What really are the risks?

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What really are the risks?
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Mon, 06-28-2010 - 3:55pm

I'm going to see the doc Aug 3 and will have to listen to all the dire stats and read a pamphlet and then hopefully he will give me a script of something that will help my body that is really trying hard to ovulate on it's own but fizzled out.

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Wed, 06-30-2010 - 12:23pm
Increased risks, yeah... but not so many that we should count ourselves out. Don't get overwhelmed.. just be informed. :)

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Wed, 06-30-2010 - 2:48am

Well, the odds for a child with issues certainly goes up, but overall you still have a very good chance of a healthy baby. I think a lot of doctors are just so concerned that a high percentage of women end up with a healthy baby they want to err on the side of caution. And as more than one doctor has told me, they have to tell you all that gloom and doom stuff to protect themselves. Just like they have to offer you all the tests, even if they know you would never do them.

I wouldn't put too much stock in their statistics, what will be will be. I figure if God gives us a child with problems, then He will also give us the strength to face them. Just my thoughts.

Oh, I noticed your siggy says you homeschool, I do too!

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Tue, 06-29-2010 - 11:59am
When I was 35 - 40
 


 


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Tue, 06-29-2010 - 9:42am

Thanks for responding.

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Mon, 06-28-2010 - 9:07pm

There are dire risks to pregnancy regardless of your age. The thing is - there are also many, many women who give birth to babies in their 40s who have no troubles at all.

Since you have already had one child I believe the odds are in your favor. But, nothing in life is certain. Sure they'll give you the doom and gloom but know that there is another side to the story that they might not spend much if any time on.

If you search in this chat you'll find all sorts of information that doctors have told patients and the other side as well.

I was given a 5% chance of getting pregnant through IVF with my own eggs - well, I"m here to tell you that I am 33+ weeks pregnant - yes, with my own eggs - so, whose to say what will happen.

Listen to what your doctor says - ask the questions you want and then you and your SO need to make some decisions.

The drug you're thinking of is probably clomid. They might offer you a couple rounds of that to see if it helps - in the mean time, make sure they do all the blood tests and a SA on your husband to make sure everything is still working as it should. That'll give you a starting point.

Susan

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