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Anyone here looking to C after 35? Hoping to start TTC in December for a September baby. This will be #3 for me and my hubby's #1. We both would love to have a girl (mine are boys). I'm 37 but will be 28 when TTC. Previous 2 pregnancies & deliveries were great! No issues of any kind. Now I'm a bit older and just wanted to see if I can connect with anyone my own age that is looking to reproduce in the next year.

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I am 38 and currently trying for #2.  I had my daughter at 35, and a miscarriage at 37.  So far 4 months of nothing.  I feel like the odds are against us!  Maybe you should give up your exact dates and start trying now.  It took me 3 months for my first, and a year for the second pregnancy that I lost.  At our age we have a 25% chance of getting pregnant each month and a 20-25% chance of miscarriage.  Good luck!

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37 here TTC #2, hubby is turning the big 40 in a couple of months.  It does weigh on my mind.  It took six months with our four-year-old, but I attribute a lot of that to being on the pill for so long...


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37 and ttc #1. We've been trying for 16 months with only one bfp leading to a chemical loss.  But I have hormonal issues so really can't say if its only due to age.  Probably lots of different factors.  Welcome to MDC admingirl.  Glad your here  orngbiggrin.gif


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I'm 36 and we've been TTC for #2 for 16 months.  After several friends had devastating miscarriages, I tried to approach it as deliberate but relaxed.  I am finally making my efforts much more scientific, BBT charting (useless), and now OPKs.  I also went to a different OB to get guidance, and we will be testing DH since my cycle is fairly regular.  This is my first month using the kit, and I got my first positive tonight (yay!).  Now, I am wondering how best to approach the next couple of days. 

 

Keep your fingers crossed!  Hopefully DH won't have to get tested!

 

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Welcome saralee101.  They say it's the 48 hours after the positive OPK that you are most fertile.  I read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and it said that the positive test indicates your body is getting ready to release an egg in the next 3 days.  So it doesn't actually tell you when the egg is released, so you should try to try every other day.  Good luck.

 

I have been using OPK for awhile now, and this is the first month that I never had a positive.  I tested from day 9 to 16 now, and nothing.  We are still making our attempts, but I don't know what that means.  I have had a cold, so maybe my body is taking care of my cold instead of releasing an egg???  Confusing.

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We are on the verge of TTC #3 but not there just yet. I am glad I started charting again because I have felt out of sorts over the last few cycles. This month I O'd so late in my cycle. Starting to wonder if my lp has shrunk as I have aged. I know I will be really frustrated and sad if it does not happen or takes longer than I want it to.

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I am 43 and been using OPK tests.  I got my first positive this morning.  I also had my annual GYN appointment today and doctor confirmed I was showing appropriate Ovulating CM.

I plan on arranging a midwife this week to do a ICI.  That would probably be mid-October and I can only hope that my first try will be successful!!  If not, I will keep trying for up to 5-6 cycles.

 

This is so exciting for me - I am 43, single, no kids and can be a stay at home mom.

 

Has anyone had multiple ICIs or MCs?


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Good luck! 


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Good luck! 

Meant good luck to Saralee101!!!


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Hey jjclifton, I also stopped taking my antihistamine (Claritin) after I heard that it can affect CM.  I appear to have more this cycle than previous ones, so who knows!

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I did ovulate on day 18, which is very late for me on a 30 day cycle, so I don't know if that makes successful conceiving this month even possible.  

 

karabooboo, is this your first time trying ICI?  I hope it goes well and you have success without having to try for 6 cycles.  Good luck!

 

And saralee101 I like that you said charting is useless.  I did it religiously for 3 months.  Took it to my provider and she said it made no sense whatsoever, so I should try OPK.  A wasted 3 months!  It might have been off because I am a mouth breather.

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I did ovulate on day 18, which is very late for me on a 30 day cycle, so I don't know if that makes successful conceiving this month even possible.  

 

karabooboo, is this your first time trying ICI?  I hope it goes well and you have success without having to try for 6 cycles.  Good luck!

 

And saralee101 I like that you said charting is useless.  I did it religiously for 3 months.  Took it to my provider and she said it made no sense whatsoever, so I should try OPK.  A wasted 3 months!  It might have been off because I am a mouth breather.

Hi, JJ!

Yes this is my first procedure.  I have decided to do IUI and through a midwife.  I have read so many posts about people having to do IUI 6-12 times then have to switch to IVF.  It's so confusing - all the info about odds etc.   Like if IUI has success rate of 10 per ct is that for couples who have been trying on their own for a year (and are infertile)?  What about people like me-who have not been trying but just don't have a LTR? Confusing!  Well, I do meet with a Fertility Dr tomorrow to go over my Day 3 blood tests.  And tomorrow I pay for my donor vials.

 

I'll be back soon since I'm sure I'll have more questions!!

 

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Thanks for the good wishes, karabooboo!  Good luck yourself!

 

jjclifton - I thought I would try charting, but my BBT was the same for 29 straight days.  I gave up at that point.

 

Good news (hopefully) - I was supposed to start yesterday but did not.  Took a test this morning but no positive - hoping it's not one of my wacky cycle months.  I'm hoping I am and can give DH a wonderful gift for his birthday on Thursday.  Keep your fingers crossed!

 

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