(Closed) Anyone Who Conceived Successfully After 40?

posted 8 years ago in TTC
Post # 18
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My mom was 39 with me, my best friend 41.:)

Post # 20
1082 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I know of quite a few women who had babies in their 40s or late 30s.  Both of my grandmas fall into this category.  Many of these were accidental pregnancies, too (they were Catholic women 😉 

Post # 21
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My grandmother had my father at 43. They weren’t even trying, he was a surprise.


Post # 23
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My mom had my youngest sister at 44.

Post # 24
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

One of my closest friends had her twins at 44 (after a few rounds of fertility treatments). My co-worker (who also has PCOS) had her two kids at 35 and 38, respectively, via IVF. Another co-worker had her youngest (surprise baby) at 35. But every couple is different. Sometime it works out naturally; sometimes it takes medical intervention. Either way, I wish you the best. 

Post # 25
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

One of DH’s aunts had her three babies at 38, 40, and 42! No interventions.

Post # 26
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

didn’t halle berry just have another baby?  she is 46 or something.

Post # 27
7935 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

a good friend of mine had her first and only child at age 41. 

Post # 28
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My friend’s sister conceived at 40 on her first cycle trying.

Post # 29
4560 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mimi123:  The thing to keep in mind is that many stories you hear about woman having kids after 40 have already had kids. It’s much harder to have your first kid later in life. It’s like your body says “You havent needed this stuff so far, so I’ll start shutting it down”. It can happen, but it’s much, much, much harder. I cant even begin to tell you how hard. If you are still regular and have normal AF, then that is a good sign.

But if you are starting to have irregular AF, light or heavy AF, that is a sign your body is starting to go out of whack. I should know. I started having really heavy AF in my mid-late 30’s. I had an mirena IUD put in for the last couple of years of my 30’s, so it was controled. But at 40, we started trying. It’s been a long, painful, expensive 3 years. I’ve had 5 IUI’s, 2 IVF, 1 natural BFP and [email protected] I cant tell you how much I’ve spent on acupucture, herbs, supplements, yoga, etc. And still nothing. 

We are now in debt and I’m unemployed, so it’s going to take us awhile to save for egg donation. 

I know it’s not a great idea to TTC when your DH is unemployed, but if you have PCOS, I would look into trying to regulate yourself, but use condoms for BC. Get on metaformin, lose weight, eat healthy (gluten and dairy free) read TCOYF, Infertiltity Cure and Baby Making. Follow all their suggestions now. Then when you are ready, you will be in a much better place physically. 

Good Luck and Baby Dust!

Post # 30
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My mom concieved at 38 (I know not 40 but close..) and my little sister is PRECIOUS and has absoloutely no health issues. 

Post # 31
725 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not me personally, but one of my best friends was 39 when she got married, and got pregnant naturally 2 months later. She had a very uncomplicated pregnancy and now has an adorable baby girl!

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