There is a lady in my birthing unit that I work in, and she is being induced today. She is 47 years old, and so pregnant that she is being induced!!!
I am 29 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I turned 44 today.
I have had 3 miscarriages and my last FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] (tested over 2 years ago) was 18 on day 10. It was probably higher when we conceived this baby.
I was told by the first RE [reproductive endocrinologist] I saw, that my chances of conceiving were pretty slim (based on the theory that I would be a poor responder to treatment). Turns out I wasn't that great of a responder.
I got 9 eggs on my first IVF [in vitro fertilization], 8 on the second, 3 on the 3rd IVF and the last two cycles produced one egg each (both never fertilized).
I got pregnant once through IVF, but had a better success rate concieving naturally. Unfortunately, miscarriages were my issue.
The point of my long ramble, is that FSH is not an indicator of whether or not you will get pregnant or have a baby (especially conceived naturally), it's just a measure of how you MIGHT responds to the IVF meds.
I tell everyone I know not to give up, and to focus on trying natuarally if male factor and other female issues are not a problem. From my experience, IVF wasn't the best route to our baby, but thankfully I am beating the statistics and defying all the naysayers that told me a high FSH number equals never having a baby.
I wish everyone on this board much success in their journey to have a baby. - Anne
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