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BFP over 40

Got your BFP at age 40 or older? We definitely want to hear your story! Send us your symptoms through this contact form.

Natural BFP at 40.5

I truly am amazed to be sharing my pregnancy story. I am 40 and a half years old. I have dreamed of writing on this site for many months. I check it multiple times each day to read peoples' stories. The pregnancy quest is so consuming and so heartbreaking at times - often heartbreaking every month when AF comes. This month was finally a month to celebrate. We had an appt. with the fertility specialist this morning to start our first IVF cycle. We were going to start extreme measures. What a pleasure it was to cancel that appointment!

A little about me. I got pregnant naturally in October 2011 two months before turning 40. At the 10.5 week ultrasound, we learned that the baby had a chromosome abnormality and it had no heartbeat. I had a d&c mid December. We were able to start trying again late January. After seven months/tries, it worked!

After a few months of no success, I started doing things like acupuncture, drinking red leaf raspberry tea and taking co enzyme Q10. No results. I started worrying that I was putting too much stuff into my body, so stopped it all except for taking pre-natal vitamins and B6 every day and vitamin D every other day. My husband started taking Fertility Blend two weeks before I got pregnant. The only new thing we did this time was used Pre-Seed. We do wonder if that's what did the trick. We BD on a Thursday, Sunday and a Monday. Positive OPK day was Sunday, July 22nd.

Here are my symptoms, which I consider to be pretty minor:
1-4 DPO - nothing
5 DPO - was in the car and noticed I yawned about 8 times in four mins - found this very odd. I didn't feel tired or like taking a nap, but was yawning continually.
5-9 DPO - nothing except the yawning bouts once a day, insomnia in the middle of the night or very early morning started 8 DPO and lasted until 14 DPO
10 DPO - definite dull AF cramping, kept going to bathroom and nothing there, just thought it was a slow arriving AF
11 DPO - definite dull AF cramping, still thought AF was going to come
12 DPO - definite dull AF cramping, started getting suspicious because I've never had this feeling for 3 days
13 DPO - feeling in stomach is there, but different now, hard to describe, but not pulling or tugging at all, decide to test at 1:00pm and POSITIVE

We are thrilled, relieved, excited and staying optimistic. Please don't give up and I hope your BFP comes very soon.

41 with BFP

6DPO - painful abdominal cramps. Possible implantation?
7DPO - slight nausea, dizziness, felt faint. Blood sugar 89 after eating lunch and candy.
8DPO - increase in appetite
9DPO - increased in CM
10DPO - sharp/stabbing pain in breast twice, continued increase in CM. Dizzy and light headed, blood sugar at 64 even after eating breakfast. Excessive bleeding after finger poke, very unusual.
11DPO - blue veins in arms very prominent, dizzy and faint again with two episodes during day. Faint BFP with first morning urine.
12DPO - congested, increased CM continues and increase in urination.

I'm 5 weeks pregnant as of today and have taken about 10 HPT and have had an ultra sound, so far so good!! This will be my 4th child, my other children are 16, 13 and 11 years old. As with my other pregnancies, this one was natural not actively planned but definitely a blessing :)

BFP at 42 Yrs Old and 1 Tube!

I had and ectopic DUAL pregnancy about 4 years ago there was an egg in each tube the doctor said she has never seen anything like that in her entire career and she tried to show me pics!! I was mortified over her excitement but the end result was me losing my right tube and have some kind off shots in both leggs to flush the other tube out... I was told the tube I have left had to much scar tissue and pregnancy was not possible my husband and I tried for a couple years then I gave up when I turned 40 it was to hard and to depressing made me feel like I was not women enough to get pregnant... well today I got my BFP!!!! My husband and I had s** 1 X this month!!!! guess that is all it really takes!! I knew 2 days later here are my dpo....
0 dpo lots of leaking guess I didn't lay down long enough but it was 3 in the afternoon and I wasn't trying had no reason to lay there I jumped right up after...
1 dpo felt weird butterflies and nervous
2 dpo cramps, more butterflies and nerves, grouchy
3 dpo cramps, very dry usual have cm but dry as a sharp pains on left side
4 dpo cramps in the middle I never get that, still dry, butterflies, NAUSEA, dizzy spells thought it was from the heat, woke up to pee in the middle of night never ever happens. I never eat before noon but I woke up hungry and stayed hungry!
5 dpo shooting pains here and there just ripping there last a second but leave an impression like what the H... was that! Nausea on and off all day, woke up to pee at 3 am, boobs start to feel sore but that always happens right after ov till af this month started later...Hungry the hunger actually wakes me up now!
6 dpo boobs feel heavy right in the middle sore, woke up at 5 am in the middle of an "O" sorry tmi but it actually hurt I now know how my husband feels!! LOL and my stomach was growling!! Nausea is now full vomiting comes fast! then its gone! weird! stomach has weird butterfly's still like in high school first crush..? got a pimple NEVER BREAK OUT! blue veins showing up on boobs running through nipples , comes and goes I check every hour haha...
7 dpo symptoms are full on have everything peeing, nausea, dizzy , metal taste, hungry but nothing appeals to me, veins, hips hurting... BFN on an expensive clearblue test sad but think heck it's wrong I know it!
8 dpo same symptoms but butterflies are worse feel so nervous!!! not sure why nothing is different another test and another BFN....
9 dpo same symptoms just 2x increase in all of them peeing , hungry, cramps, veins they come and go as they please I check even at DD bathrooms :) that is the main symptom I am holding on to cause all the others I can find a different explanation but not the veins! so I check them several times and hour!!
10 dpo nausea has subsided starting to doubt myself just woke up feeling so NOT pg, but then the veins reassure me, boobs feel bigger and heavier I have fair skin nips are getting a little darker but think it’s my imagination maybe, horny like an aching horny starting to feel like a man in the morning when he gets a stiffy! lol sorry it's weird though and a little painful!
11 dpo decided to test everything is the same but symptoms are not as extreme so ran home from work bought a cvs brand 2 sticks peed on it nothing happened oops didn't pee enough guzzle a bottle of water pee on it again ... 30 sec BFN throw it in trash, go to bed at 5pm depressed.....
12 dpo wake up have to pee so bad 7 am get new stick 30 sec BFN throw it in trash, walk around the house feeling confused and sad 3 minutes I decide to get them outta trash to wrap them up so no one finds them when emptying trash and notice something.. BOTH are positive big + on both!! start to cry hysterically!!! can't stop 2 hours I cried!! then went and got a different kind that states the word pregnant or not pregnant.... 1 minute big PREGNANT!!! called doctor they sent me to lab for blood won't get that till Monday but who cares I know it's positive and feel so relieved that wait is over! pure torture 2ww is!!! I have a 30 day cycle and my af isn't due for about 3 days still ..
so to all those women that have more to overcome than just timing it can be done I am proof I am the most unfertile person I know have only 1 tube over 40 and it happened but all that trying is ruining it sometimes you gotta just hope and pray I prayed and God finale answered! Good luck to everyone may all your prayers be answered!

Will Be 53 in August - Just Got BFP

My second husband really wanted a baby with me. We each have 3 from our former marriages. I haven't had a period in about 2 years. Last year we had 2 donor eggs -> embryos implanted on day 3 but they didn't take. This time we started with 13 eggs, 12 were fertilized, 9 made it to day 3 but only 1 little emby remained by day 5. They cryo'd it and it was transferred last Friday. Beta test is scheduled for Monday morning. Today I did the CVS pee stick twice. Both positives. My husband and I are in heaven. I will be 53 when this baby is born. Wow.

Knocked Up at 41

I turn 41 in a few weeks. DH is coming up to 45. This will be my first. Been TTC for 11 months but spent the first few months trying around the wrong times and generally being ignorant. I was operating on decades old info and old wives tales. Re-educated myself and started charting and using OPK’s and cervix position, CM monitoring.
1-7 DPO nothing but boobs feel heavier than usual this luteal phase.
8DPO – a small amount of brown/pink cm accompanied by the usual self-doubt, so I disregard it.
9 and 10DPO – High, nervous energy like adrenalin resulting in numerous trips to the bathroom for numero 2’s. Also a few twinges in vaginal area.
11 DPO – Nothing, nothing, NOTHING.
12 DPO – Hello vaginal cramps, nice to hear from you again.
13DPO – Awake early and turning on my side activate an intense 1 sec cramp in lower belly. Fed up with the ambiguities I take a cheapie test (Innovacon). Nothing but wait…is that a line? I take a shower, check the test again. Yup it IS a very faint but colored line and even sleepy DH can see it too when I shove it in his face. Cautiously, we congratulate ourselves and I swear not to obsess until the blood test proves otherwise. How mature of me.
14DPO – I am obsessing beyond belief. I wake up every 2 hrs and think about the test. I dream about a test that is neg but upon throwing in the bin I see that it is positive. I get up and take a Clearblue Early-HPT. It takes a full 5 mins to see anything but the second line comes up and is faint but clear. I high five my DH and we act like this is a piece of cake as though to ward off the underlying worry about chemical pregnancies.
I have no twinges or cramps or sore boobs today (14DPO as I write) but I definitely feel pregnant, constant tiredness behind the eyes and my boobies are definitely heavier or something.
Like many people on this site – I started to believe the two pink lines would never show; that I missed out by meeting the right man too late in life; that I had too much wine and ciggies in my past etc and so forth. I didn’t think I’d be the type to get an early result and didn’t think I’d be the type to see implantation spotting. But check me out – we did it, just hope the beloved bean sticks. Best to you all. 

Pregnant At 44 Naturally

Hi there I am here to give hope to women who are 40+ years old and wanting to be pregnant. I had my first pregnancy at 40 and now have a wonderful 4 year old son. This time I was not trying to get pregnant (mostly because I figured I never would get pregnant) but was also open to it if it happened.

I did use Pre-Seed because I had it and wanted lubrication. My husband and I had unprotected sex twice this cycle (CD 11 and 12) and WHAM BFP at 8dpo (very very faint...had to squint to see it) and a stronger FRER BFP 10DPO

Not too many symptoms. Have felt really good, actually....just twinges, a tiny bit of cramping and that's it! I know it is still really early and anything is possible but I will remain cautiously optimistic. I just want women out there to know you CAN get pregnant in your 40's naturally!! It is possible!



Tested today 12 DPO! Using cbd we have been trying for 3 months, I had a Mirena removed in March, periods were back to normal the same month.

We didn't do anything different this month, my breasts normally kill me after ovulation, but this month has been torture with pg symptoms including bleeding gums, cervix has been high and wet cm the last few days…

Fingers crossed this little one sticks! Good luck to everyone! Oh, I'm 40 and dh is 39. 

BFP 2 Mos. B4 Turning 40

I am so glad that there is now a section called BFP over 40.

This will be immensely helpful to those of us who are trying at 40 and over. I am trying to conceive naturally as I did before. It was two months before turning 40 and I received a BFP. I had been trying for three months and on the third, it worked! We were shocked. I had an HSG in August 2011 and the results were good. I also had my FSH, Estradiol and progesterone tested and they were very good. Still I was surprised to get pregnant naturally and overjoyed. At the 10.5 week ultrasound, DH and I learned that there was no heartbeat and an extra line along the fetus' back indicated a chromosome abnormality. I had a D&C and three weeks and 2 days later AF showed. Relief. We have been trying since January 2012 and I check this board every day for inspiration. I hope to share a BFP story soon.

I didn't have any symptoms when I did get pregnant in October 2011 except sore bbs three days after ovulation. This had never happened before. Right around when AF was due, I had a dull ache in my lower abdomen. Those were the only symptoms. Now of course I am keeping my fingers crossed for tons of symptoms, even unpleasant ones. I do know, though, that sometimes there aren't many symptoms.

So, this is a late story, but I had to add to the over 40 success stories because I was just about 40 when I conceived. Tons of baby dust to all! 

BFP After Just Four Months At 41

Like everyone else who posts here, I've found this site wonderful while TTC. It's so uplifting reading all the BFP stories and I have to admit that some of the unbelievably detailed symptoms made me laugh out loud at times (itch in left nostril, switched to right nostril. Hot left earlobe. Nipple twinge.) I'm almost sorry not to have more entertaining symptoms to report, but I'm writing this mainly to give hope to anyone like me who is starting a family later in life.

My man and I are both 41 and we decided in November 2011 to try for our first (and probably only) child. We had read the statistics and knew it could take around 18 months at our age and might not work at all. I visited my gynecologist before we started to make sure everything was in working order and she told me that, despite all those scary statistics you read about sharp drops in female fertility after 35, I should be confident and hopeful. She said every woman is different and statistics are often as good as meaningless at an individual level. Her feeling was that, with my textbook cycle and healthy-looking follicles, I had as good a chance of conceiving as many women in their thirties or even twenties, especially as I had been using the temperature method for conception for the last 15 years, so, unlike women who have been on the pill for most of their adult lives, I had had a totally natural cycle for a long time and was used to monitoring my fertile times. I didn't really believe her, I have to say. I thought she was probably just trying to be positive and encouraging and got ready for a long wait with an uncertain outcome.

To help things along, we both started taking Maca and I also took evening primrose oil up to ovulation. After the first month, we also invested in some Preseed and some instead softcups, which I used a total of three times (third time lucky). I injected Preseed beforehand and also put some in the cup and inserted it right after sex. We made sure that I had my orgasm after his and I also put a pillow under my hips. We did this all three times we tried with Preseed. I left the cups in for five or six hours. The only thing I did differently this month was that I was less strict about not drinking any alcohol at all. I had a small amount of alcohol one evening before ovulation and once again in the five days before implantation can take place. We were also a bit more haphazard about timing things right and making an early start, so we actually ended up having less sex this time and having it closer together (before that, we were doing every alternate day for five days and then every day at ovulation. This time we bd two days before ovulation, one day before and on the day itself, always in the morning before getting up). Another difference was that I had such a lot going on this month that I didn't really have the time and attention to interpret every itchy nostril and earlobe twinge during my tww like I did the other times. It reminds me of the saying "a watched pot never boils". I just didn't have the time to watch the pot closely and before I knew it, it was boiling like mad! It was only when my period failed to turn up and I looked at my chart that I realized I'd had a brief temperature drop 9 DPO and that the spotting that began 10 DPO must have been implantation bleeding.

And so, just four months down the line, here I sit with a BFP Clear Blue test in my handbag. I have to keep getting it out to look at it, or I just wouldn't believe it! I never thought it would happen so fast at our age. One of the other reasons I can hardly believe it is that I have hardly any symptoms. My normal non-pregnant post-ovulation symptoms are much more spectacular than this!

DPO 1-9 - striking lack of symptoms. Breasts DON'T hurt (though they normally hurt all the time from the day of ovulation right through to the start of my period).

9 DPO - dreamed I was telling people I was pregnant and that my baby would have the star sign libra. Felt cold. Very dry throat.

10 DPO - BBT dropped below the base line and found tiny clump of brownish blood on toilet paper. Still cold. Throat v. dry.

11 DPO - BBT up again. V. small amount of faint pinkish blood on TP. Cold, Dry throat but no flu in sight. Breasts slightly tender but nothing like normal.

12 DPO - BBT steady. Constipated, cold, dry throat. Again, tiny amount of pinkish blood on TP - assume it is period starting. Breasts slightly tender and feel sort of watery inside.

13 DPO - Strange cramp lasting about 7 seconds in the morning. Sharper and more frontal than period pain. Constipated. Cold. Very hungry. Suddenly start noticing my CM is back to creamy white again. At this point I realize something is up. My period should have started today, If it was merely late, then I would expect to be dry until it got going. It is unusual to have lots of white CM starting off again after having already seen blood the days before.

46 and Pregnant

This is my first pregnancy and I am 46 yrs old. Got a bfp 3 days after period due. I am still in shock but soooooooo happy. 6 weeks. To all those older women out there, don't give up.