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BFP over 40

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BFP at 41!

DH and I have been trying to conceive for 8mths-just see what happens BBD without fertility monitoring-but we finally decided to get serious and BBD every other day starting 4 days before (and 2 after) expected ovulation. We have a 2 yr old (after 6 months TTC) but I started to worry things would be really tough due to my age. Anyway, last week I woke in the middle of the night -7days after I'm sure I ovulated-with a churning hot stomach, cramps, and felt nauseous. Suspected implantation because it was so random - but then though it was just too much spicy food for dinner or probably a period symptom. Had terrible diarrhea next morning (tmi sorry), felt fine for next day. 3rd day drinking water made me want to vomit, everything smelled horrible, I was hungry but the thought of eating made me feel sick. Hmm. Period due in a few days, so didn't want to get ahead of things. Felt crampy, crazy vivid dreams, tired, dizzy but similar symptoms to my period (which is so nerve wracking). Gave up and expecting Flo but the day came and went-I'd been 2 days late the month before so still didn't get hopes up too much. No more nausea, eating fine, just tired, cm present but nothing weird. But, I woke up to comfort my son one night and felt really nauseous again and I knew for sure right then! Took pregnancy test two days later and second BFP line was almost immediate! Never any fertility issues or lost pregnancies (that I know of) but I am worried this time around due to my age. It's only 14 days now but I pray my bean sticks!! Used pre-seed/Pregnitude for first, nothing this time around.

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41 years old and bfp!!

I've loved this website! Over the last 6 months I have spent the second half of my cycle symptom checking and comparing. About me...I'm a married and mother of 5 already... Was hoping for one last baby but knowing my age 41 and high bmi were working against me. I began 6 months ago tracking cm. Here's my symptoms..
1-6 dpo normal... Felt like I was symptomless
7dpo lower back ache/cramping...it was annoying and way too early for period cramps..took ibuprofen, increased creamy cvm
8dpo morning back ache/cramping took ibuprofen, sore boobs, ewcm....this was very weird and hasn't happened outside of ovulation
9dpo VERY sore boobs, stomach feeling off, emotional, tired all day
10dpo VERY sore boobs, no appetite and feeling full quickly after I do eat, just feeling blah, very tired...couldn't resist took equate 5 day early blue dye test very very faint blue line bfp
11dpo sore boobs, tired, full feeling in lower pelvic area, took another equate test with fmu..another faint blue line bfp, went to the store and bought frer 6 day early test....took it about 7 hours after the fmu test...a faint but clear pink line!!!! I'm thinking it's early still and that's why the results are faint...but 2 different brands, 3 tests taken so far and all with faint lines I'm embracing the bfps! I'll continue to test again in a couple days.

Natural Conception at 40 and again at 42 after years of fertility issues

Hi ladies, this page has given me so much hope and helped keep me sane over the last 5 years. Over a period of 4 years I had various fertility treatments, including 2 IVF. Nothing worked. While we were busy planning our third and last IVF I found out I was pregnant, NATURALLY. I thought the universe was taking the piss out of me, I was actually quite shocked and even a bit upset. I didn’t believe it would stick and I’d only be losing precious time. I was 40 then. Well, I sailed through the easiest, happiest pregnancy and had a magical birthing experience. My miracle boy is now 16 months old. I was always listening, even begging for symptoms. I had none whatsoever. I’d say a bit of morning sickness and sore nipples kicked in around 8 weeks but before that, nada. I found the waiting game very difficult indeed.

What did I do different? Really not much. About 3 months earlier I started taking Omega 3/6 every morning and I also reduced my sugar intake, nothing drastic, just less chocolate, cakes, etc.

I breastfed my son until he was one year old. I got AF back in January this year and we started trying immediately for number 2. I will be 43 in June. I still can’t believe that on my 4 forth cycle, I’m pregnant again (just 5 weeks). After years of treatments, disappointment, heart ache and never giving up hope, we conceived naturally, TWICE. I have learnt that there are things in life that we simply cannot control. Never give up hope, never ever give up trying.

I pray with my heart and soul that this little bean sticks. My best wishes, baby dust and good luck to all you ladies.

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pregnant at 40 1/2!!

I really can't believe it happened so quickly. We've been TTC for 3 months. Things I did this month:
-charted my basal body temperatures
-drank ridiculously healthy green smoothies regularly (banana, carrot, spinach/kale, protein powder (hemp, so lots of fiber + protein), greens powder, acai powder, chia seeds, spirulina, water)
-tried to eat better, feed the good gut bacteria healthy food, see above
-specifically, cut down on chocolate bars my husband pressures me into at night (ha)
-I didn't cut down on caffeine because I'm powerless against the almighty bean

Charting my temps again was key (I have two other kids, 3 and 11mo, and charted for both of them). Showed me that I was ovulating, and when. I knew from before that I'm a late O'er (usually CD17-19). We BD'd on CD16. Then a couple days later in the evening I felt an O pain/ache in my right side. The next morning my temp jumped 0.3C (0.5F). That was confirmation that I'd O'd. So I ordered my husband to bed me and used him mercilessly and then told him to go make me a sandwich (kidding, it was 6am, I demanded coffee).

Then, the dreaded TWW. But actually, these past few months during the second half of my cycle, I wait, in fear, of my pms mood swings. It's been absolutely terrible these past few months, so bad that I knew I had to act. So the healthy eating part was a first attempt at that. Did you know that in imbalance of gut bacteria species (the unbalance brought on by bad eating) can cause anxiety and depression? Truth. So that motivated me. There's never any disadvantage to eating healthier!

And what do you know, each day I waited for the rage to build inside me and instead my insides were bursting with joyous fairies and songbirds! Maybe an exaggeration... I was in a great mood almost the whole TWW. THere were a couple of low days, but a ridiculously huge improvement over last month. High energy, etc.

Barely any pregnancy symptoms! Except if you count 'good mood, high energy'. Good appetite, but a few days I went most of the day without eating (life of a busy mother) so it's not like I was feeling especially hungry. No boob soreness whatsoever. Near the end of the TWW I could tell I was a bit more hot than usual, and when I bent over my head would hurt (like there was extra blood pressure). I had a vague, steady minor ache in the uterus area (like where your jeans zipper is) the last few days. My temps stayed high, which I was really happy about regardless.

My temp was still high at CD31 (day of or day before period was due). This, wouldn't you know it, was the day of my husband's 40th birthday party. It was the first day in 6 months we had planned to get a babysitter and get a break from our delightful high-maintenance kids. We were living for this day. Sit at a pub, drink, friends, ahhh......
So I take the test, it's negative. Oh well, okay, woohoo! Let's go drinking like the old days!!! Hubby asked if I was pregnant, I told him no, he was fine and happy I could party with him!

Then a few hours later I couldn't help myself, and I fished the test out of the trash. I couldn't believe my eyes... there was a second line.

But could it be the dreaded evap line of lore? So I took another test and waited a little longer this time... yep, there's the faint line again. Wow. By this time the babysitter's here, the kids are wild... We finally escape, we're driving to the train station, he's talking about how he's almost glad I'm not pregnant and so excited to have fun together, because remember, readers, we literally NEVER get kid-free leisure time like EVER ... this is kid-in-Disneyland level excitement for us, sad as it is. I decide I have to bring it up. "So I have something to tell you..." "WHAT??! Why did you lie to me earlier???! No no no!!!" So then I had to explain the whole test-out-of-the-trash timeline, we both yell bad words in surprise of the news and bad timing, and he still didn't believe me so he insisted we stop at a chemist and buy another test, this time one of those digital ones that actually say "pregnant" so there was no mistaking it. I have to slip into a pub bathroom (classy!) and pee on the stick. Pregnant, 1-2 weeks. I show him: "Do you believe me now??" And we sit on the train in half a daze, processing that we're actually crazy enough to have a 3rd kid, feeling sorry for myself that I now have to stay sober on my ONE day out, we have to buy a bigger car, we need a bigger house, do we tell people?

I had to tell a lot of people why I wasn't drinking that afternoon, so here's hoping this is a sticky bean!!

Baby dust to all of you, and remember, take control of what you can control. Chart your temps (take your bbt correctly! google that shit) and feed your body real food. Good luck!!!

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Is this a positive?

Top is a very positive opk test.
Bottom is a faint hpt test.
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I had wicked cramping for 2 days and knew something was different.
I am only 7 dpo, but that cramping was so different.
Not going to get my hopes up, but would love your input.

44 And Pregnant!!!

I'm still in shock. Last week I got my BFP after ttc for 3 months. This will be my 3rd child. My other 2 sons are 26 and 22. I will be 45 in July and baby is due on 12th October.

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44 and pregnant

Found out a couple of days ago that I'm pregnant. Couldn't believe since I'm 44 and will be 45 when the baby is due. I was in such disbelief I took 3 pregnancy tests this week. Reading anything on the Internet is frightening regarding pregnancy over 40. Anybody else out there in 40s expecting this year?

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God is AWESOME

I'm 39 years old my 40th birthday is coming this summer. My 16th wedding anniversary is coming this spring. After numerous doctors visits and money spent asking what's wrong with me why haven't I gotten pregnant and boom!!!! January 25th I take a test and its positive. I'm in shock and awe!!! God is great I'm tickled and can't stop laughing. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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44 and pregnant naturally

I’m feeling so many emotions, ranging from smug to horrified. I still can’t believe this is happening. After a year of trying we got a referral to the RE, who said we should have IVF or let it go. I couldn’t face blowing five grand on a five per cent chance success, so we decided to continue with the traditional method, and that when I hit 45, we’d sell the buggy.

My husband is even more ancient than I am, and I think we were both a little relieved not to be starting all over again. We started fantasising about nicer holidays or even sending our son to a private school. Then one night I sipped some wine and felt a little queasy. The next day the unimaginable was confirmed by a faint blue cross.

The consultant has been very encouraging. He tells me that I’m a perfectly reasonable age to have a baby, and that chronological and biological age are not the same thing. I apparently could be biologically younger than a really really unhealthy 25 year old.

I’m now half way through the pregnancy and all the tests have been normal. I have no symptoms and forget I’m pregnant until I get into the shower and see this ginormous tummy.

The pregnancy hormones must be good for the middle aged complexion, though, because the wrinkles have just melted off my face. Unfortunately, I’m told the effect is temporary.

I’m writing this because I know there aren’t a lot of success stories at this end of the fertility bell curve. I’ve been really lucky, and I wish the same good fortune to everyone else. Thank you for your inspiration.

Donor eggs at 43

I've been on this journey for 2.5 years now. I remember sitting in the RE's office discussing a plan in June of 2013 and wanting to get started right away. I was 40 then. After several iui's, 2 tubal reversal surgeries, 2 HSGs, 5 ivfs, here is my 4th BFP since the journey began. I had a couple of chemicals and two miscarriages. I just turned 43 a couple of months ago.

Here is my step by step journey to my BFP.
We did ivf again this time. We transferred one 4BA 5-day blast on Monday, 12/21/15. We did a frozen transfer of one emBaby this time.

I will count fertilization day as ovulation day.

5dpo- transfer day 12/21/15
6dpo- (1dp5dt) nothing different but did have twinges and felt dizzy
7dpo-side boob twinges, AF like cramps, thirsty, vivid dream
8dpo-vivid dream, twinges above pubic bone
9dpo-vivid dream about implantation spitting on underwear. No symptoms today, getting worried
10dpo-vivid dream
11dpo-vivid dream, have been very gassy -
TMI- burping and flatulence. It's quite excessive and malodorous. Mild side boob twinges both sides. Runny/drippy nose- odd for me. Progesterone shot sites were really sore and they have been tolerable up until this night before going to bed. Very irritable. Got annoyed with DH easily today. A lot of holiday traveling today. Worried it didn't work again and listened to meditations and visualized it working and our baby growing inside me.
12dpo (7dp5dt)- beta day. Dizzy today. Woke up at 4:30 am. My RE likes to do betas early. I tested with a FRER, it came up positive within a minute. It was a nice, strong line. Gas is getting a little better, AF cramps still present. I feel that my boobs are a little more full than they have been. Feeling blessed and hopeful this is going to be our take home baby. We've been praying every day for a child for the last couple of years. Beta is today waiting for my results. All day not too many symptoms. Just feeling blessed to have this opportunity.

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