TTC after 35

Intro

Hi, I'm new to this board but not a newbie when it come to baby on the brain. I'm looking to reach out to women TTC after 40. I am Turing 40 soon and am in a seriously relationship where I am ready to try again after a previous MC years ago. I have my annual gyn check up to get the ball rolling and would love to hear any advice on how others are dealing with my situation

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  • lcwedlcwed member
    I'm sorry for your loss. I don't have any advice but I wanted to say welcome to the board
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    Me 36 DH 39

    DD 3/29/12
                      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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  • Hi ! We have ladies over 40 check in..there is several of us on here! I would start with prenatal and folic acid. You could also start with opk's to check your O time. I get mine cheap on ebay some gals get them on amazon too! You can also do basal body temp each morning and use fertility friend app they have a free one...good luck!
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    Welcome to the board, I second the idea of charting and temping.  Good luck!
    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
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  • Welcome. @samuelismomma mentioned Fertility Friend (FF). This is a great application, and you can find introduction videos to help you get started. I just started using ovulation detection strips last cycle, and I would highly recommend these too. I got mine (called Wonfos) on Amazon. 

    This is a great place to find assistance and support. I hope to see you around. :-)

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    kellsnajay
  • Welcome!  I just turned 40 in March.  I think everybody else covered it for me--prenatal, folic acid, charting/temping/opks/Fertility Friend account...It's great that you're going in to see your OB.  If you're not already planning to get some baseline testing done (e.g. CD 3 FSH, estradiol, LH), that might be a good idea.
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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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    kellsnajay
  • Welcome to the board and good luck to you

    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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    kellsnajay
  • Welcome to the board. I agree with all the recommendations above. Best of luck to 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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  • Thanks for all the great responses. I've purchased test strips and vitamins from preg store online to start. My cycle is about 30 days on average and my periods have been crazy the past year or so. Wishing you all luck and love, keep in touch
  • Welcome and best of luck to you.  Sounds like you are getting off to a great start. I'm sure you will, but when you have your annual appt make sure to discuss all of your TTC efforts with your OB.  They generally say you should try for 6 months after the age of 35 before seeking an RE's help, however, you should get your OB's opinion on that for your age.  Time is sooo precious at this point that it shouldn't be wasted.  You may also ask if it would be a good idea to have some baseline b/w work done to see where your AMH, FSH, Progesterone, etc levels are currently at. Those results may help to guide you in your next steps. Again wishing you all the best and hope you find success soon.

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    IUIs: 2 in 2012 ... Both BFN
    IVF #1: 10/16/13 ... BFP, however it was not viable and ended in an early loss at 7weeks.

    IVF #2: Feb '14 ... Cancelled. Positive beta at baseline appt, became very early loss.
    IVF #2: Apr '
    14 ... Retrieval Only. 2 embryos made it to day 3 freeze & will be batched with IVF #3 for PGD testing.
    IVF #3: June '14
    ...
    Retrieval Only. 4 embryos growing, all arrested before day 5. Two from April thawed, but also arrested.
    Currently benched while determining how to proceed.

    "Keep going until you can't fail"

     

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  • Welcome and you have received wonderful suggestions already so I will just add my best wishes to you!
  • Welcome!
    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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