Natural BFP at 40

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Natural BFP at 40

Postby kierann » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:04 pm

I still post mostly on the 30s board as I started the TTC process at 38. I tried for a year before seeing RE. I was found to have elevated FSH and husband had 5% morphology. Tried Clomid IUI produced 3 eggs but did not work. Second IUI was Femera produced Two eggs and 9 months later I had my perfect daughter. She is almost 6 months old right now. Due to my age my OB had given green light at 5 months. I was not going to go to RE until this month to try again. Well, no need because found out last night I am pregnant with natural BFP. Did not do anything special at all. In fact, I have been sick with sinus infection, drank too much caffiene, took medicine for sinus infection and cough plus been real stressed out with step son moving in. So I am nervous because of all of that. My husband was actually out of town the day I thought I would have ovulated so I thought no way I could be pregnant. We BD the day before he left. I even took a pregnancy test a few days before AF was to arrive and it was negative. It was one of those 6 day sooner tests. I took it just in case because I was going to take antibiotics and cough medicine. None the less, here I am pregnant and happy but reserved because I am afraid the stress, lack of sleep, caffeine, medicine etc could have hurt baby. Doc told me today medicine I took was okay but I would have rather not have taken it. I know its too late to worry about it but I can't help it right now.

I wanted to post my story here because I am always looking for BFPs here and story behind it. Good luck to everyone!
Me 41 DH 41 TTC #1 2/09 Elevated FSH and 5% Morphology 2/10 Clomid/IUI BFN 3/10 No Tx due to Cyst 4/10 Femera/Follistim/IUI BFP!!! Baby Girl Born Perfect 12/22/2010! Surprise BFP May 2011 Miscarriage July 2011 IUI with Femera and Follistim Oct 2011 BFN Surprise BFP Dec 2011 Beta #1 1330 Beta #2 3600 Due Date Aug17th 2011.
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Postby Unique » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:52 pm

kierann :congrats: on your natural :bfp: :ptl: :jump: :D

I remember you!!! I missed you from our old 35+ threads we used to have and was quietly stalking you over on the 30s threads :oops: :congrats: on your :babyg:

Thanks for giving us AMAs hope ;)

I hope you have a :sticky: and smooth pregnancy :D

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Postby Madasa30 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:42 am

Many congratulations to you :jump:

Don't beat yourself up over what you did or ate etc last week! Just take care of yourself now and enjoy your pregnancy.


KUP on how you go. xx
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Postby kierann » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:42 pm

Thanks ladies!

Vanessa - I remember you too! How are things going?
Me 41 DH 41 TTC #1 2/09 Elevated FSH and 5% Morphology 2/10 Clomid/IUI BFN 3/10 No Tx due to Cyst 4/10 Femera/Follistim/IUI BFP!!! Baby Girl Born Perfect 12/22/2010! Surprise BFP May 2011 Miscarriage July 2011 IUI with Femera and Follistim Oct 2011 BFN Surprise BFP Dec 2011 Beta #1 1330 Beta #2 3600 Due Date Aug17th 2011.
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Postby Johnnamarie » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:36 pm

The old gang!! Miss you ladies! Congrats! Awesome news!
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Postby Fittblonde » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:07 pm

Congratulations!!!!
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TTC #1 since 2/14/10 - 4 MC
3/11 Au natural BFP 10 DPO! Beta 1237 16 dpo
5/09 9 wk baby passed - boy Trisomy 15
IVF #1: 11/2011 - 3 retrieved - none to transfer

March 2012 au natural BFP at 9dpo!!!
3/14 Beta 1: 70@12DPO
3/16 Beta 2: 217@14DPO
5/14 NT scan and Maternity 21 Plus BW - norma
Amino and Micro Array testing - ALL NORMAL!!!!l
Donor egg cycle canceled due to our miracle
Chloe Ann arrived November 20, 2012 Via induction
TTC Baby #2 Au Natural until November 2014 then we will move onto Donor Eggs
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Postby Unique » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:23 pm

kierann wrote:Vanessa - I remember you too! How are things going?


:D

Well hubbyman is Type II and does not take care of himself and is addicted to sugar like a crack addict is to cocaine :( I am still hoping and praying that somehow, somewhere, he will fix what he needs to fix so we can do this (our dx is MFI all is well with me unless I now have bad eggs now that I am tocuhing 42 :? ) I believe the last straw is coming as I am hoping to book an appt with the Dr to do an IUI. We cannot afford IVF at all... :cry:
I am praying your pregnancy is smooth and more my friend! :D

FittBlonde you look gorgeous!!!!! Congratulations to you and hubby! :hb: Praying you have a super sticky bean soon!

Johnnamarie :hi: :kiss: Great to read you ;)
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Postby kierann » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:43 pm

Vanessa - Wow, that has to be frustrating. Is there anything the RE can do to help with DH?

Fittblonde - Thanks! I see you are having IVF this month! How exciting! I just said a prayer for you.

AFM - I took another pregnancy test that was not digital and it was a blazing positive. However, I do not feel pregnant. My boobs feel fuller and tiny bit sore. Sleeping good but otherwise that is all. It seems like when I was pregnant last time I was having all sorts of symptoms by now but I can't really remember right now. My 1st appointment with ultrasound is July 1st and I am starting to get nervous. I am very reserved about this due to how stressed and sick (not related to pregnancy) I have been last few weeks. Thanks everyone for the encouragement!
Me 41 DH 41 TTC #1 2/09 Elevated FSH and 5% Morphology 2/10 Clomid/IUI BFN 3/10 No Tx due to Cyst 4/10 Femera/Follistim/IUI BFP!!! Baby Girl Born Perfect 12/22/2010! Surprise BFP May 2011 Miscarriage July 2011 IUI with Femera and Follistim Oct 2011 BFN Surprise BFP Dec 2011 Beta #1 1330 Beta #2 3600 Due Date Aug17th 2011.
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Postby Unique » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:56 pm

Vanessa - Wow, that has to be frustrating. Is there anything the RE can do to help with DH?


It is very frustrating :x I've given up so many times in the past and then I think, no why should I? It has become a hard part of our marriage sadly :cry:

We live in the northwest of Canada and there are no REs up here so I may consider going south for some help should things not pan out for the IUI here....

So glad that you are feeling good and I will pray that your appt on Fri week will be a good one :kiss:
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Postby Fittblonde » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:33 am

This pasted pregnancy I didn't start to feel pregnant until 6 to 7 weeks. How far along are yOu?
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TTC #1 since 2/14/10 - 4 MC
3/11 Au natural BFP 10 DPO! Beta 1237 16 dpo
5/09 9 wk baby passed - boy Trisomy 15
IVF #1: 11/2011 - 3 retrieved - none to transfer

March 2012 au natural BFP at 9dpo!!!
3/14 Beta 1: 70@12DPO
3/16 Beta 2: 217@14DPO
5/14 NT scan and Maternity 21 Plus BW - norma
Amino and Micro Array testing - ALL NORMAL!!!!l
Donor egg cycle canceled due to our miracle
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Postby kierann » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:04 pm

Fittblonde - I am 6 weeks pregnant going by the first day of my last menstrual period. Seems just last night was the first night of having issues with food like I did with my last pregnancy. I know my BBs are more sore and bigger this pregnancy than last. So feeling the symptoms now but still reserved about everything. I had my internal ultrasound done by now with previous pregnancy. I guess it is not going to feel real to me until I go to the OB July 1st. I just can't believe after 20 years of using the withdrawl method, 1 year of TTC and two IUIs to have first here I am pregnant naturally without even trying.
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Postby Fittblonde » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:50 pm

Well I think that is just awesome!!! You will get to see the little heart beating away on July 1st! Not too much longer now :)
Theresa 44, DH: 37
TTC #1 since 2/14/10 - 4 MC
3/11 Au natural BFP 10 DPO! Beta 1237 16 dpo
5/09 9 wk baby passed - boy Trisomy 15
IVF #1: 11/2011 - 3 retrieved - none to transfer

March 2012 au natural BFP at 9dpo!!!
3/14 Beta 1: 70@12DPO
3/16 Beta 2: 217@14DPO
5/14 NT scan and Maternity 21 Plus BW - norma
Amino and Micro Array testing - ALL NORMAL!!!!l
Donor egg cycle canceled due to our miracle
Chloe Ann arrived November 20, 2012 Via induction
TTC Baby #2 Au Natural until November 2014 then we will move onto Donor Eggs
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Postby hhurt » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:02 am

:congrats: :jump: :jump: :jump:
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Postby kierann » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:45 pm

I hate to update with bad news but I had a miscarriage two days ago. It was a traumatic ordeal as it was sudden with an enourmous amount of blood loss and I was admitted to the hospital. I blame myself for not taking it more easy. Very sad right now.
Me 41 DH 41 TTC #1 2/09 Elevated FSH and 5% Morphology 2/10 Clomid/IUI BFN 3/10 No Tx due to Cyst 4/10 Femera/Follistim/IUI BFP!!! Baby Girl Born Perfect 12/22/2010! Surprise BFP May 2011 Miscarriage July 2011 IUI with Femera and Follistim Oct 2011 BFN Surprise BFP Dec 2011 Beta #1 1330 Beta #2 3600 Due Date Aug17th 2011.
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Postby Fittblonde » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:45 pm

Kierann...I am so very sorry for you loss. I know how hard it is. Please, please, please, do not blame yourself. The very first thing my perinatologist said to me is "don't blame yourself because there is nothing you did that would cause a loss" I was working out, doing cardio and basically living my life the way I always do. I am an extremely active individual. When pathology came back on the baby he had trisomy 15. The baby would have died no matter what I did. I could have been on bed rest and he still would have died. Join a loss support group when you are ready. It helped me a lot. If you ever need to talk to someone who can related I have been through 4 miscarriages and I am here to listen. I will be sending you positive thoughts.
Theresa 44, DH: 37
TTC #1 since 2/14/10 - 4 MC
3/11 Au natural BFP 10 DPO! Beta 1237 16 dpo
5/09 9 wk baby passed - boy Trisomy 15
IVF #1: 11/2011 - 3 retrieved - none to transfer

March 2012 au natural BFP at 9dpo!!!
3/14 Beta 1: 70@12DPO
3/16 Beta 2: 217@14DPO
5/14 NT scan and Maternity 21 Plus BW - norma
Amino and Micro Array testing - ALL NORMAL!!!!l
Donor egg cycle canceled due to our miracle
Chloe Ann arrived November 20, 2012 Via induction
TTC Baby #2 Au Natural until November 2014 then we will move onto Donor Eggs
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