Rolling the Dice

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Registered: 01-23-2010
Rolling the Dice
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Sat, 01-23-2010 - 7:05am

Hello Everyone -


I am new to the board and hoping for the same - a healthy baby in my 40s! My husband and I have one daughter who is 6 now. We got PG the first time when I was 36 when we tried with the help of a single ovulation stick. We have waited because my health care plan is one of those catastrophic coverage only plans and doesn't cover maternity. Grrr! It will cover me if I have complications due to pregnancy but not the baby or the birth. So on top of trying to conceive so late, I will be negotiating directly with the Drs. and the hospital to pay cash up front for birthing services.


After reading all of the information online that is so d-i-s-c-o-u-r-a-g-i-n-g for women after 40, I wonder what will happen. But we are williing to roll the dice. I am 42 and in relatively good health. No underlying health issues, no blood pressure worries, no big stressors in my life right now (knock on wood). I have been taking prenatals for 2 months and have more ovulation sticks in my medicine cabinet. Here's crossing my fingers that I can pop a few healthy eggs still!


Renee


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Registered: 10-20-2009
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:27pm

Renee:


Welcome.

Susan L.



Robert Edward Xavier Lin - Born July 31, 2010 at 5:56AM, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches long. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU but he's doing great now!
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Registered: 01-23-2010
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 6:30am

Thanks for the encouragement! I start usng the OPK tomorrow and I have my fertility calender posted on the fridge. My husband calls it his 'marching orders'. :)


We are rolling the dice next week!


Renee

baby development
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Registered: 05-31-2004
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:10am
Hi and welcome! I am not here much anymore, but I just wanted to encourage you that my daughter was conceived and born when I was 42, and she was my easiest conception and easiest delivery, perfectly healthy and a joy to us all! So rolling the dice can certainly be a wonderful experience!

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Registered: 09-04-2007
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 9:10pm

I'm new here too, but also have had good luck with the early pregnancy test .com OPKs. Clear positives that correspond perfectly with my other ovulation symptoms.


Good Luck to you.

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Registered: 02-23-2009
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 7:59pm

Hi,

I have had pretty good results with the IC (internet cheapies) from Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com




Alex


Me - 41 DH - 49



TTC since March '09 (#1 for me, #2 for DH)
BFP 7/09 - M/C 8/09



Alex

Me 42,

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Registered: 01-23-2010
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 6:22pm

If I had more time I might just try temping...but alas I don't. I am sticking with OPK as I think they give you a larger window for the BD. I did see a review by Consumer Reports the other day and in response I dumped my First Response OPK and picked up a Clear Blue Easy instead.

baby development
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Registered: 08-12-2008
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 11:27am

Welcome! It sounds like you are on the right track with the OPK sticks. Are you also temping?

Like Gina said, there are alot of supportive women here to keep you company while on this journey. Make yourself at home, I hope that your time to conceive is not long!

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Registered: 01-29-2009
Sat, 01-23-2010 - 1:16pm

Hi! Welcome to this great place for us women 40 and 40+ who are all here to support each other.