Any other 43 and over pregnant ladies out there? I am 44 and finally got pregnant after 14 cycles of trying. The cycle i conceived on seemed to be very weak-spotting and slow temp rise. Yet i am here, and cautiously optimistic. I had my 2 other pregnancies at 37 and 40 but was more confident since i conceived them easily.
Are there any risks specific to this age group that i should know about ? Ive heard that the placenta can give out sooner, that placental abruption is more likely, that there is a higher statistical rate of stillbirth. Should i ask for more monitoring this pregnancy? Should i not do a homebirth? I realize that miscarriage is also more likely. Ive never had a miscarriage before.
I also wonder if there is correlation between the time it took to conceive and the quality of the egg so to speak. Since i am 44, i consider this my super egg.
I would be grateful for any clarification, and especially from the over 43 crowd. I know there are some of you out there!