Hi I just joined this site today. I'm 40 years old and ttc my first child (never been pregnant before). I have many health issues, including Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, and live an all-natural organic lifestyle in Northern California.
My partner and I have been ttc since last July. His sperm counts are so-so to normal and my tests come out okay. Last month I finally saw a fertility doctor who says my ovaries are pretty good for my age but she thought I had uterine polyps (two big ones). I had a saline sonogram which showed the "polyps" were really shadows (phew!).
The plan is that when I get my period this month I'll schedule an HSG (dye test xray) to make sure my tubes aren't blocked and do a IUI. The month after I may take FSH to increase my viable eggs (haven't decided yet).
But here's the thing...yesterday--at 10 days post-ovulation--I had a negative PT. This morning--11 days PO--I got a very faint line! A friend with 3 kids, her parenting list, the archives of this site, and the guy at the test kit company all say a faint line generally means congratulations are in order. But I'm not sure It was really faint, ya know.
I'll test again tomorrow morning (maybe tonight too) but of course the waiting is driving me crazy. Probably the most annoying thing is wondering, do I have symptoms of very early pregnancy? Why yes, I do. Mild cramps and slight breast tenderness...exactly the same symptoms of impending menstruation! Oy.
(I'm from Northern CA, btw -- and I miss it dearly. I love living in Ontario, really I do, but I hate winter, and I miss CA! There's just something so special about the Pacific and Mt Tam and all that CA goodness!)
Thanks again you all. Got another faint line this morning. Wish it were more definitive but I guess positive is positive. Well now that I'm here it's time to leave and go to the pregnancy boards as suggested -- wow never thought my day would come. My partner and I had pretty much given up hope after a year (and my 40th bday).