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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 1:28pm

Hi all,

My name is Stacy and I am new to this board. I just turned 40 and I have 2 girls, Haley (7) and Kara (3). After I had Kara, I was sure that I was done having children. DH really wanted another, mostly because he wanted to try for a son. But now that I have started to get rid of our baby things... I really am wanting another baby now. And of course, now DH says that we are too old. It took us over 2 years to get pregnant with our last baby, and I am worried that it will take even longer now.

We still have not decided for sure to TTC, but I wanted to get to know others my age who are going through the same thing.

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Registered: 05-31-2004
In reply to: haleysmom0430
Wed, 08-11-2010 - 2:02pm

Hi and welcome! You are certainly not too old, but yes it can take longer. Or sometimes it doesn't. Take me. I struggled with pcos, infertility and miscarriages for many years, and eventually I lost an ovary in an ectopic pregnancy. The pcos issues subsided some, but I still needed a bit of assistance to concieve, and it still took me 8 months to get a bfp, even with things working better than before (took 8 yrs to get a bfp before that). I was 39 at the time, my son was born less than 3 weeks before my 40th birthday. So we weren't done yet, and I started trying again as soon as AF returned. Guess what? It only took us 4 months that time, without any assistance, and I was 42! My easiest time getting pregnant, and my easiest delivery happened when I was 42! Now I am 45 and things are moving a little slower and we have not had a sticky bfp yet, but still hoping.

At just 40 your chances are still pretty good, but I certainly wouldn't wait any longer. When things start to change they can change quite quickly. This is a great group of women, and you will find all sorts of answers and support here. I hope things go well for you regardless of which way you decide to go. :-)

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

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Registered: 09-13-2007
In reply to: haleysmom0430
Wed, 08-11-2010 - 2:25pm
Welcome to the board Stacy!
 


 


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In reply to: haleysmom0430
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 11:00am

Welcome, Stacy. 40 is still young and, yes, it could take longer, but it might not. Now is a good time to go for it since you are not so far away from your last pregnancy. And of course NO ONE on this board will tell you (or your DH) that you're too old :-)


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Registered: 06-30-2010
In reply to: haleysmom0430
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 11:34am

Welcome and good luck you are in the right place!


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About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


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Registered: 01-27-2009
In reply to: haleysmom0430
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 11:40am
welcome Stacy! I think you are the baby of the board... only 40! ;-)
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Registered: 11-13-2008
In reply to: haleysmom0430
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 2:18pm
Hi Stacy, welcome to the board! I don't think you are too old at all, good luck with your decision.

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In reply to: haleysmom0430
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 5:35pm
Hi Stacy, welcome to the board! You will get lots of support, info and feedback here. :)


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


TTC#1 since March 2010
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, OPKs, Charting (for now)






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-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


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Registered: 04-02-2005
In reply to: haleysmom0430
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 7:45pm

Hi & Welcome,
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Registered: 08-19-2008
In reply to: haleysmom0430
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 11:39pm

Hello Stacy and welcome!

 

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In reply to: haleysmom0430
Fri, 08-13-2010 - 12:45am

I think I might be the baby of the board only because technically I am cheating by being here. But the 35+ board didn't feel right - and I'll be 40 in less than 4 months anyway.

Welcome Stacey! You will feel right at home here right away I suspect.

-Bridget


TTC#3 since June 2010. Me = 39 w/ PCOS; DH = 43; married 13 years.

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