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#31 of 38 Old 03-08-2014, 02:02 AM
 
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I conceived easily at 39 (twice -- had a miscarriage in there) but haven't tried since (had 2 kids then, husband got a vasectomy). I got my first period late, at about 14 and a half. It seems like it could be a sign that your system is just built to age more slowly (or not -- http://www.mum.org/menarage.htm)

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I'm 12 weeks pregnant at age 40. It took us three cycles of trying before conceiving naturally. I had first menses at 11, which is normal for my family. My mom had onset of menses at 10, and went through menopause at 55.

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As I mentioned above, I had my second child at 43.  I got my first period right around the time I turned 13, maybe a month or two before.  I'm about to turn 52 now and obviously heading toward menopause but have mostly still been getting a period every month.

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Ive been wondering about the menopause side of things.  I didnt get my period back until almost  2yrs pp with this baby, in other words, only 2mths ago. With my first 2, i got my period back at 13mths/15mths pp, but they were not night nursers. DD, my third baby has been more of a night nurser.

 

Im still nursing her frequently during the day, and less at night, and have my period back.  I wonder how nursing will effect the onset of menopuse.

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I want menopause to start the day after i deliver (if i get to have another) :P

so unfair to have it when there are no babies coming anymore

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So funny! This thread caught my eye, and i was going to respond and say-i posted something similar a few years ago let me go dig up that thread!

 

This is that  thread!

 

I had just turned 43 when i started this thread,  and went on to try for 14 cycles, all BFN's, until the last, i was 44, and went on to give birth a week before my 45th birthday.

 

So no, i did not conceive easily at 43, but i did conceive easily when turning 44 :-)

 My beautiful baby was born at home without complications, came into the world with a curious look on her face, started nursing, and the rest is history. She's now newly 2, and i am newly 47.

 

Maya

 

So, when you say you conceived "easily" at 44, I wonder what kinds of things you were doing/not doing that you think were most helpful to your success?  Advice? Let us in on the secret to success! 

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I was partly joking by saying i 'conceived easily at 44', because  that came after  not conceiving at all for 13mths of ttc prior to that. I believe i benefited from supplements i had been taking but had given up on, namely, dhea, evening promrose oil, coq10, vit b6. (and probably others i dont recall)

 

Its also possible that all along i had been fertile, but the guy (my donor, as i am single) was not. I had changed  donors  for two mths ttc because he wasnt available. The 2nd time i conceived.  I also got an iui (intra uterine insemination) because i had to use  a sperm bank when my other donor wasnt around. So maybe it was that....

 

I will never now. 

 

I remember one woman on  mdc who conceived on her first try at 43. She was a raw foodist.

 

Ive heard of other raw foodists having longer fertility.

 

I wish i knew! I do think diet plays an important role, but in my case, i didnt radically change my diet.

 

Check out the below old and current threads for a wealth of information. I was on it  all the time i was ttc. I dont know how i would have gotten through it all without them!

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373197/fabulous-forty-somethings-ttc

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I want menopause to start the day after i deliver (if i get to have another) :P

so unfair to have it when there are no babies coming anymore

I have to say it was bitter sweet when i finally got my period this time. Breastfeeding is  basically a temporary menopause., so when youre the age where menopause becomes relevant,  it means a  whole lot more when youre period isnt coming back. I knew one woman who simply never got another period full stop.

The other thing is, i have gotten to know my body, and its weird to no longer have a period, when for the last 30 years its been who i am....

 

Im quite happy to have my period again, although i am noticing more what hormones do to me, as they were not there before, and are coming back. Im like-ok, thats the estrogen doing its thing...nice to see you again!

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