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Old 03-17-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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Question over 40 should I start now?

I am 43, will be 44 in Sept. anyone here in that age bracket trying or still trying to conceive? Hubby and I tried 5 years ago for about 2 years, went to drs. etc. and was given WRONG information. Was told I had a unicornuate uterus .. WRONG as I found out recently that I am just tilted. That specialist wanted me to go on fertility drugs although blood work showed all OK. He also wanted to do exploratory surgery, so I passed. I am thinking now might be too late? Should I try using the ovulation kits they have in the drug stores? Any and all info appreciated.

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Old 03-17-2005, 11:00 AM   #2
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Re: over 40 should I start now?

Hi bellytrouble (nice name) i will be 40 in 2 weeks time and i dont think that your to old, i came off the pill at the end of december with the thought that it would take a long time to conceive as it took me over a year to conceive my son 4 years ago, but something was on my side as i`m now about 5 to 6 weeks pregnant so i beleive if its meant to be its meant to be so go for it and give it your best shot.

Old 03-17-2005, 11:53 AM   #3
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Re: over 40 should I start now?

Sliminside: thanks for the thumbs up I know I tried in the past unsuccessfully, and am not a fan of using pills, etc. to get me there, I believe if its meant to be it will happen. I guess using an ovulation indicator wouldn't hurt .. never had any luck using the thermometer in the past either.

Old 03-17-2005, 12:48 PM   #4
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Re: over 40 should I start now?

hi belly trouble.
40 is not necessarily too old to ttc. just make sure you get an amnio once you are pregnant because the risk for downs syndrome and some other genetic disorders go up as maternal age increases.
best wishes.

Old 03-17-2005, 10:37 PM   #5
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Re: over 40 should I start now?

I have been using the OPK's for a few months and they seem to be working. I have not yet conceived, but hoping soon (I'm 38). I have been advised to bd the day after the positive opk, but I think starting a few days before and bding every other day til a few days after the positive would give the best chance.

As far as the comment about getting an amnio, that's a personal decision and while the risk is higher it is still around 97% chance at your age of NOT having a down's baby. Plus there is a risk of miscarriage with amnio. Just some thoughts!

Good luck and prayers your way!

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Old 03-18-2005, 12:08 PM   #6
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Re: over 40 should I start now?

you're right, getting an amnio is a personal choice and one that you need to make after talking to your md about the risks and benefits.
i know that i would get one but ofcourse many people don't. i think that most doctors recommend them if the maternal age is more than 35 and ofcourse if there is a history of genetic diseases in the family.
i guess i need to reword my suggestion: "make sure you ask your md about the risks/benefits of an amnio and whether one would be advisable for you".

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