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Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase

My husband had a vasectomy reversal (almost 7 years after the vasectomy) and I got pregnant within a few months at 41 years old but unfortunately miscarried at 11 weeks (although it likely happened much sooner and was just missed). I then had a chemical pregnancy a few months later. Two cycles later I got pregnant a third time, still at 41 years old, and I am now 20 weeks along. I will be 42 at delivery. All genetic testing, ultrasounds, etc. have shown that we are having a healthy baby girl.

We believe that God controls conception, but there are things we did as well:

-used Magnesium lotion at bedtime
-cut out almost all dairy and soy
-took OvaBoost
-took FertileCM
-used BioRay Kids toxin remover
-used Clary Calm, Clary Sage, or Radiant Womb essential oil from day 4 to ovulation
-used Pro-Gest progesterone cream after ovulation, since I was diagnosed with low progesterone
-used Thyme essential oil after ovulation
-took Utericalm for the first trimester
-took Fertilitea
-took Maca pills
-took 2000mg Vitamin C
-took B6 complex, one of many things I took to try to lengthen my short luteal phase
-took Vitex
-used royal jelly in smoothies
-took Magnesium pills
-took 1200mg Calcium
-ate foods high in Magnesium, B6, Zinc, and Vitamin C
-ate pineapple core for 5 days post ovulation
-went to the chiropractor weekly
-stopped running and walked instead, since I have a low BMI
-prayed a lot
-had sex every day for several days prior to ovulation plus one day after (I charted my temperature, monitored my cervical fluid, and used ovulation tests so that I would know when I ovulated.)
-used small amount of coconut oil for lubricant during sex

I know it sounds like I did a lot, but it really wasn't a huge deal, especially considering what some women go through.

Symptoms:
2 DPO: sharp pains in uterus
6 DPO: sharp pains in ovary area
7 DPO: food aversions, strong sense of smell
8 DPO: tiny amount of pinkish beige in cervical fluid
9 DPO: strong sense of smell with nausea from it; light positive on Wondfo pregnancy test
11 DPO: tiny amount of darker beige in cervical fluid; darker positive on Wondfo pregnancy test

Do not give up hope. God is above all of the negative over 40 information out there. And although my story isn't exactly picture perfect, I did manage to get pregnant naturally 3 times in less than a year, all over 40. My midwives and doctors have all been supportive and told me several stories about themselves or their patients having successful pregnancies over 40. 3 of my sisters-in-law all had babies in their 40s. I think it is much more common than we hear about. May God bless you with the gift of a child, and peace while you wait.

Comments

Amen and congratulations to you and your family. Happy healthy 9 months to you

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