TTC after 35

intro - loss and DS mentioned

Hello all. I'm 34 and will be 35 (and AMA - ugh) very soon. If I got a BFP tomorrow (not happening, thanks AF), I'd be AMA before the 1st trimester was even over. Can I hang out here???

DS #1 is 11 months old and was a BFP just 3 weeks after a loss. I used FF, CM, temp charting, etc to catch the egg. DH has been chomping at the bit for baby #2, pretty much since the OB gave me the 6-week-check after DS#1. I've been a little more hesitant to start TTC. (DH isn't the one getting up at night to BF!!!) I said we could start trying at the 1 year mark. That is approaching fast! I am ready now, minus a reservation about my work demands. However, those aren't changing and I don't want to let my career dictate how many kids we have. We want 2 or 3. After losing our first one, we don't want to put things off too long.

So, I guess we've "officially" been TTC for 2 cycles now, then AF came 2 days ago. Blah. FF says my fertile days are early next week, but AF has been a little wack-a-doo while nursing. By wack-a-doo, I mean a 25-26 day cycle until we started TTC. Then, for fun, she decided to switch things up to a 29-31 day cycle. Thanks.

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Current Age 35, DH 33

Married 9/2011

BFP 8/2012, Miscarried 9/2012

BFP 9/2012, DS 6/2013

BFP 6/2014, Miscarried 7/2014

BFP 7/2014, DD 4/2015

Re: intro - loss and DS mentioned

  • Hi and welcome!  Sorry to be oblivious but what is AMA?
    Wow, just 3 weeks after a loss that sounds amazing and super quick!  My cycles are different every month, it mostly depends on the stress/travel etc in the follicular phase.  i just had a 24 day cycle but usually it's around 28-36. ha!  i use BBT and OPK.  and just started feeling my cervix.
    TTC#1 since Aug 2013, I'm 37, DH 41.  
    Maya Arvigo Abdominal massage (daily self care), plus TTC meditations.
    I'm very sensitive to diet (gluten, avoid processed foods) and environment. Have a history of inflammation and tendinitis before going off gluten in 2009.  
    July 2014 - RE Visit #1: Eggs look good, Endometrioma on R ovary, HSG showed blocked R tube close to ovary. DH SA normal 
    DX: Endometriosis probably the IF cause and gunking up tubes.  Since egg reserve is high, RE says I can wait a couple months and then get laproscopic surgery to remove endo & clear tube.  If that doesn't help then move to IVF. 
    Dec 2014 - Saw new RE - does not recommend surgery on tube as it isn't likely to help.  Doubts I have endometriosis.  My endometrioma shrunk to neglible size (yay!) 
    Seriously considering IVF in March/April
    12/17/14 - Natural BFP! 
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    Welcome to the board and I hope your stay is short.
    Me: 37                                               
    DH: 45
    BFP #1 3/19/14  EDD 11/29/14 MMC D&C 4/24/14
    BFP #2  12/4/14 Beta #1 218 at 12dpo Beta #2 1055 at 16dpo
    Saw heartbeat 12/29.  Please be a rainbow.
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  • mattandloramattandlora member
    edited May 2014
    AMA means Advanced Maternal Age

    It is a lovely, big, giant flag that gets put on your OB chart when you hit the magical age of 35. At least I'll be old enough to run for President though, right?

    Yeah, the OB was even shocked at the BFP 3 weeks after a loss. She had me come in to confirm the loss (nothing big enough to see on ultrasound). Then she had me come back a few weeks later to make sure it wasn't twins causing high HCG levels. It wasn't. 

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    Current Age 35, DH 33

    Married 9/2011

    BFP 8/2012, Miscarried 9/2012

    BFP 9/2012, DS 6/2013

    BFP 6/2014, Miscarried 7/2014

    BFP 7/2014, DD 4/2015

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    Welcome to the board and Good Luck!
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                      BFP 6/4/14 ~ MMC 7/7/14 ~ D&C 7/15/14            
    BFP 11/28/14 ~ MMC  12/29/14    

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  • Welcome aboard! Best of luck to you!

    Me: 38 ~  DH: 38 ~   DD: 8
    TTC #2 since March/April 2014.
  • Welcome to the board...I must have a cool ob because he doesn't really count 35 as AMA anymore because his office is full of us 40 and up ! Lol...good luck!
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  • Welcome to you.

    I have to be honest that you are making me a little anxious with the AMA talk. Let's just pretend that we are 29. ;-)


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    Welcome!  I actually stopped minding "AMA" at all after being referred to as a "geriatric pregnancy" case once with DD (I was 38).   Ugh! >:P
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    Me: 41, DH: 45
    DD, 6/15/2013
    TTC #2 beginning January 2014
    AMH 1.05; FSH range 7-11

    July 2014: IUI #1.  Follistim + Pregnyl.  2 follicles--BFN
    September 2014: IUI #2.  Follistim + Pregnyl + Ganirelix + Crinone.  4(?) follicles--BFN
    October 2014: IUI #3.  More Follistim + More Ganirelix + Pregnyl + Crinone.  4 follicles--BFP!  Beta #1=10 Beta #2=33 Beta #3=97 Beta #4=158.  M/C 11/1/14
    December 2014: IVF #1.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  9R, 9M, 9F.  3 5-day blasts transferred 12/15. BFFN.
    April 2015: IVF #2.  Microdose Lupron protocol.  16R, 15M, 12F. Transferred 2 5-day blasts 4/12 and froze 4--BFP!  M/C 5/25/15
    August 2015: IVF #3.  14R, 13M, 11F.  Froze 5 blasts for CCS testing.  3 normals.  FET planned for 10/2015.

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  • Welcome to the board. I'm sorry for your loss. Please remember that you are the young one on this board, and there are plenty of us much older than you.
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    TTC#1 since June 2012

    Dx: Unexplained Infertility / AMA

    BFP after 4th IUI cycle with Gonal F + Ovidrel on March 2014 | EDD 12/7/14 | MMC on 4/14/14 

    IUI#5 with Gonal F and Ovidrel trigger on 6/6 - BFN

    On to IVF #1 with a new RE. Started Gonal F and Menopur on 8/15.  Added Ganirelix on 8/24. Trigger on 8/26 for ER on 8/28. 8R 7M 3F.  Transferred all 3 on 8/31. BFP on 9/11 | EDD 5/20/15 - Beta #1: 56.7. Beta #2: 97. Beta #3: 1148. Beta #4: 3559. Beta #4: 7678. MMC confirmed on 10/13. D&C on 10/14 at 9w. Confirmed male with Trisomy 14.

    On to IVF #2 in March. CCS Testing on 2 embies. No go. Waiting to start IVF #3 in July. Surprise BFP on 6/14! EDD - 2/20/16 - Beta #1: 121.4. Beta #2: 236.4. Beta #3: 2014.

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  • Welcome to the board and hope your not on here too long. I'm using donor eggs but I will be 46 in a few weeks! Now that freaks me out lol

    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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  • Welcome!  I actually stopped minding "AMA" at all after being referred to as a "geriatric pregnancy" case once with DD (I was 38).   Ugh! >:P
    WHAT?!??  Oh HELL NO, that's just rude and totatlly unnecessary.  Grrrrr.

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  • Labels suck! I just pretend I don't know what they are talking about. :)

    Welcome! Best of luck TTC#2!
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    Me: 40 DH: 38
    TTC since November 2012
    BFP IUI Cycle 2 Dec 2016
    Baby Boy Due Sept 12 2017
    Elias (Eli) born 9/2/17 at 7:07pm weight 8lbs 10oz and 20.5 inches long!!

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