Trying to conceive at 47

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Registered: 03-26-2009
Trying to conceive at 47
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Thu, 03-11-2010 - 4:58pm

Just turned 47 last month. Going to try for the next 6 months and if nothing occurs, we are letting it go. I was on the Pregnant over 40 board 18 months ago. Second marriage, not planning on having any kids. He had never had any and I got pregnant by accident at 45 and delivered at almost 46.

If it had not been for my son who is now 18 months old, we would probably not want another. But, he really has brought us much more joy that we could have anticipated. I realize the odds are very slim; no misconceptions at all. Have spoken to my OB/GYN and she thinks I am crazy. My family physician is also concerned about this decision. So, I contacted a fertility specialist. His secretary told me at my age, the only way to conceive would be using a donor egg. We really do not want to do anything invasive. All I really wanted was some Clomid or Pergonal, but he said they don't give it out to women my age. I have not entered into any signs of peri-menopause yet. I still have periods every 30-31 days.

Any suggestions? Herbs I might try, etc... LOL Thanks.

Rachelle

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Registered: 03-26-2009
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 1:07pm

Well, no luck so far. I have come to the conclusion it REALLY IS the low quality of eggs. I am still having 28-30 day cycles. My husband and I have had sex not only every other day, but EVERY DAY from day 13 - 17 and still NOTHING ! I chart my CM and have a fertility monitor. Which shows I am fertile, haha !!

I did get a script from my OB to get the Fsh test. Will be doing that Monday. I am sure she will call me with great glee when the results are in to tell me that my baby making days are over. She has never been supportive. Getting her to give me a script to get the blood test was like pulling teeth. She also advised me that IF I were to get pregnant, she would not be my Dr. b/c of the high risks.

Thank God for small favors !! LOL

Hope every one has been doing well. I have been on Easter vacation for 2 wks. and haven't had a chance to respond to all the posts. Thank you SO MUCH for all your support and advice. It is SO appreciated.

Rachelle




Edited 4/10/2010 1:09 pm ET by baby4uandme09

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