TTC after 35

Hello Other Mature Ladies

lablover78lablover78 member
edited October 2015 in TTC after 35
Hello! I'm 36, DH is 43- TTC #1 since May 2013. I find it funny that I'm in the 35+ club because I do not feel old and didn't mean to wait so long to start my family. Definitely second guessing my life decisions at this point. I started posting in TTTC board a month or so ago but have been lurking here and love the energy. I never thought I'd use an online forum for support but it has honestly been a blessing.

Up to now I've been doing acupuncture and Chinese herbs, but just picked up a Clomid Rx yesterday. After an extended vacation out of the country I am finally back to feeling positive and optimistic and am so grateful for the shift in mindset. I'm on cycle day 12 so we'll try naturally once more before trying Clomid. I love a plan! Also I very much enjoy reading others BFP stories- they def keep me going!
TTC since May 2013
Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion

Re: Hello Other Mature Ladies

  • Welcome! I didn't realize how much I would come to rely on an online forum either, but this really is a great group. The generosity and encouragement I have encountered here has been amazing.
  • I had never done forums before this, either.  It helps me so much.  Welcome!
    TTC#1 since Jan 2015
    BFP 2/19/15  •  MMC found at 9 wks  •  D&E at 11 wks (age 36)
    BFP 8/29/15
      •  CP (age 37)
    BFP 11/18/15  •  DD born at 41 weeks <3(age 37/38)

    TTC#2 since May 2017
    BFP 10/18/17  •  MMC found at 8 wks  •  Misoprostal at 10.5 wks (age 39)

    BFP 2/16/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 4/13/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 5/07/18  •  MMC found at 10.5 wks  •  D&E at 11.5 wks 
    •  Testing showed it was a girl with Trisomy 22. (age 39/40)
    9/5/18 Diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve (4-5 follicles, one ovary had none and was very atrophied)

    RE says the low egg count is likely causing my recurrent pregnancy loss. Less eggs results in more aneuploidy.

    BFP 9/24/18  • 
    CP (age 40)
    BFP 5/11/19  •  Fraternal twins  •  MMC found at 10w5d (Baby A 6w, Baby B 10w)  •  Misoprostal at 11 weeks (age 41)

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  • PattersRNPattersRN member
    edited October 2015
    Welcome!!!! Forums are a great tool. I was on The Bump several years ago and I'm still friends with many of the women I conversed with the first time around (6 I've actually met in person).
    Married: 7/9/15
    Me: 37, DH: 36
    Started TTC #1: 9/2015
    Preliminary labs/testing @ 6 months: TSH, A1c, progesterone, prolactin, SA, HSG all normal
    BFP: 5/19/2016, M/C: 5/29/2016
    BFP: 6/22/2016  EDD 3//6/2017

    BabyFruit Ticker
  • Love that @PattersRN! Thanks for the warm welcome all :)
    TTC since May 2013
    Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
    No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion
  • Welcome! This forum has been a lifesaver for me. I lurk on some of the other boards but none are as cool as this one. Everyone here is so awesome and supportive!
    ME: 36 (PCOS), DH: excellent SA
    NTNP since 11/12, actively trying since 8/14
    m/c @ 7w (4/22/14), m/c @ 6w (11/19/14)
    11/15: Letrozole, Ovidrel, TI = BFP!!!
    Beta #1(14dpo)=349, Beta #2(18dpo)=2,805
    12/17/15: Got to see the heartbeat (105bpm)!
    1/25/16: NT scan = normal (HB=163bpm)
    EDD: 8/10/16 
    8/8/16: Baby boy born @ 12:25am, 8lbs, 20.5 inches
    5/18/17: BFP!!! (11dpo)
    Beta #1(12dpo)=176.4, Beta #2(15dpo)=607.1
  • Welcome! I only post ocassionally but love being a part of this board. :)
    DD 6/2007
    DS 4/2009
    m/c 11/12/2010 ~ 7 wks
    m/c 7/4/2012 ~ 6 wks
    DD 12/2013
    mmc Baby Girl 7/12/2015 ~ 14 weeks  <3
    Twin girls! 8/26/2017

  • Welcome and good luck! :)
    *** Child & current pregnancy mentioned ***
    Me - 41 (PCOS), Hubby - 43 (healthy)
    7/2013 - Sweet baby girl born (Clomid + TI)
    3/2014 - TTC #2, return to RE 7/2014
    12/2015: IVF #1 transferred two great looking embryos - BFP!
    First ultrasound: TWO beautiful little heartbeats!!
    Harmony: negative; level 2: babies look great and are boy/girl! :) 
  • Welcome to the board and best of luck to you!
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • Welcome! I haven't been active on this board for very long, but I really enjoy it and I think it's helpful for getting support, perspective, and occasionally entertainment. ;) Good luck and hope you get your very own BFP soon!
  • Welcome!
    Me- 39 (turning 40 in April), TTC for the first time ever (since Jan 2015), low ovarian reserve
    Married 3/14/14 to my wonderful wife, but her sperm count is rather low
    TTC with frozen donor sperm and science

    7 IUIs, 7 BFNs.
    2 IVF attempts, both cancelled and converted to IUI, both BFNs.
    Decided that my tired old ovaries are ready to retire.
    Next step- reciprocal IVF, using my wife's eggs, my uterus!  
    fresh 5 day transfer (2 embryos) 4/17/17- BFP! 
    Identical twins "due" 1/2/17 (but anticipated arrival sometime December)

  • hello and welcome to the group, although not sure how mature many of us are. I still giggle at the most inappropriate of things.

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker


  • hello and welcome to the board!
    Me (42) w/ partner for 16+ years
    TTC #1: 11/2012 - 9/2013; 6/2014 - present
    Follistim + TI (3x): All BFNs
    Follistim + IUI (1x): BFN 
    IVF #1: 17 retrieved,15 fertilized, Day 3: 15, Day 5/6: 3 biopsied
    Result; 1 frozen blast (inconclusive PGS results)
    IVF #2; ER: 6/22 16 retrieved, 6/25: 5 transferred (CP), 2 frozen
    FET 9/17: BFN
    Current FET -- Transferred 2 day-3 embryos - BFN

  • lickasticklickastick member
    edited October 2015
    Welcome! I love that this group has the life experience to be so supportive and open, and in that sense i'd call us "mature." I feel similar to you, wondering if i waited to long to TTC. But I guess only time will tell! Good luck!

    Edited because it cut off half my post
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