Posted on TTC 35 - just found this brd.

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Registered: 06-14-2004
Posted on TTC 35 - just found this brd.
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Fri, 07-16-2004 - 3:47pm
I just posted this message on the TTC 35+ board - I had no idea this board existed.

I'm 42 - We got married late - thus had children late - we got pregnant the first time 2 weeks after our honeymoon (I was 38). Miscarried at 11 wks - tried again - miscarried at 8 wks - tried again after seeing a reproductive endocrinologist - amnio results showed trisomy 18 - fatal disorder - lost baby at 18 wks. - tried again using specialist and drugs :) and had our miracle boy - Ashton, now 19 mos. Just had to have a d&c because there was no heartbeat at 7 wks (on 07/02/04) - . Now we are trying to decide whether or not to try to conceive doing all of the medically necessary things we did to get Ashton - this past pregnancy was not planned and "just happened." I am in a quandry about whether or not I can go through all of that again and possibly lose another baby. Just trying to gather my thoughts here and find out if anyone else has had some similar problems. I go to the Dr. for my follow-up on Wednesday and he will give me the results of the chromosome tests they did from the D&C, not sure if I want to know...

Thanks.

Michele

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Registered: 12-26-2003
Fri, 07-16-2004 - 5:08pm
Hi Michelle,

Welcome to the board!!!!! Glad you found us!!!! I want to say how sorry I am for everything you have gone through, I know it is devastating. I am thankful that you were blessed with Ashton. We will keep you in our prayers for a little brother or sister for Ashton.

Anything we can do to help, we are here for you.

((((HUGS))))

Lisa
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 07-17-2004 - 10:28am
Welcome Michele, I wish you all the luck in the decision that you will make.
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Registered: 06-14-2004
Sat, 07-17-2004 - 11:03am
Thank you Lisa and Allison for your responses and your support. I'll keep you posted.

Michele