I just got a bfp this morning at the age of 42 and au natural! We have been ttc for 15 months and had a chemical pregnancy in February. I know it is early but at least we know we can conceive and hopefully this one sticks! After hearing time and time again that my eggs were "old", we finally had a consultation with an RE in early August. He basically told us our chances of conceiving on our own was slim and our best chance would be with IVF and would most likely have to use donor eggs. The only change we made this cycle was to use an opk and I started temping and charting for use by the RE in his evaluation at our followup.
CD12 positive opk :)
CD13 some cramping and nausea at bedtime
CD14 Huge temp spike, fertility friend determines this is my O day, cramping and mild nausea off and on
1-3dpo mild nausea and cramping off and on, huge temp drop on 3dpo
4-7dpo dull headache that just won't go away, feel like I'm getting the flu, just an overall feverish and achy type feeling, cramping and nausea off and on, temp spikes back up on 4dpo then dips again at 7dpo. Start to wonder if we might have got it this time.
8dpo headache finally goes away, sharp stabbing pain in lower abdomen when I wake up lasting just a few seconds, mild cramping and nausea continues, breasts slightly tender/full feeling, temp back up, tired throughout the day.
9dpo wake up with this feeling that I just know I'm pregnant. Temp still up, took a dollar tree test and had the faintest of faint line, not convincing. Throughout the day noticed no cramping, only one bout of nausea, feeling pretty good except I feel I could fall asleep at any minute!
10dpo temp still up, took another test, definite pink line within timeframe! Pretty nauseous throughout the day, breasts more full and still tender, extremely tired.
Thanks for reading my story. I hope it gives some hope to others over 40. Keep trying!!