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Any BFP w/ IVF after 40?

Looking for a little sunshine here......my first IVF was BFN. Thanks!
me 40, DH 39... FSH:8.6 AMH 2.3 AFC:15... DH: MF: sx for Double Varicocele, SA 45 mil, motil: 50%, morph 3%- "lazy swimmers!"... Me: All "normal" but aging eggs most likely... ;-/ DS: 4/29/05-7 yrs old MC 9 weeks: 9/21/11 TTC for 3 yrs...7/2012: 1st IUI: BFN 8/2012: 2nd IUI: BFN... Need a break already! IVF #1 in progress Jan 2013: Antagonist Prot.: Gonal F 300/Menopur 150 ER: 15 follies, 12 retrieved, 10 mature, 10 fertilized...grow embies grow! 1/8/13: BFN.

Re: Any BFP w/ IVF after 40?

  • I am 38 but I am having an IVF baby.  The first IVF was BFN.  The second was IVF with ICIS and AH.  With your history, I would ask your RE about both of those.
    BFP on IVF #2 6/29/2012. Beta #1 7/3 = 522; Beta #2 = 1180; Beta #3 = 6491 image BabyFruit Ticker
  • I am 40.  First IVF was a BFP which turned into a blighted ovum and a BFN.  Second IVF gave me a BFP and twins.  I had less eggs retrieved on my 2nd IVF but apparently better quality than the first go around (I took extra supplements provided by my acu such as DHEA, COQ10, Myo-inositol, in additiion to the acu treatments).  Good luck, it's definitely possible!

    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!

     
     

    Lyra2727
  • Glad you asked this starspangled...it's always nice to see some positive feedback!!!

    Sorry IVF#1 was a bust :(.. try to stay positive!!!! and keep your eye on the prize !

    Me = 39 DH = 50 TTC (since 01/2009 after a short break, I stopped counting *cycles* in 2010)
    DX 2010 : Unknown Infertility , AMA
    HSG 2005 = Normal / HSG 2010 = Normal
    SA 2005 = Normal / SA 2010 /2012 = Slightly low count : motility, morphology GREAT!
    Chromosomal analysis, MTHFR, ANA's, Lupus, Protein C, Protein S, APCR = Normal 2011

    M/C : 2005 (7wk), 2010 (6wk), 2011 (7wk)

    8 IUI's 2010-2011 all BFN

    IVF/ICSI antagonist 01/2012 #1 = BFN

    IVF/ICSI antagonist long 06/2012 #2 = BFN

    IVF/ICSI/CGH MDLF New Clinic/New RE 11/2012 #3 = One beautiful boy blasty frozen PGS normal

    IVF/ICSI/CGH MDLF 02/2013 #4 = One more beautiful boy blasty frozen PGS normal

    FET 6/20 : One 5AA PGS normal transferred Beta 1 6/28 = 53.9 / Beta 2 7/1 = 220 / Beta 3 7/3 = 550!

    1 U/S  6w3d - Heartbeat 119 /  2 U/S - 7w5d- Heartbeat 169 / 3 U/S (OB) 8w5d - Heartbeat still great!

    Baby G welcomed into the world 3/7/2014

    SAIF / PAIF always welcome ****

     

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  • hi there! i actually had it all, ISCI and AH. I havent had my beta yet but my HPT says BFN. It was a 3dt of two Grade 2 8 cell, 1 Grade c 6 cell. 
    me 40, DH 39... FSH:8.6 AMH 2.3 AFC:15... DH: MF: sx for Double Varicocele, SA 45 mil, motil: 50%, morph 3%- "lazy swimmers!"... Me: All "normal" but aging eggs most likely... ;-/ DS: 4/29/05-7 yrs old MC 9 weeks: 9/21/11 TTC for 3 yrs...7/2012: 1st IUI: BFN 8/2012: 2nd IUI: BFN... Need a break already! IVF #1 in progress Jan 2013: Antagonist Prot.: Gonal F 300/Menopur 150 ER: 15 follies, 12 retrieved, 10 mature, 10 fertilized...grow embies grow! 1/8/13: BFN.
  • I am 39 and got a BFP on our first IVF (after 4 failed medicated IUIs).  I am due in just about 3 weeks. There is hope!
    Due Date: 3/1/13

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  • I am 41.  My first IVF with 3 Grade A embryos was a BFN.  For the 2nd IVF, I was on DHEA longer than the first time, we did an endometrial biopsy 2 weeks before the IVF cycle and then I also took L-Arginine prior to the transfer to assist with my lining.  This time we transferred 3 Grade A embryos, 1 B+ embryo and then a 5th embryo that he didn't give me the grade of.  So, yes, we transferred 5 embryos, which is the maximum recommended for our age group.  One stuck and I'm now 10 weeks pregnant with my OE!

    Good luck to you!!

    Me: 43 DH: 39 - AMA, DOR
    Mommy to Sami (IVF), Born 8.30.13
    Surprise non-assisted BFP - 12.29.2014, Beta 1 = 322, Beta 2 = 760
    EDD 9.7.2015

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  • I'll be 40 in 3.5 weeks, and am pregnant via IVF  for the second time.  I was fortunate to be successful on the first try each time.   

    Even though both cycles were successful, I had much better results (egg quantity and quality) on my second cycle back in November, using microdose lupron flare protocol, instead of straight antagonist (basically use microdose lupron the entire stims process instead of the few days of ganirelix), despite pushing 40.  My info is in my sig if you want to see the difference in the two protocols.

    10/10: Married; 5/11: Dx: Blocked Fallopian Tube; 7/11: D&C/Hysteroscopy to remove polyp
    IVF #1: 9/11: ER: 12R, 11M, 10F, No Frosties; 5dt: 2 blasts, 1 morula; DD born 6/3/12
    IVF #2: 11/12-12/12: ER: 20R, 20M, 16F, 4 Frosties; 5dt: 3 blasts, DS born 8/9/13
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    lizardknittermomof2furkids
  • After 8 months of trying on our own, we got a BFP on our first IVF cycle. I'm 41 and almost complete with a healthy pregnancy (so far at least). Good luck to you!
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    momof2furkids
  • I'm another 40 year old with BFP on 1st IVF. I was 39 when we started the stimulation and turned 40 at 6-7 weeks pregnant.  Good luck! 
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  • that is awesome!!!!!! congrats!!!!! and thanks :-)

     

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    I am 41.  My first IVF with 3 Grade A embryos was a BFN.  For the 2nd IVF, I was on DHEA longer than the first time, we did an endometrial biopsy 2 weeks before the IVF cycle and then I also took L-Arginine prior to the transfer to assist with my lining.  This time we transferred 3 Grade A embryos, 1 B+ embryo and then a 5th embryo that he didn't give me the grade of.  So, yes, we transferred 5 embryos, which is the maximum recommended for our age group.  One stuck and I'm now 10 weeks pregnant with my OE!

    Good luck to you!!

    me 40, DH 39... FSH:8.6 AMH 2.3 AFC:15... DH: MF: sx for Double Varicocele, SA 45 mil, motil: 50%, morph 3%- "lazy swimmers!"... Me: All "normal" but aging eggs most likely... ;-/ DS: 4/29/05-7 yrs old MC 9 weeks: 9/21/11 TTC for 3 yrs...7/2012: 1st IUI: BFN 8/2012: 2nd IUI: BFN... Need a break already! IVF #1 in progress Jan 2013: Antagonist Prot.: Gonal F 300/Menopur 150 ER: 15 follies, 12 retrieved, 10 mature, 10 fertilized...grow embies grow! 1/8/13: BFN.
  • Congrats!! You all give me hope. I am discouraged bc we did ISCI and AH on this one w/ a 3dt of 3-- 8 cell Grade B embryos, not sure why none of em stuck, but I am trying to keep positive and move on to IVF #2. Congrats to everyone who beat the odds!!! Thanks all :-)

     

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    I'm another 40 year old with BFP on 1st IVF. I was 39 when we started the stimulation and turned 40 at 6-7 weeks pregnant.  Good luck! 
    me 40, DH 39... FSH:8.6 AMH 2.3 AFC:15... DH: MF: sx for Double Varicocele, SA 45 mil, motil: 50%, morph 3%- "lazy swimmers!"... Me: All "normal" but aging eggs most likely... ;-/ DS: 4/29/05-7 yrs old MC 9 weeks: 9/21/11 TTC for 3 yrs...7/2012: 1st IUI: BFN 8/2012: 2nd IUI: BFN... Need a break already! IVF #1 in progress Jan 2013: Antagonist Prot.: Gonal F 300/Menopur 150 ER: 15 follies, 12 retrieved, 10 mature, 10 fertilized...grow embies grow! 1/8/13: BFN.
  • image starspangledgirl1:

    Congrats!! You all give me hope. I am discouraged bc we did ISCI and AH on this one w/ a 3dt of 3-- 8 cell Grade B embryos, not sure why none of em stuck, but I am trying to keep positive and move on to IVF #2. Congrats to everyone who beat the odds!!! Thanks all :-)

     

    We also did ICSI and AH.  I would definitely ask your doctor about an endometrial biopsy. It's super painful (just for the few seconds that they're doing it) but there have been a lot of studies coming out that it may help with implantation.

    Me: 43 DH: 39 - AMA, DOR
    Mommy to Sami (IVF), Born 8.30.13
    Surprise non-assisted BFP - 12.29.2014, Beta 1 = 322, Beta 2 = 760
    EDD 9.7.2015

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  • I'm 39 weeks pregnant after IVF and am 38 years old. My coworker is 42 and she is now 9 weeks pregnant after her first IVF! Hang in there, I'm sorry the first did not work for you and hope next is successful!
    Me 37 DH 40 TTC since 1/11 DOR AMH .34 DH S/A Great BFP 12/11! MC 1/12 IUI #1 2/12 BFN. IUI #2 3/12 BFN. IUI #3 4/12 BFN IVF #1 5/12 BFP! DD 2/13/12
  • Sorry, not 40, but i am 39 and 13w with twins from our IVF.  I also have a 5 year old that is from our first IVF.  We are "unexplained infertility".  With our first, we spent more than a year trying everything- testing, hsg, lap, clomid and 4 IUIs before doing IVF.  IVF worked the first time for me then. 

     We knew we were ready for a second child now and we didn't want to waste time or money (out of pocket, our ins doesn't cover fertility) on trying IUIs or other stuff we know didn't work last time, so we jumped right in to IVF first this time.  It was a little different- the protocol with my age this time.  But I was able to produce some good eggs- retrieved 7, all fertilized and we did a 3 day transfer of 3 embies- 2 excellent and one good.  And of course expecting twins out of that.  Healthy babies so far at week 13! 

    Wishing you lots of luck and baby dust.  

    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers Michelle- 39, DH 41 Mom to 5yo boy (IVF) Latest pregnancy- IVF #1- ER- 11/30 ET- 3 day, 12/3- 3 8 cell embies Beta- 14dpo- 488 Beta- 18dpo- 2500 7 week U/S 1/4- TWINS! EDD 8/21/13
  • So happy to read all of these success stories!  I was on another fertility forum looking for some positive vibes and received nothing good! :(
    Even the moderator chimed in on the reasons it wasn't going to work. 

    I am 39 (40 in June) and starting 4/2014.  We need to do gender selection for a x-link defect.  
    I've started DHEA and CoQ10 and believing for the best!

    These stories are awesome and I am so happy for the success that I am reading.  
    Have a great day everyone! 


  • Ftm pregnant with twins at 40 after first try :) anything is possible!
  • Yes, two healthy kids, both conceived via IVF after I was 40.  Both embryos tested well in a chromosomal micro-array.  I would highly recommend doing this test as part of your IVF cycle (although it requires a frozen transfer) because it is enormously helpful to the embryologist in choosing which embryos are most suitable to implant and lead to a viable pregnancy.  Best of luck!
  • I'm 42 and almost 10 weeks from ivf. I had several previous losses that were early but we are currently expecting twins and further along than we've ever been. We did icsi and ah. Also this cycle I did castor oil packs and raspberry leaf tea prior to retrieval which I believe helped my lining. Also on low course of prednisone for my autoimmune issues. Best of luck!
    Me-42 DH-43 TTC #1 since 3/11
    HSG 7/11 showed possible blockage
    8/11 BFP, then early m/c  (Natural)
    9/11 blood tests reveal Factor V Leiden (heterozygous)
    11/11 Hysteroscopy revealed uterine septum, which was repaired
    12/11 1st round of Clomid (100mg)=BFN
    1/12 2nd round of Clomid (100mg)=BFN 
    2/12 Repeat HSG=All clear 
    2/12 IUI with injectables #1=BFN 
    3/12 natural cycle=BFN 
    4/12 IUI with injectables #2=C/P 
    7/12 IVF #1=30ER, 9F, 3T, 1 Frostie 7/29=BFP! 
    8/27/12 No Heartbeat. Waiting to M/C 
    9/13/12 D+C
    12/12 Operative Hysteroscopy 
    1/31/12  IVF#2 ...BFP 2/6 m/c 2/12 methotrexate due to presumed ectopic
    July '13 IVF #3: 13R, 10M, 8F=BFP
    1st Beta=549  2nd Beta 594 3rd Beta 422. M/C #5
    IVF#4 in November=BFP…TWINS!!!!!

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  • 41 a and 29 weeks with a singleton after our first IVF. I also recommends the long Lupron protocol and supplements like DHEA, Co-Q 10, etc. The details are in my sig, but we put back 3 embryos and got lucky. Wishing you a ton of luck too. Don't give up hope.
    Me - 40, DH 34 Married 11 years, TTC since 7/09 3 rounds of Clomid > Vivienne born 5/28/11
    TTC#2 since 01/13 - 3 rounds of Clomid, 2 IUI w/injectibles, moving to IVF
    IVF #1 - Lupron 20 6/19, Follistim 225 6/21, Menopur 75 6/27, Trigger 6/30
    ER 7/2 (8R, 7M, 5F); ET 7/5 - 2 8 cell, grade 1 and 1 7 cell, grade 1 Stick babies, stick!
    BFP on HPT at 11dp3dt
    Beta #1 13dp3dt 787
    Beta #2 17dp3dt 6,007
    1st u/s 5w2d showing one "good" sac and 2-3 questionable
    2nd u/s 6w2d showing one baby with HR 128bpm
    3rd u/s 7w1d - HR 159bpm - graduated from RE!
    MaternT21 test results: no chromosomal issues, it's a BOY!!!
    EDD March 25, 2014

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  • 41 and almost 22 weeks via FET. Fist IVF in early 2012 ( I was 39) was also a BFP but I miscarried. Testing of the tissues revealed no chromosome abnormalities. 
    Me:PCOS, fibroids DH: no issues 
    TTC for 3 years. IVF #1 in Jan 12 - severe OHSS; miscarriage at 11 weeks
    2 myomectomies and 6 hysteroscopies in 2012 and 2013.
    FET in Aug 2013 BFP

     
  • Im only 36 but 12 weeks pregnant from IVF.
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  • I did IVF at age 40, transferred 2 embiees & 1 stuck. He is our healthy 2 yr old DS. We froze the other embryos (used ICSI). I'm now 43 years old & 37 weeks pg with our 2nd, via FET. Transferred 2, both implanted, lost 1 at 8 weeks. The remaining twin is doing well. I'm sorry it didn't work the first time, but don't give up hope!!
  • I am 43 and 10 weeks along with twins after IVF. I previously had three IUIs and this was our "last try". 
  • **ZOMBIE POST!!!**

    I doubt OP is still curious a year and a half later!


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    My BLOG: www.ivfbabyquest.wordpress.com -Update - old blog.

    PAIF/SAIF Welcome!
    Me: 42, Hubby: 35, TTC since Jan 2010. Dx: DOR due to advanced maternal age. Also: Hypothyroidism (100mcg Levothyroxin). Positive for MTHFR (hetero-C677T), Factor V Leiden, and Fragile X (on DH side). Taking pre-natal vitamins
    .
    First natural PG 9/27/11; mc: 1/20/12
    First RE visit: 8/8/12, Saline Sonogram: 8/28/12, IVF injection class: 10/11/12, add FaBB Tab for FVL, +Vitamin D.
    IVF #1
    : 10/17/12 Baseline: FSH- 9.4, E2- 24, LH- 3.7, Prog- 0.3 The u/s showed 6 follicles in my right  & 9 in my left. Rx: 150 Bravelle & 150 Menopur SQ nightly. 10/21/12: Add Ganirelix SQ every morning.
    ER 10/28/12: 13 Retreived. 7 Mature. 6 Fertilized. 5 Made it to PGS. ET 11/2/12: CANCELED. All 5 came back from PGS as having "severe abnormalities."
    IVF #2: 1/7/13 Baseline: FSH- 8.8, 4 follicles in my right & 6 in my left. Rx: 150 Bravelle & 150 Menopur SQ nightly. 1/11/13: Add Ganirelix SQ every morning. hCG Trigger 1/16/13
    ER 1/18/13: 9 Retrieved. 5 Mature. 5 Fertilized. 2 Made it to PGS. ET 1/23/13: CANCELED. All embryos (he even sent the ones not growing) came back from PGS as having "multiple severe abnormalities."
    IVF #3:
    NEW RE! 3/1/13 Baseline: FSH- 9.6, E2- 61, Prog- 0.94, 3 follicles in my right & 4 in my left. Rx: 150 Bravelle& 150 Menopur SQ in PM. 3/7/13: Add Ganirelix SQ in AM. hCG Trigger 3/9/13 SQ.
    ER 3/11/13: 6R, 2M, 2F. Day 3: one 8 cell, grade 0.  Five day ET 3/16/13: one early blast, grade Fair. 3/24/13 AF came a day before beta. BFN

    IVF #4: (Added acupuncture to this cycle.) 3/25/13 WTF & Baseline: FSH-11.8, E2- 56, Prog- 0.84 3/26/13 Start stims. 3/30/13 u/s: 5 follicles in my right & 4 in my left. Rx: 225 Bravelle& 225 Menopur SQ in PM. 3/31/13 Add Ganirelix SQ in AM.hCG Trigger 4/3/13 SQ.
    ER 4/5/13: 5R, 3M, 3F naturally. Day 3: two 8 cell, grade 0, one 8 cell, grade 2 (Scale 0-best to 3-worst). Five day ET 4/10/13: two blastocysts (the 3rd stopped growing.) Beta 4/18/13: 2.5 BFFN. RE recommends we stop trying and focus on living childless, due to the extremely poor quality of my eggs.
    ***
    Decided to stop trying and live CFNBC. I couldn't adjust. So, six months later...
    IVF #5: Changed RE. Going to one of the big name clinics now. OWDU: 10/29/13. Update: HORRIBLE experience. Disgusted and distraught at their complete unprofessionalism and how much money and precious time they cost us. Sickening. Have now changed RE again. New Patient appt. 1/30/14.
    BFP! Out of nowhere, I got KU the old fashioned way! POAS 1/26/14 - Positive! FDLM 12/30/13. Beta #1 16dpo= 373. Beta #2 18dpo= 801. EDD 10/6/14
    2/4/14 1st U/S revealed a 5wk2day sac but no fetal pole. Started 200mgs of progesterone suppositories daily
    2/11/14 2nd U/S revealed a perfect 6wk1day "diamond ring" embryo with a beating heart! 138bpm! Add 1mg folic acid and 40mg Lovenox
    2/25/14 3rd U/S: perfect 8w1d embryo, 178bpm. 3/6 start spotting. 3/11 10w1d U/S shows no heartbeat. Scheduling D&C. The Stork has forsaken me again.
    IVF #5.2: New in-state RE. Supplement priming for 1.5 cycles prior to start of cycle, including DHEA 50mg (stopped 5/15), CoQ10 200mg 2x/day, L-Arginine- 1000mg 2x/day (stopped 6/5 due to cold sore!), myo-inositol- 2g 2x/day, melatonin- 3mg, and Neevo (prenatal for MTHFR).
    5/16/14 Day 2 bw cycle prior: FSH- 12.22, E2- 38.37, Prog- 1.35, LH- 9.46. 6/2/14 Day 19 bw: Prog- 23
    6/12/14 Baseline: E2- 122.7, Prog- 0.4. 5 follicles in left, 4 follicles in right. Start stims: 375IU Follistim & 150IU Menopur. 6/19 Increase Follistim to 425IU, Menopur still 150IU. 6/18 add Ganirelix. 6/23 Ovidrel trigger SQ. 6/25 ER: 8R, 8M, 5F naturally. Start Medrol & Doxy. 6/26 Start Endometrin. 7/2 Start Lovenox.
    7/8/14 Beta= 137.4 BFP!!! (My first from IVF!) E2- 1109, Prog- >60. Stop CoQ10, myo-inositol, and melatonin. 7/9 2nd Beta= 281.4. TSH- 2.70. Increasing Synthroid to 100mcg daily. 7/24 6w3d u/s measured 6w3d, hb: 121bmp! 8/5 8w1d u/s measured 8w3d, hb: 164bpm! Graduated from RE to OB. Now I just need to find an OB!
    EDD 3/18/15!

    URMySunshine77
  • OP might not be interested anymore, but someone like me searching for success stories might be!  :)
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    momof2furkidsartemis618
  • I am 41 and pregnant from my IVF. GOOD LUCK
    ===siggy warning====
    Me: 40, DH: 42
    Diagnosis: PCOS
    TTC: May 2013
    TX: IUI #1 with Follistim. Canceled due to too many follicles (10 + that were large); BENCHED
    IVF #1 March 6. 14 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized. 
    March 11, 4 eggs transferred.
    March 21 BFP  :) Beta #1 457, Beta #2 1350, Beta #3 9619. 
    Due Date November 27, 2014
    TEAM BLUE

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