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JUNE 40+ttc Summer Love Havin' Some Fun Making Babies

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Previous Thread http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1079813

Welcome to the 40+ TTC Thread!
Babies Born :::
Hockeylover/Juls (44) Twin Girls born 12/08 (juls is 44)
kbhlmh/Karen (47) Kevin (boy) born 12/05 when I was 44y2m. FYI - natural conception!
Juneau (44): Baby Girl Eliza Jane born 1/12/09
DoulaMomVicki: Edie Mae born 1/25/09
WV Mommy/Erika (41): Josiah Born 2/5/09



BFP's:


spreston/Shelley: EDD 5/24/09
Veganmama719 (41): EDD 7/25/09
saoirse2007 (39) EDD 8/11/09 http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/113c41
ElliesMomma(41) EDD 09/17/09
Pookietooth/Jen (43) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/18f765 EDD 10/21/09
Grace EDD 2/17/10
Sunrise/Sara (42) EDD 2/21/10
zonapellucida (40) EDD 3/09/10
LisaSedai (41)


HOPEFULS:

ACsMom/Jen (39.5)
amydearmas (41)
Arianwen1174 (40)
BHappy/Karen (41)
beachlover (42)
BelovedK (42)
berinjela (40)
bilbi (40)
Buzzer Beater/sara (45)
can't wait/Felicia (41.5)
Denny(43)
Dhopper (43)
Finding Serenity
Folaboye -- waiting to be ready
Girlo/Shannon
Gerlassie(41)
halifax40(42) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/20a8a0
Jezzy/Sharun
Joyluc (45)
KaydasMom (41)
kbhlmh (47) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/8fcb8
kel32brown(42)
Kristin0105 (43) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1dfb40
lauri0115(43)
lovbeingamommy/Kate (44)
MassaginMommy/Laurie (46) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/8fe89
MI_Dawn (39)
Miracle and Wonder/Candida (45)
Msgoodbuns (45) - single, dating, acting and ttc'ing!
my other age is 34 (45)
nicksmom03 (43) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1734a6
Ompath (40) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/237d98
pitchfork (40)
Rainpainter (41)
reikibirth/Toni (45)
salt phoenix (41)
Sapphos/Laura (41)
SecretBeach (40)
Shami (40.5)
Shellbell62/Shelli (46) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/16f6a4
Stealthee
Susan aka Speedknitter(45)
TheSnowQueen/Susan (46)
WaturMama (42)

If I've missed anyone or you are new and want to be added to the list, please post your request in the thread in BOLD



GETTING READY

karen1968 (40)
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What a beautiful new thread! I hope everyone is having a fertile day.

Very emotional today,t here was a stillbirth in my DDC. i realize statistically there will usually be 1 or 2 in each DDC but I didn't expect to be thrown for such a loop by it.

33 weeks tomorrow.
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Oh VM that is so hard to read about when it happens to someone who is close to your due date. It is such a scary thing to happen. When you read about it happening it just makes it so much more real. If that makes any sense.

I am feeling more normal today. First day in the past 5 that I have not yelled at dd for no reason. I feel so bad for her. When I was talking to my husband about it last night and telling him it really wasn't good for dd to be around me when I am so out of whack and I was considering going to NY to get away and save her from me. She chimes in and said "it's okay mom, I love you and I just ignore you and don't listen when you yell at me." Thankfully, I seem on a more even keel today. I got my herbs yesterday and took the time to make myself a cup in the acu's office! And forgive me if I already posted this. I thought I did but now I am not sure
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Well, I'm going to try to post and subscribe, since the Thread Tools drop-down box is not working (why did they change to a new system before it wasn't working? As a software tester, I am pissed that they are releasing to the users without fully testing or bug fixing.)
Anyway, I am doing OK. I figured out my prenatal, New Chapter brand, is giving me migraines (the last one, Solaray, gave me a rash on the backs of my hands -- this whole foods based thing is not always so great), meaning I spent a bundle on a bottle of pills I can't take. Anybody else want them? They have soy in them, which is why they give me migraines. Anyone who doesn't have a problem with soy can have them for the shipping cost.
to all who need it.
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Well, I'm going to try to post and subscribe, since the Thread Tools drop-down box is not working (why did they change to a new system before it wasn't working? As a software tester, I am pissed that they are releasing to the users without fully testing or bug fixing.)
Anyway, I am doing OK. I figured out my prenatal, New Chapter brand, is giving me migraines (the last one, Solaray, gave me a rash on the backs of my hands -- this whole foods based thing is not always so great), meaning I spent a bundle on a bottle of pills I can't take. Anybody else want them? They have soy in them, which is why they give me migraines. Anyone who doesn't have a problem with soy can have them for the shipping cost.
to all who need it.

: On the new system. I am not too happy with it myself. And I am no software tester.

As for the New Chapter Too bad about the migrains. I spent I think almost $50.00 on them and I was uh hem constipated the entire time I took them. I finally went back to my Alive Multi vitamin, a folic acid supplement, and Floradix. Not exactly cheap but much more comfortable.
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VM. That sounds tough at this time. Tough any time, but we are so wide open emotionally when we're pg. I didn't know that statistically there would be 1 or 2 in a DDC. That is alarming. How many are in a DDC?

Thank you MM for another thread and inspiring title. You hit the right note for me each month. If I can't be pg, at least I can have fun trying.

My bleeding is finally lightening up on CD6. When it was still pretty heavy on CD4 it started hitting me that not only am I not pg, but I'm having a m/c, if that makes any sense. I'm tired. Much as this was a disappointment I was so much less emotionally invested in this very short pg that the last one that ended at the end of the 1st trimester. I'm thinking it might be good to check in with a doctor or midwife. I did speak to a midwife today who I was going to potentially do some pre-conception counseling with, but I didn't really click with her. Maybe I'll call one of my old midwives (who are both in different states from me). Disappointed as I am, I do have a certain faith that this wasn't the time for a baby to come to us. I hope it will be soon. Things can change so fast.

Some June baby dust to us all and sticky/healthy wishes to those who need it too.

Thanks for being here, dear women. :
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DH had acupuncture last week for his shoulder. He has a couple tears in two of his tendons. While he was there she did some fertility points for him too

Me I am cd6 Hoping to use the preseed this time during my fertile period. We will be on vacation so I am considering not temping but maybe just doing t he opks Or maybe not doing anything but baby dancing and using the preseed.
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to you VM -- that must be hard to have a stillbirth. There have been a couple of m/c's in my DDC and it always feels a little weird -- I get some guilt, some relief, and sadness for the baby and mama. Loss is hard at any time.
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Hello all, I was hoping to be pregnant before I hit the 40 mark and although I was sure I made it: got knocked up, I got my BFP AFTER I started to bleed. 40 days cycle? Nope another loss. UGH. I need to go back to last months thread and read the list of what I need to grill the gyn.ob about and wee wether or not I need to see someone else. I don't want to here "don't you have enough?" Apparently not, thank you very much.
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After getting my herbs from my TCM provider on Thursday I feel so much more stable and almost back to my normal self. I really don't know what I would do without the help of chinese medicine. Spotting has finally stopped so I am anxious to see what this cycle ends up looking like. I am feeling optimistic about the possibility of another pregnancy. Don't know how I will feel if it takes another 9 months.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Zona sorry I missed your post before. Sorry for your loss.
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zonapellucida, I'm so sorry. . I sure understand about setting those goals and the frustration of not meeting them.

I have similar questions. I'm at the point of accepting that my "Fertile Myrtle" days are passed. So I'm not sure what my next step is. Talk to a acupuncturist who specializes in fertility? Talk to an ob/gyn and get some tests? Try to following Randine Lewis' Infertility Cure religiously. Any thoughts about where to start would be appreciated.

I abruptly stopped bleeding today--almost entirely. And my energy is much better. So that's good. I don't know if I want us to try or not this month. I was so tired, I wonder if it's good to recuperate. I'll probably know when the time comes. We are also traveling around that time, so it could be challenging.
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I really think TCM is a fantastic option. I know I would not have gotten pregnant without it. And while my outcome was not what I had hoped. I am certain I will get pregnant again if I continue with chinese medicine.

I would follow the advice in The Infertility Cure and seek help from a traditional chinese medicine provider who specializes in fertility. It can only help and if you chose to do ART in the future the TCM and acupuncture will only help the process.

I think all of us struggling with the reality of the effect of time on our bodies can truly benefit from TCM. Like VM wrote recently if you get your body back in balance then blood flow to the ovaries can increase and improve fertility over time. It's not an overnight fix but it does seem possible to turn back the hands of time.
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TCM and acupuncture has gotten me back in balance. I haven't gotten pregnant yet ( I am at my 5th month of it) but my body is much more prepared for pregnancy now.

Thanks for the kudos oon the thread. It was actually MsGB that came up withthte thread title this time.
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Zona so sorry for your loss
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So sorry, Zonapellucida! Sending you peace and love...
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Yay MsGB! Thank you for the fun and inspiring thread title!

MM and Kristin thanks for the words of wisdom about TCM. I have been doing acupressure, but I'm starting to think that maybe finding someone who does more full TCM and specializes in fertility is a good idea.

Anyone, I'm also curious are there western medicine tests that you have done that you feel were particularly illuminating and helpful?

We are having a gorgeous day in the SF Bay Area. I hope everyone is having a good weekend and MsGB is settling into her new home.
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Zona -
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