Trying to Have a Baby When You Are Over 40, My Personal Story

On Jan 28th 2012 I took this pregnancy test.
On Jan 28th 2012 I took this pregnancy test.

Trying To Conceive Over 40

Although this is a story of a personal journey, I am writing it in mind of the many thousands of other women out there who may also be trying to get pregnant in their 40’s. Granted mine may not be the same scenario as yours and we all have different situations and also I don’t know how the situation will turn out, but I know that when I was thinking of trying for a baby in my 40s, I wanted to hear of other people’s experiences.

So my situation is this, I am 43 and I have no children as yet, I have never felt a great urge to have children up until now, and even now I would say that it is not a massive urge that has suddenly come over me but a conscious decision that this is something that I would like to do as part of my life. I think I have to see it like that as I know that it may not happen and if it doesn’t I need to think that I am no worse off than I am now.

As I have not had any children previously I don't even know if I am able to but as things go on I will probably try to get checked out by my doctor to see if everything is in working order.

So the additional problem that I have is that I am not currently in a relationship which is not an ideal place to be when you are thinking of having a baby, especially when you are 43! However, my ex-partner who I split up with a number of years ago, is happy to be a father to my possible baby and I am more than happy for him to do that as I know he will be a great father. We have discussed it and are ready to give it a try at least for 6 months of so and so I will just have to wait and see if or when we might be lucky enough to have a baby.

So, the next few months will be crunch time. I believe I am in a reasonably good physical state to be trying for a baby at age 43 as I have never smoked, am physically fit and am having regular periods. I do drink occasionally but not excessively and will try to cut that down to a minimum. I am taking extra vitamins which include the recommended folic acid so hopefully am doing what I need to do. I have calculated my most fertile time (approximately 10 to 14 days after the start of your last period but depends on cycle etc) so will start trying when that time occurs!

I know that the chances of conceiving when I am over 40 are not great but I do have a number of friends who have had a baby at age 40 or over and all of them have been reasonably healthy babies at that.

Trying to conceive in your 40s seems to me to require a little bit of extra effort than if you are younger so I will try and use every means possible to make that happen for me. As the time left is to conceive is probably pretty short I need to get it right as soon as possible and of course my volunteer baby father will probably not be around forever!

1 Year Update

So that you don't have to read through all the comments I have put below, I will summarise what has happened over the last year. After 10 months of trying I luckily got pregnant. I felt like this was great for it to happen this quickly at my age but unfortunately I miscarried with a blighted ovum at 2 months.

3 cycles later (one of which was anovulatory) and I had a chemical pregnancy which I found encouraging that I was still able to get pregnant, but just need to catch that good egg that must be hiding somewhere!

Update 2

So after 22 cycles of TTC and reaching the age of 45 I believe that my chances of getting pregnant are dwindling each month. I know that it is still possible to get pregnant at 45 as I know someone who is currently at 5 months (and that is just out of the people I know so there must be many more out there!) But it is difficult at this age to get pregnant and carry to term.

I did think about adoption but decided against it for the present as I am not sure I would pass many of the criteria that they set, I would also like to carry a baby of my own.

So now I am going on to IVF using donor eggs. Using a donor who is much younger than me (they only use donors who are under 35 but most are in their twenties) would give a much better chance of this working (the success rates are about 50%) so i think that is the best way to go.

You can follow my full story about this on my blog but I will also try and keep this page updated. I am about to take my first injection to line my cycle up with that of my donor at the end of May, then I will likely do the procedure in June/July 2013.

Update 3 - PREGNANT!

So I did my donor egg cycle a few weeks ago and I have now found out that it worked and I am pregnant! Obviously it is still early days but with eggs from a donor who was 21 I reckon I have a good chance. Full details are in my blog (see above).

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howcurecancer 5 years ago

I am happy for you and I am anxious to let us know if you are pregnant now.


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Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks howcurecancer, not yet, it is still early days but I will for sure keep this page updated with what happens, albeit good or bad.


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Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK Author

First chance coming up this weekend if I have hopefully calculated the time of ovulation correctly. Unlikely to happen at the first occasion of TTC but who knows...


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Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK Author

Am now in my first TWW (two week wait), could be a stressful time but I have to try and forget about it and just get on with things. Am not drinking and am not sure what else really I shouldn't do but will try and take it as easy as I can anyway. Am making myself promise not to test until I am at least a couple of days late (if that happens) so will see if I can hold to that...


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Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK Author

So after the first month of trying I got a negative. I thought I had had quite a few symptoms (see here)

https://wehavekids.com/having-baby/Pregnancy-Sympt...

but it was my body playing with my mind!

So, on to another month!


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Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK Author

So I'm into month 2 of trying to conceive and this time I am trying some new things. I have ordered some ovulation test strips and also some soft cups to try this time round (http://www.soft-cups.com). I've heard lots of positive reviews of people using soft cups and getting pregnant so am going to give them a try!


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Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK Author

So it is almost the end of the second month and today I have cramps and can feel my period about to start (a couple of days early). I went to my doctors and am going to have some tests done. You can see more info on my full blog here:

http://over-40-pregnancy.blogspot.com/


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Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK Author

So I thought I had better comment as I haven't for a while - last month was negative of course :( - I went for my day 21 blood tests this week and should get the results of those this week. I am in the TWW again and have been testing but negatives so far - have had some symptoms but may be fooling me once again. 4 days until AF is due so I guess I will find out soon.


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Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK Author

OK so another negative month - day 21 bloods came out normal so I went for day 3 bloods this month. I'm out for August as 'partner' is away so will restart in September. Have ordered some bee pollen and royal jelly as I have heard good things about this.


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Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK Author

Just a quick update - day 3 bloods also came out well - normal results there. Back in for this month now and have started to take the bee pollen and royal jelly as well as maca.


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Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK Author

So another few months has gone by and still no BFP :-( I think I only have a few more months of trying and then I will have to give this up and move on...


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Another update - I am still ttcing but still no BFP. I guess when I first started this I just thought it would happen - maybe it still will but I know it is going to take longer at this age so I need to be patient. My volunteer partner's SA did not come out that well but still in with a chance and he is taking some vitamins now so that might up the count a bit.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

OK so today AF was due and I got a rise in my temps. I took a test and it came out positive!!! I know there is a long way to go but it has happened. I am 44.


Kat44 4 years ago

Butterfly67, I too am 44 and TTC. I'm very happy for you and very much hope it all works out ok for you. I recently lost one at 11 & 1/2 weeks which was hard but hoping that mother nature will be kind and give me another chance at it. Thanks for sharing your story. Stories like this give me further hope. Keep me updated, I'd love to share your journey.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Kat and thanks for your comments. I'm so sorry for your loss, I can only imagine how hard that must have been. Yes, I wish you the best and really hope this works out for you, there really is probably more hope than the statisticians make out for us older ladies.


Myrna 4 years ago

Hi. I am so happy that you are going through this process. Right now I am 38 and I don't have kids nor am I in a relationship at the moment, but I am guessing that I may be in the same situation as you as far as trying to get pregnant in my 40's. This give me a lot of hope.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Myrna, my advice would be to try as soon as you can if you have the opportunity. Or possibly to freeze some of your eggs while you are 38 as they really to deteriorate after you are 40+. Although it is still possible to get pregnant in your 40's it does take a lot longer and I'm afraid that I had bad news yesterday that my pregnancy is not viable as I have a blighted ovum. This is where the gestational sac develops but not the fetus. It is most likely because of my age and the quality of my eggs so if you can start trying earlier then things like this are less likely to happen.


SS1415 4 years ago

Hi, already had two sons age 7 and 4. Same age with you. One miscarriage in between the two boys - blighted ovum but luckily 2 months after the D&C procedure I'm pregnant with my 2nd. We are trying to conceive again in April. Hoping for bby girl.

Never give up hope ya. Good luck.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for your message SS that has indeed given me hope. I'm just waiting to see if I need a d&c and then what options I have if any to carry on trying.


Comets 4 years ago

Hi Butterfly,

I'm sorry to hear about your blighted ovum. I should think there is no reason why you can't keep trying. I had my last baby at 39. Took me a while to get pregnant and all the bloods came back that I was menopausal. Went to see an accupunturist and went on a diet of brocoli, califlower and red cabbage soup every night! Sounds awful but actually not too bad. Was pregnant within a month and he is a very healthy happy 2 year old.

Keep trying!


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Comets, wow that is interesting about your diet! I am trying to eat as healthily as I can and I am back on a bunch of supplements so I am hoping that I can get pregnant again soon. Congrats on your little boy!


camie 4 years ago

Hi buttefly67 I was elated to read about your pregnancy then saddened by a none viable pregnancy. I appreciate you writing about your experiences. I just turned 40 and I just go married a few months ago. So starting my pregnancy journey and doing some research. I just wanted to send you a wish that I hope everything turns out your way.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi camie, thanks for your comment. I think that the chances at 40 are much better than 43/44 so I would be optimistic if I were you. I would just say that if you have not had children before then try for 6 months and if nothing happens then get checked out as soon as possible just in case there are any issues. Best of luck x


alex 4 years ago

Have you considered taking clomid? I took clomid at 42 and got pregnant in the first cycle. Unfortunately I miscarried at 16.5 weeks.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Alex, I'm so sorry for your loss - that must have been terrible at 16.5 weeks. I have thought about asking the doctor for clomid but because I already ovulate each month I was not sure if it would have any benefit. Now after getting pregnant on my own I think I will try naturally for a few more months and see if anything happens as I think you are supposed to be more fertile after a miscarriage.


jac69 4 years ago

Hello Butterfly! Just like you, I just turned 43 this month (April) and yes, I haven't got pregnant yet after 2 yrs married. But your testimony here makes me somehow inspired me. I have been so depressed since my hubby who is 13 yrs younger than me is still longing to have a baby... I am now under going some test, but i dont know how far it will take me to do this since my previous OB gyne told me that the only way for me to get pregnant is thru IVF... I wish you all the best and God Bless in your journey..


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Jac69 I hear of so many women over 40 who are told by their doctors they will only get pregnant by ivf just because of their age. Although it may be more difficult and take a little longer, there is still a chance for us so don't give up. Keep bugging your doctor for all the tests you can get and don't forget to get your husband tested as well. Just because he is younger does not mean he may not have issues with sperm count and mobility. Good luck x


pai 4 years ago

Hi Butterfly. I will be 42 years in May. I reached this age and never having children, I feel I want to take the bull by the horns and googling I came to your site. Due to some treatments I had to be on the pill for the past 6 months as it is bad to get pregnant while doing this treatment. I am taking my last 3 pills and finishing the treatment in a week. After that, I am thinking to not just let this at chance and go for it in a determinted, focused manner as in tackling all aspects, health, vitamins, checks, mental health - optimism and belief -.

I very much wish you the best, keep trying although I am sure it is hard dealing with the dissapointments, but keep trying! I will be keen on looking back to your site and hear wonderful news.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi pai and thanks for your comments. I think you are going about this in precisely the right way by finding out everything you need to know straight away and going for it with all you have. There are quite a few supplements you can take that are supposed to improve egg quality which seems to be the major problem at our age. But the one thing that I am glad I did almost from the start is using the basal body thermometer as it really gives you an understanding of how your body is working. I wish you the best of luck.

I am now back in my first two week wait after my miscarriage so am excited to start trying again :-)


kitten 4 years ago

you are an amazing person. I am 45 and have a child but have wanted another for about 10 years. I have been pregant and had miscarriages, it is the egg quality that is the issue.

I had hoped the desire for another child would fade but it has not done so, so I will go on. I will look into supplements for imporving egg quality.

Thank you for sharing your experinces it gives hope to all.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Aw thanks kitten, I don't think I am amazing but I think we all just do what we feel is right. I have started taking the CoQ10 now as well as some other supplements that I mention in my other article so I am hoping those will help my egg quality. Good luck to you, I hope you get your baby too. X


ally48 4 years ago

hi butterfly,

have you considered going abroad and having embryo transplant. it can be as low as 2 thousand, last i heard for all the treatment. ok so the baby/babies wouldn't be genetically yours but they'd be more viable since your age is so against you.

good luck with your quest. i just wish one of my sons would get a grandchild on the go before too long more.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Ally, yes I did look into that and I think the cost is more like £5k for IVF with donor egg. I think some of the ones that quote less do not include the cost of meds for both you and the donor :-( Even then the success rate is quite low so I think that is not for me as I don't have that kind of money. Thanks for the thought anyway :-) At least I know I can get pregnant which is the main thing, now I just need one that sticks! Hope you get signs of a grandkid soon!


anon35 4 years ago

Don't give up hope as I know of a few weomen at least four who were early fourties up to 46 years of age who had babies who were the epitomy of health and were concieved naturaLLy without any problems ie not needing extra vitamins or anything...Im 43 and single and have one son who is twelve he has a minor dissability and special needs and it's been tough and I thought it had put me off ever having any more kids ...but there is a nagging voice that won't go away that I want another baby so I understand...MY ADVICE I GUESS IS try to forget all the things to do with doing it at a certain time and certain position or takeing vitamins etc (though i know thats tough when you want something so bad)and just relax let things happen naturally as you here many stories about weomen getting preganant when they had forgotten or given up on it...


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks anon but one problem is I have get the timing right as I effectively have a donor for once a month :-). I guess with the vitamins I feel like I am doing something to help and there have been some studies to show that they can help with improving egg quality which is probably what I need at my age! Thanks for your comment and I wish you good luck too if you decide to have another child. X


pai 4 years ago

Hi Butterfy,

I hope things are going well for you. As you recal,like you, I am going to try to get pregnant and not leave it at chance. I have now prenatal vitamins, ovulation predictor kit, did some tests. Will there be a good book out there that discusses the conception after 40? Maybe you can recommend one. There are so many, I have a hard time selecting one.

Thank you!


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi pai, sounds like you have got yourself sorted with everything that you need, that's great. Although I have not read it yet, this is a book that I have been recommended by a few people that is written by a woman who struggled to get pregnant and then took charge of her own fertility and had a baby when she was over 40. I really must get round to reading it myself. This is the US link http://amzn.to/K9IaoY and this is the UK link http://amzn.to/K9Isfz (I'm not sure where you are from but hopefully one of these will work for you!). Best weishes and let me know how you get on, I'm very excited for you.


anon35 4 years ago

Hi hope you are well and allso thought I would just add this note as you are doing everything you possibly can to get pregnant which is great...but have you checked your mans sperm count? If he already has fathered children this is good indication obviously but if he has no kids up till this point is this because he has been very carefull or because there is something wrong with him.I only say this for your benefit as it would be rubbish for you if you are doing all this and it turns out to be him that is the problem..I would at least try to rule it out...it go with him to check it if he will do this


anon35 4 years ago

Thought you should read this article on google it points out some more things about egg quality etc but the interesting thing is that there are some things that you wouldn't have realised can have a detremental effect on egg quality after use of ie the pill after a long time or supriseingly use of some fertlilty drugs naturall and otherwise...good idea to read it.Type in "does egg quality effect having a healthy baby" look for the paragraph headed "low ovarian reserve -natural health for fertility.It also gives some supriseing ideas to increase your egg quality....one part suggest yoga to relax body etc as apparantly stress can effect eggs but you could meditate if you didn't wana do yoga


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi anon, thanks, yes we have had his sperm count checked - it wasn't that good (although he has previous children) so he started taking vitamins and wearing looser clothes and 3 months later was when I got my BFP. So hopefully that has fixed it and it is OK now but they did say we would have to do IUI or IVF.

Thanks for the info on the things that you shouldn't do - I will go check that out. Interestingly I do yoga so maybe I will try and do a bit more of that as I only really do it once a week at most right now.


dymples 4 years ago

Hey butterfly, I too am yearnu.g for another baby. I have 4 children already but had them wen I was young. At the age of 27 it was all taken away from me. The doctors did the wrong procedure on me n cutmy tubes without my consent. All those year's I have yearned to hav just one more child. I haven't given up completely yet, as I hav to go for more tests...I wish you all the best n thank you for letting me share my story, as yours was very inspirational, not only to me but others...god bless n wish you all the best.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Aw thanks dymples - I hope they can repair your tubes, that is terrible. I wish you the best of luck.


dominique 4 years ago

hi there, just read your blog. i suffered 9 miscarriages and gave up until i was told of an old wives tale of consuming large amounts of vitamin e. We welcomed a beautiful boy 9 weeks early but healthy. now trying again at 43.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi dominique, congrats on your baby boy :-) I have also heard of a few stories of ladies being short on different vitamins and then taking them and getting pregnant. I'm taking a multi vit so I hope that this will cover me for anything I may be short of, fingers crossed. Good luck to you on trying again.


cry4ababy 4 years ago

Hello, I just turned 43 on May 11th & have been trying to conceive my 1st child. I got pregnant last year but miscarried after 10 weeks. I was devastated but I plan to try again very soon. I also have an issue with fibroids & my dr. adviced me to get 2 removed before I try again because if I go to term, they will get bigger & push against the baby. I wish you baby dust :)


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks very much cry4ababy and I'm sorry for your loss. I have heard of some ladies who have had fibroids removed and gone on to get pregnant - I wish you the best of luck too. x


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aethelthryth 4 years ago from American Southwest

Butterfly67, I think we are the same age. I have had 3 children, at the age of 37, 39, and 42, and several pregnancies since then that I only knew about because of body temps. I am trying with every natural help I can to have another, but it is an understatement that "Trying to conceive in your 40s seems to me to require a little bit of extra effort than if you are younger".

I think your article here is a valuable service because there seem to be a lot of women out there, including some friends of mine, who think it will always be easy to get pregnant.

Since I have children, though, I would say from experience that although I think they are the most wonderful thing that has happened to me, I don't think I could have handled them without their father being around.

Books I have found to be helpful are "Making Babies" and "Take Charge of Your Fertility".


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks aethelthryth, I have to say I am coming to the point of giving up. I am hearing so many stories of women getting pregnant in their 40s but then having miscarriages. I know it is possible and some people do go on to have healthy babies but that seems to be the minority. Yes, I guess it will be tough doing it on my own but if I do manage it the father will be around a lot so that does not worry me too much at the moment (maybe later!)


Carrie 4 years ago

Hi Butterfly- I am 41. I have had 2 mc in last 9 months and just last week had polyp and fibroids removed and am currently seeing a RE. Blood tests revealed anticardiolipin disorder and vitamin deficiency so those are 2 areas we will be proactive in when I conceive again. I wanted to share that the doctor prescribed Clomid to increase the chances of getting a good egg each cycle. I ovulate pretty regularly without it. This month was my first Clomid cycle. It may be worth considering in your situation too. Good luck and God bless.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Carrie, I'm sorry for your losses. It is a good thing that they have found something wrong in a way as at least they can treat that. I have heard about clomid but I haven't asked my doc for it yet but I did try soy for a few cycles as it acts in a similar way. I may now only have this cycle left of trying and then I might look at adoption as it is difficult to continue indefinitely with my ex partner. Thanks for your story and best of luck. X


mixingmel 4 years ago

Before giving up all together try getting on craigslist and finding a young donor who you can pay directly as a personal donor, first, it will take some stress out of the equation second, I know of someone who was married that did this and sometimes merely a different partner works for some reason. Give it a try you have nothing to lose, adoption fees would be much more! Also, who cares what you have heard about miscarrages here and there BLAH BLAH BLAH etc... etc... that's their body NOT YOURS it is also drastically false data since people searching this commentary and also making statements about miscarrages are more likely to voice negative ideas, opinions etc. and negitive vibes wont help your deal either!! Dont allow yourself to get in and undated with negative vibes.... it wont help.... also, get a baby magazine this sounds super stupid but really I think it HELPS! Tear out baby images of babies and put them on your mirror in your bathroom stare at them and get your baby chemicals going it HELPS! No one states this but it is actually a fact... I have three kids, I also had problems nursing and the only thing that would help with nursing is if I looked at baby pictures... its like a young guy looking at naked girls it gets the chemicals going full force. Try it you have nothing to lose.


mixingmel 4 years ago

I just realized that you are using a donor that is an ex and ? having friend sex with him to get pregnant once a month? My guess is is that this is not going to work out very well... once a month is not really good timing especially for an older woman. You need to be exact in your calculations using IVF or have intercourse starting after your period, every two to three days for two whole weeks. That would create more of a "blast" of sperm alive and well and increases your chances ten fold. Once a month I do not think is enough (especially with someone with a bit lower sperm count" even if you try to get it right with temperatures etc. Before giving up fully get yourself a young donor and do IVF to give yourself your best chances.


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi mixingmel and thanks for your comments. I appreciate what you are saying but there are a few factors that are against me. For starters I am not in the US so can't use craigslist. But in addition, if I did find someone who would be a donor then I would need to have them medically checked out as it's not really possible just to trust a complete stranger to this kind of arrangement. But also, I do believe that it would be possible for me to get pregnant but who knows how long that would take - I am already nearing 45 and with one miscarriage behind me I believe that there is every chance of another. Of course there is a chance also of a healthy baby but I don't really have the luxury to keep trying as it may take some time. Having already tried for 15 cycles I think adoption is now my best bet. It actually doesn't cost anything to go for adoption here so that is not an issue. Anyway, thanks for your input, I agree with what you say about visualisation, I do believe that can help, but in this case it may not have to be a visual of a birth child :-)


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Mixingmel, I have my ovulation pinpointed pretty well and usually get in 2-3 well timed BDs around that. I have very regular cycles and OPKs work well for me so I know exactly when I ovulate so it is not necessary (or practical) to do it every 2-3 days for 2 whole weeks - that is only really necessary if you don't know when you ovulate in my opinion. I use fertility friend to confirm my ovulation and that confirms that I time it right. I don't have the money for IVF and getting a young donor is easier said than done!


Bindi 4 years ago

Hi Ladies, you are all extremely brave and courageous to not give up on your dreams. I wish I could be as strong, M/C, 2 Failed IVF/ICSI, Failed FET. Saw my GP this morning and he asked me, 'have you accepted the FET didn't work' and couldn't find the words to express myself. I did accupunture during the FET and it did help to relax me, but not sure it did much else. Can anyone provide feedback, on any pre-conception supplements you may be taking. thanks and god bless you all. Bx


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Bindi, I'm so sorry for your struggles to get pregnant, it is so draining to go through so many procedures and still not have your baby :( I assume then maybe you have unexplained infertility rather than any physical problem. There are some supplements that you can take to help you get pregnant. Obviously there is no guarantee with these but there is at least anecdotal evidence that some can help for example to increase egg quality. You can get some information in some of my other articles:

Things to help you conceive - http://hubpages.com/health/Things-To-Help-You-Conc...

How to increase the quality of your eggs - http://hubpages.com/health/How-To-Improve-the-Qual...

How to improve the quality of sperm - http://hubpages.com/health/Men-Trying-To-Conceive...

I wish you all the best. x


Naina08 4 years ago

Hi. I had sex on the day I was ovulating n we used wothdrawel

Method. Already had my periods as well but they were late for 4 days. Also negative pregnancy test but my tummy feels really hard. Cld I still be pregnant?


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Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi naina08, from what you say it is very unlikely. I'm not sure if you mean you had your period after you had sex, if so, that together with a negative test, I would say definitely no.


Naina08 4 years ago

hi ..my period were afterwards....but i heard like there is also implantation bleeding so i thought there might be some chances


priya 3 years ago

Hi Butterfly, my husband working in abroad and having vacation yearly 24 days only, so i need adjust my menses period according to his vacation. so if i take some pills for Postpone my Menses period for 8 days is there any chance to get pregnant in the same month??


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Butterfly67 3 years ago from UK Author

Priya yes, you can take the birth control pill for a short period of time to adjust your cycle but it is best if you talk to your doctor about this so that you manage to change it accurately to the right time. Good luck.

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