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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamlaughlive View Post
    Good afternoon
    It's nice to discover this forum and hopefully be able to share our experience and journey.
    I'm turning 42 in a few weeks time, my partner and i have been doing the 'see what happens' thing for about 12 months and disappointingly nothing has! This has been our first month of more actively TTC and using an OPK. Now just entering the TWW which is just going to seem longer now i know when i o'd!

    We both had children before we met, my partner had 5 and I had 3. Though I've only given birth once, i was lucky enough to welcome our 2 youngest into my family through foster care and couldn't imagine life without them!

    My bio DS will turn 11 in a couple of weeks. In the 12 months or so before he was conceived i had 2 miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy. I had another mc when he was about 18 mths old. ( it was then a very long time before i did any more bding but thats a different story!) I'm hoping i still have a few good eggs left in me!

    Look forward to getting to know you all a bit more.
    Welcome!! I'm also in my 2ww.. How many days dpo are you? I'm 5dpo.. I am 40 and had stage 3 endo excision last month. I just tried naturally, but bot feeling hopeful.. I don't know how many good eggs are released at my age.. Is it one good egg a year?? I dunno, but giving it another 2-3 goes and then IVF. Please wish me luck.. I've fever ever been pregnant and never seen two lines on a home pregnancy test..

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    Hey everyone!

    How are you all today? Thanks so much CherryCola for your kind words. You have got me thinking about going to FS. I will give this cycle a go naturally however I am going to make an appointment to see my GP this week about getting a referral to FS to get the ball rolling with IUI. I am a bit naïve, so thanks about the heads up for allowing time for tests and waiting for an appointment. I went off the pill in January and ever since then, the length of my period has gone from five days to three and I’m a little worried. Maybe it’s just my body adjusting, as I really have no idea how long my period is meant to be! I have been on the pill since I was 25 and only came off it twice for TTC my first two pregnanices years ago. Back then I conceived both pregnancies on the first go and then went back on contraceptives after I stopped breastfeeding and this is why I don’t know how long my menses should be. My cycle is still 28 days though. I also ended up downloanding an app to track my cycle but I ended up with one called Flo. I might look into Fertility Friend too

    Rachel3072 please don’t give up hope. I think it is normal to feel how you are at the moment; it’s all a rollercoaster. And you are right, your four year old will be in kindy next year and just think, we are almost half way through this year already and the next school year will start before we know it! Hang in there. That’s great you are getting a bit of a break by putting your two littlies in the crèche, it’s important to have a bit of time for yourself.

    Hi Dreamlaughlive. How are you going using the OPKs? I bought some off eBay and I’ve been using them. They were cheap and I ended up with 60 of them so I can test multiple times a day. Hope the TWW goes well for you and not too slow. Sorry to hear about your mc and ectopic pregnancy, thanks for sharing your experience. This TTC business is so frustrating.

    Hi Nightowlsurprise, my GP said that with the IUI, they would get my partner to provide the sperm, which get’s “washed” before being loaded into a catheter and inserted in the uterus. My cycle will be monitored and I may be given something like Clomid to help with my ovulation. I am guessing they will freeze the sperm so it all is timed right. Does this sound right CherryCola? It is good we have options, as sometimes I forget my poor partner is a human and not a sperm donor, and just sometimes we are too tired or something happens (like illness) that stops BDing at the right time in my fertile window.

    Does anyone have any experience with Preseed also? I do have the correct EWCM in my fertile window but it only stays around for a day or so, and it’s just so hard to time BDing with everything else. I am going to try Preseed this cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJZK View Post
    Hugs @Rachel3072
    I have moments like this too. Sometimes it all gets too much. But those moments are brief, and we are human!
    Thanks, yeah I'm better today. haha.

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    @Crunchyapple Thanks, I feel better today about everything. Maybe it was hormones. My cycle also went from 5 days to 3 days and I was worried it was the clomid and that was thinning my lining but a lot of people I have talked to in their 40's notice this change. Hope it is just our bodies being more efficient rather than declining fertility! Fertility Friend is very helpful and free to track. I dont find the paid version really much better.

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    I am CD11 today and due to O tomorrow. I always feel so positive and hopeful at this stage of my cycle.

    I have been doing a fertility meditation twice a day for a few days now and I feel great.

    How is everyone else going?

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    Hi guys!
    Hey Nightowlsurprise, I was 37 when I got pregnant after the Lap surgery, totally all happened within 2+months as I think it was about 5-6 weeks later we did IUI. Go with your gut on these things babes, only you know your whole story. We have a beautiful little boy now with the IUI, and yep with the drugs that just helped us time my cycle and ovulation as my cycles are sometimes really short 3-3.5 weeks. Crazy but yeah for me now, it's just go with what works - we tried for nearly 7 years off and on before a MC and realising that life was getting away from our future and really glad we finally pulled our finger out!
    Hey Cruchyapple, I know what you mean about the cycle length too, seriously in the last 5 months I started to freak out thinking maybe I had started menopause or something as mine went from 5 good long days to 3 short days..(2 this month just gone!!)vERy weird. But my FS did an internal ultrasound and showed me heaps of big follicles at ovulation time and I have a really healthy looking body inside thankfully so that was a huge relief. So yeah get onto the whole FS thing as soon as you can really to find out how everything is going in there for your sanity I say too but at least if you see the specialist then you'll be able to keep trying whilst you wait it out in various appointments with them and stuff. We didn't have to freeze any sperm as we live around the corner and as Dreamlaughlive explained exactly, they clean the sperm to keep all the super swimmers and then 2 hours later I went in and got the IUI. Very easy and quick too!

    Rachel3072, sounds like you've had some happier days, I'm glad hon. You just reminded me of me a while back and I'm so glad I had a friend suggest I talk to my doctor about the psyche sessions you can get rebated through Medicare - some incredibly helpful tools to use every day when you feel a bit overwhelmed. Big hugs but as you always have this board to vent and moan all you like as I know my best tool is writing out my issues!! It also could JUST be the hormones/drugs as those suckers are sneaky like that!! I had horrible tears in my eyes this week when I was a bit stressed and my lovely boss was trying to talk me off the busy busy crazy ledge, plus I did it at work, in the hallway of our partner business..so embarrassing and lol various ppl kept stopping by to say 'hi!!' Then sh*t got all kinds of awks when they realised I was tearing up and folks couldn't escape faster..!!🤣🤷‍♀️ I kinda overdo work n stuff sometimes, I'm a passionate gal. Crying is fine but I uglycry, just makes me all blotchy and weird looking...ahh well, keeps folks in their toes too!

    Welcome Dreamlaughlive too, thanks for sharing your story, we all can have a good sounding board here, it's a safe house to chats, a great positive bunch. Another IUI gal! And you are spot on with your info and I know what you mean with the treating hubby like a donor..I have done it too.. it's hard to unclench I find with the weirdness of the whole week this stuff all goes down in..and yeah that window is a right PIA to get it right, all the stars aligning, tired, sickness, no petty arguments. Sorry no experience with preseed but do let us know how it goes!!

    So after the massive stuff-up with my drugs last month (taking my ovulation trigger like 2 days after my period instead of about 6 days), I'm in my 2WW..we did BD a bit and home IUI and today I'm spotting... don't want to get my hopes up for implantation bleeding as for all I know, I'm getting my period again, even tho my last one was only 2.5 weeks ago..gahhh so hard not to read into every damned sign..🤞🤞
    Hugs to all you gals on the board!!

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    Thanks @CherryCola! I hope this endo excision brings on a bfp in the same amount of time it took you! My doctor doesn't think iui will work for me as there's no issue with hubby's sperm. It's likely egg quality issues at 40, so even if we do iui, if the egg is crap, iui won't help.. I wish my cycles and ovulation were irregular and I could use the meds you're using!! Because everything happens like clockwork for me, none of the usual meds will work. I have to try naturally for at least 3 months because if I do IVF straight away, the estrogen will wreck havoc on any endo I have that my doctor couldn't see when he cut it out.. IVF creates so much estrogen!! Our appointment is next month so not far from having to start IVF! Just gotta go through the motions of trying naturally!

    Good luck I really hope there was no egg damage with the stuff up.. When is AF due?

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    Hi, I think that this may be the forum for me. Can I join please? I'm 45 and my partner who is 49 and I have been TTC for 6 months now. My periods are like clockwork every 28 days but my egg count is very low, his sperm is apparently great. Had a laparoscopy and all looks ok. Have been given Clomid (?) to start. Am going to go down the IVF path as we are desperate for our own baby and hoping to use my own eggs. Reading though it looks like at my age I have a 1% chance of using my own eggs. ☹️. Anyone have any knowledge of someone my age getting pregnant using their own eggs? Should I try IVF?

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    Welcome @tadine. I'm 40 and we've been trying for a year naturally and it's not been happening. We did IVF and it didn't happen either, but then it was confirmed I had stage 3 endometriosis so they removed it last month. I have to try naturally for 3 months, after that I will go back to IVF.
    If I were you, I'd start IVF. Maybe give IVF with your own eggs a go for a few months to see and if nothing happens, then you can consider what other options are available to you. I'm not sure I'd bother with clomid if your cycles are like clockwork and you've been ovulating regularly.
    We moved onto IVF after 6 months trying naturally. We did IVF 8 times, but this was before I was diagnosed with endo.
    All the best hun, I hope you succeed. I don't know any 45 year old women trying for their first child, but I really hope you're still able to conceive. xx

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    I think I am about mid cycle judging by fertility signs. Have to wait until the next cycle to try though. Waiting is so frustrating. I am killing time by online shopping and redecorating the house!


 

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