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|Fri, 04-09-2004 - 3:10pm|
I am new to the board and have a ton of questions! I have read through some of the messages posted here and really appreciate the level of honesty, goodwill and support among the community of women out there. It is really wonderful to share information in this way.
A little about me: I am currently in a 5 year relationship with a man who has had a hard time committing based on traumas he has suffered from his own parents relationship. I have gotten pregnant 3 times by him (where we were not trying) and each time has ended in a mc. The last mc was last February at 10 weeks. The fetus just died. I am very healthy and have always been my whole life (I practice yoga almost daily and people tell me I look 25! I have good genes). I did have some recent blood tests come back with an FSH level of 7 but my progesterone levels were very low. I am now applying progesterone cream in the last part of my cycle. My cycle runs regularly every 28 or 29 days.
My boyfriend tells me he is just not ready to have a family and is basically asking me to wait but I am concerned about time obviously and am considering maybe just doing this prg thing on my own.
As I am concerned about keeping my fertility and have some questions:
1.) Does anyone know if it is possible to freeze ones eggs when one is over 40? And if so how do you go about doing it? And is it effective? Has anyone on this board done it and then gone on to conceive?
2.) Can anyone recommend an re that is also open to alternative treatments and isn't so harsh in his/her judgements?
3.) Are there any other recommendations anyone can make in regard to my situation. I am thinking of just going ahead and trying to get prg anyway. Are there any other single women out there who are TTC #1 and don't have a committed partner. I am considering just doing it on my own.