Well I am joining the crowd I guess! I am a 39 year old mother of 2 girls-16 and 10. I have been divorced for almost 5 years now and am dating (and living with) a wonderful guy for a little over a year (who happens to be significantly younger than me).
We have made the decision to get married and try to have children. We began in early August, then for no reason, my arm started hurting badly-nerve pain, aches, etc. After a ton of tests they discovered a lump in my right breast, which turned out to be a fibroid tumor. The all clear was given in early November (altho nothing was ever discovered about my arm, which still hurts!)
The beginning of November is when we really began to try. I have been keeping track of cycles, etc. Last week after sex there was a significant amount of blood-and I really felt that I was pregnant prior to that. I had just been feeling sick, boobs seemed huge and when squeezed I had a clear discharge which was the first sign of pregnancy with my 2 girls. After the blood I realized that this had been happening quite frequently after sex since about the same time as my arm/breast oredeal, but I had just kinda written it off to age, or being close to my period, etc. It had previously been more spotting but this time-and the next day were more bleeding than spotting.
Anyway, I have an appointment with the gyn next week to see if anything is wrong. It is probably my paranoid self but I just fear that its something awful and I wont be able to have more children
I guess I never realized getting pregnant is actually not as easy as it seems. Both my girls were accidents and we never really "tried" to have kids-it just happened. Anyway I am here for this journey. WTB patience!
P.S. Has anyone had experience with fibroids growing in multiple places (ie breast and uterus) at the same time?
i am new to this site and very interested in hearing new great ideas to help me get preg. i am newly married to a great guy and want to start trying to get preg i will be 48 in march and had a miscarr with my first marriage 4 yrs ago i think . i understand the older u r the harder it is to get preg
I'm brand new here- My name is Lisa and my DH and I have been TTC for about a year now. Iam 38 and Dh is 39. The first RE told me there was no way i would pregnant on my own because my FSH level is 15.5- the second RE put me on Gonal F and ovidrel for three months with timed intercourse and i only produced two follies 15 and 17- he gave up on me and told me my next option is donor eggs- I'm not ready to throw in the towel just yet. so I'm seeing yet another dr- this time at the fertility centers of Ill- I go next friday- so- thats my story! it seems like there are a lot of nice people here!!
hi, this is my first time here. i would like to know how i can finally get pregnant again. i have 2 son over 15 and i don't know why i can't get pregnant. i tried ordering ovulex but it seems like they have discontinued the product. it seems like it was trying to work with me but i didn't order enough.
Hi sanjacprof~welcome to the group Hope you like it here.......just jump right in!
Am I fooling myself thinking 42 might still be young enough to conceive? I had a previous uneventful preg 11 yrs ago! Hahaha! Anyone out there had successful conceptions? I am 8dpo, had symptoms 3dpo that made me think for sure i was preg and now just the odd cramps. Thanks for your support!
This is my first post here, as I just found the site today. I'll be 40 in 12 days and have decided to start a family. Today was my post-op follow-up after surgery to have fibroid tumors removed and my OB/Gyn told me to start TTC.
I haven't used any birth control pills since September 06 (which is what caused the fibroids to begin with or I should say when I stopped taking them).
In a nutshell, that's my story!
I just discovered this site, and, to be honest I am not quite sure where I fit in. I am 34 and am in the VERY early stage of TOC ... I am hoping to begin trying to get pregnant this fall or winter. I am a new college professor without a permanent job, but I will be finishing a postdoc position in fall 2009 and I am thinking of taking a year off to have a child before resuming my search for a permanent job.
I am really nervous about TTC for two reasons: 1. I have worked for years to earn my degree and to prepare for teaching, and the thought of taking one (or more) year(s) off really scares me, and 2. I have heard a few scary things about having a "mature" pregnancy -- things, for example, such as that some decent percentage of women over 35 are infertile or, for example, that the chance of genetic problems in the child increases significantly after 35.
Do any of you have input on these things? I would greatly appreciate any feedback you might be able to give.