Monday, my nurse practitioner [NP] called, and while we were discussing my instructions, she thought to tell me about another patient she had seen that day (without revealing the patient's name, of course). Her 45-year-old patient is pregnant -- naturally. This woman had her first child, now three, at age 42. Her FSH in July 2005 was 16.
About 3 months ago, my NP also mentioned to me a BFP [big fat positive - pregnancy test] she had called in that day to one of her 42-year-old IVF patients. I asked yesterday how that woman was doing, and was told that she had made it through her first trimester and is doing fine.
My midwife has a patient that's pregnant and 47... 48 at delivery. I asked her if next time I'm pregnant, if my age would be a factor on whether she could take me as a patient or not. That's when she told me about this woman she'd just seen that day.
I told her that I knew some people that will want to hear about this one! She also told me this is the woman's FIRST pregnancy! I thought that made it even more spectacular.
Some encouraging news! My dear friend from college, 43, had her baby last night. A healthy perfect 8 lb little girl! She has a 7 year oold daughter, has suffered numerous early losses, and a stillbirth 2 years ago.
She had testing done about a year ago, and was on Lovenox and high doses of Folic Acid throughout her pregnancy. But, other than a lot of close monitoring, her pregnancy was uneventful.
I am now 49 (almost) and my daughter will be 3 in March. Got pregnant accidentally (can you believe it a woman of my age getting pregnant accidentally, oh my,) and the father only lasted about 6 months or so.
So -- single, going through menopause, with an almost 3-year old -- many tough days for sure. Would I change any single thing? No, my pregnancy was wonderful. I loved it, I love remembering it. Wish I could do it again over and over.
I was perfectly healthy (and I was a smoker), and I had the healthiest smartest (of course), most beautiful baby girl. Even thinking about it now, I get tears in my eyes. She has not suffered because I'm older -- there was no way I would have been the parent I am, when I was younger.
I am 45 and discovered I am pregnant the day before Thanksgiving. Last year I had a "missed abortion" after seven weeks, and we've been trying for 15 months! ( I never wanted children until my 5 year-old nephew appeared!)
I was just about to change my insurance coverage, when I took the test. I know there is a 50/50 chance of miscarriage again, but I want to encourage you to try, since I squeaked by at the 5 percent rate!
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