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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.

46 BFP

I am 46 with two boys, first at 41 and second at 44. Before the second, I had 4 early miscarriages. I tried really hard for the second, but after that just did not have sufficient motivation to seriously give a third a try and also was feeling decidedly peri-menopausal. So BD possibly around D14, then Mittelschmerz D16. I remember thinking timing wasn't bad. Then about D23 very faint brown spotting for 2 days. Then D28 dark brown spotting followed by small gush red blood following day but then nothing. D31 did test - BFP 1-2 weeks, repeated D33 - 2-3 weeks. I really hope this sticks but will be 47 when it arrives!

45 BFP/Naturally

Hello All. My pregnancy came as a complete surprise as an HSG at age 38 revealed that my right fallopian tube was entirely blocked, and at age 41, my FSH tests were consistently in the 20s. Additionally, I was told by several fertility specialists that my thyroid was normal and to give up.not I took thyroid medication regardless and secretly always felt that I could still get pregnant, as I knew I was still ovulating every month. Fast forward, I was having and had been having unprotected sex and boom, at age 45 pregnant for the first time!!!! My pregnancy lasted 9 weeks. I had a full heartbeat and spine development. I am writing now for two reasons, first, to encourage and share, and second, to advise in seeking a high risk pregnancy physician if God bestows this blessing unto you. I did not seek the proper care and my doctor was young and did not give me progesterone shots, special pre-natal vitamins, or any other recommendations. She was very nonchalant. I am a busy career woman and did not make it a priority early in the pregnancy to find another physician. One will never know why I lost it, but I will do it differently this time! Yes, there may be another time! I feel pregant again. It has only been 3 months since my miscarriage. I am now 46! I am in my two week wait and I did feel cramps and burrowing and am now having constant headaches. May I be so blessed and many blessings to all who are reading this as well!

Pregnancy Symptoms:
1dpo - Nausea
5dpo - Yeast infection
7dpo - Very very strong sensation in uterus, like something was burrowing in me. This was not like any cramp I had had before. This is when I put two and two together and checked my calendar. Sure enough we were intimate on my calculated ovulation day and might I add, the ONLY time that month!
9dpo - Constant runny nose & did not have a cold.
10dpo - Knew I was pregnant inside. Carpets had been cleaned and the scent was intolerable to only MY nose. 14dpo - BFP (again lost the baby at 9 weeks) BUT (3 months later feel BFP again)

I do not smoke, rarely drink, and always believe anything can happen!!!!

BPF at 40 1st IVF

Hello All,
I just wanted to share my good news with you, because I have been glued to your stories to keep myself sane through my 2ww. Big Thanks! I got married 2 years ago and began trying, was refered to fertility ctr after 6 months and then had a few months on clomid, and then 3 IUI using clomid which were negative. -at the start I felt mad at my husband and myself for not trying during our 5 year engagement, he felt like I was going a bit crazy and I was sometimes mad at him for not understanding all my weeping when my period showed up-
On to IVF. We said it would be one time only, because of the cost 10,000CAD and the toll on our relationship. We had 13 mature eggs retrieved 10 fertilized and 3 make it to day 5 blast - 2 "good" 1 "ok". Since they didn't feel that the 3rd would make it through freezing they transferred all 3. I was upset because I wanted 2 kids and some frosties.
The 2ww wait was so frustrating, I had some cramps early on and sore breasts (but I had this with progesterone for IUI too) and a minor breakout, but I've been eating sugar and chocolate - stress eating the whole time.
Today I had my beta test 14 days after transfer and it is 1281 a BFP!
Hang in there ladies.
Hugs and Hi Fives!

40 and pregnant naturally-what I did and symptoms!! Baby #2

Hey! When we decided to go for baby #2 I started to investigate and read all this information on how difficult it was to conceive after 40. About 5% chance. I decided that I would beat the odds. Took us 4 cycles. I stopped birth control and 4 cycles later got the BFP. At the moment I am almost 4 weeks. Got my BFP at 9DPO (wondfo-very faint). Next day it got darker and at 12DPO did a digital and got my favorite word "Pregnant". So what did I do....my cocktail was: Prenatal with DHA, Omega 3, Selenium + COQ10 (only during 4th cycle). My diet is always pretty healthy, but if I got a donut, I will eat it (life is short). I added more green to my smoothies. Example: Banana, blueberries, kale, spinach and grounded flax seeds (normally a smoothie a day). I tried to do exercise, I like to run but decided that it might not help it I ran when TTCing so I did step machine and hills. Got to get the blood Flowing. Very important. Lots of water also and Decaffeinated green tea. And my husband also took Omega 3, Selenium + COQ10 (only during 4th cycle, not even the whole cycle, he would forget) and folic acid. And he also had to get active. We are both at a good weight so that was to an issue. The symptoms I had where dull cramps right after ovulation (used OPK-Amazon ones to track ovulation and they seem to work very well). I have had dull cramps ever since and still have. And around 7 DPO the BBS started to hurt, mainly in the middle, ouch. I feel a little nausea during the day, sore BBS and dull cramping. Those are the only symptoms for know. I had the same with my first baby (age 36). I hope my stories helps and mommies over 40 realize that it can be done. Know just praying everything goes well. My 1st sonogram at week 6. Baby dust for everyone!!!!!!!

Balesy

BFP after vacectomy reversal at 41

Shocked and Happy!

Wow!! Can't believe at 39 I am posting this here!! We were NOT trying to get pregant. We have three precious children and were content and trying to avoid pregnancy. God had other plans!! Had sex on CD7 around midnight. Started charting temperatures because I was a little concerned that I could get pregnant if I ovulated early. I ovulated between CD11-CD12. Not sure exactly because BBT didn't rise abruptly like it normally does. It was a slow rise. Gonna go with CD12 for now.

O day:97.3 Bad O pains hit around 3:30. Sore nipples immediately. Last day of EWCM
1DPO:97.5 Tiny bit CM pasty CM. Cervix closed/tilted. Sharp pain low pubic bone right side. Constipation.
2DPO:97.5 CM white/sticky/creamy but stretches and holds shape. Temp 99.2 afternoon.
3DPO:97.77 pasty CM, normal. Cervix closed. Ovaries feel strained/pulling. No breast or nipple tenderness. Got stung by two honey bees. Awesome.
4DPO:98.1 CM same.
5DPO:97.9 Lots white thick pasty creamy cm with some bits in it. Intermittent breast burning and feel kinda sore on sides like had done pushups. Periody feeling down low.
6DPO:98.1 Very white thick creamy CM my me of crumbly. Headache all day, dull. Increased sex drive
7DPO:97.9 Cm milky/creamy evening and some thick stretchy. Small twinge felt bladder located. Boobs aching on sides under armpits. Vaginal aches.
8DPO:98.03 Cm opaque/yellow ewcm. Boobs aching sides/armpits. Cramping to left of pubic bone area and above at night. Light vag aches.
9DPO:98.12 Few light twinges same place as yesterday. Light vag aches. Some very white/yellow thick snotty cm. Leaking colostrum??!?!? What? TEST BFN
10DPO:97.87 Vivid pregnancy dream involving telling my sister I was pregnant. Cm drying up. Late night:sharp shooting pain up crotch and rectum.
11DPO: 98.25 POAS and while waiting had sharp shooting pain up vag and rectum. Oh, and a BFP!!! Shocked!!! Take two more test, all positive. Husband in denial! Coming around now though!!

Didn't know sperm could live that long to be honest. Thought we were in a safe zone but obviously we weren't!! Husband had a vasectomy after our second was born and then reversed it five years later and we had our third who is almost 4. We were told his reversal was unsuccessful and we wouldn't be able to conceive. I was already pregnant when they told us that and now I am again!! God is great!!!! We would have never tried for another baby, but God has blessed us with one anyone!! A friend had told me last month that he loved all my kids and any other kids God may bless us with. I asked him why he said that and he said maybe Jesus laid it on his heart and here we are a month later! Wow!!! I also saw a baby in the clouds 2 weeks ago. stopped and took a picture! God speaks!! Awesome! Good luck to all of you ladies!! Trust God!!!

BFP on Clomid 14 dpo , 42 years old, with tubal reversal

Like most of you, I have been using this site every month, to review other women's experiences, successes, and challenges. I am in in the very early stages of my pregnancy - 4 weeks today, in fact - and because it is so early and anything can happen, I wanted to share mine in case it helps anyone who may be in similar situation.

As stated on the title, I am 42, I have been on 3 cycles of Clomid, and I had a tubal reversal 1 year ago this month, and had an HSG back in November to see if the tubes closed again. The results showed that the dye spilled out beautifully out of my right tube, but there seemed to be slight blockage on the left side. This was a challenge because monthly ultrasounds would show that most of my eggs were coming from the left ovary.

This is my second marriage, and I have 2 healthy kids, ages 16 and 13 from my previous marriage. My husband is 34 years old, and a wonderful stepdad to the kids, and we were hoping for an opportunity to expand our family. While on Clomid, I have been tracking my BBT daily, so I can tell you that CD 1 for me was on 5/13/15, and I am fairly certain of when I ovulated, which was on 5/27/15 (per temp peak on BBT).

CD 1 was on 5/13/15
DPO 1-7: No obvious symptoms. CM would vary from creamy to yellowish. Quite moody and emotional - paranoid too.
DPO 7: Sore nipples; fluttering on left and right side of uterus, again, not too obvious, but I did note it.
DPO 8: Sore lower back; took an HPT (digital Clear Blue Easy) because I am impatient, and of course, BFN.
DPO 9: A little tired, but I do BodyPump 3-4 times per week, so I attributed my tiredness to an extra hard class this day; nipples sensitive.
DPO 10: A bit tired on and off; feeling anti-social at a birthday party for our friends' daughter - very moody; heartburn after dinner (1st clue).
DPO 11: Not as moody as I had been; still tired on and off; sore nipples; slightly sore back; heartburn after dinner (2nd night in a row).
DPO 12: Sore nipples; a bit moody; no energy after BodyPump; slight cramping in uterus; heartburn after dinner (3rd night in a row).
DPO 13: Took another HPT (dollar store) before I went into the shower this morning; VERY, VERY faint line 6 minutes later. Could it be? Took another HPT after work, this time a different brand (Target Brand for CBE), and another VERY, VERY faint line; darkened area around nipples; cramping as if AF was coming; heartburn after dinner (4th night in row).
DPO 14: Slight lower back pain; fluttering feeling in uterus; heavy feeling in uterus; took HPT (dollar store) when I woke up, same faint line as the day before. Took 2 more HPTs 5 hours later at work, this time First Response, and you can see the second line without having to squint. With the same urine sample, I also used a Target digital, and it came back as "Pregnant".

It is so very early, and with my tubal reversal, there is a slightly higher chance of ectopic, due to the scar tissue that builds after the surgery. There's also my age (42), but I am pretty healthy and try to stay active every day. After a year of trying, and no matter what happens in the coming days/weeks, I am just so happy to know that at least I was able to get pregnant. When I had my 2 kids, it happened so fast and easily, so I foolishly expected to get pregnant right after my tubal reversal. After reading the stories here and all over the web, I see how lucky I was when I had my 2 kids, as there are women on this site who have been trying for 1...2... 5...10 years. The difference in this cycle was that the Clomid caused adverse reactions with my moods, so the last cycle was going to be the last time, and we just took a step back and stopped stressing about whether or not it would happen. And then I got my BFP....

43 and Pregnant Again Naturally

I've just turned 43 and am 12 weeks pregnant with my 4th child. I have 2 grown up girls (21 and 18) from a previous marriage. My OH has no children (he's the same age as me). We decided to try for our own baby when we were 41 and I fell pregnant first cycle using OPKs. I had a MMC at 8 weeks but fell pregnant literally 2 weeks after passing the sac. Our perfect son is 12 months old. We didn't want to risk another but after a while we totally changed our minds and prayed if it's meant to be then let it be. I've just had my 12 week NT scan and all looks good so far. The nuchal measurement is normal so just awaiting the blood results for an overall risk. However, we have complete faith that everything is going to be fine. I don't believe age alone is a general factor when it comes to your chances of conceiving.... I have fallen pregnant three times since the age of 41. I hope my story gives hope to older ladies.... and the power of prayer is an amazing thing :)

At 43 years old , against all odds I GOT MY BFP PREGNANT !!

Hello ladies , I , just like you was trying to read as much as I could about how to get pregnant over 40 . I'm 43 , I was ready for a 4th baby and I was told by 3 Obgyn and 2 fertility doctors that I was too old , eggs too old , 1 to 3% chance of getting pregnant at my age , risks too high etc etc etc .. I heard or read Nothing positive I must say ! I'm stubborn by nature and I'm a believer that if they did it on their own in the old ages that I could do it too !! I took matters in my own hands and I started changing a few things about my eating habits and exercise !!!
1) I don't smoke or drink and I was a vegetarian for about 8 months prior to start thinking of another baby and so , I decided to change my diet and start eating meat again ( chicken mostly , more cheese and whole wheat bread )
2) started exercising : I ran 4 times a week for 2 miles every time and I started walking for 30 min after ovulation a few days a week !
3) made a list of all the foods that promote blood flow and helps pregnancy and so I made a smoothie every morning combining all these ingredients !! My smoothie didn't look pretty but it sure tasted great
4)went to see my acupuncture a few times but didn't like it .
5) I tried to enjoy baby dancing and relaxed , I laid in bed for 30 min after BD and lifted my pelvis with a pillow . I never got up right after .i used the soft cup twice ( during 2-days ovulation and kept it in for 4-5 hrs each time . ) we were active everyday for 7 days during O .
6) hubby eats healthy and exercises everyday running mostly . We got him tested and his sperm count was high which was encouraging !
7 ) I took my prenatal vitamins every day
8) I took PRIMEROSE OIL . I drank a lot of water and pomegranate juice and i had the actual grapefruit fruit every night .so yummy !
9) took some supplements that helps improve egg quality

And got my BFP 14 DPO !!!

I'm sure for ladies out there that feel that there is no hope .. Believe me , if I can do it , so can you . Just take control of your life for the next few months , make the necessary changes , maybe it's exercising more or maybe it's to eat better or not drink or not smoke and I promise it will pay off .

I'm sending baby dust to everyone ,hope this will inspire one person and make a change in their lives !

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