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Hi everyone,

i want to share this with you. I am 37 years old.
I have a 9 yr old daughter and a 6 year old son. For the past 5 years I never ever taught of having another child. About 6 months ago I started thinking about having another baby. My husband agreed and we decided to start trying. I became pregnant with both my children on the very first attempt we made. So I thought that this time it would be the same. However I was wrong, as we have been trying for almost 4 months now and nothing. My gyne said its probably my age. This time is not like 10 yrs ago when I was just 27. Now I have age against me and like my gyn said its now or never. So I would like to ask anyone if they v been through this experience. Would appreciate some advice. My advice is please dont't delay motherhood for reasons of career, travelling and other things as we do not have all the time of our lives to become mothers.
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replied March 19th, 2006
Hi there,
you are right as we get older its not as easy to get pregnant. I just wanted to tell you from experience. It will happen when you least expect it. Relax and be patient. If you have been on bc for along period of time it might take a little longer. There is a test they can do to see how many eggs you have left stored up. Yeah I didn't know this either but it might be someting to look into. But be patient. Keep in touch
cdg
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replied February 19th, 2012
37 and Pregnant
Hello, I have two boys 16 & 6, and Im currently pregnant with my third child at the age of 37. I totally regret it. I don't know what I was thinking. The sickness is almosr unbwarable. The thoughts about life and having more children did not cross my mind before I became pregnant, and now that Im pregnant Im thinking logically. I should not have done this to myself. Be careful of what you ask for.
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replied August 11th, 2012
I just read your post. Have you delivered yet? Do you still regret being pregnant? I'm not being judgmental, but I was just wondering if your feelings are different now. My husband and I are wanting another child and have thought about becoming pregnant again (I am 37). We have also considered adoption. We adopted our little girl and have 2 biological boys.
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replied February 3rd, 2014
I know I late responding, however im 37 myself and my son is almost 15. I know this is selfish of me but Im not prego but Im wondering if Ill regret it factoring in my son will be going to college in a couple yrs and me enjoying my 40s is now gone out the window. Im not prego but I can totally see how you can feel that way. Im wondering if Im in love with the idea of having another lil one since my son is almost grown. I pray all worked out for you. But trust me I feel you. LIFE
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replied August 23rd, 2013
I enjoyed your words of hope Smile thank you!
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replied August 23rd, 2013
I enjoyed your words of hope Smile thank you!
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replied March 25th, 2006
Your Biological Age Is Relative to Your State of Health
Your biological age is relative to your state of health.


Fertile people are healthy - drug free people. In mind, body and soul. Baby making is the domain of young and healthy people. Our relative age is a function of our overall health... To a large degree. But you must be realistic with the limits of age. Most of the people who request infertility help are in their 30s. There is no time to waste. You must shape up now.


Get sleep and sunshine like a champion. Eat and drink like a champion. Pee and poop like a champion. Exercise moderately only - please.


Tip for women: get a book for pregnant women. Follow the guidelines on health for pregnant women today. To be pregnant, you must eat, sleep, exercise and stay away from harmful products not recommended for pregnant women.


Edwin
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replied March 25th, 2006
I am 37 and became pregnant the first month I tried; however, I had a miscarriage at 10 weeks - the baby had quit developing at 6 weeks. I was afraid from everything I read that it was due to my age and having older eggs. My doctor told me that it is fine. No concerns with having a healthy baby at 37. I believe it takes longer as we are having issues becoming pregnant again when most people I know that have a miscarriage become pregnant a second time almost immediately. Keep trying and talk to your doctor.
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replied December 29th, 2007
to Getting Pregnant At 37
I have been through the same thing. I had no problem getting pregnant for my first when I was 32. I will turn 37 in two months. We waited to try for a second and it did not happen as planned. We tried for 16 months before it happened. I saw a specialist and had lots of blood work at different times of the month to check my hormone function. Of course all tests came back normal. My husband also has his sperm counted and checked out and his results came back normal. I became obsessed with the whole thing. The next step was to be a dye test to check for blockages in my tubes. Luckily we conceived and I am now 15 weeks prego! I did not have to have the dye test. I hated when people said to me you just to have relax and stop thinking about it. But that is when it did happen. I started thinking that I have a beautiful little girl to be thankful for and it would not be the end of the world if we did not have anymore children. Hang in there, stay positive and hopefully it will happen for you.
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replied February 19th, 2008
Pregnant at 37
I am a mother of 4. Until Feb 2008 I had no idea I was pregnant with my 5th child. I am 37, will be 38 upon birthing. Relax don't push it. It will happen but trying to hard will put stress on you. Don't stress over your age. Very Happy
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replied March 15th, 2008
waiting
hi...i'm 37 and will be 38 in 4 months. my husband and i have a 4 year old girl and for the past 3 yearts we said we weren't going to have anymore kids. in march 06, i got pregnant and after 9 weeks, the fetus' heart stopped beating. i was devastated! unfortunately, there was a chromosomal abnormality. i was terrified to try to have another baby after that experience! i few motnhs ago i began dropping hints to my husband. he didn't take me seriously. about 1 month ago, i finally told him...i want another baby. we let fate takes its course, but i got my menstrual the other day. we're going to keep trying and i pray that when i get pregnant the baby will be healthy! our daughter needs a sibling. i was an only child, so i know how it was...lonely. i don't want the same for her. does anyone have any advice on getting pregant at my age...aside from the legs up in the air after sex, drinking wine...help me fast...please!!!!!
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replied March 19th, 2008
UltraSound at 12 weeks
Well I thought I was 8 weeks and the Dr totally called my gestation period to the tee by disagreeing. So he sent me in for an ultra sound. Turns out I was 12 weeks 3 days, LOL just what he said I was.
That was 3 weeks ago. Getting ready for another ultra sound in April. We are gonna find out if it is a girl or boy. Excited.
The doctor is really good and told me about elderly pregnancy LOL 38 and how it is very common to lose a child 10-12 weeks that is why they do the ultra sound so early on us older woman. After 12 weeks and the heart beat is still good you are in pretty good shape.
I hope everyone else is doing well. Very Happy
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replied March 21st, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
I'm going to be 35 next month and trying for a first baby now. Hey you know I wished I had babies sooner but if you don't have the man what can you do right? lol. I hope for no troubles conceiving. For me it's like heck I still look so young I find it hard to believe I'm old for conceiving lol. But I'm ready for the battle. Smile
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replied November 6th, 2008
Getting pregnant again?
I´m 37,
my husband and i are talking about the possibility of having a second child. I~m worried about my age. Any advice?
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replied December 10th, 2008
Getting pregnant
I am 37, I am now pregnant for the 4th time. I have a 17 year old, 9 year old, 21 months and 9 months. Who would have thought. My husband and I had a lot of problems trying to get or 9 year old. We thought that was it. her it is years later we not evening trying and they keep coming. All of my boy are born on March 29, 1999, 2007 and 2008. If we can, there is hope for everyone. Don't give up if that is what you really want. I will be 38 July 25. Anything is possible.
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replied March 11th, 2009
Let God
I am 37 and have 1 3yr old child through IVF after 10yrs of other treatments. after her we tried IVF2x's FET 3 times with no success. Last month I sat on the floor crying because I believed I was dying,as cancer is high in my family. I went to the Dr and to his and my surprise I was 8 weeks pregnant. What a blessing. There is hope!! I am now 13 wks and all looks good! The relax it will happen is crap you really dont want to hear and I would suggest you see a doctor tell him your concerns and find what you can do to improve your chances for success through medical sources and PRAY!!
Many states have mandates for infertility insurance coverage and some insurances cover many of the treatmetns and medications although they do not cover infertility the meds and treatments fall many times under ob/gyn testing treatments and can be covered.
I am now in Korea where IVF w/ meds was only 4k and FET was 1700 but when we were in the US cost was our biggest deterent. When we actually did it we were in MD where it is law, for some coverage.
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replied May 21st, 2009
My mother had me at 41, and her mother had her at 45. My father's mother had him at almost 50, and everyone was healthy and thrived! Just take good care of yourself, eat well, sleep well, surround yourself with positive people and know that your body can and will do anything!!!
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replied May 30th, 2009
Pregnant at 37
Hey ya. I'm going to be 37 in August, and just found out, of course by fluke, that I'm pregnant with baby number 5. Just had a baby 10 months ago. We weren't planning for more, this one just kind of happened. I guess God was planting a sibling for the baby. My first 3 children are 16, 13, and almost 12. We were leary about the baby growing up alone, so I hope this works out. Apparently the eggs in my body don't know how old I am!! LOL I also live a clean lifestyle. No smoking, drinking and I exercise and keep my BMI in a healthy range. I try to sleep the best I can also. Maybe all of that helps. Good luck to anyone who's trying at our age!!!
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replied June 10th, 2009
I just wanted to give you guys some more positive info. I am 37 and while yes, it's more difficult to conceive initially, the prognosis is still very good for a 37 year old woman.

A woman's FSH level begins to rise anywhere from 38 to 42, so many of us will be fertile until around age 42.

Anyway, I got pregnant after 4 tries and now I'm 12 weeks and 2 days. I had my ultrasound yesterday and the baby was perfect.

Don't despair. Make sure you know when you're ovulating and just make love during that critical time.
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replied August 8th, 2009
I'm new to this and found the comments encouraging. I'm 37 and in April of this year I lost my baby. This was my 1st pregnancy and I was devistated my hubby and I have been trying since June no luck yet but I realized that I'm obsessing about having a baby I need to relax and do the sex dance when I need to. Thank you to all of you that shared your experience about age and pregnancy I refuse to give up hope but I know with a few lifestyle changes and faith in god it will happen for me. I wish everyone going through what I'm experiencing lots of baby dust and hopefully in the future we can all share stories about our bundles of joy we worked and sacrificed so hard for bringing them into this world
sincerly
Thelissa
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replied August 27th, 2009
pregnant @ 37
Hello to all..I have a 19 yr. old daughter which I had at 18, and a son 9 at 29, and now I am 37 and am pregnant with my third. Any great doctor would tell you, as long as you are having periods you can still conceive!! When I was 28 I weighed 285, and was unable to conceive, so I lost 85 pounds in a year, to the day I conceived my son. After my son I was heavy again. With in the last year I also lost weight and that's why I believed it happened at 37 almost 38.
Good Luck To All.....
dk
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replied July 19th, 2011
NO MONEY FOR A DOCTOR
Thank you so much. I to have older kids,(a 22 and 17 year old)but can't get pregnant. I get so unhappy when I start. I can't go to A doctor,and can't get insurance the is not to much I have a low paying job.I know I should be happy with what I have,but want another.Is there anyone who can HELP ME?
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replied September 14th, 2009
stacey
i just turned 37 yesturday, I have been trying to get pregnant for almost 3 yrs. All test came back fine for my husband and i. I have 3 kids from a prvious marriage and had problems getting pregnant with my 9 yr old son. Now out of the blue after trying 3 cycles of fertility and nothing happening. We got pregnant without it. I am about 6 weeks now, i jsut found out today. Dont give up, it will happen when you least expect it.
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replied September 19th, 2009
I'm 37 and have three boys 10, 7 and 6. I really want another baby. I had two miscarriages one at 35 and one at 36. The last one was tough I was 12 weeks and had to have a DNC. I'm terrified, but I'm still really scared. As well I'm overweight and thinking this might be a factor. I don't want to wait six more months to lose weight and get pregnant. Time goes by too quickly. I've been reading all the comments and they have been really encouraging. Thanks
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replied September 25th, 2009
Trying to conceive at 37
Let's not forget about your spouse, if they are not taking care of themselves, it won't work for you. If his sperm is not up to par, it will be an up hill battle. I know, I stopped doing IVFs over a year ago, miscarried and never went back. I have 1 son and thank god every day that I have him. Please get your husband on the right track, because I could not.
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