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    Default Over 35's beginning the journey

    Hi all, I wondered if anyone would be interested in a thread for over 35's who are TTC their first bub. I know there are other threads like this for those who have been on this journey for a while and managing fertility issues but I'm wondering if anyone else is just beginning like us and so far hasn't any reason to think it can't happen naturally (cross fingers!).
    Is anyone else out there like us?

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    Yep we are going to start in Feb 2012 and I'll be 36 in January. Would love if there was a thread for over 35's

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    Hi there angelbutterfly. I've had this thread up for a while and you're the only response so it might be just you and me but I'd love to keep in touch with how you go. I'm 38 and now in my 3rd month of trying since getting married this year. The time factor is a worry for us but I suppose we just have to cross fingers. It seems most other over 35s on here have been trying for longer and are starting to look into fertility issues etc We're still hoping we'll be the lucky ones. Gotta stay positive at the beginning of it all eh?

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    Hi nat256, it'll be fine if it's only the 2 of us, if others join then that would be good. We haven't started yet we will start in February but are very anxious. Our biggest challange is that my dh had a vasectomy but after getting a sperm test done last month he has sperm. The count is low but the dr has suggested things to try and increase the count and get another sperm test done next month, and we are doing everything suggested and remaining positive - miracles do happen if not will start AF

    I think with all women no matter how young or old we are, there is just that thought knowing that it might not happen but we still have to stay positive, always have positive thoughts and positive energy and that helps a long way.

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    I agree completely. I've found myself feeling a bit hopeless about it recently, I think it's just that I'd had my hopes up that we might be the lucky ones to get a pregnant straight away. When that didn't happen the reality has set in. But, like you, we're doing all we can to make this happen and remaining positive is definitely a step along the way.
    Are you waiting until Feb because of the vasectomy or are there other reasons?
    I worry about only having one child too at this age but hubby keeps telling me not to get ahead of myself and just see what happens. Twins would be a bonus!! HA!

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    Hi there!

    I'm in much the same situation as you both, only I am trying for our second. I'm 42, hubby 41, we were married this January, and conceived in Feb. So very lucky! Mary is 7 weeks old and we are now trying our hardest to bake her a sibling! We conceived naturally, and we were very relieved that we didn't have to resort to fertility treatment, but we were mentally prepared that we might well have needed medical assistance. We still might need help for this attempt.

    It's going to be hit and miss for us for a while because I no longer have a regular cycle (post-preggers). I am still breast feeding, although Mary is formula-fed for approx 80% of the time. My ob said that because of my very low milk supply I should not consider BF as having any contraceptive benefits, which is a positive.

    Do stay positive and hopeful, and make sure you elevate yourself from the pelvis up against a wall after DTD. Hubby hoiked me up religiously everytime, placed a pillow in the gap between my bum/lower back and the wall, passed me my book and I hung there for at least half an hour to let gravity help his little swimmers reach their target. Not elegant, but efficient!

    I'll check in to see how you're both going! Fingers crossed and good luck!!!

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    No hubby had the vasectomy a few years ago while he was with his first wife, and we had read in different articles that a tube can sometimes naturally bypass the vasectomy after a few years and we thought it was a long shot and was just actually dreaming that this could have happened and with a shot in the dark got his sperm tested and whether that happened or not we don't know but he is producing sperm.

    The reason we are waiting is I got Systemic Lupus (a auto-immune disease) and with the medication I have to be off for 3 months before ttc. Also with my blood tests my b12 levels was at the low end of the normal range so I got to have 3 monthly injections before ttc and I get my 3rd in Feb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelbutterfly View Post
    Having a downer today, so hate doing this waiting till February but I also know I have to do everything I can to be a healthy mum and have a very healthy baby.
    Hugs to you from me too - two months seems like a long time doesn't it. But it'll end up with a healthy baby!

    Nat, I've been charting temps for about four months now and taking OPK tests this month. My temps were all over the place which made it very hard to spot O day, but it turned out to be the one day I had to be away for work too :-/. Didn't think I should wake DH at 1am when I got home.

    We've been talking tentatively about what assistance we would be okay with .... It feels strange to have these conversations when we've only been trying a couple of months though.


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    Hi ladies, you are not alone. I am 35 and in our fourth month after coming off the pill (after approx 15 years) and ttc. I am due for AF on Friday so will no by then if I'm to do fifth month trying. I have been using opks and sperm meets egg method and this month I've gone to an acupuncturist but she said it will probably take a couple of months to assist. From what I can tell so far I have a short LP (approx 10-11 days)

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    Thanks everyone for your support, much happier today.


 
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