This is my first post, hoping it's okay to just start my own thread.
I'm starting my first round of IVF in April 2014 and I'm doing it on my own
I'm single, after a string of long term-ish relationships that ultimately just did not work out. I've always wanted a child, but just never quite found the right person..
I fell pregnant naturally at 42, completely unexpectedly (I had just ended the relationship) and despite the shock of finding myself in a position where I was going to be a single mother, I was overjoyed. Devastated when I had a MMC at 11 weeks
So here I am at 43 & 3 months, still hopeful IVF may get me over the line. My body knows how to get pregnant, but I know this will be a rollercoaster, in every sense. I have incredible support around me in the form of family and friends and I am strong.
I have a counselling apt on Monday and will go on a waiting list for sperm donor after that. The wait currently (Melbourne IVF) is 10-12 weeks, I have been told. So I am not sure entirely when i will get to start my first cycle. I am hoping to manage 3 cycles before I turn 44. Beyond 44 I will give up.
I have really good bloodwork, FSH is 5.2 and everything else perfect but my AMH is super low. I'm in excellent health, reasonably active, eat really well.
I know my chances are really slim at 43 but I need to try and do this.
I'd love to hear from any over 40s going through IVF, anyone who might like to be a cycle buddy when I do start (prob Mar - April) or just from anyone really, who can relate to anything I've said.