Okay, background: I'm 36, we have 3 boys, ages 14, 13 and 5. We've been TTC for over a year--not consistently, at first it was "well, not this month because I don't want to be 8mos preg in August, or not this month because my work's busiest time is then..." but after about 2yrs I realized 15-18mos of those we'd been TTC, there might be a problem.
I love doing the pregnancy/birth/breastfeeding thing, and because of the way genetics are traced there's something appealing about having a XX chromosone kid, who might have more XX kids, but we've long talked about doing fostering or adoption when our biological clocks ran out. And that would also allow us to have a child closer to 5yo's age. We thought we'd have them about 3 years apart, (and would have been closer if I wasn't trying to finish school first and was timing it just for sibling preference) now we're looking at 6 years difference.
So, situation I'm in now, I've heard horrible things about how hard and expensive fertility treatments are and part of me doesn't want to go there. But then I wonder if I'm passing up the opportunity to get pregnant without enough information, maybe a little nudge wouldn't be so bad? Maybe start out with some herbal supplements?
Oh, another little hitch here: I've got phobias of doctors and medical procedures and am not very good at staying committed to taking medicine regularly, so that's a huge interference.