I am 36, was on birth control for about 9 years but have been off for about 3 months. i plan to get pregnant this spring early summer when I turn 37. I have a 18 and 9 year old but this time everything just seems so different. i worry so much now and want to know if anyone out there can give me any info that would help me out. I was not sure if I wanted to have another baby but now that I am sure I am afraid I cant even though I had noo problem with my first 2. please help calm my mind
I was seeing a guy for 2 years and never used protection, and never bothered to use birth control as i never fell pregnant for 2 years, so I didnt think I could fall pregnant because of my age 37 now. And now I am 5 months pregnant. Biggest suprise ever. So don't think it will never happen. I have 3 kids already....18, 11 and 7. So I thought my baby days were over. I guess not.
hi ladies, i am 38 and trying to concieve again, my youngest is a healthy and active 2 year old, that i got pregnant with the second month of trying,something tells me this time will be different,i am already getting worked up about the whole thing, and i am only in my first month of trying.. how do i stop myself getting so worked up each time i get my period and the two weeks leading up to it after ovulation.. ? any tips anyone.. yes i am taking all the right vitamins and suppliments and my partner is as well...
I conceived my daughter through IVF when I was 33/34 and have since had 1 IVF miscarriage and 1 failed attempt. I find that I am now 37 and apart from having to save up for treatment I find my time is running out. I have type 1 diabetes and my husband has Ankylosing Spondylitis. I don't think the diabetes is a problem however, it needs to be controlled for pregnancy. The AS is a real issue and there is not one charity or body (so to speak) that recognizes this! My husbands brain isn't affected he is a young man trapped in an old man's body - literally trapped!!!! We would both like more kids and our daughter would really benefit from brothers and sisters. Anyway sorry for the rant I would like a solution for AS but apparently there is nothing and we have entered the year 2010! x
I am a mother of 3 beautiful children. Tyler 19, Zackeri 18,and Isabell 3. Me and my husband have decided to have a baby, but have yet to become pregnant after trying for about 1yr. I have a TUBAL REVERSAL done in "06", and became pregnant with Isabell 1 month later. I think my tubes have maybe closed back up. Going to the DR to find out. If so,,,,, i am blessed with what GOD has gave me, and would only be another blessing to have more!! Good luck to everyone.
Well, when coming off the pill in many cases you can not get pregnant instantly. You body will need some time to adjust the hormone level again. to increas a chance of pregnancy folic acid food would be a good thing to try. They are full of Vitamin B.
I'm 37 and pregnant for the 4th time at the moment i'm 10 weeks.It was not planned but we are happy ,Sometimes these things are just ment to happen.I have had a few problems with bleeding but all seems well now. But the point is i don't feel my age and i sometimes forget i'm not 18 anymore .good luck to you all..
I feel better, somewhat, after reading these posts. We have two wonderful children, Mary Helen, three, and Ben, 19 mos. We would like number three but I am overwhelmed that my chances are smaller due to my age. I will be 38 next month. I have also had three miscarriages, which in itself is scary enough. At what age does your chances of having a baby decrease? And does anyone know, roughly, when peri-menopause might start?? Thanks-Jenn
dont give up, i have 4 boys and i had an etopic at 35 years and tried for 2 years to get pregnant again. I found out i was pregnant nov 2009, i am now in my forth month and its a GIRL wohoo... kepp trying. However beware there is a increased risk of a DS baby i had an nt scan it was great but my papp a test showed high risk of a ds baby. at our age be prepared for that. i am going to continue my pregnancy and i am not having any amnio tests because the risk of losing my much wanted girl is to high. i knew the risk of downs before i tried. keep trying
Thanks Gracie. I actually had my first full-term pregnancy at 35, and was already in the "high-risk" category. I was like you about the amnio, so not worth it. I have an appt. with my doc. on 1March, so even though I may not know y'all, any prayers would help. Have a blessed weekend-Jenn
Hi every one,i just turn 37 in march and a proud mother of 5 children,they are 18,14,12 6 and 2,my husband and i are trying to for another baby because we love kids very much,ijust stayed relaxed and focused and bum igot pregnant on march 22nd with our 6th child and we are very happy an hope its a girl this time so a little patience is the key and relaxation age is just a number when ever god say he wants you to stop having he will and i intend to have more
I had both my children in my 40''s. My first at 40 and my second at 45. I had both children without any medical intervention.
I think that yes age does play a factor in women''s fertility, but I don''t think it''s everything. More women from 25 - 45 are having problems getting pregnant. My question is, is it the food we''re eating? Is it the air we breath or is it all the chemicals we ingest that''s making getting pregnant more difficult?
Both couples need to be checked out for any problems first. If there are no negative findings, then it''s time to get selfish. Take supplements, exercise, eat healthy organic foods and spoil yourself with treatments; messages, acupucture, etc. Then move on to fertility treatments. Be be great to yourself first.
It's nice to hear all of these positive comments. You're all so lucky! I have an 8 year old, a 6 year old, and a 3 year old. I just turned 37 and have been trying to get pregnant for over 2 years. I did finally conceive last October, but miscarried at Christmas time at 10 weeks. The baby had stopped developing at 9 weeks. It was devastating. My husband and I have been trying again, but no luck so far. All of our fertility tests have come back normal, so I'm assuming our trouble has something to do with my age. We're thinking about trying a round of Clomid this summer with IUI to help improve our chances. We do not have any fertility coverage though, so we'll probably only try it once and call it quits if it doesn't work. I'm tired of the heart ache of trying, and I'm trying to focus on the 3 beautiful blessings God has already given me...but it's hard sometimes to let go of that dream of having a baby in the house again.
Hi! I'm 37 years old and I have an 11 years old son and a 10 years lod daughter. I got pregnant again before 1 and half year but it turned to a miscarriage. I got obsessed to get pregnant again after that but with no results.
I know that this affects my whole family but I just can't get it out of my mind.
I understand what you are being through - let's not stop hoping...
I'm going to share my experience to see if it gives you some hope. I'm 37 and have a gorgeous family two teenagers 16 and 14and a wonderful husband. When the youngest one born we were very sure we was complete, so my husband did the vasectomy when the baby was just 3months. BUT everything start 7 years ago when my youngest son was 6, now 14 and the oldest was 8, now 16. We decided that we want to have another son or daughter, so my hubby did the reverse, which the Dr. give us an 85% of probability (very good). two years ago (the last check of so many) the Drs. gives us the notice that we will not be able to have kids because the sperms counting wasn't enough. We still having those results today... Guess what? Miraculous I'm pregnant!!! very excited, surprise, happy and BLESSED! So don't loose your hope keep trying and is true, DON'T think about it the day you never expected that will be the day. Good LUCK!
hi i'm new to this site i'm 35 now and trying for my 3rd baby i have 2 boys 6 and 3 , i have heard loads of stories about it being harder to fall pregnant at my age and that their is loads of health risks to and i'm just a bit worried about things xx
Just wanted to share my story...at age 33 I got pregnant by my now husband after 6 months. Sadly, our son passed and I delivered him at 19 weeks. We have been trying to have a child of our own (we both have children from previous relationships) for nearly two years with no luck. I can't express the heartache I feel. So many questions too...how did I get pregnant so easily before and why did our son die? I'm now 36 and time is running out. So many of our friends and family that were also trying have been pregnant and have babies already. My heart goes out to all who have experienced loss and are suffering from infertility. Don't get me wrong please, we are greatful for the children we have but we would love a child together. Good luck to all.
@ AJLmom...i am sorry to hear your story. I am sure it will happen for you. Baby dust to you...
We are also busy trying at 37 me and 33hubby...baby #2...seeing an accupuncturist and a naturalpath...the more i think about it, the more i marvel at the human body and how incredible it is and how so many little factors have to line up for this little miracle to happen...with science now, we can help line up a handfull of things...hopefully that will be enough before i have to think about invitro. some of the things that i have learned that can be done to line it up:
-Go on a more alkaline diet ( the cervical mucus that helps the sperm travel up does not get produced in an acidic environment)
-get ovulation strips to track it
-intercourse needs to happen before ovulation
-make sure the lube you use is sperm friendly
-healthy diet and exercise
-low low low stress levels
-no sugar...only creates and acidic environment...
The biological clock is a fact of life, but there's nothing magical about age 35. It's simply an age at which various risks become discussion worthy. For example:
It might take longer to get pregnant. You're born with a limited number of eggs. As you reach your early 30s, your eggs might decline in quality â and you might ovulate less frequently, even if you're still having regular periods. An older woman's eggs also aren't fertilized as easily as a younger woman's eggs. Does this mean you can't get pregnant? Of course not. It might simply take longer. If you're older than 35 and haven't been able to conceive for six months, consider asking your health care provider for advice.
You're more likely to have a multiple pregnancy. The chance of having twins increases with age. The use of assisted reproductive technologies â such as in vitro fertilization â also can play a role. Since these procedures typically enhance ovulation, they're more likely to result in twins or other multiples.
You're more likely to develop gestational diabetes. This type of diabetes occurs only during pregnancy, and it's more common as women get older. Tight control of blood sugar through diet, physical activity and other lifestyle measures is essential. Sometimes medication is needed as well. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause a baby to grow too large â which increases the risk of injuries during delivery.
You're more likely to develop high blood pressure during pregnancy. Some studies suggest that high blood pressure that develops during pregnancy â before 20 weeks (chronic hypertension), after 20 weeks (gestational hypertension) or after 20 weeks and accompanied by protein in the urine (preeclampsia) â might be more common in older women. Your health care provider will carefully monitor your blood pressure and your baby's growth and development. You might need to take medication or deliver your baby before your due date to avoid complications.
You might need a C-section. Older mothers have a higher risk of pregnancy-related complications that might lead to a C-section delivery, such as placenta previa â a condition in which the placenta blocks the cervix. Labor problems tend to be more common in first-time mothers older than 35.
The risk of chromosome abnormalities is higher. Babies born to older mothers have a higher risk of certain chromosome problems, such as Down syndrome.
The risk of miscarriage is higher. The risk of miscarriage also increases as you get older, perhaps due to the higher likelihood of chromosomal abnormalities.
âAs women, we cannot afford to neglect ourselves.â
I am 37. In another 6 months am going to turn 38. Have been trying for more than a year for the second one. No luck as of now. Very much concerned. More over trying out for a boy. Following the Shuttles method. Very desparate to have another one. Every month I get my period, me and my husband sit down frustrated. All fertility tests came out good for me and my husband. Keeping fingers crossed.