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BFP over 40

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BFP at 41+1 Month

My husband and I already have a 12 and 9 year old son and daughter. We have been using the rhythm method for past 9 years. I thought I had already ovulated and so went ahead and did the BD. The following day I started getting more O symptoms and realized my miscalculation. At that point, I knew I was PG:). Two days ago I took a test and saw extremely faint line. I could barely see it. Took another test yesterday and was slightly darker. Still not convinced because of my age. Today, took another test and there was no mistaking the line! My husband and I are in shock. I am worried because of my age. But we can definitely afford a new addition to our family right now. I have not told my 9 year old daughter yet, but she has been praying for a baby sister for over a year now. I pray for a healthy baby and pregnancy! History- one ectopic pregnancy between kids. Ruptured and lost right tube. For all of you trying, don't give up and RELAX:) My symptoms: 1-9 dpo nothing- maybe slight headaches and 1 migraine. (Thought it was my usual menstrual migraine) 10-13 dpo gas, bloating, vivid dreams, headache, ovulation type pain on left ovary

Is it Gas, or...?

I have been lurking on this site for the past few weeks, reading the BFP stories and the pregnancy symptoms and they really gave me hope! Ok, so I am 42, DH is 51. Obviously we are late bloomers. We started trying when I was 39. I got pregnant naturally after 2 months of trying. We were ecstatic! But discovered at 10 weeks that it was a blighted ovum. I miscarried naturally, but there was retained tissue, and I still had to have a D & C, which prolonged everything. I bled for 2 months straight and my hormones were out of whack for a long time. When that nightmare was over, by the grace of God, I conceived naturally after 2 months of trying again and we had a healthy daughter 14 months ago. 40 when I got pregnant, 41 when I gave birth. When she was about 9 months old, I mentioned to my DH that I would love to be a mother again, and give our precious DD a sibling. And if we were going try for another, it better be soon cuz my time was running out. We sort of half heartedly tried for a few months... DH is under a lot of work and family stress, and is diabetic so he's not always up for BD. I was using expired OPKs that were left over from my last TTC. It was silly! I gave my DH a good talking to earlier this month about how I was never going to get pregnant if we just BD one time in a month, and how he should stop telling our friends that we were trying if he wasn't serious about it. And I resolved to do a better job of charting and get new OPKs. Around a week past what I think was ovulation (I believe I o'ed on CD14 or 15-we BD'ed on CD 13) I felt a sharp pain in my uterus, which I believe was implantation. A couple of days later, a nasty metallic taste developed in my mouth, and I was very gassy, with cramps off and on. I also had very mild nausea, almost unnoticeable...but I just KNEW. Even though the cramps could have all come from gas, and sometimes I told myself they were gas, I still knew, in my heart of hearts that it was a little baby in there...not just a gas bubble. Still, I forced myself to wait until I missed my period. And even though after my last pregnancy I sometimes have a 29 day cycle instead of 28 like I used to, I tested this morning on CD 29. BFP! We are so excited and happy about adding to our family and feel blessed beyond belief. Women over 40, YOU CAN DO IT. Think positively and just keep trying. Never give up. Best of luck to all of you and here's hoping for BFPs for one and all! PS: So far, my symptoms have been very mild and almost nonexistent. I want to say that not all women have morning sickness, and big sore breasts. I had no breast changes at all with my last pregnancy, and so far, none with this one either.

Pregnant at 44 Naturally

I just got my BFP after trying for almost 5 years for our 3rd child. I had my first DD almost 13 years ago and my last DD 10 years ago. The last year or so, I have been experiencing hot flashes and since July, I have been experiencing shorter cycles. Both are signs or perimenapause. I tried not to become discouraged and scoured the Internet for hopeful stories. When my period was late I didn't want to become too hopeful. I know the statistics. I thought there was a greater chance of me being late due to hormonal changes than pregnancy. I braced myself to expect to see a Not Pregnant on the digital HPT but remained hopeful that even if, it may just be too early (I was 5 days late) as I had read that some woman don't produce enough HCG to register a positive right away and I would retest on the weekend. I peed on the stick and in less than a minute the test read POSITIVE! We are so excited. We are not going to listen to any of the negative statistics. I'm sure this is likely my last pregnancy and I want to enjoy every minute of it!

42 and BFP!!!!!!!!

Hi Everybody, My husband and I have a 5 year old son. I had been taking bc since my son was born 5 years ago. I stopped taking bc in October, because my heart started skipping. I went to a cardiologist and he said that my bc could be causing the skipping because of the hormones in the bc. When I stopped taking the bc I felt so much better and the skips did stop. But my periods were so painful. I had a cycle in Oct, Nov and Dec. My husband and I were talking about having another but unsure because of age ( he is 46 and I'm 42 ). Christmas Day I started cramping felt like cycle was coming but it was too early, so I took and ovulation test and got a smiley face. My husband was unsure about trying because he was still taking blood pressure medicine that can cause low sperm count and low mobility. Oh, my husband and I started drinking "Bolthouse Farms, Green Goodness" which has ALOT of vegetables and fruits ( it is VERY high in zinc). So, I had a smiley face on Dec. 25, 26, 27 and half on day on 28th. We did the dance on 24th and 26th. Took pregnancy test on Jan. 3rd and it was negative, too early. Took a clear blue easy dig. 9dpo and it said Pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ) I had symptoms ever early........... 2dpo---dizzy 3dpo--- car motion made me sick, very dizzy, stomach felt nervous 4dpo---cramping, sick on stomach 5dpo---hurting on left side, sour throat 6dpo---not as sick, hair started changing, breaking out, gums swollen and sour 7dpo---had light cramping, morning sickness, and very tired, breaking out 8dpo---woke up around 4am pain on left side--- 9dpo---took pregnancy test and it said PREGNANT
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Over 40 High FSH/Low AMH BFP!!

Hi everyone, I spent the last week or so going through these boards looking at the symptoms, and I promised myself if I got a positive, I would post my story. I just turned 40. After eight months of no success, we were advised to undergo treatment with IVF. To my major disappointment, my fsh was high and AMH low and so it was suggested that I would not be a good responder to IVF. It turned out I wasn't: only 3 eggs were retrieved at collection, and only two of them fertilized. Thankfully, they were high quality embryos though: one 7 cell and one 9 cell with hardly any fragmentation. I guess one (or two?) of them implanted because just a few days after my three day transfer, I started feeling a little "off". Food aversions were my first real clue. I love pecans and was not able to eat them without thinking of cockroaches and gagging I started having cravings for high protein foods like red meat and pork chops (I am normally not a fan of meat) Breasts started getting larger and sore A few night sweats On and off nausea My first beta was only 12 at 8dpt I started getting worried the next day because some of symptoms (like the nausea) disappeared, but at 12dpt my beta was at 58. At 12 days post transfer, I still feel breast soreness and my appetite is completely gone. It's early days yet, but I'm desperately hoping that everything continues to go smoothly. Good luck everyone!

43 Yrs Old, 4th Cycle TTC - Naturally

This is my 4th cycle and I got BFP today. I used Pre-Seed and OPK digital. BD CD 4, CD 9, CD 10, CD 12 CD 10. Positive OPK. odd to ovulate early. Used Pre-Seed this day only. CD 11. Crampy all day (not sure which day ovulated.) 1-7 dpo. EWCM 8 dpo. EWCM stabbing pains in both breasts 9 dpo. EWCM stabbing pains worse, light headache started (had this with 1st pregnancy) insomnia 10 dpo. EWCM stabbing pains almost unbearable, headache, insomnia, implantation bleeding (brownish pink) at night. Crampy 11 dpo. Woke at 3am starving, BBs are super sore and bigger, metal taste in mouth. Back ache. Light implantation bleeding - only when I wipe. Took HPT at 9am and positive showed right away. Because of my age I thought this would take a long time because of reading the stats on the Internet. I'm in excellent health. I'm a runner as well. My periods are usually a 28 day cycle without fail. I have no issues like endometriosis, etc. Don't be discouraged by your age!!!

BFP at 43 After 4 Miscarriages

I'm slightly nervous about posting up here just in case things don't work out. I had son at 41 no problems first time round. Breastfed for 15 months. Periods returned 9 months post delivery but irregular with late ovulation. Then ended up having 4 miscarriages within 12 months - 5 weeks 3 days, 8 weeks 5 days (treated as ectopic), 5 weeks 6 days and 5 weeks 6 days. I was using the Toni Weschler book Taking Charge of Your Fertility and had been filling in the charts at the back of the book. Generally gradually trying to get fitter and improve diet. I was down to the last chart in the book and unbelievably got a BFP totally unexpectedly. Mittelschmertz came on much earlier D11-13. BD D9, 10, 11, husband away, D15 and 17, 19, 20. Wasn't really careful about charting and not absolutely sure when ovulation took place. On previous cycles had BD practically everyday so thought no chance. Very tired on D23 and then had quite severe cramps D26,27,28 cycle with tiny amount spotting. Tested D28 digital Clearblue 1-2 weeks. Then D30 2-3 weeks. Previous ones that didn't work out always tested 1-2 when I thought they should be 2-3 weeks. D36 3+ weeks. So I am now 10 weeks at 43.5 years old with quite severe nausea/morning sickness which I'm taking to be a good sign. I have my first scan/screening next week so fingers crossed. I really hope this one works out. I don't think I will ever not feel the fear on every twinge and thinking when I go to the loo - oh no will there be blood - but so far so good. So fingers crossed - there can be hope to be older mums out there TTC after several miscarriages. Baby dust to all!!

BFP at 43 With Vitex

Got my BFP Xmas night following 1 month on vitex. Hi I'm 43 TTC for 2 months had mirena coil removed in October, had a short 8 day LP read vitex may help took 2x 1000mgs for 1week but upset my stomach so reduced to 1 a day not sure if my LP got any longer but I got my BFP the first month I started taking it. My symptoms following ovulation 1-6 nothing Day 7 cried 3 times in frustration not like me Day 8-12 sore boobs, bloated stomach thought AF was coming. Day 12 BFN creamy cm and cervix all over the place with high, low, soft and hard. Day 13 same as day 12 but didn't test. Still sore heavy boobs. Day 14 Xmas day busy all day then working night shift tested at 2300 hours BFP. Day 15 today rechecked BFP. Good luck all you lovely ladies, baby dust to all.

BFP On Christmas Day at Age 40!

It has taken me almost a year to get here. I turned 40 in September, and have just one tube and one ovary due to an ectopic pregnancy. I have 5 kids from a previous marriage. I have a 24 to 29 day cycle. I had no idea really when I ovulated because the two months that I used ovulation predictors, it would have a smiley face on day 9 and then again on day 15. I just checked cm daily, and found that the egg white sticky stuff happened very early in my cycle... like day 10 to day 12. So, this month we made love in the earlier part of my cycle more. From the end of my period (which is 5 days) until day 13 we made sure to get it done daily. My cm dried up by day 13. I am assuming I ovulated around day 12. My symptoms were 6dpo When I wiped, I had some very light pink cm on the tp. 7dpo Nothing unusual 8dpo Nothing unusual 9dpo Cramping started.. thought for sure period was close. 10dpo Red cm.. one smear on tp.. thought I was definitely out this month because I almost always spot before my period. No spotting again. 11dpo Nothing unusual... cramping 12dpo Cramping still 13dpo Starting to feel really really horny (sorry but true) 14dpo Can't get enough of my Husband. Still feel crampy like period is very near. Yet, the cramps seem a bit different. Have one huge hot flash, and feel like I could pass out. 15dpo Christmas Day.. Tell my Husband that I think I might need to go get a test. Change my mind.. still crampy.. Never had implantation bleeding or spotting while pregnant, just before period, so was convinced I was out.. still something told me.. just maybe.. Drove to Wal-greens (only store open) rushed home and as soon as I dipped the EPT in my urine filled cup (I find it so much easier than peeing on a stick) there was a plus sign appearing. It came with two tests, so about an hour later I did another one just to be sure :)

BFP at 42, IUI #1 (TTC 1st)

There are so many discouraging articles about TTC conceive that I felt compelled to share my positive story. I'm 42 and my husband is 38. I've never been pregnant before and have never undergone any assisted reproductive procedures before. I have no major health issues, nothing unusual at all. I'm just considered "old." (LOL) After TTC naturally, we finally met with one of the top fertility clinics in NY. The plan was to try one or two IUIs and then switch to IVF. I was prepared for a long, arduous journey. I did not have unrealistic expectations given the odds. Basically, what happened was this: I took Clomid for 5 days (the low dose), got an Ovidrel trigger shot (again the low dose), and then went in for an IUI (Note: I had two good-looking follicles in the twenties.) I started testing early (of course) at 10 DPO. Got a faint BFP. Figured it could still be due to the trigger. Added OPKs which were strong double line at DPO 11 and 12 in addition to continuous BFPs. Went in for a blood test this morning and just found out it was positive, beta = 178/prog = >40 I had (and continue to have) NO symptoms other than extremely faint signs that could easily be attributed to something else. I guess what I want to say is this. Almost every over 40 has a chance at a BFP. But I think regular ol' healthy over 40s have more of a chance than all the data and the bad stories imply. May the odds be ever in your favor. (P.S. I really, really hope this sticks, and I feel so lucky and grateful to have this chance so soon without the suffering and aggravation that many of my peers have or will experience.) Best of luck to all of you reading this.