New Here with question

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Fri, 03-30-2007 - 5:25pm

Hi. I'm new here. I posted this on the plain TTC site and evidently no one is 40 over there. Just what is the differences that I can expect being 40. I pretty much got pregnant immediately with my four children(and 2 in Heaven). I read something depressing about the eggs not being good and losing pregnancies. My last pregnancy was 3 years ago. I'm still nursing but I don't at night for fertility purposes. Will it be different this time? If I'm blessed with another child I will have been pregnant in 3 decades. How cool is that?

TIA,
Erin

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Sat, 03-31-2007 - 1:32am

Erin, it's hard to say if it'll be different. I had my 6th baby at 40, and I got pg right away and had no problems at all. It was no different than my other pg's and births. We started ttc again just when I was turning 43. I got pg immediately, but m/c'd at 4w5d. I got pg immediately again and the baby died at about 8 weeks. Pg again 3 months later and m/c'd at 7 weeks. Another very early loss last July, right before turning 44. I'm still pretty hopeful that I will get pg with a keeper. I'm not giving up yet. I've been pg in 3 different decades and I do think it's cool! I wouldn't dwell on all the things that could happen. Negativity certainly won't help anything! If you don't get pg after trying for a while, you might want to wean completely. Good luck.

Désirée, mom to Steven, Juliana, Andrew, Carina, Michaela, and Daniel, ages 19 to 4, and all homebirthed - Hoping for a tiebreaker soon!

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Sat, 03-31-2007 - 4:36pm

Erin,
I had my first baby at age 33 and my last at age 42. I also had one at 40. The last two pregancies were my smoothest but I can say that I was a lot more tired than I was when I was younger. That and my OB required non-stress tests weekly the last 8 weeks because of my "advanced maternal age." You will be offered more testing and the OBs might be a lot more cautious because of your age. I turned down all the tests except the level II ultrasound and the non-stress tests. Figured I was having my babies anyway, so I didn't need extra stress of added tests.

Carol

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Thu, 04-05-2007 - 3:15pm

I, too, plan to turn down most of the testing if I become pg again. I have one ultrasound and I will get the gbs test as I was positive last time and that alerted me not to have a bunch of internals done and risk infecting baby.

Thanks for the info,
Erin

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Mon, 04-09-2007 - 4:52pm
Hi Erin, and welcome to the board.

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)

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Mon, 04-09-2007 - 7:15pm

Hi Erin,

I am 40 and hope there might be one more miracle out there for me. I have three DDs (youngest is 3) and one angel DS lost in Nov 2006 at 17 wks 3 days. I wasn't overly tired when I was pg last year - I feel much more tired now as a result of the loss (an emotional fatigue) But i am hopeful - I know many 40+ moms. It just isn't an outrageous thing in my circle of friends. Most had babies in their late 30s and early 40s.

Baby dust,

Andrea

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Mon, 04-09-2007 - 11:56pm

Welcome Erin : )

TTC my 7th, (plus I have 2 step children). For my last baby (now 3) we had a homecoming party instead of a shower, so that th guests could meet the baby. Granted, for baby #6 there were far less guests than for say #2, it was still a fun time with those who really seem to care : )

Lee

DH VR May 2006.
June 2006 FSH 30.1 Inhibin B 7.2 and CD 21 progesterone 1.9
March/April 2007 cycle Clomid CD 3-7 Premarin CD 8-12 and Prometrium CD 19-23
4/9/07 CD 23
testing April 12th, 3 days before 41st B-day : )

Lee

 

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