TTC Fertility Over 40?

posted 1 year ago in TTC
  • poll: Have You Successfully Conceived Naturally At 40 Or Older With Similar Test Results?
    Yes, Once Naturally : (2 votes)
    67 %
    Yes, More Than Once Naturally : (0 votes)
    No, All Efforts Were Unsuccessful : (1 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 2
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I’d like to offer encouragement. I married when I was 43 and I became pregnant at 43 and 11 months. I’d used Preseed and tracked for a few months, but it was a nontracked month (upgraded phone lost my app) and no Preseed that we conceived. A friend had a healthy son at 46 and it was a surprise baby. 

     

    With the help of a good doctor you may have great results as well. Good luck!

    Post # 3
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    2109 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Your numbers are good for your age, but remember that you are only half of the equation. I’d suggest a standard sperm test and possibly a DNA fragmentation test if you are concerned. Age can be a factor but after 3 years of infertility at a fairly young age I feel pretty strongly that fertility issues are mostly unrelated to age. It may taking you longer naturally at 40 than at 30, however. It’s pretty common to try for 6 months at 40 and then see a fertilty doctor if it doesn’t happen in that time frame. Good luck. 

    Post # 6
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    2109 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    gingerlox :  AMH is useful, but really relates more to how you will respond to fertility tests than anything.  In my journey of infertility, I’ve seen women with AMH in the low/normal range struggle to conceive (i fall into this category with 4 failed iuis and 3 failed ivf rounds) while women with amh that is so low that it is not detectable conceive naturally.  I’d take the number with a grain of salt. 

    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/10/11/16453714/ovarian-reserve-test-science-results-fertility

     

    Post # 7
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    4134 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My AMH at 40 was 3.2. I’d had 2 miscarriages (one before I had my daughter and one after). It was recommended we jump straight to IVF so we could do the genetic testing to make sure everything was viable. I got pregnant naturally 2 months later, weeks before my first RE appointment. My son is now 2!

    Post # 9
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    4134 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    gingerlox :  I don’t recall what my FSH was. I was 38 when I conceived my daughter and 40 with my son! So it is possible. I was temping and all that charting stuff and did have to be on progesterone supplements, but everyone is healthy and happy!

    Post # 10
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    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    gingerlox :  good luck to you! I’m a little younger than you but I’ve been TTC for a while, after 10+ years of mirena. I would recommend that you get it removed ASAP if you can before mid-October. I know the literature says it does not impact fertility, but there are also no long term studies saying it doesn’t. I’m not wanting to worry you, my infertility may be completely unrelated to my mirena but I’m just trying to give you a head start! I wish you the best of fertility luck!

    Post # 11
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    969 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

     

    gingerlox :  I”m not a doctor, but your FSH sounds great to me!  Even without your AMH number, that sounds encouraging.  In my experience, FSH is actually way more important than AMH.  I have a very high AMH but also a high FSH and I am a poor responder to fertility medications.  I have a ton of eggs but my high FSH means my ovaries have to work really hard to produce them.  

    Post # 12
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    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Your numbers sound great for your age.

    I got pregnant with my second child at 37. At the time, my AMH was 4.46, and my FSH was 7 (I think, can’t remember). My AFC was 11. My husband’s SA was excellent. Still took 9 cycles. Fertility can be really unpredictable. I would get your IUD out ASAP.

    Good luck! 

    Post # 13
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    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

     

    gingerlox :  Sorry I took so long to reply to this. To be honest, I didn’t check levels. My husband’s insurance (which I and later my son) was on, didn’t cover things like that, so we had to let Go and Let God. Also, I think taking some time off from stressing about it, getting out of town, date nights, etc. really worked for me (as I stress a lot).

    I’ve been thinking about you and wish you well in your journey. 

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