(Closed) late 30’s and TTC?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m almost 42 and have been TTC for 3 months.  To be honest, its very stressful because I am most likely @ the tailend of my ovarian reserve.  So, I will most likely go through IVF this summer.  However, I hope your doc explained a couple of stats:

After 35, your fertility does decrease but its graduated:  35-38, 38-40, and then 41-43. 

Ages 35-40, you should see your OB 6 months if you do not conceive naturally.  Since I’m over 40, I was only given 3 months.  After 6 months, ask to see a specialist(if required), reproductive endocronologist.  RE’s speciality is reproductive issues only.  

Getting yourself prepared:

Get healthy.  I fell off the band wagon for several years but now I’m really focused.  So take prenatals starting now, eat as healthy as you can, and start an exercise program.  Also find a healthy outlet for stress relief. 

Just a couple of points I’ve discovered as I’ve travelled the Yellow Brick Road:)

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m 38 and have just entered my first TWW. My doctor told me similar information to that which squeak35 said. He also said, “…but reproductively, you could have the body of a 32 year-old…” Basically, the message was start tryinig and see what happens. He put me on iron supplements because I have super low iron in addition to a pre-natal vitamin and said eat healthy, get mild exercise, and relax.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@cjfs:  hi welcome!  i’m in my late 30’s and Darling Husband and I have been TTC since August.  I didn’t go of BC until July and I think the reason we haven’t gotten a BFP yet is b/c I think my body is still re-adjusting.  I’ve been charter on FF since November and that helps me keep track of if I O and when. 

If we don’t get a BFP this month then I have to go in for blood work on CD3 and CD18.  I believe it is to check that my eggs are doing what they are supposed to. I really should know more about this, but I’m trying to stay optimistic we will conceive and I won’t have to do it.

As squeak says take prenatals, eat healthy, and just try to take good care of yourself.  This can be a stressful process but it will all be worth it in the end.  Even though squeak and I haven’t gotten our BFPs..yet.. there are some bee’s who are in their late 30’s that conceived right away.  Everyone is different.

Best of Luck! And we will be here when you need us!!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I conceived late into my 37th year and will deliver at 38 1/2.  I had been off the pill for two years and also had started a good workout routine during that time.  I have no idea if that made a difference or not but I am definitely overweight even with the working out.  We conceived on our 3rd cycle, which timed out to be 2 months from our wedding date.  I had been tracking my cycles so I knew when I was fertile and the first two cycles we were trying really hard.  The third cycle we went to a halloween party, got tipsy, and didn’t think we had a shot at conceiving since it was our only BD that month but sure enough, we got lucky.  I hope you have similar luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@cjfs:  Good Luck!!! Who knew it would take soo much effort:)

If you already had testing and know you may have hormonal issues, I suggest you work w/ a RE in conjunction w/ your Gyn.  I actually met my RE via my Gyn so the partnership works great.  Plus your RE is covered by insurance. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hey there I’m mid-30s and so is hubby.  I got off BC August 2010 but we weren’t really trying and not protecting.  Then we put a stop to things because I was dancing in a musical and couldn’t get prego to where I couldn’t dance or fit in my costume!  So we starting the whole not trying/not protecting thing again around September.  Then really trying all of this year.  My cycle has been really strange since getting off BC.  I kept thinking it would straighten out.  I also lose weight during the run of a show so I thought that was a contributor.  Now that the show has been over for a while I’ve been really questioning what’s going on.  So I went to see the doc and we did blood and exam.  I get the follow-up next week.  I’m just hoping that things are normal and that we just haven’t timed things right.  But my gut tells me that there is something more.

Good luck to you!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@cjfs:  I suggest an RE, too. They specalize in getting women pregnant. He/she would also give you progesterone supplements to aid and help you through the first trimester. (Low progesterone is one of the highest causes of miscarriages) I’m on progesterone injections now (8 1/2 weeks pregnant) because all IVF ladies are to use them, but you could use suppositories, too. And if you aren’t ovulating regularly, there is Clomid which is the first choice of most doctors. Good luck!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@cjfs:  Your FSH is under 10 which is good.  They would prefer your AFC to be in the high tens.  However, you should respond well to fertility treatments.  Since you are in the 40 range, I would only do an injectible IUI.  Clomid and Femara tend to not be as effective for women over 35.  

Although our injectible IUI cycle wan’t successful, I responded well.  Because of MFI, our only option is IVF w/ ICSI.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

MFI is male factor infertility.  ICSI is a process in IVF where they fertilize eggs in the lab.  Check out Resolve.org.  A ton of great info.

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