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    Hi, I'm 45 my husband is 42. We are the proud parents of 4 beautiful children, 3 of which I had c-sections. I had my tubes cut after our last child,11 yrs ago, as I was told it was all gloom and doom to have another c- section. I have since found out that is not necessary true, and women can have more than 3 c- sections. My husband and I would love another child. So my question is what do you think our chances are of being successful with IVF??

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    A friend of mine has had 5 c-sections, so even though there are greater risks of complications it is definitely possible to have more than 3.

    As for IVF, I think at most clinics would advise you to go straight to using donor eggs, as egg quality takes another sharp decline after the age of 40. You would probably also need several additional procedures such as PGD to ensure you've got the best possible embryos to put back. There's an IVF over 40 thread on here which may be worth reading through to see the challenges and treatments people are dealing with.

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    It really depends on how the procedures went and how you healed up. If you get an ultrasound where they inject the fluid they can check the condition of your uterus and scar(s) etc. on the IVF front at 45 unfortunately there's only a 1% chance of it working (in any given cycle) with your own eggs/sperm and most specialists recommend donor embryos at that point as you can end up doing dozens of cycles with no joy (even with no fertility issues).

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    My Mum had 4 c-sections with us kids, so I don't think you'll have an issue there unless something untoward happened with one of your previous sections.

    I think IVF is a great path to pursue but as the other ladies have already said, the chances of it being successful with your own eggs are so slim There will always be exceptions of course - my own Mother fell pregnant naturally at 44! But seriously, the odds are soooo low.

    That's why my DH and I turned to an egg donor to help us have our family. I'm 42 and responded so poorly to the IVF meds. The very few eggs I did manage to produce were clapped out and bad quality, and the closest we got to success was a MMC at 8 1/2 weeks. Thanks to our donor I am now 26 weeks along.

    Happy to chat egg donation with you if you have any queries

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    Thank you ladies for your input. Is there a thread explaining all of this jargon? I'm guessing I will understand it more as we go along. But it would be nice to have a bit of a heads up. And yes I would love to know more about egg donation. Making an appointment with my gp next week to get a referral for our local IVF clinic.

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    Good luck with your journey! I just wanted to let you know, some clinics have age limits so it might be best to call the clinic to check their age limit before getting a referral. My clinic's age limit was 45 for the female (even with donor eggs) but a lot of clinics will service up to age 50 or more, so don't worry! Just so you don't waste your time getting a referral for a clinic that does have a low age limit.

    Here is a link for common acronyms for IVF/infertility https://www.bubhub.com.au/community/...s-and-Acronyms

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    Hi, all just an update. My husband and I went to see our local IVF doctor. Things are positive for us, but we need an egg donor. As we guessed we would, so now we're on the hunt for one. Any guidance on this would be much appreciated!

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    Most people either travel to Cape Town or Greece for donor eggs as it is quicker than waiting for DE in Australia. I travelled to South Africa and I am now 25 weeks pregnant with a girl,

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