TTC after 35

Positive story to give you hope, I hope.

I was reluctant to share this news here because I know how frustrating it is when these high tech fertility treatments don't go as expected, but I also know how hearing about pregnant woman over 40 really did give me hope that it was possible. So, I am 6 weeks pregnant today! You can read my ticker for the details, but somehow this happened during the month we had to take a break because I was overstimulated from the Follistim! I doubted that counting to day 14 from the first day of bleeding was going to be accurate for predicting ovulation during this break period because I really felt the fertility meds had ruined my normal pattern, but something got in my head that day & I thought, "what the heck~it's worth a try." So, before my husband got home that night I went to CVS for some Preseed & a bottle of Mirassou cabernet, & the combination of all of those things worked! I will share that I was so doubtful I would become pregnant that I continued to have wine a few times a week & my usual coffee every day until I was (now in hindsight) 5 weeks pregnant & took the home test. I had the ultrasound yesterday & so far everything looks great with a strong heart beat, but we'll be cautious about being too excited until I at least get to week 10. I wish all of you the best, & I would say just keep trying everything until you really feel like you don't want to anymore. You just never know!
Me: 42, DH: 43. We are so grateful to have a 2yr old daughter, conceived naturally after 3 miscarriages & no treatments (our Dr. gave us 1 more month to try on our own before advacing to IVF, & we conceived her naturally in January 2010)! Trying since April 2011 without sucess....MD said we were both "fine" & that if it wasn't happening, it was a chromosomal issue. Finally started Follistim 225mcg injections with an Ovidrel trigger November 2012. Bleeding 11 days post Ovidrel on November 25th. Starting the whole lab/Ultrasound/Follistim cycle again on November 27th...

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  • QOTRQOTR
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    Congratulations!
    Me-41, Hubby-40.
    1st BFP-8/17/12!  Missed Miscarriage discovered @ 8 week US.  D&C.
    2nd BFP-2/13/13!  Blighted Ovum discovered @ 8 week US. Natural miscarriage.
    3rd BFP-5/22/13!  By early June, progesterone plummeting.  Another loss.
    August 2013 - started Donor Egg process, but surprise BFP with my own eggs.
    Dear Son born 5/28/14
  • Congratulations! I am so happy for you.
  • Congrats Amalloy!! So glad to hear that, it does give hope :) I personally love hearing success!!

    Cheers to a H&H 9!! or 8 now lol

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    Me: 41 DH: 46. We are TTC our 1st, started July '11,
    3 cycles clomid with Ob,
    1 cycle Tamoxifen with Ob,
    Diagnosed PCOS 11/5/12
    clomid, trigger & timed bd 12/12 BFN
    1st clomid IUI 1/4/13 BFN.
    2nd clomid IUI 2/13 cancelled didn't respond to clomid.
    3/15/13 scheduled laparoscopy & on bcp.

    May 10 IUI from injectibles - BFN 

    May 22 done with interventions it will either happen or it won't. 

    February 2014 No longer actively trying, but not preventing. 

     

  • Bugs02Bugs02
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    image HeathernSteven:
    Congrats Amalloy!! So glad to hear that, it does give hope : I personally love hearing success!!Cheers to a Hamp;H 9!! or 8 now lol

    THIS!
  • PPL2011PPL2011
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    Awesome!! Sometimes I get afraid that I am too caught up in ART. It happens and you're proof. Happy and Healthy nine months to you!

     

  • Congrats!!

    ME:46 MH:44 DE IVF 2014
    Met with RE 4/11. 2 IUI's BFN. DE best option. Switched clinics to do "shared" program. Had to retake all tests and a mamm that put me behind and then on a DE waiting list for 12 months. Picked a donor!! (10/13/13) Got matched. Estimated transfer in December. After 2.5 years of patiently waiting I will finally cycle....can hardly believe it. DE cycle got cancelled. One of her tests came back positive.  Waiting for another donor. Donor picked!! (1/18/14)

    DE IVF #1 (4/26) BFN  DE FET #1 (6/4) BFP! Beta 1=339 Beta 2=852 Beta 3=9957 EDD 2/22/15!!


     

     

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  • Thank you SO much for all the support. I wish you all the best of luck~~& just want to share another positive story. I have a good friend who became pregnant at 43 after 2 yrs of failure on treatments.  She used Preseed & acupuncture that month she became pregnant, both for the first time.   I have NO idea if the Preseed or the wine caused our success, or maybe the drugs got my ovaries going....who knows, but I also have a co-worker who used Preseed the month she got pregnant after trying for a year without treatments (she was young...in her 30s, but that was the one thing they did different the month they conceived.   Just wanted to share those stories too...

    Me: 42, DH: 43. We are so grateful to have a 2yr old daughter, conceived naturally after 3 miscarriages & no treatments (our Dr. gave us 1 more month to try on our own before advacing to IVF, & we conceived her naturally in January 2010)! Trying since April 2011 without sucess....MD said we were both "fine" & that if it wasn't happening, it was a chromosomal issue. Finally started Follistim 225mcg injections with an Ovidrel trigger November 2012. Bleeding 11 days post Ovidrel on November 25th. Starting the whole lab/Ultrasound/Follistim cycle again on November 27th...
  • Thanks for sharing your story...it does give us all hope.  Congrats to you and your hubby for your wonderful blessing.....

    Wishing you a healthy and happy nine months.

    Take care,

    Lilypie Trying to Conceive 15 to 80 day cycle tickers
  • Sunni01Sunni01
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    Thanks amolloy1. Your story gives me much hope and promise. I wish you the best for a healthy and safe pregnancy.
    Trying to Conceive Ticker
    Me-39, HSG 2/13- clear. DS-IUI #1-3/13,300iu Menopur 12 days,3 days Cetrotide, Ovidrel Trigger-BFN. IUI #2 06/13, BFP EDD: 02/22/14 m/c (cp), IUI #3- BFP EDD: 5/17/14 m/c 09/13. Blood work/RPL panel- nk cell/MTHFR mutation- negative. Blood work all good. Unexplained reason for m/c. IUI #4 BFP m/c (cp) 10/13. IUI #5- 12/13 Cancelled. No response. (1)follicle. IUI #5.1- 2/14. IVF Bound

    ********************SAIF/ PAIF/ ALL ARE WELCOME***********************
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