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Donar FET @43 years old

Dear Friends, I just created my account today after reading all lovely posts by all of you. I am 43 years old, never pregnant before. Tried two IVFs with incomplete cycles in year 2007/08 due to poor quality of eggs, that's when I knew I have high FSH and was told to try donor egg IVF which we did in 2010 which ended up as failure also messed up my periods, upon which my doctor(in 2011) put me on vivele dot patch & progesterone to regulate my periods. It took us courage finally after 6 years to try another IVF with donor egg this year. I got 3 donor FET transferred on October 31st.
My symptoms- not really much, just a bit sensitive boobs, a mild pain above pelvic area( I think this might be due to meds too). I feel very anxious and nervous to know results (its only 8th day today). My doctor advised me to blood test on 18th of November and irrespective of value of Beta to continue the meds and progesterone injections till 25th of November &have ultrasound done . As you know the progesterone injections are painful after administering it ( my husband is cute/funny makes jokes during administering the injection and I rub it a bit after so it does not swell). we also pray during the injection just to make it easy. As you all know the waiting time is very hard. Each day passing is hard and this wait makes me more worry or eager just to know. But I guess have to wait. Some women are so lucky who doesn't have to do anything and become pregnant so easily . I know I need to be positive and not to compare others as each of us are different beings. But sometimes some thoughts are beyond my control. Anyways I will share my results irrespective of what they are. Good luck to all of you lovely ladies and hope we all have healthy babies :)
love you all :)

46 BFP Naturally

Hello Everyone, I am so glad that I found this blog. Now I don't feel all alone. I am 46 and currently 6wks 4 days pregnant, naturally. My fiance(53) and I had tried over a year ok, but gave up. I thought I was experiencing perimenopause as I had been have weird things going on with my cycle. I would get early cycles, back to back cycles (once I got it every other week for six weeks- I had three cycles in six weeks), and late cycles. Not to mention PMS symptoms that were like early pregnancy symptoms every month. The latest my cycle had been was 11 days. This time, it was 14 days late before I decided to test. Got a BFP!!! I was shocked, elated, and scared at the same time. My oldest son would have been 31 (he passed at 24yrs) and my youngest son is 29 years old. I don't have any children with my fiance and this pregnancy has brought us closer to each other and to God. I keep hearing all of the negativity about giving birth after 40. I believe that this MIRACLE BABY is God's will and is going to be just fine. I am glad to hear all of the success stories. I pray for those that are still trying. God Bless.

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BFP Au Natural 45!!!!!!!!!

Hi ladies......I have one healthy daughter I had at 34 she is now 11yrs old. I was not trying and not even really expecting a baby at this age, however here I am. Ive already had well meaning people suggest to me not to keep this baby.
I had two misscarriages at age 39 and 40 back to back but ironically I feel more sure of this baby than at that younger age. I am a very young 45, have friends of all ages and I am excited. I am fully aware of my level of risk, but I really know that if God wants this baby here they will be.
I have not been keeping track of my symptoms as I did not expect this, I do know what a blessing this is and I am greatful for this opportunity to be a mommy again. A bit shocked but pleasantly surprised:)
Syptoms I have noticed since 9/17 the day first test taken:
Nausea
Tired
Moody
VERY hot wow
Some lower abdominal discomfort (mild)
Breast pain ouch lol
Running to pee alot
Mild headaches
Dizziness/balance off
Irtitability
No appetite
Extreme thirst

Tested blaringly (wow) positive at 11 dpo as of today 9/20 four to five weeks only
Confirmed same day with
Digital.

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Older Couple and PCOS

My husband is 51 and I am 37. I was diagnosed PCOS at 13, and have struggled with the side effects my whole life. I suffered with obesity despite dieting most of my 20s. I went off birth control when I was 28 and had a surprise pregnancy the next month. I didnt think I would be able to get pregnant without help, hence the surprise. I saw the heartbeat at 8 weeks, and all looked good. Went back at 12 weeks and the babys heartbeat was very slow. They said I would lose baby, and I did. My body didnt recognize it, and had a missed miscarriage. After 45 days of waiting to pass the baby and nothing, I finally demanded some help. They gave me pills that did start the process, but it didnt complete it. 48 hours after I started bleeding, I started to hemorrhage and went to ER for an emergency D & C. Fast forward 6 months, and I felt ready to try again.

I did 2 rounds of Clomid and NOTHING. I was so bummed, as my sister tried for a year with nothing, then did one round of Clomid and bam was pregnant. So, I decided to clean up my diet and work on the weight issue. I went vegan and lost 30 lbs that first month, and then bam found out I got pregnant while I was dieting that month. Happy news!!!! I had found a new dr before I got pregnant, one who knew about PCOS and how challenging it could be. Everyone else wanted to wait until i had 3 mc before doing bloodwork or tests. Not her, she brought me in the moment I got a positive test and checked everything. She discovered my progesterone was low, so she started me on suppositories. They kept checking my blood twice a week (oh joy haha). About 8 weeks or so, my progesterone took a dive. They called me (sitting at my desk at work) to tell me that I was likely losing the baby,. I freaked, and demaned I come in right away for an ultrasound. They agreed, and low and behold my baby was sitting in there just fine. So they took me off suppositories ad switched me to shots every day, for the next 6 weeks. I was still on metformin 1500 a day and kept me there until 12 weeks. I took the shots till 16 weeks. That was rough, but I got through it. Rest of pregnancy was uneventful till 39 weeks, they said my urine protein was beginning to go up a bit, and thhey didnt want to chance pre-eclampsia with my pcos and being overweight. So they scheduled me to be induced. After 16 hours of uneventful labor, no pain, and I was only dialated to 4 and then st there for HOURS, they said he needed to be csection. I threw a fit, as I wanted natural all the way for his sake. They gave me 2 more hours, then said he must come out before he starts to have issues jjust sitting there, so we csectioned.

After birth, I breastfed and lost a LOT of weight that first year. My baby boy ended up being MSPI, which is milk-soy-protein intolerant, so anything that I ate that had those foods made him very sick to his stomach, and he was losing weight. Once I noticed that ne eating certain foods made him worse, we figured it out. So, there wasnt much I could eat that first year, so I lost alot of weight. Through that, I discovered a whole new world. I researched the heck out of food and diet, and learned a lot. I lost the rest of the weight, started going to the gym, and discovered I LOVED working out, and fed off the challenge of it. I became a personal trainer and started bodybuilding. I know, weird story coming from a girl who had been really fat her whole life. I felt something I had never felt before-HEALTHY!!! AND I was so happy to be a better example for my new baby!!!!

I ended up divorcing due to his infidelty when my son was 6 months old (he couldnt handle my new lifestyle). I was single for a LOT of years, dating but never finding the right guy till my new husband. He is older than me, 51 now, and I am 37. So we decided to try for one. I got pregnant the first month we tried. But the hcg levels stopped very early, my beta only got to 15 and then 17 two days later, so I miscarried 5 days after my period was due. It was a painful period with lots of clotting basically. The next two months I had SOOO many symptoms, which I usually dont get much in the tww. I may get a little sore breast in the week before af, but thats it. I was having like every symptom imaginable the 2ww of those 2 months. I would have swore I was super pregnant, but nothing.

Almost 41 and got BFP at 11 dpo

Hello everyone so yesterday I got my BFP. When we started this journey I really didn't know what to expect.
I never have had trouble
*conceiving
*never miscarriages
Always healthy pregnancies and deliveries 4 children. Here I am 11 years later and have somewhat of a new start in life, phenomenal children but new partner. He is younger and figured this is probably going to be my last child. My new husband has never had children or been married so it was really important for me to give it a good try.
They say at 40 your chances are conceiving are in about one years time. "O Man" I thought, well here we go. The second month after really trying we succeeded. I have never obsessed about looking for symptoms and as I have gotten older my body has changed before my period which really was tricking me. It was the most textbook signs this month that gave it away.Hopefully my journey below will help someone else as I was a bit lost myself.

I did not use OPK tests, and BBT in the mornings or ever, but just checked my cm daily, I found out that I was ovulating on day 17

Intimacy the night before ovulation day.
O DAY- Ovulation morning curled up in a ball cramping for about 3 min then I was fine
1-3 DPO- Elevated temp 99.6 dull and achy cramps felt ovaries distinctly when I sat down or bent over
3-5-DPO- Elevated temp 99.5 Cramps subsided but achy by armpits, under arms and sides of both breasts.
5-6 DPO- Elevated temp 99,6 Raised veins in Areola and blue veins going up along top of my breast to my armpit, starting to use the bathroom more, constipated three mornings in a row, horrible night terrors last night 3 times scared my husband and needless to say a very tired day the next day for both of us.
7 DPO- Temp 98.5 and crazy ache on my pelvic floor. Really weird faucet like runny nose.
Very sore Vagina internally, like the start of yeast infection but more severe, (not yeast by the way, just the feeling) and
achy pubic bone area
buzzing feeling through the entire front.
8 DPO- Temp at 99.6 again today and only breasts feeling fuller anytime to de-bra myself was taken
9 DPO- temp still up and my husband could not sleep curled up to me due to my temps up really high while I slept
10 DPO- temp is still up and have been exhausted last two evenings. At work in the afternoon caught myself at the edge of my desk (thank goodness no one was there) Started getting a lightening or pin prick feeling inside of my. Happened for about 1/2 hour then never felt it again. Can't keep up with hubby's night owl habits. Drank cranberry juice all day thinking the pain from the day before was a bladder infection.
11 DPO- temp is still hanging on at 99.6 and breasts do not feel like normal PMS symptoms, feel like they want to pop out the top of my bra and notice I didn't really feel regular menstrual cramps. Oh and CM was in abundance all the sudden!!! Yellow tinted and globby

So I decided today was the day to pull out the two First response tests I had (6 day early) used first morning urine and there was a faint second line. Totally in disbelief had no liquids and did it again and sure enough two pink lines.

So 11 DPO and BFP I told my husband and we both said "Well I guessed we proved science wrong and beat the odds of conceiving at an older age" We both teared up and hugged, for me it was so much more because I now knew I would give him one thing that he wanted in his life. Don't know if anyone relates but it's hard when you have kids from previously and your new spouse has never had children but desperately wants at least one of their own.

The biggest indicators:
Elevated temps
Veins on Areola (had with all my others)
Crazy jolts in cervical area
Pains in breasts on sides rather than front

DPO 12- Full breasts, nipples are SENSITIVE (no bra today, working from home ; ) ), lots of potty breaks, heartburn, hips felt a bit wobbly on walk. Walked for 1 1/2 hours today.

Pre- ovulation I did the following:

To ensure I had enough mucas I did some doses of Robitussin
Started pre-natals 6 weeks before hand
Took extra Folic acid
Drank 1/2 glass of milk each day
Drank a lot of water
Everyday had a yam for 7 days (you never know if the myth is correct for twins lol ) and at
my age the odds are up (will update if there are 2) : )

Good luck everyone at 40 all I have to say is:
"WE ARE NOT TOO OLD!!"

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Whoop Whoop Whoop!!

Hello

I am 41.5 and finally have a bfp on 11dpo!!! I literally stared at it in disbelief for ten minutes!! This comes after 2 years trying after a horrible mmc.

Things I did in the build up...

Took prenatal supplement
Magnesium
Maca
Ashwaganda (I'm a stress head)
Inositol (OMG this stuff should be handed out to all.women!)
Omega3

And cut out
Gluten
Dairy
Alcohol
Caffeine
Sugar

It's all about moderation so have the odd treat, but I did the 80/20 rule.

I really hope this sticks!!! Have a doctors appointment tomorrow and my boyfriend is home on Friday so I'm going to tell him then, taking another test together.

I'll be 41.5 when she arrives so it's never too late!

Bfp aged 39

History

One failed Ivf cycle but bfp naturally the month after (2012). Happy healthy 3 yr old girl conceived whilst on holiday with friends.

Prior to this history of miscarriages and after daughter no pregnancies for 3 years. Was about to give up hope and did Ivf with full expectation it would fail like it had before. I do want to impart advice on things I think made this cycle of ivf successful.

1. I made a series of lifestyle changes. I walked 3.5 miles a day 5 times a week ( I noticed improved blood circulation and stronger nails). This was one year in advance.

2. 2 weeks before I did 'cupping' therapy to get rid of all the bad blood.

3. One month before I gave up chocolate to reduce sugar highs...3 days before egg collection I kept 2 days of fasting Ie no food or drink from sunrise to sunset. This boosts your immune system.

4. During meds I went on short holiday to UAE to get some sun and see my friends

5. During meds my friend bought a large watermelon and huge box of cherries which I ate copious amounts of.

6. In middle of night I prayed really hard- I believe in power of prayer.

7. Day before ET I had acupuncture and also 3 sessions every other day thereafter.

8. I watched comedy videos just before et ( in hospital ) and immediately after. It's important to laugh .

9. Did not sleep well throughout Ivf due to work and 3 yr old. Made sure hubby and I did not bicker....luckily et on Saturday but back to work on Monday as normal. I seriously thought it was not going to work so had low expectations.

10. Day 8 after et, very faint line on test . Day 9 took digit and it was bfn. Day 12 bfp on digital!!!

11. From Ivf I produced 11 follicles, 5 eggs retrieved, only 2 embryos survived , one grade 2+ and other grade 2-. 3 day transfer with two embryos planted.
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Almost 6 weeks no bleeding and nausea feeling. Wish me luck and lots of baby dust to you all... It will happen, just do some of the above and whatever works for you!!!

BFP - at FIFTY !

Yes..you read that right! Had our first daughter at (almost) 42 - The "old-fashioned way" - no IVF or ART at all !
Yes, I am aware of "what could happen" but, I'm in fairly good health (well-controlled diabetes) I don't smoke or drink. Our daughter turned out just fine - she's nine now .

Symptoms started at 3DPO (unusual for me!)

I ovulated later than usual -usually 'right on time' -cycle day 14 - this time, it was about cd twenty
started feeling 'flushed' about 3 DPO . Had to 'go' more often. EXCESSIVE saliva !

Other than those - pretty much nothing. Also unusual for me as, normally the DAY after O, my nipples get SORE, and stay that way until af shows up. This time, they didn't !

Look...if a *MIRACLE* can happen for ME , it can happen for YOU, too ! *BLESSINGS*

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Pregnant At 44!

Hi Ladies! Congratulations on all of your pregnancies! Wow! I'm pregnant! I already have a 24 and 20 year old,and thought I was done. My partner and I have been discussing,and planning,but not really trying yet. I was concerned about the age thing,since I hear so much about that,and few years ago,I had a miscarriage in the first trimester.I had no pregnancy symptoms and found out about the pregnancy shortly before the miscarriage happened.

Well, I'm totally surprised! I have been super tired and had sore breasts for about 2 weeks...over the weekend I noticed spotting...looked like implantation bleeding,and low backache. I was intrigued,but in disbelief. So, I waited a few days,until today to take a home pregnancy test which took no time at all to come up positive! So here I am 44, and if the little one can hang in there, will be 45 when I give birth. Everything that I see on the net about this is negative and puts worrisome thoughts into my head. Thank You all for sharing your stories. I'm happy to hear that there are more of us,and that this really is normal!

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41 Ready to Give UP! Miracles do Happen!

After TTC for close to 3 years, meeting with the fertility Dr. at 1.5 years- having 2 failed IUI's, multiple rounds of Femera, Clomid and Maca. We felt like every door was slamming on us and where it appeared that only IVF could be our chance, but with no more savings (IVF costs approx $15K in Canada) this dream of having a child of our own was slowly fading and we decided to stop all fertility treatments in Sept of 2015. To be honest I was just done, and wanted to get off the emotional roller-coaster ride called infertility. .

All that said, I hadn't given up hope (its hard to when your period still comes every month)- but I knew my only chance of success meant I needed to focus on my physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness in order to go through every months let down. I am extremely overweight, but in good fertile health where apparently I didn't have any recognizable reason for my infertility and my husband is in extremely good health and shape as are his sperm. We are both lead by a higher power and our Heavenly Father has been our constant strength and guide through this process even when I was mad, hurt and confused by His will not to give us this opportunity to be parents. I have come to the conclusion through this process that, timing and God's will is a very important piece in the infertility puzzle, even though we think we can control the outcomes- we truly need to be willing to be patient. Additionally, it is so important for us as women to get to know our bodies, recognizing ovulation signs and what our body needs to build healthy eggs and for men healthy sperm.

So here is what happened....finally....

I received a call from a friend who had also been struggling to conceive her second child on December 13th, 2015. She had visited a natropath who told her that in order to build healthy eggs both the mother and father must ensure that they are not experiencing sugar highs and lows, they refrain from dairy products, because they interfere with their hormones, moderate their gluten/wheat intake, start taking digestive enzymes and eat lots of raspberries! So December 14th both my husband and I went off all processed sugar, we still had fruit and didn't worry to much about a little sugar in cooking when we ate out, but we refrained from desserts and anything that would spike our sugar. I eliminated dairy from my diet- and I love cheese so this was almost harder than the sugar, for 10 days went off all wheat and then started taking digestive enzymes and enjoying fresh Costco raspberries. If you are interested in a book that helped me with this process it is Dr. Mark Hyman's book The Blood Sugar Solution 10- day Detox Diet.

The results: Besides feeling so much better and having the weight falling off, literally my next period was Jan 2, 2016 and I conceived January 21-23, we found out Feb 14th (Best Valentine's day ever) and we are now 16 weeks pregnant with our little miracle baby growing within me.

What made me finally test....Note I have long period cycles generally 41 days. You'll see aside from very sore breasts- every thing made me think I was getting my period, the symptoms as very similar.

CD40- Major Diarrhea- had to leave the restaurant early- I thought I was getting my period.
CD 41- Sharp pains in my right breast more than left. Still had unhappy bowels- must be getting my period.
CD-42- Now I am constipated- what is going on I should have got my period.
CD-43- Breasts hurt after they are touched like a residual hurt. Still no period- how could these symptoms be the same.
CD-43- I finally tested and after testing so many times and never seeing a positive, I told my husband I was going to test the next morning and he begged me not too, he just didn't want to see me cry again. I tested at 5 am with my FMU and it was POSITIVE++++ in fact the pregnancy line was darker than the test line. I sat in the bathroom starring at the stick and seriously couldn't hold back the tears. So of course when I went in to the bedroom to share the news with my sleeping husband and I was crying his first response was to give me a hug and tell me everything was going to be OK, and I was trying to get out "No- I am- no I am....pregnant". He was over the moon, we both were. Because I was still on the blood registrar for being able to order HCG tests, I went in the next day for my HCG blood work and sure enough it came back at 5111! That's when we got really excited! I tested again 2 days later and it was 12,798- then 19,879- so we were advancing normally. We visited our fertility Dr. the following week and he gave me an internal ultrasound and were able to see a little seed- with a heart beating.

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