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...