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Conception at 44 Years Old?

Hi Moms!
Are there any moms who conceived a child in their 40s (I know the odds of it and all that) but nonetheless, I am still curious if people have had any luck and if so, was it done via fertility treatments, alternative? Please share your stories if you can.
Thanks kindly

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Hi S.,

I had both of my children in my forties, one at 40 and the other at 42. I underwent fertility tratments however, but now I have a 2 1/2 yr old boy and a almost 6 month old boy. Feel free to email me anytime: ____@____.com

Good luck!

Hi S.,
I also used a basel thermometer to track my ovulation and got pregnant at 41 with little difficulty. My gynecologist said I should try for more...easy for him to say! I am blessed with a wonderful 2.5 year old girl. My best advice--try not to worry before you need to! I wish you all the best!

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I conceived at 43... did acupuncture with Sharon Feng and used progesterone cream after day 17 of my cycle. We now have a little 8 month old boy!

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Hi S.,
If you and the intended father both have been medically cleared and everything is top shape, use HypnoFertility. I don't know where you are located, I'm in Bakersfield, Ca and happily offer my services as a HypnoFertility Therapist. If you are located far from me, go on line and search for a HypnoFertility therapist.
Best of luck and good health,
S.
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Hi-
I had our twins when I was 42 years old. It was thru IVF, but only because my tubes were blocked. All of the tests on my eggs came back very positive, I am guessing that we probably could have conceived without IVF if I didn't have the tubal blockage. We only had to go thru 1 round of IVF.

K.

Dear S.,

I am 45 ( as of March 27th) and I am the happy mom of five children, ages 17, 15, 4( as of 6/6) and twins age 2(as of 5/23). They were all conceived naturally, and the twins are identical, which they tell me increases with age. I went to my OBGYN first for a very thorough check and conversation. I am not obese, but I have weight issues. She said I was fine, and to proceed if I wished. Both pregnancies went very well, and she has even said that she would support my desire to have one more if I so wish, because I seem to do pregnancy well. I did not gain a large amount of weight, yet the babies were of good size. I was lucky, my cravings were all for healthy foods, so she attributed it to healthier eating and as not worried that I did not show any real gain until 6 mos with my 4yr old, and at 5 mos with the twins. I did use an over-the-counter ovulation predicter test, because I did not want to waste a lot of time with hit and miss, due to being older. The older two and my 4yr old were all normal births, but I had to have a c-section with the twins because the lower one was blocking the birth canal and was breach. I do not mind being an older mom, though beware, you will get the questions at the store about " Are you shopping for your grandchild ? I just had a blast putting my hand on my tummy, and saying no, my own !!!!! And even though I am older, and probably a bit more tired than with my first two, I would do it all over again. Good luck and I wish you all of the best on your adventure. I do not know if this sight allows you to write back, but if so, please do if you feel like it.
N. H. ____@____.com

Hi S.,

I had both of my children in my forties, one at 40 and the other at 42. I underwent fertility tratments however, but now I have a 2 1/2 yr old boy and a almost 6 month old boy. Feel free to email me anytime: ____@____.com

Good luck!

Hi S.,
I also used a basel thermometer to track my ovulation and got pregnant at 41 with little difficulty. My gynecologist said I should try for more...easy for him to say! I am blessed with a wonderful 2.5 year old girl. My best advice--try not to worry before you need to! I wish you all the best!

I did by surpise the natural way at 41...our third child is a perfect in everyway....:)

Hi S. -

I am very, very happy to hear about so many moms who were able to get pregnant with no problems at 40 and above. It is truly wonderful to hear. And it's true - 40 is the new 30!

I noted that many of those who responded had already been pregnant at a younger age, which has a big impact on one's ability to conceive later in life.

I'm going to deliver my first in August, and I'll be 41 then. We tried to get pregnant for 6 years, and everything tested fine for us, no medical problems. Clomid did not work. Hormones did not work. So I do not share the ease that other respondent had.

What it came down to for me was clearing my body of inflammation from food allergies and endocrine system support. A lifetime of stress and too many toxins in my body prevented me from conceiving. A total change of diet, supplements (for general health and endocrine support) and acupuncture changed my life (plus a few other things), and I got pregnant without even thinking about it!

I would be happy to give you more information, and my acupuncturist's info, if you'd like to send me a private message. (and that goes for anyone who'd like to know more)

C. S.

Hello S.,
I'm only 26 (and was the baby in my family) until my mom gave birth when she was 40 and again at 45! She didn't use any treatments, just good old fashion time in bed! ;) Now there is 25 years between the oldest and the youngest among my siblings, and we have an aunt that is younger then her niece, but it's great! I wish you the best of luck and hope my story gives you hope!

i was a preschool teacher and there were a few moms on their second kids and they were in their 40's. they did it naturally. i would say always try that first. i believe it is more common than you think...good luck.

I had my first child at 40 and my second at 41 (just one month shy of my 42nd birthday. No fertility treatments necessary. No problems of any kind with my boys. My oldest just turned six in April. My youngest will be five in September. My sister-in-law was 45 when she conceived twins. The girls are now six and doing well. Again, no special fertility treatments were needed (these were also her #6 and #7 kids). Good luck if this is what you wish to do!

I had my last child at 40. These days 44 is like 34 (or even younger!) It was great and (coincidentally, I am sure) my easiest pregnancy and birth. I refused the amnio because i was going to have the baby no matter what. He is now a senior at a college in Washington on a football/academic scholarship, a great son and friend, intelligent, handsome and strong and has blessed the last 21 years of my life! I could not imagine my life without him. (Of course, I feel the same way about my older two.)

I don't know if this is your first or what, but I found it helped to keep me young and involved. For me it was the right thing to do!

PS - My 2 youngest sisters were born when my mom was in her mid 40's. They didn't even have fertility drugs I don't think.

I have friends that were conceived by older parents without fertility drugs and were born perfectly healthy. If you are healthy it shouldn't be too much of a problem. Yes there are some risks but pregnancy is a risk no matter what age you are. I believe if it is meant to be and is the will of God then it will be.

Hi S.,

I easily conceived my first child at 38 and my second child at 41. I was quite surprised, as my husband didn't think I was "the fertile type" (HA!) so we didn't use birth control on the honeymoon .... and son #1 was a honeymoon baby! We had a miscarriage in between our children, but then I got pregnant quickly the third time with son #2 after just turning 41. As you can see from the responses, there are many women in our 40s that conceive naturally and without fertility treatments. I agree with someone's recommendation that the sooner, the better as fertility drops the older you get and the chances of having a baby with downs syndrome, etc. grows exponentially each year. I opted to get the amniocentesis both times to have peace of mind. I think you have an excellent chance of having a healthy baby naturally in your early 40's.

Best wishes,
A.

My aunt had her only child at age 46. They did a few years of fertility treatments, and I think they were finally successful with in vitro. Her daughter is now 5 years old, cute as a button!

I conceived very easily at 41,and my doctor and I feel that I could conceive veyr easily at 48 now if I tried.(I won't) So just keep an open mind and try.The sooner the better,tho.P.

Hello S.,
I had picked up a book called "How to get pregnant naturally". The book had a lot of good advice. I bought a thermometer and checked when I was ovulating. I was very fortunate and became pregnant and had a healthy daughter at 41.

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