ttc at 41

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ttc at 41
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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:46pm
i am 41 yrs old and ttc. am i too old?? i have 4 children now and my husband wants another. he is only 32. do you think i have a chance. need advice and tips please.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
In reply to: kellymidd2010
Thu, 09-09-2010 - 1:08pm

At the minimum you might want to track your cervical mucous or use ovulation predictor kits.

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Registered: 09-02-2010
In reply to: kellymidd2010
Thu, 09-09-2010 - 12:46pm

Never had issues getting pregnant before. My youngest is 6 now but my hubby wants one more. I have 4 boys all together. Ranging from 20 yrs. down to 6. I

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Registered: 09-02-2010
In reply to: kellymidd2010
Thu, 09-09-2010 - 12:42pm

Thanks for the support. I hope it happens soon. I am doing the ovulation predictor thing. My lines showed up yesterday and today, but are very light. Is this bad news? Am I not ovulating anymore? Hope all goes well with you.



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Registered: 05-31-2004
In reply to: kellymidd2010
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 7:33pm
Nope, not too old! I had a baby just a couple of weeks before my 40th birthday, and then conceived my only natural conception when I was 41, so yes, it can be done! It may get harder as you get older, but it is still possible. :-)

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Registered: 08-19-2008
In reply to: kellymidd2010
Mon, 09-06-2010 - 1:26am

Hi and welcome!

 

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Registered: 01-05-1999
In reply to: kellymidd2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 10:19pm

I had my tubes reversed when I was 41. Only had one tube repaired. I concieved within two months, miscarried, conceived within another two months, just had a baby in Februrary. Conceived again in my second cycle after having that baby. All on ONE tube. I just turned 43 last Saturday. I am 12 weeks pregnant with my second baby in a year. :)

Stick around... lots of great advice here for sure. I really am not sure I could have done it so quickly without the information and encouragement I got on this board.

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Paula = 42; Mike = 38; Tubal reversal 12/4/08, one tube reparied; Healthy baby girl born 2/16/10; PG again, EDD 3/18/11!




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Paula = 43; Mike = 38; Tubal reversal 12/4/08, one tube reparied; Healthy baby girl born 2/16/10; PG again, EDD 3/18/11!


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Registered: 08-19-2010
In reply to: kellymidd2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 10:13pm
I'm 44 and also married to a younger man. I got the green light today to go ahead and TTC from my acu/herbalist since my charts look good, system is balanced and I admit I'm a bit scared it won't happen etc; you being 41, I wish I could turn the clock back just a few years. That said, I know numerous women who have had babies after 40, 45 etc; all conceived naturally too so it can be done and there are women on this board who are also testimony to that.
If you had children easily before, you may have that happen again especially considering 41 is on younger end of AMA (in my opinion LOL)......I had my last at 38.
A woman I know conceived naturally her first child at age 47 and she has a beautiful 3 year old girl. Another friend, naturally at 45 and a healthy boy etc; my best friend had her 5th a year ago and she is my age. I keep the faith, if it's in Creator's plan for me, it shall happen.
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
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Registered: 08-18-2010
In reply to: kellymidd2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 7:26pm
You're exactly where you should be. Stick with us! We're on a roll here!
Elizabeth
41 YO - Mom to 3 year old boy
TTC #2 since April '08.
Elizabeth-41 Y/O

Mom to 3 Y/O boy

TTC #2 since April '08


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Registered: 08-17-2007
In reply to: kellymidd2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 6:25pm
Not too old in my book -- I started TTC #1 when I was 39. You're in the right place -- lots of great advice and support on this board. Good luck!


Susan CB

BFP on IVF #3 at age 42


Susan CB

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Registered: 03-01-2010
In reply to: kellymidd2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 4:48pm
Hello and welcome to the board! You came to a great supportive place full of women who are in that exact journey and have lots of advice and experience to share. I am new to TTC over 40 but not new to infertility, I had struggles getting my BFP's in my 20's but I experienced a miracle in February, pregnant without even trying, sadly we lost the baby to an early m/c but my fiance and I decided to try again, we are now 43 and 47 and very excited to get our BFP again someday soon we hope. There are challenges with TTC over 40, yes, but as Mattie said, look at our BFP section, it is full of miracles!! =)
 
 
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