New here, new to RE, age 45, TTC #3
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|Mon, 03-15-2004 - 8:29pm|
Was SOOO over-confident, cocky, cavalier, and mostly just plain IGNORANT of how quickly my fertility was plummeting after age 40-42 . . . I knew I wanted a third after DD #2 was a year old, but thought "the rules DON'T apply to me . . . I am fertile and can get pregnant whenever I want, just need to wait 'till it feels like the right time for our family . . . I didn't know until about one month ago that between the ages of 40 - 45 fertility can decrease 50% - 95%, regardless of my ease to conceive just a few years prior.
We have been TTC #3 for 1-1/2 years, albeit not as religiously or vigorously as we should have (again, that lack of knowledge really hurt us). Currently 45.6 years old. Have just started with an RE - had initial consult, day 3 bloodwork, and just today cultures and found out (today also) my FSH is 11.4 and estrogen 30. The nurse told me my FSH was very good for a 45-year-old, and my estrogen was excellent (should be under 100). Then met with RE who told me FSH 11.4 not so good; they like to work with a cutoff of 12. Also had slightly elevated thyroid, was retested today. DH having SA next week, having day 21 progesterone level test end of next week; this is all SO new to us.
Sorry for over-stating my hello. Just want to feel connected to others in this quest. Looking forward to staying in communication with you!