I am 44 (just turned that ugly old age in June)...my DH and I have been trying for over a year. My FSH levels fluctuate each month. This I know because the RE was testing them on CD 3 for several months in a row. One month my FSH was 3.3 (wahoo) but my estrogen was 984 (way to high...needs to be between 25 and 50, supposedly). Next month my FSH was 20.4 and the estrogen was 35. He never did treat me and kept pushing donor eggs at me.
I have a new RE and he said that once you are over 43 the egg quality is very poor (they are "old") and the likelihood of getting pregnant is 1 to 2% WITH treatment.
I have had HSG (tubes perfectly clear), ultrasound (ovaries have no cysts), I cycle each and every month without fail, and I ovulate every month without fail (I chart and use the OPK sticks). In short, my two RE's have broken my heart over this.
I hope that the treatments you are having work. Please keep me posted because I am so very interested and want some way to help me too!
I haven't had a lot of positive talk from either of the two RE's I've consulted. My DH has no children of his own and my daughters are 19 and 17.
I really hope I don't discourage you. PLEASE! Keep going. I know women can have babies in their 40's...I guess just not me http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/bigcry.gif
I more would like to know how this works for you and what you are going through with your treatment.
If I can be of any support, you can always post to me. I wish all of you older mommies-to-be the best of success and luck and blessings... http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif