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I'm five months away from 40 and I want to have another baby.<br><br>
I have a DD who will be off to college in the fall. I have a DSS who begins his freshman year of high school in a few weeks.<br><br>
My husband wants another kid but he wants to wait until October --why I don't know. He selected Oct & he's sticking to it.<br><br>
Here's where I need feedback: for the last year my periods have been irregular and the last period I had (two months ago) was light. I went to the dr a few weeks ago and he said I wasn't pregnant, I was fine, I'm not menopausal, I have a few good years on me and could possibly conceive for the next 12 years. He said if my period doesn't start up again in a few weeks to come see him.<br><br>
I don't want to worry, but I'm worried. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Has anyone gone through this, where your period needed a jump start? Is this normal? And if you did go through it were you able to still get pregnant?<br><br>
Thnx
 

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Not sure about your periods.<br>
As for trying for another...<br>
I had DD#2 at 40.<br>
I was pregnant at 41 with #3 but lost the baby. I turn 42 in Sept. and we are trying again.<br>
Personally...I wouldn't wait. At "our age" the chances of becoming pregnant go down year after year. You do not know how long it will take and you cannot predict if there may be problems TTC and/or staying pregnant.<br>
Or....<br>
Maybe you will be super fertile and have multiples...LOL
 

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I am a bit younger, but had irregular cycles after nursing my first child- the book <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Infertility Cure</span> by Radine Lewis really helped me
 

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Just curious why your Dr. said that you have a "few good years" in you still? I didn't think that they could tell that ahead of time? Did he do any particular tests?
 
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