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Natural BFP at 42

I have been pregnant 5 times now in my 40s. 2 were chemical pregnancies, 1 was a miscarriage, 1 was a live (although preemie) birth (my TTC story is in the post with the title "Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase"), and I am now 16 weeks pregnant again. I will be 43 1/2 when I deliver. I just wanted to provide encouragement that it is possible to get pregnant in your 40s. We were not trying/not preventing this time. My baby was 6 1/2 months old when I conceived again. Also, since some might find this reassuring, all genetic testing has come back fine on this pregnancy and multiple ultrasounds so far have shown that baby is healthy. As for symptoms, I generally know soon after conception that I'm pregnant due to a strong gag reflex, but otherwise I didn't really have any other symptoms. The whole pregnancy so far has basically been symptom-free. Don't give up hope. God can do anything.

BFP at 9DPO after a MC at age 39!!

Hi Guys, I've been stalking this site for a few weeks now and it has helped a lot & its helped me keep up hope & So i've decided to share my story & maybe help someone else. My Name is Ruth and I am 39years young. My husband and I decided to try for our second child together, he is also 39 will be 40 next month. Our son is 10 will be 11 in November. Not sure why we waited so long but time does go by so quick!! Anyways we decided to start trying in June 2018 and got pregnant that same cycle. We were stoked but that happiness was short lived, when I went for my 1st U/S and they couldn't find anything, a Wk later I had the MC. I started thinking maybe it was my age, maybe I didn't take extra precautions, but none of that helped so I did what I always do and compartmentalize and try again. We decided to try immediately the following cycle and nothing happened. In Aug 2018 when AF showed I'm not going to lie I did shed some tears because I was so sure I was pregnant. A had all the symptoms, but nope I wasn't. So this month we tried again I used the app Flo to try and track my OV days and left it up to chance. It started having a few symptoms, past 2 wks but kept thinking I might be imagining them. Then this week I had such an insatiable hunger I swear if I don't eat every 2-3 hrs I feel so nauseas. I thought some symptoms can be imagined but nausea, I'm not so sure. I took a HPT at 7DPO (a cheapie from Dollar Tree) and it was negative. I decided to give it 2 more days and try again. I took the FRER on 9DPO yesterday at around 5pm and I got my BFP!!! It was so bright I was shocked...!! I'm and so excited & praying this is a sticky bean. Good Luck everyone & Lots of baby dust to everyone!!!
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1 year after a loss, pregnant with our Rainbow

Like most who come back here, I’ve been stalking this site for a while! Checking my symptoms with all the others and hoping this would be the month! We suffered a second trimester loss a year ago and have been trying ever since. We’ve had two chemicals where the BFPs disappeared and AF came. But not this time! Finally, this is it! Here’s my story/symptoms I took clomid CD 5-9. Got a positive OPK (advanced) on CD 14 and CD 15. I O’ed somewhere in the night between the two. O day- intense cramping. I’ve had two IUIs (different cycles) and one of them had intense cramping. It was just like that. 1DPO intense cramps continued. I felt like it was on both sides, like I could feel my Fallopian tubes contracting. 2-3DPO nothing 4 DPO creamy CM 5 DPO and 6 DPO more cramping. More like AF coming, but I knew that was too soon. 5-9 DPO CM was wet Breast tenderness began to intensify by 7dpo At 8dpo I got a vvvfp on an OSOM SMU. I was hopeful. 9DPO a faint positive on OSOM and First Response and Internet cheapie. Tests have only gotten darker. 10 and 11 dpo. Trouble sleeping. Sick at my stomach. I’m so excited I don’t know what to do. Hoping this little One grows big in there and stays strong for 9 months!

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.

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