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45 and gave birth to a healthy baby boy

I was 44 when I was checking this "BFP over 40" board obsessively. I thought I would definitely write my story to share with others and also give others hope if I became pregnant. My daughter was 9 years old from a previous relationship and my love of life was 32 years old, 12 years younger than me with no child. He never told his parents how old I was, just implied that "we were in the same age range", so his big family won't refuse me. He wanted to have a son someday and I promised him in my heart that I would fulfill his dream. I then told my doctor that I was planning to have a baby, she reacted as normal as it could be, gave me all the advice and never mentioned anything about my age. She did suggested me to do a full fertility test and referred me to a local fertility center, said my last pregnancy was nearly 10 years ago, it would be good to have an update. It was the fertility center that told me that I was too old, my chance of getting pregnant naturally was less than 1%, etc...etc... I just ignored them, all I needed was the blood test results that my doctor asking for. The blood test results came back and showed that my fertility level was the same as someone in the early thirties. My confidence level went sky high! Sure enough, I was pregnant 3 months later naturally, and it was a boy! I was too excited, too busy planning for the new baby, totally forgot about writing a story on TwoWeek Wait. The pregnancy was happy, smooth and healthy, his big family threw a big baby shower for me. His parents were thrilled that their only son was having a son. I gave birth naturally at 45 to a healthy baby boy at full term. He was the most beautiful and amazing thing I have ever seen. :) My doctor finally admitted that I was the oldest mom in her practice who conceived naturally. Oh, now everyone has been asking me about baby #2, I'm 46 already! Not trying this time, too busy with my baby boy. Just let nature take its course.
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BPF 8 DPO - 41 Years Young - Natural Pregnancy

Hi ladies, Thank you for posting your stories on this website - you have helped us all to get through this awful two-week wait!! I am very surprised to be writing this. I have a son that was born 11 years ago (at 30 years old), and we never restarted using birth control after I had him. I figured that I would have another one at some point - so I was in no rush for it to happen. Little did I know that 11 years would go by! When I was 39, I naturally got pregnant, and I was in total shock because I figured that if it had not happened yet- it wasn't going to. After I had accepted that my husband and I were going to be 60 and 65 respectively when this one is 20 - I got excited - but I miscarried at 9 weeks. I think that I took that pregnancy for granted - drinking coffee, weight lifting, stressed about work, etc. I think that I thought that it would work the same way as when I was 30. Boy was I wrong! I ended up seeing a reproductive endocrinologist about 5 months ago, and I had low ovarian reserve and was diagnosed with "unexplained fertility." My husband and I became serious about trying about 3 months ago during my first femara/ovidrel cycle. That cycle failed, and I really heated being on those drugs. My basal temp was all over the place during that month. After that, I started reading everything on the subject, and started with prenatal vitamins, vitamin E, vitex, fish oil, coq10 as well as a handful of other supplements. I also used progesterone crème and magnesium lotion. This month, I started acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and fertility smoothies. Here are my symptoms: 3 DPO - current: excess white creamy mucous, very tired (had to take a nap in the afternoon 2x this week - luckily I work from home), very quick bouts of boob and back soreness, felt strange heavy feeling in my uterus when I tried to lift something heavy 5 DPO - mild cramping/tingling for 2 hours 8 DPO - lots of tingling/heart beat between my left ovary and belly button (but lower) I am hoping that this one sticks - I know that the chance of miscarriage is high at my age (41). Good luck everyone!!

In shock!

So we had pretty much stopped trying. I was continuing to take my bbt, figured I’m almost 44, figured it would help me keep a grasp of what was going on with my body. My cycles were always 28 days like clockwork. Last July started having really goofy cycles, went to Doc, everything checked out fine. But my cycles changed to 27-31 days. I didn’t use opk’s so not exactly sure when I ovulated this month so I’m going to go by cycle day. Normally after ovulation I have sore breast’s and that was absent this month until about cycle day 27. Around cycle day 20 I got bleeding hemorrhoids, no pain, no constipation just hemorrhoids. That got the bell ringing in my head. On cycle day 26 I had pinching on my lower left side, that moved into my back. Cycle day 27 bfn. Cycle day 28 was when period was predicted to start. My bbt was not dropping like it normally does, but was not a huge jump up. Cycle day 30 another bfn in the evening, the next morning it had changed to a positive, but couldn’t rely on that. Figured if I woke up on cycle day 32 and temp was up then I would test again. On cycle day 31 got a shooting pain down the left side of my butt while at the gym, that night I had a terrible stitch in my left side (like a runners stitch). Cycle day 32, temp still climbing. 2 bfp’s!! Only other thing was every once awhile I would get nauseous for a minute and sleepiness would just hit out of nowhere. Also we only had sex 1 time during my fertile period, we weren’t really trying anymore, figured it wasn’t in the books with our age. ❤️
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Low AMH, age 41, natural BFP 10po

I thought I'd post my story in the hope it gives encouragement to others. I was diagnosed with low AMH over a year ago (.2 in November 2016, when I was 40). I had only met my partner in 2014, and he is a few years younger than me, and wasn't ready to immediately start trying, even though we really had no time to lose. So we took advantage of our infertility diagnosis and did three rounds of IVF to try to freeze embryos (we are fortunate to live in a state whereIVF was mostly covered). It was not very successful: on a max doses of stims, we ended up with only 3 frozen embryos after 3 rounds. In September 2017, we decided we would try naturally for 6 months before implanting the frosties. You never know, right? I had turned 41 in August. We used a clear blue opk to try to get the timing right. I have short cycles: 24-25 days. But OPK suggested I was still ovulating. Today, after only four months trying, we got our BFP 10dpo! It is faint but pretty clear on an FRER. I am still in shock, and trying not to get my hopes up because I know the chances of mc are so high. Since o-day I have had no noticeable symptoms, in spite of my best attempts to fabricate them. No tender breasts, no implantation spotting, no nausea. Hopefully that is not a bad sign. In any event, wanted to share my story in case there are other 40+ low AMHers out there. I was really convinced that this was not possible!

No Symptoms, no ewcm, only flashing smiley...

Hi, So as so many of us, i looked at this site so many times for clues for signs that this was the month. I hope my story helps anyone that may not have symptoms. Actually this month i have no idea when i ovulated, I was actually convinced I did not since I only got flashing smilies from cd7 to cd14. Let me start by saying I had a mmc in April. We had been trying again since i got my period back in May, with no luck. each month I checked every symptom, looked online to see if I found anything, and each month I was convinced I was pregnant. I would check ovulation and saw that I ovulate early in the cycle around cd11 or cd 12. This month I started tracking and would get only flashing smiley no solid smiley until Cd14 and then I went off to a work trip. Of course we bd before my trip as a goodbye but off I went convenced this month I did not ovulate. Actually I scheduled an appt with a fertility doctor for Oct 16, a day after I came back and a day before af was due. I went got all the papers for testing and told the dr i was suppose to get my period Friday so I would be happy to be able to start soon with all the tests. When Friday af was a no show i did not understand did not want to get my hopes up...waited all day convincing myself it would come Sunday so I had to wait till then.. when i got home couldn't wait and did a test and it came back BFP immediately! I am so happy, scared, hope this one sticks! So here are my symptoms or lack of them... cd 7- cd 14 tested..flashing smiley. drove me crazy. not sure what was up. no ewcm at all. cd15 lower back pain I thought it was the stress of the trip (but may be it was ovulation?) cd 15-cd22 nothing. Ate pineapple for breakfast at hotel because that was the only fresh fruit they had...so not sure if that made a difference... cd23 traveling back home from Germany. felt heartburn after eating a croissant. thought it was bizarre... cd 24-cd26 getting ready for Af. drunk a lot of water, hungry but convinced it was af. only difference generally before Af I want to eat sweet things, this time salty...no pimple as i usually get before af, no cm before af (which gave me hint that this month was different, but i thought it was because "i did not ovulate," tender breast cd 26 as always just one day before af... cd27 or cd1 i started feeling i was about to get af and nothing...... and last night BFP!! hope this helps others looking for support! baby dust!!!

BFP afer 41 cycles at the age of 43!

So, I've been silently stalking this site for some time, looking for inspiration and to help keep my hopes up, and I told myself if I ever was blessed with another BFP, I'd share MY story too, in hopes it will help someone else in similar circumstances:

Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase

My husband had a vasectomy reversal (almost 7 years after the vasectomy) and I got pregnant within a few months at 41 years old but unfortunately miscarried at 11 weeks (although it likely happened much sooner and was just missed). I then had a chemical pregnancy a few months later. Two cycles later I got pregnant a third time, still at 41 years old, and I am now 20 weeks along. I will be 42 at delivery. All genetic testing, ultrasounds, etc. have shown that we are having a healthy baby girl. We believe that God controls conception, but there are things we did as well: -used Magnesium lotion at bedtime -cut out almost all dairy and soy -took OvaBoost -took FertileCM -used BioRay Kids toxin remover -used Clary Calm, Clary Sage, or Radiant Womb essential oil from day 4 to ovulation -used Pro-Gest progesterone cream after ovulation, since I was diagnosed with low progesterone -used Thyme essential oil after ovulation -took Utericalm for the first trimester -took Fertilitea -took Maca pills -took 2000mg Vitamin C -took B6 complex, one of many things I took to try to lengthen my short luteal phase -took Vitex -used royal jelly in smoothies -took Magnesium pills -took 1200mg Calcium -ate foods high in Magnesium, B6, Zinc, and Vitamin C -ate pineapple core for 5 days post ovulation -went to the chiropractor weekly -stopped running and walked instead, since I have a low BMI -prayed a lot -had sex every day for several days prior to ovulation plus one day after (I charted my temperature, monitored my cervical fluid, and used ovulation tests so that I would know when I ovulated.) -used small amount of coconut oil for lubricant during sex I know it sounds like I did a lot, but it really wasn't a huge deal, especially considering what some women go through. Symptoms: 2 DPO: sharp pains in uterus 6 DPO: sharp pains in ovary area 7 DPO: food aversions, strong sense of smell 8 DPO: tiny amount of pinkish beige in cervical fluid 9 DPO: strong sense of smell with nausea from it; light positive on Wondfo pregnancy test 11 DPO: tiny amount of darker beige in cervical fluid; darker positive on Wondfo pregnancy test Do not give up hope. God is above all of the negative over 40 information out there. And although my story isn't exactly picture perfect, I did manage to get pregnant naturally 3 times in less than a year, all over 40. My midwives and doctors have all been supportive and told me several stories about themselves or their patients having successful pregnancies over 40. 3 of my sisters-in-law all had babies in their 40s. I think it is much more common than we hear about. May God bless you with the gift of a child, and peace while you wait.

How is this possible even???

My name is Ava, the photo on my profile is a childhood photo of mine and I am ....49 years old. A mother of two grown up sons and a grandmother of a lovely baby girl. I have had 4 pregnancies of which the last two were aborted by me, all in my 20s and since then no pregnancy, no attempt, no treatment, nothing.. But there was some little hidden voice inside of em always telling me that I want it again..I never acted upon this voice..I just let go life take its course.. And it did..And nothing was happening, nothing at all.. At age 38, I was told by a gynecologist that I have had a scar on my uterus which has completely healed. I did not make a big notice of it.. At age 44, I was told by another gynecologist that I had fibroid and my fertility days are over. I did not make a big notice of this, either. I never had any treatment or any chance of getting pregnant because my partners either had a vasectomy or were not with me long enough or having any serious feelings for me, I suppose, to make me a baby, or at least to try... This September, after being with a man older than me with a decade, I got pregnant. Accidentally. Completely accidentally. Initially, having the symptoms attributed to pregnancy: missing period, cramps-like ovaries pain, breasts tenderness, change in eating pattern did not tell me anything except that I am perimenopausal and yes, this is how it is...Later however, I started having gags and again did not think it was pregnancy, gagging happens in so many other instances.. Fast forward 5 weeks, I got the pregnancy test ( have not touched one for 24 years), did the first urine thing and it came out positive. Was I in shock? No. I always knew somewhere deep inside that I could get pregnant again some day. It just took 24 years to happen again and in a time of my life when I least expected it. Least. Next week, I will redo the test and I will think about this again then and there. Because if I am pregnant to stay, at my age, there are many important decisions to be made. But this is true for any age in which a woman gets pregnant.
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44 natural BFP with APS, PCOS, suspected Adenomyosis & previous m/c

Quick Background: One daughter just turned 14. 2 previous pregnancies both at 42 with M/C at 9 and 10 weeks, both within 48 hours of perfect ultrasounds. Got a full workup by RE and found to have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, as well as being a carrier to several other blood clotting disorders (but not diagnosed with)... hemotolgist found it unusual to see so many carrier genes in one person. So... on baby aspirin for life. Was told to stay on Lovenox while TTC. Tried for about 6 months and gave up. Since we have been NTNP (not trying not protecting). That being said, we felt time was running out and I did get serious this month, used opk's and temped. This cycle we only BD'd one time due to both of us traveling. Got a positive OPK on CD 16 and BD'd on CD 17. That was it! I did symptom spot and will post below everything I noted, but in truth the only really OBVIOUS symptom I had that was totally unusual for me, was the most intense heavy full swollen breasts and sensitive nipples that started at 3 days post ovulation (confirmed with temping). And it never went away. I did NOT expect that and have never had that with any of my 3 previous pregnancies that early. In fact, I even worried my last two because I read so much about breast tenderness and it didn't really start for me until maybe the 6th week. So... here is my story... fingers crossed I stay pregnant, but I am grateful for the chance even with odds stacked against us. Most my life pcos has had my cycles all over the place, but for last few years eating a clean paleo diet & low in carbs... I've been super regular (by my standards)... periods are 30 to 35 days apart pretty consistently. Ovulating between CD 16-22. Typical is day 21 for me. CD 16 +opk at 2pm (had taken one at noon and it was "almost positive" so felt inclined to check again) Called DH who was out of town and arriving next morning. Ovulation Day: BD'd around noon that was it for this whole cycle 1 DPO confirmed O with temp rise, very large glob of clear super stretch cm in the morning. Slight breast tenderness, CM dried up and gummy by afternoon. 2 DPO cm scant but creamy/sticky, stong twingy cramps on left ovary (typical for me), mild uterine cramps, mild lower back cramps...also typical in early luteal phase. 3 DPO runny nose upon waking,. Breasts more tender than usual, nipples way more sensative than typical for me. On and off mentrual like cramps all day... stonger on left. Nipples were so tender I felt tortured playing softball everytime I ran... never happened before... even with previous pregnancies, never had such sensitive nipples until way later in pregnancy. Boobs feel full and very heavy/achy. 4 DPO cracy how heavy and full my breasts are and nips... OMG super sensative. Woke up in the night from a really strong cramp (too early for implantation?), mild headache all day, very gassy. Can't stop crying today, super emotional. Cried at daughters choir performance (never done that and felt silly). 5 DPO same as 4 dpo. I think I just had a really strong progeserone response or estrogen dominance or something this cycle. It's too early for Pg symptoms, but feels like the worst pms of my life. Emotional, boobs are killing me, just weird for me. 6 DPO Same as last 2 days, but noticed complexion looks great! Even had compliments which is also not normal for my luteal phase. 7 DPO BFN Same as aove, heache all day, lots of pain twingy cramps around what feels like left ovary. Radiates into hip. Feel really wet, have had light creamy cm since O, today it is thinner and wetter... even left wet spot on panties. 8 DPO BFN feeling out, all my other pregnancies (3) I tested positive by 8 dpo. Only really unusual symptom is the persistent incredibly sore breasts and crazy tender nipples. I have had some, but not quite like this and never this long, usually by now it lets up a bit. 9 DPO BFN Same as yesterday... Boobs still KILLING ME! 10 DPO BFN boobs and nips still super baaaaad! Seems like more crampiness today. Had a super sharp and very painful cramp while in line at grocery store in the afternoon. Honestly IF I did conceive that had to be an implantation cramp... I wanted to double over but it passed like in 15 seconds and then I've had on and off mild cramping in the area since. Kind of curious if this could be implantation... it was super intense but not gas, radiating pain into hip and down leg, it was different. Seriously, even thinking maybe with all this crampiness if I'm not pregnant (which I really don't think I am because I'm sure I would have a bfp by now) I need to go to the Dr. I'm worried I might have a pelvic infection, BV? I don't know, but a lot of cramping and discomfort lately.

Already 10 months old

Hi everyone! As I am lurking on this site because I am trying to have baby number 2 at age 42, I thought it would be appropriate to give you my story. I married my husband late and we begin trying as soon as we married. I had one chemical pregnancy, and one miscarriage at ages 39 and 40 respectively. Then at 40 I became pregnant and delivered my daughter at age 41. I was tracking my ovulation and my periods using the cervical fluid method. I was also on a low-carb diet. I knew I was pregnant the moment we conceived. I had what I can only describe as fuzzy static in my uterus. I had to wait 3 weeks for my bfp. I even went to my Midwife and had a blood test which showed negative. I was so discouraged and confused because I knew I was pregnant. One week later after a negative blood test and at cycle day 34 I finally got my bfp. My daughter is now 10 months old. I had mild cramping, Electric shock like pains in the lower abdomen for a couple of days. And sore breasts on the side up to and through the armpit. I also began getting a lot of hot flashes. Looking back over my cycle that time I can tell you that I am truly confused about the timing. I believe that I conceived late in my cycle after my documented ovulation. I can't explain how it happened and I can't explain the dates and I can't explain how a blood test was negative when I already had pregnancy symptoms. But what I can tell you is that God gave us this child. Many blessings to you all I hope you all receive your children.

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