Pregnant after 35

40 weeks today

Well, I've mostly been quiet this third trimester. Not much to report other than waiting but I've been sort of miserable. I am 40 weeks today and hope I don't have to wait too much longer. No signs that I'll go soon. But given that this is my first I don't really know what to look for other than painful contractions as a sure sign. Induction has been scheduled for Thursday. I'm hoping he will decide to come naturally before then. Please send your labor vibes my way.

TTC 10/11. HSG 2/12 normal. DH's SA low normal count. IUI 2/12. BFP 3/8/12. 4/26/12 missed mc. RE consult 5/17/12. IVF #1 ER 7/13/12 53R, 41M ICSIed, 32F, 8 5d, 6 6d blasts - all PGD/frozen. PGD results 1 normal M and 1 normal F, 1 maybe M. FET 9/6, transferred 1 F embie. Beta 9/15 BFN. FET#2 planned for 11/2012 put off until 2013. Surprise BFP 11/21/12!! My son was born on 7/24/13!

Re: 40 weeks today

  • Congrats on making it the full 40 weeks!

    Labor dust coming your way! 

    I don't know if there's anything to it, but you can try some of the old wive's tales about how to get labor going - sex, spicy food, etc. and there's some trigger points on your ankles, you'd have to google to find the right spot. 

    I hope everything goes smoothly!

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    BFP#2 EDD 10/29/13, C/P 2/25/13, Bye little Ish, we barely got to know you.
    BFP#3 EDD 12/21/13, Baby Boots born 11/23/13 My rainbow baby!

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  • 2 minutes ago I saw your response on the Baby Names board with your ticker.  Was coming here to call you out-lol!!  Congrats on making it to 40w and Good luck!!!!

    Sending labor vibes your way and hoping that your LO will cooperate to avoid an induction.

    TTC since 10/09 Me-43 DH-44 RE and testing 10/10-11/10, Recommending IVF 1/11 New RE AMA and DOR-DH low motility IVF #1.1 cancelled 3/11 due to poor response IVF #1.2 May 2011, one perfect 8-cell embryo, 3dt-BFN, IVF #2.1 Converted to IUI d/t poor response. New RE 9/2011. IVF 2.2 completed using HGH,EPP,DHEA, Q-10 and accupuncture. Transferred one 8-cell, grade one embryo on 10/19. BFP 10/31/11 Chemical pregancy on 11/2/11. Started stims for IVF #3, our final try, on 12-2-11. ET on 12/18. Transferred 3 Grade A embryos-BFFN Planning DE IVF, late March/early April- Donors ER expected to be 4/2-4/4. PAIF/SAIF welcome
  • Congratulations on making it to 40!
    ? TTC#1 since 2/10 ?

    DX: Me - Slight androgen PCOS Him: Mild MFI Official DX: Unexplained IF

    2/11 - 8/11 - 6 cycles Femara (5mg) + TI = BFNs

    2/12 - 5/12 - Femara(5mg) + IUI = BFNs

    6/12 and 8/12 - Femara (7.5mg) + IUI = BFN :( - considered IUI#3 and 4 by RE

    9/12 and 12/12 - Femara (7.5mg for 3 days) + Ovidrel + IUI = BFN

    After 8 unsuccessful IUIs and no explanation for IF, moving on to IVF Feb. 2013.


    S/PAIFW appreciated
  • Congratulations you are almost there! I went 3 days late so I know how feel, I was pretty miserable. Sending many labor vibes to you!
    TTC since Dec. 2010. Me: 37, DH: 38...unexplained RPL
    BFP #1 - missed m/c 4.18.11 found @8w3d, d&c @13w 
    BFP #2 blighted ovum found 8.2011 @8w, misoprostol
    BFP#3 - missed m/c 6.11.12 @ 9w3d, d&c revealed extra chromosome 15
    BFP#4 8.10.12, DD born 4/26/13
  • Congrats and easy and fast labor! 
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  • I had my acupuncturist do the labor trigger points and went into labor within 48 hours, a week early. A massage therapist can do it too, or you can Google it and have YH do it. Never hurts to try! Good luck!

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  • Best wishes for a smooth, easy delivery!! Hoping to see your post that your LO is here :)

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  • Hope everything will go wonderfully!
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  • Im also a FTM, I was 2 days overdue. Hang in there. They stripped my membranes at 40 weeks and that seen to start my labor the following day. Best of luck to you.
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  • jrtmomjrtmom
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    I was just thinking about you yesterday!  It seems like just the other day that we were emailing and discussing PGD and we both ended up getting pregnant other routes.  I am SO glad to hear you are at 40 weeks.  I am at 38 weeks 1 day and so far my baby is showing no signs of coming anytime soon either.  I hope you get a surprise and go into labor on your own before your induction date.  :)
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  • Wow how time flew! Good luck to you and hoping it goes smoothly!

    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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  • COngrats emikat!! you are one of the first people I interacted with on ttc>35 to get a bfp! So i wanted to wish you a quick easy birth and congratulations!!!

    My Ovulation Chart

    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. 


  • Sending you good vibes! Good luck!!
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    Me:40, DH:39 First miscarriage, age 19, 1992. Lost twin pregnancy resulting in D&C, age 38, 2011. Blighted ovum resulting in D&C, age 39, 2012. Natural miscarriage, age 39, 2012. Positive for MTHFR mutations- one copy C677T, one copy A1298C. Still hoping for a healthy pregnancy.
  • emikatemikat
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    Thanks for the well wishes everyone!  I've tried everything from hikes to acupuncture to spicy foods, you name it!  It's up to baby now.  I'll check in once he arrives.  :)

    TTC 10/11. HSG 2/12 normal. DH's SA low normal count. IUI 2/12. BFP 3/8/12. 4/26/12 missed mc. RE consult 5/17/12. IVF #1 ER 7/13/12 53R, 41M ICSIed, 32F, 8 5d, 6 6d blasts - all PGD/frozen. PGD results 1 normal M and 1 normal F, 1 maybe M. FET 9/6, transferred 1 F embie. Beta 9/15 BFN. FET#2 planned for 11/2012 put off until 2013. Surprise BFP 11/21/12!! My son was born on 7/24/13!

  • Congratulations on 40 weeks!  Hope you deliver soon, can't wait to hear the update!
    TTC since 3/2010. Me 41, DH-49. After 3 years, 6 IUIs and several IVFs we have finally have our beautiful baby girl, born on 11/7/13.

  • *delurking*

    Sorry you're feeling poopy, but I can't tell you how happy I was to buzz by and see this post! :) Sending natural labor vibes- hoping you have a swift, safe and painless as possible delivery!!

  • I hope baby shows up soon! Good luck!

    Me:40 AMA, DH:36 0% morph, TTC#1;
    BFP#1 4/2011, MMC 6/2011 11wks Trisomy 13;
    BFP#2 11/2011, CP
    FSH: 17.9, AMH: 2.2
    IVF#1 w/ICSI: ER 4/3: 5R,4M,4F
    ET 4/6 All 4 (1-8A+, 2-8A-, 1-3A) BFP#3
    Two weeks of beta hell = Blighted Ovum
    IVF#2 Aug/Sept: ER 8/27: 4R,3M,3F
    ET 8/30 (1-8A+, 1-6A+)
    Beta#1 9/10: 350; Beta#2 9/12: 796; Beta#3 9/20: 9155
    Expecting Boy/Girl Twins! My babies were born 4/23/13 at 36w1d!


  • Good luck! Sending "come on out baby" vibes your way!
    Over-40 parents...what we lack in vigor, we make up for with cunning.
  • Sending positive vibes your way for a natural and speedy delivery!


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