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BFP over 40

Got your BFP at age 40 or older? We definitely want to hear your story! Send us your symptoms through this contact form.

Knocked Up at 41

I turn 41 in a few weeks. DH is coming up to 45. This will be my first. Been TTC for 11 months but spent the first few months trying around the wrong times and generally being ignorant. I was operating on decades old info and old wives tales. Re-educated myself and started charting and using OPK’s and cervix position, CM monitoring.
1-7 DPO nothing but boobs feel heavier than usual this luteal phase.
8DPO – a small amount of brown/pink cm accompanied by the usual self-doubt, so I disregard it.
9 and 10DPO – High, nervous energy like adrenalin resulting in numerous trips to the bathroom for numero 2’s. Also a few twinges in vaginal area.
11 DPO – Nothing, nothing, NOTHING.
12 DPO – Hello vaginal cramps, nice to hear from you again.
13DPO – Awake early and turning on my side activate an intense 1 sec cramp in lower belly. Fed up with the ambiguities I take a cheapie test (Innovacon). Nothing but wait…is that a line? I take a shower, check the test again. Yup it IS a very faint but colored line and even sleepy DH can see it too when I shove it in his face. Cautiously, we congratulate ourselves and I swear not to obsess until the blood test proves otherwise. How mature of me.
14DPO – I am obsessing beyond belief. I wake up every 2 hrs and think about the test. I dream about a test that is neg but upon throwing in the bin I see that it is positive. I get up and take a Clearblue Early-HPT. It takes a full 5 mins to see anything but the second line comes up and is faint but clear. I high five my DH and we act like this is a piece of cake as though to ward off the underlying worry about chemical pregnancies.
I have no twinges or cramps or sore boobs today (14DPO as I write) but I definitely feel pregnant, constant tiredness behind the eyes and my boobies are definitely heavier or something.
Like many people on this site – I started to believe the two pink lines would never show; that I missed out by meeting the right man too late in life; that I had too much wine and ciggies in my past etc and so forth. I didn’t think I’d be the type to get an early result and didn’t think I’d be the type to see implantation spotting. But check me out – we did it, just hope the beloved bean sticks. Best to you all. 

Pregnant At 44 Naturally

Hi there I am here to give hope to women who are 40+ years old and wanting to be pregnant. I had my first pregnancy at 40 and now have a wonderful 4 year old son. This time I was not trying to get pregnant (mostly because I figured I never would get pregnant) but was also open to it if it happened.

I did use Pre-Seed because I had it and wanted lubrication. My husband and I had unprotected sex twice this cycle (CD 11 and 12) and WHAM BFP at 8dpo (very very faint...had to squint to see it) and a stronger FRER BFP 10DPO

Not too many symptoms. Have felt really good, actually....just twinges, a tiny bit of cramping and that's it! I know it is still really early and anything is possible but I will remain cautiously optimistic. I just want women out there to know you CAN get pregnant in your 40's naturally!! It is possible!



Tested today 12 DPO! Using cbd we have been trying for 3 months, I had a Mirena removed in March, periods were back to normal the same month.

We didn't do anything different this month, my breasts normally kill me after ovulation, but this month has been torture with pg symptoms including bleeding gums, cervix has been high and wet cm the last few days…

Fingers crossed this little one sticks! Good luck to everyone! Oh, I'm 40 and dh is 39. 

BFP 2 Mos. B4 Turning 40

I am so glad that there is now a section called BFP over 40.

This will be immensely helpful to those of us who are trying at 40 and over. I am trying to conceive naturally as I did before. It was two months before turning 40 and I received a BFP. I had been trying for three months and on the third, it worked! We were shocked. I had an HSG in August 2011 and the results were good. I also had my FSH, Estradiol and progesterone tested and they were very good. Still I was surprised to get pregnant naturally and overjoyed. At the 10.5 week ultrasound, DH and I learned that there was no heartbeat and an extra line along the fetus' back indicated a chromosome abnormality. I had a D&C and three weeks and 2 days later AF showed. Relief. We have been trying since January 2012 and I check this board every day for inspiration. I hope to share a BFP story soon.

I didn't have any symptoms when I did get pregnant in October 2011 except sore bbs three days after ovulation. This had never happened before. Right around when AF was due, I had a dull ache in my lower abdomen. Those were the only symptoms. Now of course I am keeping my fingers crossed for tons of symptoms, even unpleasant ones. I do know, though, that sometimes there aren't many symptoms.

So, this is a late story, but I had to add to the over 40 success stories because I was just about 40 when I conceived. Tons of baby dust to all! 

BFP After Just Four Months At 41

Like everyone else who posts here, I've found this site wonderful while TTC. It's so uplifting reading all the BFP stories and I have to admit that some of the unbelievably detailed symptoms made me laugh out loud at times (itch in left nostril, switched to right nostril. Hot left earlobe. Nipple twinge.) I'm almost sorry not to have more entertaining symptoms to report, but I'm writing this mainly to give hope to anyone like me who is starting a family later in life.

My man and I are both 41 and we decided in November 2011 to try for our first (and probably only) child. We had read the statistics and knew it could take around 18 months at our age and might not work at all. I visited my gynecologist before we started to make sure everything was in working order and she told me that, despite all those scary statistics you read about sharp drops in female fertility after 35, I should be confident and hopeful. She said every woman is different and statistics are often as good as meaningless at an individual level. Her feeling was that, with my textbook cycle and healthy-looking follicles, I had as good a chance of conceiving as many women in their thirties or even twenties, especially as I had been using the temperature method for conception for the last 15 years, so, unlike women who have been on the pill for most of their adult lives, I had had a totally natural cycle for a long time and was used to monitoring my fertile times. I didn't really believe her, I have to say. I thought she was probably just trying to be positive and encouraging and got ready for a long wait with an uncertain outcome.

To help things along, we both started taking Maca and I also took evening primrose oil up to ovulation. After the first month, we also invested in some Preseed and some instead softcups, which I used a total of three times (third time lucky). I injected Preseed beforehand and also put some in the cup and inserted it right after sex. We made sure that I had my orgasm after his and I also put a pillow under my hips. We did this all three times we tried with Preseed. I left the cups in for five or six hours. The only thing I did differently this month was that I was less strict about not drinking any alcohol at all. I had a small amount of alcohol one evening before ovulation and once again in the five days before implantation can take place. We were also a bit more haphazard about timing things right and making an early start, so we actually ended up having less sex this time and having it closer together (before that, we were doing every alternate day for five days and then every day at ovulation. This time we bd two days before ovulation, one day before and on the day itself, always in the morning before getting up). Another difference was that I had such a lot going on this month that I didn't really have the time and attention to interpret every itchy nostril and earlobe twinge during my tww like I did the other times. It reminds me of the saying "a watched pot never boils". I just didn't have the time to watch the pot closely and before I knew it, it was boiling like mad! It was only when my period failed to turn up and I looked at my chart that I realized I'd had a brief temperature drop 9 DPO and that the spotting that began 10 DPO must have been implantation bleeding.

And so, just four months down the line, here I sit with a BFP Clear Blue test in my handbag. I have to keep getting it out to look at it, or I just wouldn't believe it! I never thought it would happen so fast at our age. One of the other reasons I can hardly believe it is that I have hardly any symptoms. My normal non-pregnant post-ovulation symptoms are much more spectacular than this!

DPO 1-9 - striking lack of symptoms. Breasts DON'T hurt (though they normally hurt all the time from the day of ovulation right through to the start of my period).

9 DPO - dreamed I was telling people I was pregnant and that my baby would have the star sign libra. Felt cold. Very dry throat.

10 DPO - BBT dropped below the base line and found tiny clump of brownish blood on toilet paper. Still cold. Throat v. dry.

11 DPO - BBT up again. V. small amount of faint pinkish blood on TP. Cold, Dry throat but no flu in sight. Breasts slightly tender but nothing like normal.

12 DPO - BBT steady. Constipated, cold, dry throat. Again, tiny amount of pinkish blood on TP - assume it is period starting. Breasts slightly tender and feel sort of watery inside.

13 DPO - Strange cramp lasting about 7 seconds in the morning. Sharper and more frontal than period pain. Constipated. Cold. Very hungry. Suddenly start noticing my CM is back to creamy white again. At this point I realize something is up. My period should have started today, If it was merely late, then I would expect to be dry until it got going. It is unusual to have lots of white CM starting off again after having already seen blood the days before.

46 and Pregnant

This is my first pregnancy and I am 46 yrs old. Got a bfp 3 days after period due. I am still in shock but soooooooo happy. 6 weeks. To all those older women out there, don't give up.

BFP Success at Age 39.5

I am an older ttc woman at 39; I was quickly discouraged by all the negative statistics, stories and sadly opinions of friends about my choice to try to conceive. I actually started to believe I couldn't conceive at all.  

I kept reading this site for some positive inspiration, and now I wanted to give back some of that encouragement to future to be mothers. After ttc #1 for only 2 months, my DF and I conceived. We feel blessed beyond words.

Here is our scoop. The second month we used Preseed once and Mucinex/evening primrose a few days prior to O.

DPO 1    BD painful
DPO 2-5 not much, cm shifted from dry, creamy and watery
DPO 6    cm dry, cramps on left side (slight) odd dreams
DPO 7    cm dry, boobs slightly puffy
DPO 8    cm stretchy, yellow, vivid dream
DPO 9    cramps AF like but milder, hunger in middle of night, red dots on underwear (not sure what that's from) broke out on jawline (not usual) cm wet/yellowish,constipated
DPO 10  hunger at night, yuck mouth, stuffy nose
DPO 11  hair loss, cm wet but slight, AF like cramps, BB's feel heavier
DPO 12  cm dry, itchy throat,sneezing
DPO 13  hunger at night, dream (Dr. said I had twins....) not likely :) cm dry, yellowish, AF like cramps, cold symptoms, yuck mouth
DPO 14  sore throat,
DPO 15  sicker and sicker (yikes the runny nose)
DPO 16  sick like a Mack truck hit me, nipples shooting pains, clear wet cm, noises in tummy, queasy (but only a moment)
DPO 17  vivid dream at 3:30am (I had 2 lines show up on test) so I got up and took HPT at 4am...Christmas Morning...BFP!

Here is praying our little bean stays. Stay positive ladies!!

Natural BFP at 41

Of course, I've been a lurker for months but since I know how much I looked for "over 40" stuff, I wanted to post

Me 41 DH 41 DD 2

what I did this month:  Evening Primrose cd1-O Wild yam extact o-present Pre-seed (1st month!) softcups, prenatals, B-6. extra folic, baby aspirin (my other usual stuff: Vit D, cal/mag/zinc) Started committed exercising!

1-3dpo noticed a change in my usual post-o cp.  CP usually comes way down really quickly after o, this time it only came half way down 7 went back up for several days.  CM dried up & was fairly scant until the BFP
4 & 5 dpo just some weird dreams
6dpo More weird dreams (all of these dreams were AF, baby, maternal type dreams)  woke up w/ a stabbing pain in left pelvic area (2am) stayed up for about 2 hours better after a snack but the stabbing continued mildly throughout the day.
7...not much
8 dpo constipation..& tmi, I had bean for both lunch & dinner, no dice. Some cramping, thought it was AF cause my cycle has been fluctuating a bit. tested $ store:  BFN
9 dpo more constipation, dried nose bleed???? curious!! tested $ store: BFN
10 dpo constipation in the am then (tmi, sorry) everything broke free!! 4 trips to the border!! Weird backache, but I have been working out.  Very slightly tender underarms. Caved by 8:30pm Faint BFP w/ a FRER
11 dpo (today) Absolutely NO sleep, DD up at 5:30a  Waited until I was absolutely busting to test w/ my 1 Digi so it wouldn't shut off before DH wakes up. POSITIVE!!! Oh heck, I'm waking him up!!!!!  Good luck ladies, it does happen!!