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34 vs 35

Postby runbaby » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:56 pm

I'm 34 years old, and am wondering how many other 34 year olds have pushed their OBs at the 6 month mark to take more action in TTC.
I know they say that if you're under 35, you should start seeking help after one year, but really, how much difference is there between 34 and 35? Statistically, the numbers change gradually, anyway. It's not like a woman turns 35 and all of a sudden her ovaries shrivel up.
So, ladies, at 34, do I start getting concerned at 6 months, or wait a full (freakin') year?
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Re: 34 vs 35

Postby Paigeh27 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:55 pm

If you are temping, 6 months is really reasonable. 12 months is the time it will take for a couple that aren't making sure sex is timed with ovulation every month. That said, you don't have to start worrying either.
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Re: 34 vs 35

Postby orangecat » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:01 pm

Definitely go now! I was 33 when I first pushed my family doctor for referrals. I am Canadian and our healthcare system has its flaws. Long wait times for specialists is one of them. I waited 4 months for an OB referral. She did the fertility workup with all blood work, SA and HSG. When nothing was found I was then put on the wait list for an RE which took another 4 months.
I am now 35 and no more pregnant than I was at 33.
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Re: 34 vs 35

Postby vanjust14 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:31 pm

I recommend not to wait. According to my RE, fertility declines at a much faster rate after age 35. I am 36 (almost 37) and started seeing an RE at 35 after 1 year TTC. I have been diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve which came as a shock to me. In short, my eggs are equivalent to that of a 42 year old and time is really not on my side right now. Of course, you may have a completely different result, but it is better to find out sooner than later if there is an issue. I will say my AMH decreased from .87 to .59 in just one year!
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Re: 34 vs 35

Postby petchy » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:19 am

I'm 34 too, 35 later this year. We've been TTC for 6 months now, and when I asked my gyn last week she said we still had plenty of time and "come back when you've TTC for a year, but I'll be surprised if you're not pregnant by then". I did have a transvaginal scan of my ovaries as part of the regular checkup, and she said all looked fine. Very frustrating TTC in your 30s... I was much more relaxed in my 20s, and DS1 was conceived on our first attempt – so I know I can do this babymaking thing, but that was with a different man - so what if my OH's sperm isn't up to it? Then it feels like we will have "wasted" a year trying.
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