Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

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Re: Over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby TTCnumber2at42 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:20 am

Just what I need right now LJ... HOPE and some Karma will help

I first got pregnant after 5 years of TTC in 2008 (no drugs, no RE, pure natural) ... I carried for 6 weeks 2 days and on Valentines Day found out I MC. I was devestated BUT this prompted me to convince my DH to see a RE.

BFP at 39 in 2009 ... Letrazole Day 3 to 7 and first IUI on October 30, BFP Nov. 11, 2009, blood test confirmed on November 13 ... our miracle arrived July 13, 2010 at 11:06 a.m. named Colton Eric at 7lbs. 6 oz. :babyb: In labour for 12 hours resulted in emergency C Section.

In March 2010, after a successful IUI I was pregnant again however after 6 weeks and 6 days on Mother's Day I found out I MC. I was beyond devestated ....

We've been TTC # 2 ever since.
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby Fittblonde » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:56 pm

I have a long journey to get where I am right at this moment but all of my pregnancies have been over 40! 5 total pregnancies, 1 has been successful. I started TTC when I was 40 1/2.

First pregnancy right after a HSG, all natural - ended in a chemical (had no clue what a chemical pregnancy was at that time) Boy do things change when you become a part of these boards. You learn so much.

Second pregnancy was after my first IUI - ended in a blighted ovum.

Third pregnancy was after my second IUI - ended in a chemical

Fourth pregnancy, all natural - baby boy passed away at 8 weeks 3 days. Discovered no HB at my 9 week ultrasound. Baby boy had trisomy 15 (very rare)

Fifth pregnancy, after a HSG, was going to do some IUI's while waiting for donor eggs. Decided I did not want to do any more fertility treatments and just wait for our donor to be ready. Discovered I was pregnant the month following the HSG. Right now I am almost 31 weeks pregnant. I am 43 1/2.

I attribute the success to acupuncture and a good healthy lifestyle. There was no reason for my losses other than older eggs. My FSH has never been over 7.2, all other hormone levels were in the normal range other than my progesterone. It was always at the low range when I got pregnant. That was easily fixed with progesterone supplementation. So ladies, it can happen!!!!
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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
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby annie42 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:02 pm

Hi I came on to this site at 41 when i had lost my baby at around 6 weeks, but didnt know until i went for my dating scan. Then i got pregnant again a year later at 42 and again had an early loss, and then a chemical pregnancy at 43.... I only ever got pregnant once a year. Then when i was 44, pregnant again and luckily went full term and she was born 2 months before i was 45.
I remember so well the heart break of ttc and losing them, and still bear the scars now, but i hope you ladies can take comfort that it can happen without any help sometimes.
Wishing you all the best x
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby Luvsdogs » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:34 am

Close enough to 40 I thought I would post. It is encouraging to read everyone's stories! We married "late" in life. After only 3rd cycle of ttc we conceived and had DD when I was 38 1/2. On third try again we conceived our second. Unfortunately we lost our DS at 21.6 weeks due to Trisomy 18. After a few months of trying to heal emotionally, we are ttc again. I am now 40 and hope that we can still get a bfp as quickly as before. This is officially our third month ttc. I pray that third cycle is the lucky one once again! Baby dust to everyone!!
Me 41
DH 40
DD Dec 2010
Baby Gavin went to heaven 21.6 weeks Trisomy 18
CP's Feb 2013, May 2013, Aug, 2013
Femara, Ovidrel, and timed bd cycles-
Oct= bfn follie sizes 18, 15, 3@14
Nov= 3 nice follies at 20, 22, 22 (also a 15 and 14) BFN :(
End Nov= follie sizes 20, 18, 16, 14.
BFP Dec 1 !!!!
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby Luvbeenamum » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:10 am

BFP! At 42 in sept 2010. Conceived naturally.
Now have beautiful 13 month old daughter.

BFP! At 43 in march 2011. Conceived naturally.
M/C at 6 weeks.

Am now 44 and 10dpo. Waiting for Wednesday
To test!

Good luck to everyone TTC!!
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby Luvbeenamum » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:46 am

Meant to say bfp at 42 dec 2010. Had my girl
In sept.
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby Hoopla » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:29 pm

What a great idea, Empire Rose! Thanks for starting this link.

My first BFP was at 39 1/2. Ended in missed miscarriage at 8w2d and D and C.

Second BFP at 40 -third cycle after D and C. Ended in the birth of my beautiful little boy. :D

Third BFP at 41. Chemical pregnancy....

Fourth BFP at 41 (one month before I turned 42). Blighted ovum and D and C.

We will definitely start trying again after my cycles come back -hopefully in the next month or so......

Good luck to all you ladies!
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DH: 43
Currently TTC #2
Darling Son born June 17, 2011
Stopped BF #1 in May 2012
Cycle 2: Chemical Pregnancy
Cycle 9: BFP ended in blighted ovum and D and C
Trying again....
Cycle 1 again. =BFP!!
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby ghanagirl » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:38 am

This year at 41. My fitst and only (so far) pregnancy. Didnt know i could fall pregnant. Ended unfortunately at 11 weeks this past July. Trying again at 42. I feel lucky this month for some reason. We shall see!
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby urosmom » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:18 pm

I conceived at 42 naturally and had my lil man at 43. After trying Clomid and Femara we had not luck. After being off of those for a few months I had one chemical pregnancy and then one miscarriage at 9 weeks after seeing the heartbeat. We decided to give up trying to conceive after that. A few months later I conceived naturally, we were not trying but not preventing either. Good luck to all you ladies trying to conceive. I think our biggest problem was with all the worry and stress of trying to conceive and then when we stopped there was no longer any stress and it just happened. I am now 45 as of today and hubby wants to try again but I'm not so sure...LOL!! I do have 3 other children ages 23, 15 and 8.
Me: 45
DH: 36
DS: 23
DS: 15
DD: 8
DS: 22 months
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby 10thtimearound » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:47 pm

I had my 9th child at 40 but conceived at 39 and currently ttcing #10 at 42 yrs
Birth/Grief Support Doula, Busy Mom to 9 ttcing #10

5 girls ,4 boys. 22,20,18,( 5 years unexplained infertility) 11,10,8,7,5,2

Nine 1st trimester losses, Two 2nd trimester losses at 17 wks(Pathology came back normal both times) :(
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby kez71 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:14 am

my first pregnancy was natural at 37, but MC at about 6 or 7 weeks
second pregnancy i was 38 IVF FET, MC at 10 weeks
third pregnancy I was 39 IVF FET MC at 8 weeks
currently 41 and am 29 weeks pregnant from a fresh IVF cycle, I was 40 at egg collection and transfer if that helps anyone!
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M/C Dec 08 7 weeks
Lap/hyst/dye work Aug11th 2010- Blocked tubes
First IVF Oct-Dec 2010 BFN- chemical :(
IVF#2 April/May 2011 BFN :(
FET #1 July 2011BFP!!! MC 10w3d
FET#2 Feb 2012 BFP!!! MC 8 weeks
IVF#3 July 2012 BFP Baby Girl born April 2013
FET #3 Feb 2015 Beta due 12th March. stick baby!

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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby JenniHavingFaith » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:51 am

Now I can post here.

Got confirmation from the dr. yesterday with a beta of 1036.8 at 17dpo/28LMP.

Projected due date by FF is October 4. First OB appt on Tuesday, 9:45am.
me 43 ~~ dh 44 ~~ Low AMH - .3 ~~ Normal FSH
DSS 6 y.o. ~~ Fur Babies: Fergus my 12 y.o. Westie, Bailey DH 7 y.o. Lab/Beagle
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1/20/2013 9dpo First HPT
1/29/2013 Beta Test - great range!
2/5/2013 5 weeks HB 100bpm
2/25/2013 8 weeks HB 174bpm
3/28/2013 12 weeks 2 days, HP 115, clear Nuchal Translucency and all genetic test negative.

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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby Luvsdogs » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:57 am

Bfp 10dpo 4 months before turning 41.

Typical I got a positive opk on cd17. We bd that night and night before the positive opk. Usually bd at least once more but that didn't happen. Laid still with hips propped but not very long...maybe 10 mn each time.

Sxs 1dpo-9dpo in no particular order- vivid dreams (happens every tww), slightly gassy, sensitive nose (thought it was in my head), and a possible big one caught a cold at 4dpo.

As a POAS addict I started at 8 dpo which was stark white. 9 dpo looked stark white but then the harder I stared at my pic of the test, thought I saw a disturbance or somewhat of a gray line. 10dpo with smu I saw a light line and could tell it was pink! About 2 hours after this test I actually "felt" pregnant. I started getting familiar twinges, mild cramps and pressure.

We were due to try IUI next cycle. I had my mind all geared up for that and so mentally I don't feel like I was trying as hard to conceive. Makes me wonder if a more relaxed cycle did it for us? Ticker doesn't give weeks and days. As i O late, I am 4 weeks, 3 days or closer to 5 weeks according to lmp.

Praying this is our take home baby!

UPDATE- ended -chemical pregnancy 4 weeks 5 days
Me 41
DH 40
DD Dec 2010
Baby Gavin went to heaven 21.6 weeks Trisomy 18
CP's Feb 2013, May 2013, Aug, 2013
Femara, Ovidrel, and timed bd cycles-
Oct= bfn follie sizes 18, 15, 3@14
Nov= 3 nice follies at 20, 22, 22 (also a 15 and 14) BFN :(
End Nov= follie sizes 20, 18, 16, 14.
BFP Dec 1 !!!!
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby EggZactly » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:57 pm

What a great topic! I'm happy that this community is here.

I'm in my early 40s, and DH and I are TTC #2. Gave birth to our DD when I was 38.

My mom went through menopause in her late 50s, so I'm hoping that I can still conceive as well.

6 DPO today, and am hoping that my symptoms are pg symptoms. Fullness and cramping in lower abdomen, moodiness and irritability, and a strong sense of smell. This is our first month TTC!
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Re: Post here if you have been over 40 and PREGNANT!!!!

Postby momoftreasures » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:37 pm

I gave birth to #7 at 40.5. Side note - I ovulated that cycle on cd6! Now trying for #8 at 42. Just finished breastfeeding my 19 month old so I'm hopeful. I have been pregnant, nursing, or both since march of 1997. Also, using guifenessin (sp?) doesn't work for me - I have to take plain old Sudafed.
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didn't know I could love a girl until I had one!
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