Hi and welcome. I m new here too but you are going to love this group of ladies. They are a wealth of knowledge with just the right amount of humor in the mix.
I'm Vickie, 41 (42 in Dec.) and here's my story. I have 3 kids from 1st marriage DS 19, twin girls 13.
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I've been on this board since June but on iVillage since 2003. I went off BCP in 1993 and promptly realized I was very likely to have trouble getting pregnant one day as my periods abruptly stopped. I literally went sometimes a whole year w/o one in those days. My doctors always asked if I was trying to get pregnant and when I said no nothing else was spoken of. In '97 I got married. In 2001 we finally decided to try. My periods were more regular then so I tried naturally for a year but no success. Finally in 2002 I started seeking help - got dx with PCOS - tubes were checked - sperm analysis was done - and in late 2003 we had my son Aaron using Clomid.
In 2006 I lost a baby in the 2nd trimester due to a heart defect (the entire right side of his heart did not develop, missing two chambers). The loss was especially hard on my husband who had not been sure about wanting a 2nd to begin with.
Out of the blue this past June DH announced he was ready to try again. So now I'm at it full blast. I had my 3day FSH and estriadol checked (both normal), but no other testing done. We did one natural cycle in June, and am about to start my third of 4 prescribed Clomid cycles. If these next two don't work I'm not sure what's next. I am just working with my ob for now and imagine talking to an RE would be next.
TTC#3 since June 2010. Me = 39 w/ PCOS; DH = 43; married 13 years.Taking: Pre-natal, 100mg B6, 50mg Clomid, Robutussin#1Clomid baby, born 2003. Aaron! #2Clomid baby, lost to heart defect in 2nd trimester, 2006
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Hi! Welcome here! I also have a little experience with autism, several years ago we had a foster son with autism. He lived with us for 9 1/2 yrs, from the time he was 3 1/2 until just before his 13th birthday. He is now 21! It was very hard when it came time for him to go, and wasn't really our choice but the only real option available. Long story. We still miss him, and to our oldest DS (15) that is his older brother.
Let's see, I am 45 and one of the few who are doing this whole TTC thing without any medical intervention. Maybe the only one, not too sure about that. Over the years I have lost 6 babies and one ovary and tube. My last loss was at the end of January in 2009and I have been here since a few months after that. We have 4 children, 15, 12, 5 and 3, one is adopted and the 5yr old was born just before I turned 40 and the 3 yr old when I was 42. Believe it or not, my only unassisted and successful pregnancy came when I was 42! Haha!
I hope all goes well for you and you get your BFP while still BFing your precious girl. :-)
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My story is pretty boring compared to yours. I was married at 22, divorced at 22, no kids, never tried. Married at 32, divorced at 33, no kids, never tried. Married the love of my life at 37, had a BFP on my first try ever, two weeks after we married. Started trying for #2 when DS was about 8 months old in April '08. Nothing for many months, M/C & D&C at 8 weeks in 11/08, nothing since, and just decided that it's time to get serious about 2 months ago when I joined these fantastic ladies on this board. We're just starting all the testing to figure out where there might be a problem, and am expecting to get the overall results of the analysis, diagnosis and hopefully a game plan this week.
I haven't' used any yet, but I'm not opposed to fertility drugs & IUI, but am probably not going to go so far as to do IVF or DE. DH and I will probably try no more than 4-6 more months and then probably decide that it's time to pursue adoption. More than anything, I want my son to have a sibling. My mother and all 5 of her brothers and sisters were adopted by very loving parents when her mother died following complications from delivering my mother 66 years ago - so I feel that if my efforts to have another child remain fruitless, it will be a sign from the universe to pay it forward and adopt a child of my own.
This group is awesome, full of life, humour, love and honesty. I've never had a question left unanswered, and there's always been a sweet voice of reason and support when I was freaking out over something.
Hi there and welcome.I was married at 22 and had my first two at age 24. Then I had 3 more, last one at age 38. Got divorced and recently married my best friend. Trying for one more of our own.
I am using herbs and acupuncture, most likely won't be doing IVF- just doing it the old fashioned way.
Thinking of trying femera next month, not sure as I might chicken out. I have not been actively TTC yet so next month is the first big month. Hope something good happens.
Wow you sound amazing!!
Welcome! I am 40 years old- never wanted to get married or have a family until I met my DH and got married at 35. Started TTC right away and got a bfp after 11 months- lost that angel baby at 8 weeks and got another bfp after 2 more years of trying. Had DS in April 09,