I'm 45, I'm pregnant with our second. Our first was born last year (2005). We had tests done and ultrasounds, and all arrows point to all is ok this time.
I just gave birth at 43 1/2 to a beautiful baby boy who weighed in at 9 pounds 6 ounces, and has the best temperament ever! Someone asked me to post my story on this page so here it is.
I got pregnant using a ovulation monitor right away, but miscarried at 9 weeks. I decided I should go to a fertility specialist the next time as to not waste one minute of fertility time. Everything with these guys is about success rates. If they think you will bring their numbers down, they don't really won't do too much to help you.
I was told at my age (almost 43) that I should adopt or use an egg donor. I asked about medication, and he said it wouldn't help me. (again protecting their success rates)
I asked for a hormone panel just to see where my fertility levels (FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] ) were. The doctor called me back very surprised and said I was still fertile. I was 6.6 and anything under 9 is considered good. He was suspicious though, and said if I came back next month & repeated the test and IF the levels were still low, he MAY consider me for a new fertility medication trial they were about to conduct.
Well guess what? I was already pregnant and didn't need his medication! So my point is to hang in there, ask questions and really push those doctors to look beyond their success rates.
What I felt worked was using the ovulation monitor, but having sex 4 days before ovulation, as well as on the days of ovulation. I read an article on WebMD.com that you are actually most fertile 4 days before.
The other things I did were staying flat for at least 30 minutes afterwards, or with a pillow under your hips, cutting out anything (food wise) processed and taking my prenatal vitamins. I also visualized me getting pregnant and the sperm connecting with the egg.
Sounds funny, but I got pregnant twice using following this advice and luckily for me, the 2nd one took, and I now have a beautiful baby boy! Good luck to all of you. This web site will help you, and the support you get here is amazing. Keep trying, and don't let anyone tell you it can't be done!
I had a breakdown in a boutique, when the manager came out from behind the counter and she was pregnant. But... she was 44.
My niece must be a fluke also. My cousin became pregnant at age 45, and delivered at age 46. I have become pregnant 3 times in my 40's, but miscarried. I plan on proving anyone wrong who claims us over 40 ladies can't. Don't listen to that junk.
I got pregnant at 43, completely naturally, and gave birth to Kevin a month and a half after my 44th birthday!
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