New to site and thinkin about TTC @ 42

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Registered: 05-26-2005
New to site and thinkin about TTC @ 42
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Thu, 05-26-2005 - 1:41pm
This is the first time I have been on here. I was hoping to find some words of encouragement. I am 42 years old. I have a 19 year old daughter and a 6 year old son. I have had to miscarriages; one before and one after my son was born. I am currently not using any protection, have extremely regular and normal periods but can't seem to conceive. Do anyone have any advise on my next step? Sometimes I worry that I am just too old to have another child, but then there is this strong internal desire to have one more child. Thanks for reading my short entry here. Blair
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Registered: 11-12-2004
Fri, 06-03-2005 - 8:29pm

HI BLAIR. I WOULD TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT DOING A CLOMID CHALLENE TO GET AN IDEA HOW YOUR OVARIAN RESERVE LOOKS. THE TEST WILL MEASURE FSH(FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE) AND E2 (ESTRIDOL) LEVEL. THIS TEST IS PROBABLY A GOOD FIRST STEP TO LEARINING ABOUT YOUR BODY. GOOD LUCK.

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Registered: 06-13-2005
Mon, 06-13-2005 - 6:14pm
Hi,
My name is Dianne,and I am new here too.This is my opinion,but have you gone to your Ob/Gyn to voice your concerns?Maybe your Ob/Gyn can tell you what your next step could be.
I am also 42 and my husband and I have been trying to conceive for 5 years now without any luck.So I also hear that biological clock ticking too.I also am the mom of three grown daughters who are: 20,18,and 17.I maybe 42,but I still ovulate every month,and my periods are now back to normal(long story!!!).Hope this points you into the right direction.Good Luck!!!!
Dianne
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Registered: 11-12-2004
Tue, 06-14-2005 - 8:22am

That is good advice as well. My experience with my ob/gny was nothing more then an ultra sound to see if they could see anything and a blood test to check for pregnancy. When they knew I was serious about becoming pregnant they forwarded me onto a reproductive spreciaist. Many insurances cover this. Seeing a RS does not mean IVF, it coud mean hormone therapy or opening blocked tubes ect,ect. I also have regular periods but at our age that isnt really the issue, its egg quantity/quality. Thats where a RS come in handy, balancing it all out.

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DH 32
DS 18
DD 14