New here and just came from the DR

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Registered: 10-09-2004
New here and just came from the DR
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Mon, 10-25-2004 - 5:45pm
Hi everyone. I am new to this board, transfer from the expecting June 05 board. I am 40 and have had two m/c in the past 3 months one at 11 weeks and the last one at 6. My female OB that wasn't very concerned. She just kept putting me off and said I could get pregnant since I am in good health. She is part of a big practice in a large city about 40 miles away. I saw a new DR in my hometown recommended by a friend of mine. He was wonderful, even gave me his home phone number and his wife's cell number so I could get hold of him at any time.

I now have a game plan. He wants to check my progesterone level right before my next predictable period. He said from the way I described my cycle (ovulating at day 14, but starting my period at day 25 or 26) that I probably had low progesterone levels which is common is women over 40. Progesterone is what helps the outer sack develop to protect and attach the embryo to the uterus lining. There is a by mouth progesterone pill that I will take during the second 14 days of my cycle after I ovulate. DH husband was not able to go to the appt with me but said he liked the dr since he could tell I felt better about the whole process. We looked at the calendar and it seems the first time we will really be able to try to conceive will be around Christmas. What a great present!!

I am a high school teacher and don't get a chance to get on line everyday, so I don't post very often. I would appreciate prayers and good thoughts and will try to be of any help I can to anyone else. I have a DD who is 18 and a freshman in college across the country from where I live and a DS who is 13. The DR said that fertility is not an issue with me, just older eggs and then staying pregnant.

I wish everyone the best, lots of baby dust and sticky stuff.

Best advise: 1. Don't stress (yeah right)

2. Take Folic acid 400 mg a day

3. Find a caring, helpful DR

4. Thank God every day for your husband and all the gifts he has given you

5. Pray that God will bless you with a baby, and BELIEVE that he will.



If anyone is from TN or close to Nashville be sure and respond. I'd like to talk to someone close.

Muriel

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Registered: 09-16-2004
Mon, 10-25-2004 - 6:19pm
Muriel:

Thank you for sharing your story on the board. I am in a similar situation as you. I am 41 and am wanting another child. My DH is 43, DS-17 and DD-14. My DH is scheduled for a VR in January, so we obviously can't begin trying until then. We have both recently started wishing for another child and very much regretting his Vas that he had 10 years ago.

I like your words of advice and agree with them completely, especially the ones about thanking God and praying for another child. This is where we are as well. We are praying for God's will in it all.

Thanks for sharing and please keep in touch. I can provide my email address for you if you would like to contact me directly. Maybe we can be a support to one another.

Take care and the best to you and your family.

Jani

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Registered: 10-09-2004
Mon, 10-25-2004 - 7:18pm
Jani,

Thanks for the encouragement. My husband is from Texas, his Dad lives in Decatur, northwest of Fort Worth. Where do you live?

My other two children are very happy that we are trying to have a baby. My DH and I married July 03 and he doesn't have any of his own. I hope you are getting support from your family as much as me. Let's keep in touch and keep each other in our prayers.

Muriel

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Tue, 10-26-2004 - 11:45am

Muriel welcome to the board.

Cathie

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Registered: 09-16-2004
Tue, 10-26-2004 - 2:21pm
Muriel:

Good to hear from you. In answer to your question, we live in the Dallas area.

We have not yet told our family about all of this. We are waiting to see what happens because we don't want to get our kids' hopes up if it doesn't all work out. We think it is best to hold off for a while at least.

Take care and hope all goes well for you and your family. I'll keep looking for updates and will post anything happening with us.

Take care,

Jani