About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.
Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd
41 is definitely not too late. I had my first child at 21 and second child at 23. I had my tubes cut. I had them repaired at age 41. I conceived a beautiful baby girl at 41 and delivered her at 42. I am going to be 43 in a month and am TTC one more time before we shut the factory down. :)
One thing I wonder, though... if you are so incredibly stressed out by doctors, you might reconsider the fertility doctor.. just thinking it sounds like it might be more harm than good if you haven't even tried to conceive yet.
Either way.. best of luck!!!
Paula = 43; Mike = 38; Tubal reversal 12/4/08, one tube reparied; Healthy baby girl born 2/16/10; PG again, EDD 3/18/11!
It's great to find
Welcome, CityPixie! You've certainly come to the right place. Like you, I was married for a long time before we decided to TTC. I had all sorts of rules -- we'll only try until I'm 40, we won't go to a fertility specialist, we won't do IVF... and here I am on IVF #2. I've had lots of procedures -- lots -- and really, it hasn't been that bad. I'm pretty neurotic too but I've managed to survive! You can do it (though I hope your road will be easier than mine).
Good luck with your endeavors and keep us posted (KUP in board-speak).
Thanks sooo much for the words of encouragement!
Loving Mom to three
Loving Mom to three rambunctious
Welcome. We are all neurotic to some extent. How can you not be when trying to have a baby at 40+. Good news is...you are not alone.
So nice to meet you!!!
I too am 41, TTC baby #1 and have been given a clean bill of health....I'm on no meds except I do go to weekly acupuncture for fertility and take Chinese herb capsules. I am also nervous and anxious and neurotic so you are in fine company here!!!! ;)
Just wanted to wish you all the best and look forward to reading more of your posts!!
Just curious--what are you having done at the fertility specialist? I was told to TTC and then if I'm not PG by the end of the summer to begin testing.
Best wishes! -Dianne
-Dianne, 41 yoDH 37