Turning 40, just married and TTC

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Turning 40, just married and TTC

Postby lbiwt » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:50 am

I just got married 2 months ago with a wonderful man that I have been with for almost 5 years, I'm turning 40 in August (no children yet) and we basically started TTC on our wedding night. The stress of me turning 40 is not helping I'm sure with TTC. We just TTC this month while attempting to time my ovulation period. Not sure if we were successful or not since im in the two week waiting period. I don't feel any different other than my apetite for some strange reason has gone through the roof but that can also be a stress related factor. Can anyone give any advise on what to do, what not to do, what to avoid etc. I know that stress is a big deterrent when TTC and I am honestly trying to rid myself of that as best as I can. I try to eat as healthy as I can and my exercise regimen is just ok. Any other advise would be greatly appreciated. :)
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Postby Fittblonde » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:06 pm

lbiwt...This was totally me a year and a half ago. Do you chart? I never had any symptoms in the TWW when I was in fact pregnant. The chart gave me some signs. I always got positive pregnancy tests at about 9 dpo. Good luck and hope you get your positive very soon!
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Postby heathb » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:17 am

yes the TWW is very difficult. I also got married at 40. Took about 3 months of lots of activity for me. Pregnancy was ectopic but still...anyway, 9 months later I still hadn't gotten pregnant again. We went for a consultation with the fertility clinic. The suggested using a ovulation kit from your local drugs store...of course there were many other types of options they could begin working with us on and we went home to consider. Anyway, I had tried to figure out my ovulation schedule and never tried these products. I bought one the next month and used it but I think I started it too late because I never got a hit for when I ovulated. Ironically, I got pregnant that month anyway (m/c at 6 weeks- sorry not trying to be a downer). Anyway, I did realize that I ovulate much earlier than I thought - probably day 10 or eleven. BTW- I have at least 3 other friends who have gotten pregnant at 39, 40, 41 and had terrifically healthy babies and pregnancies.
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Postby Liz761 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:44 am

I got pregnant 2 months after turning 40. My advise is not to waste any time go see your Dr. and get your husband and your hormones check if you haven’t yet. The ovulation kit thing was to stressful for me. I just did it maybe 2 cycles and never got a positive and if I did, I was not sure. My doctor told me to BD I think every other day from CD 8 to CD 18 or so. I can’t remember. Since I was going to a chiropractor before I wanted to conceive I am big on supplements. Since I have endometriosis stage IV one of my tubes were blocked. I drank red raspberry leave tea and still do every day. That stopped my heavy periods within two months so I am a big believer of that tea. I also took prenatal vitamins since always among other supplements. I am not saying you should take supplements but, at less take prenatal vitamins. Have faith but, don’t obsess over symptoms or stress is not worthy and it does more harm to your mind than what you think. During your TWW find something to do to keep your mind busy. If you have to much stress find ways to manage it like exercise, yoga, acupuncture, etc. Best regards.
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