TCC at age 41- anyone else?

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Registered: 04-23-2007
TCC at age 41- anyone else?
Wed, 04-25-2007 - 7:39pm

Hi there ladies! I'm new to these boards and so happy to have found them!
First of all, I am joyfully married with fraternal twin girls who will turn 7 in August. Jason and I had been married 3 months when we got PG. Suprise!!! It was even more of a shocker when we found out there were two babies! What a blessing! we are almost 7 years later and deciding to try for another baby- or two? I fear that with my age and having conceived a natural set of twins that I just may do it again. Anyone have any experiences like this?

We are getting ready to try starting on the 1st of May. I know my cycles and was right on target last month.

I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about staring to take pre-mnatal vitamins now and if I should add an extra supplement of folic acid.

Would love to hear from all of you moms and future moms 40 and over who are embarking on this great adventure!!


Leslie Wife to Jason, Mother to Jordan and Lindsey
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Registered: 04-08-2005
Wed, 04-25-2007 - 9:55pm

I was 40 years and 8 months old when my husband had a vasectomy reversal.I concieved our beautiful 16 month old baby boy when I was 42 and delivered him at 43. The pregnancy and birth were amazing!!!! My other kids are 23,22,16 and 13.I say GO FOR IT!!!!!!!

Good Luck

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Wed, 04-25-2007 - 9:58pm

Hi Leslie,

I'm not quite 41 yet but will be in July.

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Registered: 11-25-2005
Thu, 04-26-2007 - 4:15pm

Welcome Leslie : )

I'm 41 TTC at 11 months post vasectomy reversal currently. My last baby was born when I was 37.




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Registered: 04-23-2007
Thu, 04-26-2007 - 8:33pm

Hi Lee,

Thanks for your reply. Well, we're just starting to get serious this month, so we'll see! With only one pregnancy behind me, I don't have any experience with trying and not getting pregnant. I hope it is the case this time too!! Good luck to you and keep in touch!


Leslie Wife to Jason, Mother to Jordan and Lindsey
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Registered: 04-26-2007
Thu, 04-26-2007 - 8:52pm

hey there. I am 41 too and trying toconcieve. I have 3 daughters, ages 9, 11 and 12 but want another baby. My husband is 6 years younger than me and he wants more kids. I feel young enough but am concerned about the risks. A good friend of mine just had her first child in Nov and the age of41 so....

Either way we are having fun trying and hoping for success soon. This is our first month of trying but I will keep you posted.

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Registered: 11-04-2006
Fri, 04-27-2007 - 5:14pm
HI Leslie, welcome.

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

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Registered: 03-01-2004
Sat, 04-28-2007 - 7:28am

I'm also 41, and we are TTC#2.
I recommend getting pre-natal vitamins, that way you can be sure you have all the nutrition.

Congrats on your decision!


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Registered: 03-16-2005
Tue, 05-01-2007 - 4:35pm

Hi there Leslie!

I am 41 for now! As we are on the TTC over 40 board... we are all in that boat, together!

A big yes on the prenatal vitamins. They can't hurt and certainly the Folic Acid will help!


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Registered: 05-26-2006
Thu, 05-03-2007 - 11:20pm
I'm 41 and TTC also. I have a 13 month old. Let's hear it for late bloomers!! I heard it's good to start taking prenatals three months before TTC. Good luck.