TTC after 35

A story of encouragement

Hi everyone, I wanted to share my story to encourage others who may be husband and I got married in May 2012. We had decided we would start TTC in May 2013; however, in January 2013 shortly after the horrible tragedy in Newtown & after losing my grandfather, I suddenly felt this strong desire in me to start trying then. Actually, while sitting in my grandfather's funeral, the phrase "I want life in me" popped into my heart. I told my husband later that day & he was totally on board. We returned home on Jan 7th, and on Jan 8th, I had a doctor's appointment with my GYN. During the appointment, I discussed some issues that I was recently having, including, night sweats, hot flashes, dizziness, sudden sadness. The doc ordered some extensive blood work & after the results came back, asked if I had an interest in having children because my levels indicated that I was starting menopause. I was 34. I told the doc my desire to start trying right away, so she ordered all of the TTC test, such as FSH, etc. My first FSH level was 34 & the second was 62. She suggested I see a fertility specialist. Between January and May, I saw 2 other docs, including a fertility specialist. I had lots of test done, with the last being AMH tests, which came back as 0.3 and 0. I forgot to mention, I was not having regular cycles, I had one in Oct, one in Jan, and one in March. My last fertility appointment was on May 30th, and I was sent home with egg donor information, which my husband & I decided was not for us. After lots of bad news, I was discouraged. I was hoping the docs could have given me fertility meds or at least said that I was a candidate for IVF with my own eggs. None of that happened. I came home & read about barren women in the Bible & was drawn to the story of Hannah. I prayed so sincerely to God and asked that He would give me the opportunity to have the experience of carrying my child. My husband and I also prayed continuously about this and we came up with the phrase "we are not ready to give up on God," which helped to encourage us when we had moments of feeling discouraged. I'm 35. I have not had a cycle since March. I had a loss of sex drive due to all of the menopause symptoms. My tests showed very low to no egg reserve. I had no fertility treatment. However, on July 12th, I found out that I was 6 weeks pregnant. I'm currently 16 weeks and I'm super excited about the miracle that is growing inside of me. God answered my prayers! I have life inside of me! My struggle has helped to increase my faith that nothing is too hard for God!

Re: A story of encouragement

  • ELF4321ELF4321 member
    edited September 2013
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  • @happywifemomofone you are my hero
    ***siggy/ticker warning***

    Me:36 DH:38 TTC#1 since 4/2012
    Me DX: Hashimotos,Hypothyroid, DOR, MTHFR,  DH: normal

     IUI #1-#4 BFNs and a few cancelled cycles in the mix.
    - poor responder
    ***Suprise BFP on 6/13/13. Natural MC @6wks 3days
    IVF#1 and 2- Cancelled due to no response on max stimms
    FET 5/20- BFP
    1st Beta- 641
    2nd beta- 2166
    Sono- TWINS!!!!
    Two Boys! Born January 2015 @36 weeks.  Healthy and no NICU!  So blessed!


  • @happywifemomofone You are my hero too!!!
  • Definitely the wrong place to post, its hard to hear for others that have been trying for a while..beautiful story and I understand totally that you just wanted to give encouragement but it hurts some of the others here..but I do still want to say congratulations to you..
  • This story seems a little far-fetched so I think it's baloney.
    Me: 44 DH: 42. DS born healthy at 40 weeks 8/24/09. TTC since then with no luck or ART. Surprise BFP 8/6/14... MMC @ 8 weeks 4 days... Miss you everyday sweet baby angel.
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