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BFP over 40

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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.

IVF with Donor Egg a Success!

Me 45, DH 50 I met my husband late and didn't think being a mom was in the cards for me. It was a long journey to get here, and it was hard to accept that at my age, donor eggs were the safest way to proceed. But now, I can't imagine not taking this road because I get to be pregnant and give birth and be a mom - what a miracle. I read this site obsessively and vowed I would contribute when it was time. 5 day frozen blast transfer DET - cramping - BED REST 1 DPET - hot sweats, cramping, headache - BED REST 2 DPET - bloody nose out of no where, gassy - BED REST 3 DPET - itchy rash on stomach, insomnia - BACK TO WORK 4 DPET - pinching, tugging in uterus, nausea 5 DPET - cramping & sore breasts 6 DPET - cramping & sore breasts 7 DPET - break-out on chest, sore breasts 8 DPET - cramping 9 DPET - cramping & heart burn 10 DPET - woke up in hot sweat, cold like symptoms, first beta 100 12 DPET - second beta 204 - double = BFP 13 DPET - Had significant bleeding, thought it was over, doc said reaction to estrogen/progesterone vaginal suppositories, but did another beta to be sure. 15 DPET - 1736 - nausea & sore breasts continue Just had 7 week ultrasound yesterday and saw his little heart beating strong. My heart goes out to you all, whatever your story, whatever your past, I hope and pray your future brings the baby of your dreams!

BFP at 39 Naturally After Driving Myself Crazy Other Months

Hello ladies. It was so helpful to me to read these stories so today, here is mine! I'm 39 and got off birth control pills in February of this year. Right away, I though I was pregnant, had all the pregnancy symptoms from no AF, cramps, hot flashes, tired, and emotions all over the place. Well, that was just the pill. But, it made me realize how badly I wanted to get pregnant again. I have a 10 yr DD. So, I tried for a few months, nothing happened, by June, I was getting paranoid. 10 years ago, I wanted a baby, I got off pill and was pregnant straight away. So, I just assumed it'd be almost that easy. lol, I'm embarrassed at that thought now. Anyway, I got serious and started trying to track ovulation with a calendar and really pay attention to my body, I'd never noticed ovulation before. So in July, went on a romantic trip with my partner and had sex around ovulation time. I just knew I was pregnant, had all the symptoms, 7 days late, but it was all in my head. This happened again in August, September, and November. Then my my best friend said, maybe my partner couldn't have kids since he is 37 and has never had any children. She didn't know it, but it hurt me to the core, then I just sort of gave up, thought about how much I loved him and how great our life would be with my 10 yr old that he loves too. Then BAM!!!!! Was relaxed in October, not thinking about it, BD'd only 3 times (other months it was every other day the entire month - we love it!) and only once around ovulation. I remember thinking the next morning, hmmmmm, I've got a painful throbbing in my lower right ovary area, I wonder if I'm ovulating. Then, I just forgot about it. But, that was it!!!! I work out 6 days a week and for the last two weeks, my workouts just seemed so hard, I was out of breath, and afterward I'd feel so tired instead of energized. Then my partner says "hey when's AF coming?" I realized I was 10 days late!!!! Took a test and the line appeared, I kid you not, about 1 second after the control line and was just as dark. Couldn't believe it!!! Bought another test, a dollar store cheepie, dropped 4 drops of urine per instructions, BAM!!!! Line came up before I could throw away the dropper, it was so dark and so fast. I just quietly sat on the floor and cried. I am so happy and for all you ladies in late thirties and forties or any lady having some issues, I hope my story is an inspiration. I know it's hard to relax, but hopefully I can help someone else focus on all the other great things in their life. Then maybe, like me, the BFP will come when you least expect it!!! I found out 3 weeks before my 40th birthday. Please pray for my little bean to stick. Unfortunately, I don't remember any symptoms except being tired, that's it. This week (7 weeks from 1st day of LMP) I am getting some nausea, a non-stop disgusting taste in my mouth, and a really defined sense of smell. But, I feel great and God is good! Baby dust to all!!!!!!


We had been TTC for 9 months, and every month I'd read TWW and it would give me hope. I just turned 41, and DH is 41 also. This will be our second child. I had gone for my annual OB/GYN appointment in July, and asked Dr about Clomid. He didn't seem concerned and said, and I quote "Just have fun!" ( Wanted to smack him! lol) And I will add I am insulin resistant (but not PCOS) and on Metformin 500 mg once a day. So, AF started Sept 6th. We did BD on 17th, (stressful month unrelated to ttc, only time we did BD!) Used Pre-Seed. It was Rosh Hashana.. Mazel Tov! 3-5 DPO.. No real symptoms. 5-7 DPO.. Sore boobs, vivid dreams. More tired than usual. 7-13 DPO.. Sore boobs, more tired. Slightly nauseous. feel.. pregnant! OCT 1st.. Stopped at Dollar tree.. yes 1 dollar pregnancy tests.. yay! Went home, both BFP!! So excited! So then ran out to drugstore and bought First Response Early.. why I spent the extra $ I'm not sure.. BFP again. Very happy and feeling blessed. Baby dust to you all!

Natural BFP

I am thrilled to post here again! I posted here in middle of July or so when I got my natural surprise bfp! We struggled for four years before we did 5 ivf and conceived our son in Jan 2011. In about October 2011 we decided to try for baby no 2 naturally until our little frozen embryo was used in March, we got a bfn on that try. Suddenly in June I conceived naturally – I was shocked!!! We where so very happy. My little baby had no heart beat after 3 months and we were shattered. We have found out that our little angel was very sick, Trisomy18. I thought I would never be so lucky again to fall naturally but we decided to try for a few months and here I am…..8 weeks after my D&C I got BFP again!!! Totally amazed and thrilled and scared and hopeful……so many feelings are there… It just feels like a dream; now when I am 40 I suddenly am fertile!!!! ov day – BD plus 3 days earlier. 1 dpo - Nothing 2 dpo – Tired 3 dpo – Nothing 4 dpo – Nausea and backache 5 dpo – Nausea and dizzy ( to early!!!! LOL) 6 dpo – Headache 7 dpo – Really really depressed. 8 dpo – Nothing. Bfn (what was I thinking) 9 dpo – Huge temp dip. Lots of pinching. Bfn in the morning. Bfp at 4pm 10 dpo – BFP, cramping and pinching feeling. 11 dpo – Line getting darker!!! Tiny bit queasy 12 dpo – Line getting darker! Little bit of cramp 13dpo – Tired 14 dpo – Line darker than control line whooooo!!! What I did this cycle; dhea for the last 8 weeks; coq10; folic acid and pregnancy vitamins and 2 fish oil tablets. I hope this little bean is healthy and very sticky…..
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BFP at 14 DPO

I finally got my BFP today - I have not had any noticeable symptoms this cycle, other than being very tired, which I figured was because I've been working 12 hour days for the last month. I tested at 10, 11 and 12 DPO - all BFNs. Added with the lack of symptoms I counted myself out. Today AF was due and I woke up feeling nauseous, so I tested and there it was ;) I am 41 and we have been TTC for the past 18 months. I did have 2 m/c - the last one 8 months ago. What we did differently this month: we did not start until I got a positive ovulation test. We did it that night and the 3 following nights. Could be a coincidence but the other months we would start a few days sooner. We have also been using Pre-Seed for the last 2 months. Good luck to everyone ;)

Pregnant For First Time at 44

Hey I just found out I’m pregnant after 10 months of trying at 44! I had the blood tests and internal scan done and all came back ok, but then doctor said they could do nothing else for me as I was 43 about to turn 44!
So I was taking folic acid, royal jelly and C0Q10. And after 10 months of trying I finally got my BFP today at 18dpo! SO please all you ladies over 40 please don't lose hope
Here are some of my symptoms:
7dpo dizziness in the middle of the night total room spinning dizziness and again in the morning when I got up.
8dpo temp dip on the night felt like I was getting a cold
9dpo light pink show when wiped only once
10 dpo felt bloated and gassy farted and belched like a set of bagpipes!
11 dpo took test BFN felt gassy and tired but not totally exhausted by 4pm
13 dpo cramps mild period style cramps sure period is going to start soon
14 dpo cramps still mild and all over tummy area boobs slightly tender but that could be from poking them to check if they are tender!
15 dpo day of period no show! Really crampy and tired and emotional. Convinced period is coming felt sorry for my boyfriend who took the brunt of my bitchy then tearful state!
17 dpo 2 days late now still crampy and boobs slightly tender, slightly tired but not exhausted. Been wearing pads for 2 days waiting for period
18 dpo at work cramps more like twinges in lower belly really gassy and exhausted by 3pm. Leave work early by old fashioned pee stick pregnancy test and modern clearblue digital type. Test when I get home with 1 of each just because I am nosey and cannot wait for first pee of tomorrow morning! Both come back BFP within 2 mins digital says 2-3 weeks! Totally shocked and gassy and literally nearly pee myself with excitement. Thank the heavens for this blessing!
After being told by my doctor my eggs are probably too old and at 44 chances are virtually zero naturally here I am sitting with 2 pee sticks waiting for my boyfriend to come in from work to tell him!
Don't ever give up or stay focused, I bought all the baby magazines even though people said it was tempting fate! I hope for you all BFP whatever your age xxx


I've been obsessed with this site for a few months now. Just to let you know I have just had my first BFP!!!! This month I didn't bother with symptom watching as I’ve been on holiday. I actually ovulated while I was there, a momentous holiday I must say lol.

I've had hardly any symptoms, they are,
sore boobs.....ouch!!!!!
bad cramps....really thought AF was on her way, still feel it now
watery cm.

There have been no dark veins showing or any of the multitude of symptoms I presented all the other months, just those main 3.

I’m 42 in 3 weeks and its my first pregnancy. Ladies don’t give up hope. I never thought it would be possible at my age. Hope this little one sticks (a very scary thought of miscarriage). Baby dust to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

BFP At 42 Naturally!

Just wanted to share the fact that getting pregnant after 40 is very possible. This is my 2nd baby after 40, first one is a girl born when I just turned 40 & just got another bfp yesterday 2 days before af due. The strange thing is the months I was sure I was pregnant and then got bfn had me give up trying and worrying about getting pregnant again. Then reading the statistics of women over 40 conceiving just threw me off so I was shocked to see a bfp. Maybe a week ago I was getting out of my car hurriedly & I felt a sharp pulling similar to round ligament pain, but I ignored since I assumed I should have other symptoms but nothing stood out other than I could fall asleep sitting up, just plain exhausted but I attributed it to stress. Then the day before I got bfp I'd actually had a dream the night before and a woman came to me saying you're pregnant...just like that and I asked her how did she know and she said you are definitely pregnant. I thought what a strange dream, so it prompted me to go to the $ store & sure enough within a minute 2 lines. Then I got a rapid response and all 3 at night had bright pink lines. So ladies I will say if you watch your ovulation and get to know your body because I know when I'm ovulating because it's the time of the month I'm the horniest like the urge is telling me to bed DH, and sure enough I'm preggers. I ovulated the day before my af, I woke early 9/1 like I was in hear ready to bd and at the end noticed blood and knew my af had arrived. We did not have sex on my calculated ovulation so I know now for a fact you can ovulate right before n during your af. Baby dust to all!

44 and Pregnant - Naturally

I wasn’t even trying. I am 44 yo mother of two. I first conceived when I was 37 and my 2nd when I was 40 (delivered at 38 and 41). I also had a pregnancy in the middle of my 2 boys. This was a non-viable pregnancy at the age of 40 and was a chromosomal reason following genetic testing.
So now I found I was pregnant today. I wasn’t checking so much the cycle. And I knew after 35 days from my last period that the "possibility" was a "reality." The week before I had some weird stomach cramps. Was extremely sensitive to certain foods processing in my stomach. I thought nothing of it. My breasts were tender but this is also common before my period. The difference when I reflect now is the timing. My breasts become tender almost 5 days wasn’t that obvious but I also wasn’t counting or monitoring as I could typically do so. Now the tenderness is mild, slightly larger. The most obvious difference was constipation. Even buying a flax seed health product which I would never think of doing. Another sign was "everything" baby came back to me. oooohing and aaaahhing at pics of my 2 boys as babies... that’s when I knew... that happened to me with my 2nd!! And the funny thing today - baby is due on my birthday!