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I'm 40-should I have one last go at IVF?

Postby loulouham » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:18 pm

Hi, I've just turned 40, have a beautiful son aged 12 from my first marriage, would love a child with my husband now, we've been married 5 years & have had 7 IVF cycles...no success. Last one was 2 years ago, decided to give up & count our blessings BUT we have just inherited some money unexpectedly & I can't stop thinking: should we have one last try? Has anyone had a happy ending when they started a cycle at over 40? Thanks!
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Postby nic4 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:14 pm


I just wanted to say,go for it and lots of luck....

We had 4 cycles before we got pg with our son,he's now 6 months old(im 36)...By my experience,if you dont try now you've got the money,you'll always wonder what if? You inherited the money unexpectedly..well im a firm believer in fate,so maybe this is fates way of telling you,go try this last time..

Whatever you decide,i wish you the best of luck..Nicola..xx
1st ivf,jan 2006(bfn) 2nd ivf,april 2006(bfn) 1st FET,july 2006(bfn) 3rd fresh ivf,nov 2006 (BFP) by the grace of god..1 baby due end July 2007..Jack born 24th july 2007..
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Postby tennisgurl » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:45 pm

I just did my first ivf in November- I am 40 (41 in february)- I am now 11 weeks pregnant

Go for it.....regrets in life are horrrible to live with - I sense that you may always say "what if" ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,best of luck to you
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Postby Welshgirl38 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:44 pm

Go for it ... if u hav the money what better way to spend it ....

Good luck

Becky Xxx :D

1 IVF=BFN 2 IVF=BFN 3 IVF=BFP :) m/c @ 8 wks :( 4 IVF=BFN
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Postby Fanta » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:56 am

Hello, sure you should try once again!I have a lot of cases when women over 40 become pregnant.Amd I also can advise you a center which specializes in treating patients over 40. Sure, there lots who are under 40, but their's pregnancy rate is the highest in Europe.If you are intrested in it, leave me a message here or contact me via e-mail: irina.afanasyeva@gmail.com.
Wish you good luck.Irina.
I am a representative of IVF Cinic in Russia.We would like to collaborate with IVF Clinics as well as with patients themselves.We provide a high-quality treatment and good price.
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Postby kimmysq » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:03 pm

Absolutely, go for it!!! I have 5 friends who have had successful IVF pg's that are over 40!!
FET July 30th transferred 4 embies.
beta 8/11 (12dp3dt) 332
beta #2: 8/13: (14dp3dt) 888
beta #3 8/17: (19dp3dt) 11,124
1st u/s: 8/27 6wks 3 dys.. TWINS!!
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Postby loopie » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:08 pm

Hi loulou - go for it! there is a woman on our thread who is 44 and BFP with her 1st!!!
I am a firm believer in kismet-and this unexpected windfall sounds like the universe wants you to give it a go!!
As for me, I didn't even know that we'd need IVF, and then I got into grad school, took their insurance- which unexpectedly covered IVF, and it turned out we had a major infertility issue - and voila- at 39 1st IVF and a BFP!!!!!!!!!!

best of luck to you and Dh whatever you decide

Me 41 Dh 41
1st IVF BFP!!! Jan 2008

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