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Pregnant naturally at 43 with very low AMH and failed fertility treatments

I wasn't sure I would get to post here given my situation, but I am absolutely grateful I can. I had my first daughter at 40 naturally with an AMH of 0.15 (FSH was also elevated, but I don't know the value). I found out right before talking to the RE about the treatment options after all the tests. My daughter is terrific, and my husband and I very much wanted another child. I stopped breastfeeding after a year so my cycle would return, since I knew that time was not on my side. After three months, and a few anovatory cycles, I started ovulating again (by OPK and temps). So we started trying again for five months with no success. I contacted the RE and went in for all the blood tests, and found that my AMH 2.5 years later was 0.03 - essentially unmeasurable. The doctor recommended clomid, but after one cycle it thinned my uterine lining too much, so I switched to femera (7.5 mg). Two follicles and a trigger shot, but no luck. Then we went to femera + IUI and then an unmediated IUI, and finally, femera + injectables. My luteal phase got shorter and shorter with successive treatments (to 7 days), and the last treatment with injectables produced no follicles at all. My RE said I was not a candidate for IVF with such a low AMH, so there was nothing else he could do. We chose donor embryos from the clinic, and decided to give it three more cycles before going that route. I had been taking ubiquinol (400 mg) for six months, and after this news, I thought I didn't have anything else to lose, so I added DHEA (75 mg/day for 6 weeks) and vitex. The very next cycle, I ovulated on time (day 15) and had a luteal phase of 12 days. The cycle after that was similar (I stopped taking the DHEA right before ovulation). The third cycle, I ovulated late (day 19) and BDed on +3 and +1 days before ovulation. I didn't test until 13 DPO, and got a strong positive then. I wanted to post this (long) story to give other 40+ women hope. Now for the details: 3 DPO, started using progesterone cream (20 mg/day) a figured it might not help, but it couldn't hurt - it was my last cycle before FET anyway. 5-6 DPO cramping like AF for several hours on and off, but a week early; also a 0.5 degree temperature dip on 5 DPO and a hot flash on 6 DPO. Odd, but I didn't have much hope. 9 DPO temp up 0.4 degrees in a triphasic pattern (this was not uncommon for me during regular cycles, too, but it typically happened at 6-7 DPO, not 9 DPO). Pressure in uterus. 10-11 DPO sore breasts and still uterine pressure; I had had so many different symptoms on the medicated cycles, i wasn't sure what was normal anymore. Sore breasts were common, though. Tiny bit of blood when checking my cervix at 11 DPO (but I wasn't sure if this were my short luteal phase retuning or anything more promising). 12 DPO temp down 0.2 degrees, same symptoms. I thought AF was just around the corner. 13 DPO temp still up, so I tested with first morning urine in case. I couldn't believe it when the strong second line appeared within a few seconds. Called the RE and went in for a blood test that morning. HSG was 150 (wow!), but progesterone was a bit low (13), so I got prescribed progesterone suppositories (200 mg twice a day) right away. Not many other symptoms besides the slightly sore breasts and uterus (and constipation from the progesterone) for another 10 days or so - then the nausea and tiredness started. All the early ultrasounds were great, the cell free DNA test came back normal (it's a girl), and I am now just about at the 20 week scan and having no problems. We're thrilled to be expecting our second daughter in September! I was a nervous wreck before all of the early tests - there isn't much positive to read about being 43 and pregnant. But, I wanted to let all the women over 40 know that it can happen, even when the REs say it won't. I am definitely enjoying this pregnancy as much as I can, and it looks like another lucky couple will be able to have the embyos we chose. Either way, we would have been blessed.

My Miracle at 42!

I have stalked this page for nearly two years, trying to match my TWW symptoms with BFP stories, hoping that mine would be the next. I was convinced that I would never get (and stay) pregnant, having had a miscarriage at 21 (7 weeks) and a chemical pregnancy at 41. My son (adopted) has been asking for a sibling, and my new husband has no children - we were ready to add to our family. I had been diagnosed (and possibly misdiagnosed - no 2 docs ever agreed!) with endometriosis, HPV, cervical and uterine polyps, menorrhagea, bicornuate uterus, and cervical cancer. I pretty much had no faith in the medical field, so I decided to research & take things into my own hands. I started drinking raspberry leaf tea (1-2 cups/day), Vitex (800mg/day), royal jelly, prenatal vitamins, and eventually added on ubiquinol. I stopped taking the Vitex after one year (6 weeks ago), as it seemed to be suppressing my ovulation. Of course, I used PreSeed. I also started temping & paying close attention to my body. My husband is home only 3 nights/week, so we BD like crazy when he's here! Which brings me to this week. My chart wasn't looking much different from most of the previous ones, so I wasn't getting my hopes up. I noticed that I O'd 4 days late, so when AF didn't make her regularly scheduled appearance, I thought nothing of it. Then 4 days later (17d LP), no AF, and still had high temps. So I pulled a Dollar Store cheapie out, since it wouldn't break the bank and 30 seconds later...BFP!!! After thanking God, I told my husband - I think he's still in shock! I was still in total disbelief, so today I tested on a Target stick with SMU that was diluted with a cup of coffee, a cup of tea & 2 glasses of juice - another BFP!!! So - here are my symptoms... 1-13 dpo - nothing. 14 dpo - stabbing pains on the sides of my bbs, then super-tender bbs (I wouldn't even take my bra off at night!) 15-16 dpo - bbs slightly tender; I usually crave cheese before AF arrives, and I noticed that I had a slight aversion to it. 17 dpo - very mild sporadic cramping - I figured that AF would probably show, but decided to test anyway...BFP! 18 dpo - continued mild cramping & a tiny little bit of spotting when I wipe - still couldn't believe it, so I tested again - another BFP! 19 dpo - cramping & spotting are both gone, so I'm thinking it was just a little hormone shift & I'm going to be making an appointment with a doc! Sorry for such a lengthy and detailed post, but I know that I've read every single one, hoping for some reassurance & if my story can offer anyone any peace of mind and hope, I'm happy to share! God is great - He allowed me to grow one Miracle in my heart, and now He's giving me a chance to grow another below it! I thought I'd never have a chance at pregnancy, but He gave me the leads to try a different path and to remind me of the power of prayer! Baby dust to all - I truly hope that everyone here gets their chance at Motherhood!

My 46 year old friend is pregnant - 20+ weeks and her own egg!

Hello ladies, esp those over 40! I have a son of 6 from a previous relationship. My partner of 20 months has a daughter of 5, so we're blessed and appreciative ... But can't help but want one of our own. I'm 43 and he's 45 and we've been ttc a bit casually since Jan, more seriously since last month and the realisation that we want this much more than "well it would be nice if it happened". I'm currently 4dpo and managing to keep cool, calm and occupied but just wanted to tell you about my pal who had a few miscarriages before her daughter, who is now 4 and a half. She was 41 when she had her first daughter and had sadly several more miscarriages after that, one at a quite late stage. She was v depressed and eventually gave up on baby number 2: she was 46 now after all. But after selling her daughter's buggy and getting on with her life she found out she was 6 weeks pregnant... And kept it quiet til she was past the scary first trimester and when all the tests were giving her the ok! She is due in June a few weeks after her 47th birthday...with a baby sister for her daughter! And this with her own egg and her husband's sperm and just by having sex, no IVF, no fertility treatment, just luck and love. We're all different and however we get our babies is ok if it's ok for you but just wanted to tell you guys as I am so happy for her and it also gave me at 43 so much hope! I hope it does you all too. Keep on keeping on and never say never and never give up!!! Pxx
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4 wks BFP then BFN & Poss MC???

I first want to thank you all for your supportive stories and postings because it has helped me out a lot during this process. I am 39 and I have had one failed IVF cycle (5dt of 2 grade A embies), I felt absolutely nothing after that cycle. Took a 6 mo break and had another cycle just this March, same process with 2 left over to freeze :) . Got a BFP on 12dpo with a First Response & Digital. I was over the moon, it was the day before my Beta that I did the test (FYI Trigger shot was already out of my system), so next morning I started to spot (very faint scant pink), went to my appt to find out my Beta was 9! Totally devastated. That afternoon, I noticed a more maroon, brownish discharge only when I wiped, not a flow at all, no cramps either. So I thought implantation bleeding maybe? I went to the ER, they told me by Beta was 9- so im still pregnant, however did not see anything in the ultrasound because its too early (Im about 4wks), however has to treat it like a miscarriage, put me on bedrest for 3 days and to repeat my beta with in 48 hrs, at that time it should double. I called my RE to confirm & have an appt tomorrow for the repeat lab. I took a HPT this morning and got a BFN. Of course I cried! I noticed that the time I started with the light spotting till today is when I would originally had my period? So, now I am wondering is this my period? I am having an early miscarriage now that my HPT is BFN? Has this happened to anyone? The only hope I have right now is one my Beta does at lease double & may be a slow riser and two I might be one of those woman who do have their periods while pregnant? Any thoughts, suggestions or personal experience would really help me sleep tonight. Thank you all! PS: Dont have any other medical issues besides Fertility,
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Over 40 hope!

Hey ladies, I am 40 and decided 4 mo ago to try again. We have a 12yo daughter. I am super healthy, non smoker, work out regularly, and all that jazz...Also taking pre-natal vit, Co enzyme Q10, Royal Gelly, vit D and E. Keeping stress to a minimum. Got HPT + on the first try, here are the symptoms (I knew right away bc i NEVER have sore bb or cramps): O? DPO1-Pressure (DPO1) DPO2- Pressure/uterus DPO3- Pressure DPO4- Pressure DPO5-cPressure + nausea +BooBs maybe sore? DPO6- Pressure + nausea +BB + Hungry DPO7- Pressure + nausea +BB DPO 8-Tightness+ nausea (-)+BB + Hungry + Tired *******Implantation? (DPO8) DPO9- Cramps+ nausea (-)+BB + Hungry + Tired+ Bloaty + Insomnia 4am *******Implantation? (DPO9) DPO 10- Cramps + nausea (-) + BB+ Acne+ Insomnia 5am (DPO10) DPO 11 - Tightness + nausea (-) + HUNGRY+ BB + Chills (DPO11) DPO 12- feeling better: cramps, nausea, BB same, Hungry + (DPO12) HPT+ !! ..a few days later I miscarried...:(. BUT, the good news is that this was only the first try. Took the following month off. And this month we tried again, here are the symptoms. There is definitely a zygote there...just hoping it implants. CD8- BD CD10- BD CD12-OPK+ CD13- OPK+ BD DPO1- AF cramps centre DPO2- same,swollen gums DPO3- Cramps are just pressure, some nausea but went away fast, nipple tender, discharge W+Y DPO4- pressure/weird feeling continues, nipple slightly sore to touch, sore throat on/off, gums better DPO5- light pressure turnign into cramps towards evening, more nausea, bb more sore, sore thorat, so so tired. napped almost 2 hrs mid-day- not like me, gums still tender but better over past 2 days, Hungrier than usual DPO6- pressure continues, nause same on off, super tired - didnt; want get out of bed; bb still sore, urge to pee more often, hungry hungry, heartburn (FIRST TIME EVER). DPO7- hunger at night, more nausea, jabbing boob pain, still tired, same pressure in uterus ... Hoping this one sticks...
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40 yrs old 3mcs and bfp

I have been trying for baby #2 for almost 3 years. I have a beautiful almost 4 year old daughter. I got prego in June 2013 but mc'd at 5 weeks. Doc said it was ok to try again and give it 6 more month. In March 2014 I was 5 days late and thought i might have had another mc but i only tested at 11dpo and the day i finally got af. So i may have missed my bfp. In July 2014 I got another bfp (faint) at 14dpo but af came 6 days later. I went back to the doc and she gave me clomid 50mg days 3-7. I tried 2 months, then took 2 months off over the holidays. I took clomid again in January with no luck. The first attempt i got a bfp, but it got lighter and went away after 2 days then i got af. So I have tried everything i could find over the last few years: prayer, pineapple core, sun flower seeds, extra vitamin B, fish oil, meditation, co Q10, baby aspirin, robetussin, clomid, temping, opks, etc. This month i was extremely stressed (we sold our house) we bd on cd 14 and only that day. I ov'd on cd15 based on temp and cm because i didn't even bother with opks this month. The only thing i did different is upped my vitamin D after reading up on vitamin d and fertility. I have been keeping track of our ttc journey for 2 years. And i went back and looked at the 3 or 4 times i was or might have been pregnant. I had 1 months where i was taking extra vitamin D, 1 month i was working on a project outside for 3 weeks, 1 month i had taken vitex and D, and 1 month i had taken clomid and D. So i upped my D to 4000 iu a day. And here I am, at 40, overweight, 3 miscarriages and 3 failed rounds of clomid later, and im preggo! from 2-4 dpo i had some dull to sharp pains 5dpo exhausted, sore bbs 6dpo low grade headache all day, tummy trouble 7-9dpo sore bbs, thirsty 9-11 dpo smells bothers me, crazy dreams, cramp on left side only, greasy hair and skin 12dpo BFP! Not even a squinter, thirsty, potty trips every hour, slightly dizzy, occasional queaziness. Bfp at night too. 13-17 Still BFP every day, twice on 13dpo, bbs still sore, back is sore, mild pokes in tummy not quite cramps, some dizziness, hungry and thirsty. I won't be convinced we are in the clear until i see my baby's heart beat, but i feel optimistic and know this one will stick. I thank God, and know He pointed me in the right direction.
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40 yrs old 3mcs and bfp

I have been trying for baby #2 for almost 3 years. I have a beautiful almost 4 year old daughter. I got prego in June 2013 but mc'd at 5 weeks. Doc said it was ok to try again and give it 6 more month. In March 2014 I was 5 days late and thought i might have had another mc but i only tested at 11dpo and the day i finally got af. So i may have missed my bfp. In July 2014 I got another bfp (faint) at 14dpo but af came 6 days later. I went back to the doc and she gave me clomid 50mg days 3-7. I tried 2 months, then took 2 months off over the holidays. I took clomid again in January with no luck. The first attempt i got a bfp, but it got lighter and went away after 2 days then i got af. So I have tried everything i could find over the last few years: prayer, pineapple core, sun flower seeds, extra vitamin B, fish oil, meditation, co Q10, baby aspirin, robetussin, clomid, temping, opks, etc. This month i was extremely stressed (we sold our house) we bd on cd 14 and only that day. I ov'd on cd15 based on temp and cm because i didn't even bother with opks this month. The only thing i did different is upped my vitamin D after reading up on vitamin d and fertility. I have been keeping track of our ttc journey for 2 years. And i went back and looked at the 3 or 4 times i was or might have been pregnant. I had 1 months where i was taking extra vitamin D, 1 month i was working on a project outside for 3 weeks, 1 month i had taken vitex and D, and 1 month i had taken clomid and D. So i upped my D to 4000 iu a day. And here I am, at 40, overweight, 3 miscarriages and 3 failed rounds of clomid later, and im preggo! from 2-4 dpo i had some dull to sharp pains 5dpo exhausted, sore bbs 6dpo low grade headache all day, tummy trouble 7-9dpo sore bbs, thirsty 9-11 dpo smells bothers me, crazy dreams, cramp on left side only, greasy hair and skin 12dpo BFP! Not even a squinter, thirsty, potty trips every hour, slightly dizzy, occasional queaziness. Bfp at night too. 13-17 Still BFP every day, twice on 13dpo, bbs still sore, back is sore, mild pokes in tummy not quite cramps, some dizziness, hungry and thirsty. I won't be convinced we are in the clear until i see my baby's heart beat, but i feel optimistic and know this one will stick. I thank God, and know He pointed me in the right direction.
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44 years old!

I posted in the am I pregnant section earlier but then thought to heck with it, I'm going to buy a test. I am 11 dpo and have been cramping since yesterday morning and have a very slight odd taste in my mouth. I am still breastfeeding my 12 month old as well. I got a faint positive on a dollar store test at 5 in the afternoon! Also, I have only had two postpartum periods. I was taking, for the past 6 weeks only, ubiquinol 200 mg a day, iron, magnesium, selenium, fish oil, vitamin e, b6 and b complex, and two Flintstones a day. I cut out all wheat, dairy, and most sugar.

BFP after stillborn 3 years ago

I have been waiting with prayer for almost 3 years to be able to post on here my BFP story. I have a son that is from my first marriage that will be twenty this year and a daughter that will be eleven. It took my second husband and I more then 18 months to conceive our daughter and after such a hard time with put off having another one until 2010. We started trying again and after 15 months we became pregnant with our son. At almost half through at our regular appointment there was no heart beat. Our hearts were broken. Through the storm I always wanted to know or not miss the purpose of our son's death. We had started trying with the aid of fertility medications without success and after a year of the emotional roller coaster I choose to give it to God. Now today not far along 4 weeks and 3 days and just over 40, I am confident in God that he has given my family a second chance and I want to give hope to those that have went through a similar journey. Always take it to God in prayer and keep praying. God knows if you trust him and what is in your your heart. Once you give it to Him you can't take it back and expect results. These were my symptoms 7 days before my period it started with light headed and dizzy. I had trouble in certain sitting and lying positions. I just felt off. I took a test at the end of the day 2 days before and it was negative. I took one the next day a first response and didn't wait and walked away. The next day when no period still increased dizziness, I went home and checked the bathroom trash( don't act like you haven't done it,LOL) and found a faint positive. I thought no just evaporated and I'm wasting anymore money on these tests. Sunday came and no period so Sunday evening tested again walked away and DH walked in and said I see two lines. I took another one this morning and the line is darker then yesterday some cramping but feeling that our Faith and Trust in God got us through our storm because at the end we are getting our rainbow! Prayers to all of you!

Baby #5 at 42, hoping for #6 at 45 :-)

Proud mama of 5, four older kids are 20, 19, 18 and 15 from previous marriage. I remarried at 40 finally finding my perfect partner. Got pregnant right away but lost him 17w5d with cord x4 tight around his neck. At 41 I got pregnant again naturally no fertility or supplements. I ovulated on day 12, so day 11 and 13 BD. On a 28 day cycle day 23 I had implantation spotting and mild AF cramps and a dull ache. I knew I was pregnant but waited until I officially missed my period by 2 days to not get my hopes up then torn down. I had a beautiful pregnancy and delivered Vera c section at 38 weeks. She is awesome. At age 2 I'm still breastfeeding and think this month might bring baby #6 ... have to wait another week at least but crossing my appendages! I live in Turkey and eat clean organic foods from villages and never eat out. Successful pregnancy starts from day 1 but can be affected by a lifetime of bad eating so my advice is eat raw foods and sleep, but be happy. Good luck, ladies!

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