months later.

When we first started TTC we didn't think we would want to have any interventions either. We figured if it was meant to be, it would be. But I didn't understand at that point how just a little intervention could help some people. I tried natural progesterone cream from a health food store for one cycle but it didn't help.

I completely understand the addiction to the baby stage! If I'd started having kids in my 20's, I'd have a boatload by now.

Good luck!


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Registered: 02-02-2007
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 1:14pm

Hi Michelle and welcome to the board.

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Registered: 03-29-2008
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 1:46pm

I am 46 and 30 weeks pregnant with #6. This is my 2nd baby in my 40s.I had a beautiful baby boy when I was 43. My husband had a Vasectomy reversal When I was 40 and 1/2. We just left in God's hands. 2 years later I conceived. I did conceive again another 2 years later but miscarried at 6 weeks. 3 months later I was pregnant again.

Good Luck,

TLC

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Registered: 10-21-2008
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 2:42pm

Hi Michelle, I am 41 and just got my BFP using IVF.

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Registered: 10-22-2008
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 3:46pm

HELLO MICHELLE,


ME TOO, I LOVE, LOVE BABIES. I THOUGHT I WAS SO DONE AFTER #5, AND HERE I AM, I'LL BE 40 IN 2009, AND I AM SO ANXIOUS FOR ANOTHER! THIS BOARD IS GREAT!! THEY ARE SO SUPPORTIVE AND A WEALTH OF INFORMATION. I HAD A MISSED AB IN NOV. A PERFECTLY HEALTHY BOY---AND I HAVE DECIDED IF I AM GOING TO HAVE A HEALTHY PREG AT THIS AGE I MAY NEED TO CONSULT A RE.


I THINK MY LP IS TOO SHORT, HOPING TO DO SOME TESTS. ANYWAYS, I WAS ONLY USING PRENATAL VIT WHEN I GOT PG, BUT OF COURSE IT WAS OVER WAY TOO SOON, SO MAYBE I NEED MORE? I AM NOW USING DHEA AND VIT AND BABY ASP. AND I THINK I WILL ADD PROG. CREAM FOR THE LP THING.


I TOO AM ALL ABOUT DOING THE NATURAL THING W/O MEDICAL INTERVENTION. ACTUALLY MY DH INSISTS ON IT--HOWEVER WE BOTH AGREE AT THIS AGE A LITTLE BW WON'T HURT.


GL


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NIKKI

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Registered: 03-16-2005
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 6:46pm

Hi!

We tried "naturally" for months without success after my last M/C. I studied my cycle and the net, did research on BD timing for conception, and adjusted our routines to match the best days. Still no luck.

My BMI was higher than desired, so I began a serious regime of exercise at my gym. Over 4 months I lost a bit of weight, but more importantly adjusted my blood chemistry - all to the good.

I started Clomid and continued at the gym with a personal trainer. 4 cycles later - BFP resulting in a son (now just 6 weeks old) born to me at age 42. I turned 43 six days later.

I completely agree with Stella - there can be minimal intervention that make a maximum difference. Clomid was no big deal to me at all... and resulted in adjusted fertility hormones, adjusted progesterone and the sweetest success ever!

Libby

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Registered: 05-01-2008
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 6:55am

Hi Michelle,

I too have 4 children ages 15, 13, 11, & 6. My dh and I wanted that "last baby" and officially started trying last spring (April I think). I basically just started taking some innocuous supplements like Vitamin E, CoQ10, Folic Acid etc and after a few tries had no luck (all of my other kids were first try so this was new and unwelcome). On the 4th cycle I decided to add DHEA to the supplements mix and on the 5th cycle (2nd DHEA cycle), we conceived the twins I am now carrying.

That's my story. Good luck to you:-)

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Registered: 01-04-2009
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 8:46pm

Thank you all so very much! You have been so open and generous with your input, thoughts, and feedback. I am very grateful to all of you.


I will not be trying this month because I am on antibiotics for a UTI, but I think I will try a few of the things mentioned, plus see an ob/gyn (Not sure what an RE is), since I do tend to have short cycles (26 days, though last month it was 5 days "late" which is unheard of with me - I'm sure you can just imagine how many BFNs I got during those 5 days!).

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Registered: 08-17-2007
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 8:35am

Welcome, Michelle! An RE is a reproductive endocrinologist -- also known as a fertility specialist. They're the docs who, among other things, test our blood to figure out what the heck is going on with our hormones.

Good luck with TTC, and keep us posted!

P.S. Hey, can anyone bump up the abbreviations thread? I can't seem to find it.


Susan CB






Susan CB

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 1:38pm

You sound very similar to me several years ago. We started our family when I was 30. When I was 42 I had a DD

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