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Natural BFP at 42

I have been pregnant 5 times now in my 40s. 2 were chemical pregnancies, 1 was a miscarriage, 1 was a live (although preemie) birth (my TTC story is in the post with the title "Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase"), and I am now 16 weeks pregnant again. I will be 43 1/2 when I deliver. I just wanted to provide encouragement that it is possible to get pregnant in your 40s. We were not trying/not preventing this time. My baby was 6 1/2 months old when I conceived again. Also, since some might find this reassuring, all genetic testing has come back fine on this pregnancy and multiple ultrasounds so far have shown that baby is healthy. As for symptoms, I generally know soon after conception that I'm pregnant due to a strong gag reflex, but otherwise I didn't really have any other symptoms. The whole pregnancy so far has basically been symptom-free. Don't give up hope. God can do anything.

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Thank you so much for posting! I read your story awhile ago and it was encouraging to me, while we were trying. Now I have just got a BFP also. How are things going? Getting ready for the new baby?

Natalia, thank you. If I am following things correctly, I'm sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Those are difficult. To answer your question, although I have had some bumps in the road, things are going really well and I am now 26 weeks. We are about as ready as we can be and I am praying I make it full term, as my last was a preemie. God bless you.

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