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Success stories in early 40s

Postby Cookie43 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:52 pm

Hi everyone,
I'm new to this forum. I recently turned 43 and have a 14 year old daughter. I'd love to have a child with my partner. I had my transfer 3 days ago at day 5 of one compacted morula and 1 good morula. I'd love to hear from people about success stories for the early 40s....I have a small window of opportunity to try and visits to the doctor are making me feel old! Here I was thinking I look and feel young! :oops: Little did I know that in procreation land at my age that doesnt mean much :roll:

I have SO much respect for all of you doing this. It's my first go and I am amazed at how taxing it is!

Me: 43
Dh: 42
Ivf#1 - June12
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Me:43 (plus DH same age)
IVF#1 ended 22 June 2012 - BFN
Trying naturally - ovulation 7 July. Pregnancy test 23 July? Negative
IVF#2 BFN (but much better results, 8 over 7 cells at day 3)2 blasts 5dt
IVF#3 planned to start September 2012
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby kerpupples » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:09 pm

A friend and former colleague has a beautiful son that she conceived at age 43 via IVF. I'd say the fact that you made it to a 5 day transfer is an excellent sign. Best of luck!
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Me: 39 DH: 41 Male Factor
3yo DD from FET
IVF PGD clinical trial, FET Jan 2012 Beta 1/14 447, Beta 1/16 1161 U/S 1/30 it's twins!
Graham and Audrey born 9/5/12. 37w4d, no NICU time!
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby LYD10 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:28 pm

I got pregnant with my 2nd at exactly 40 :)
ME 40, DH, 43
#1 IVF BFN
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
#6 IVF, BFP at 8dpo, beta 215, started out with twins, one vanished at 6 weeks, EDD 9/4/12
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby CarolineP » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:12 pm

Hi Cookie43

I am one of the over 40s success stories. I started IVF at 42, was successful at 43, on my 4th try, and gave birth to my DD at 44. This was my first and only pregancy and we used my own eggs. At the time of my treatment there was a very active 'over 40s' thread which I will update so that you can browse at your leisure.

I wish you every success with your journey and will 'pop' in to check your progress.


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Me 50 DH 57 - TTC 10 years
IVF July 04, Sept 04, Dec 04 all -ive
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby CarolineP » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:15 pm

Hi Cookie43

The over 40s thread is under the 'General Forum' tab.

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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby Cookie43 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:16 am

Thanks CarolineP! Being a lawyer I think I am a natural sceptic about stats....I was one of those fooled by seeing no end of celebrities popping out children in their 40s and thinking there is time.... I suspect a lot are using donor eggs? I don't know. That's a great option for many but already having a daughter I would love to use my own eggs. I would feel so lucky if this worked. I have been an absolute :evil: to live with in the last month I'm sure! How did you conceive your daughter was it 2 blast transfer? And what is this "assisted hatching" I hear about? I am so new to this game.....
Me:43 (plus DH same age)
IVF#1 ended 22 June 2012 - BFN
Trying naturally - ovulation 7 July. Pregnancy test 23 July? Negative
IVF#2 BFN (but much better results, 8 over 7 cells at day 3)2 blasts 5dt
IVF#3 planned to start September 2012
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby CarolineP » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:03 pm

Hi Cookie43

This webite site lots of useful info on IVF under the infertility tab. I had a 3 day transfer without 'assisted hatching' - they can pierce a tiny hole in protective outer shell to aid implantation.

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Me 50 DH 57 - TTC 10 years
IVF July 04, Sept 04, Dec 04 all -ive
Mar 05 +ive - Amelia Leah born 30/11/05
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby margi26 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:55 am

Hi Cookie!

I am another success story, and I also used to post on the "over 40" thread that Caroline recommended. I was 43 when I conceived and 44 when I delivered my twins last year with my own eggs. We also transferred 5 day morulas. It took us a few years to have that success....hope it all works for you on the first go-round! It can be stressful for sure. This forum has a lot of wonderful ladies with a lot of knowledge and they are a great support.

Will you POAS? (PeeOnAStick) with a home test? or are you "patiently" waiting for your beta results from the blood test?

Best of luck to you!!! Keep us posted! :D
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby Cookie43 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:35 am

Hi margi! Did you get pregnant with twins from 5 day morulas? I have read a few of your posts. Such great news for you and gave me a lot of hope.
Me:43 (plus DH same age)
IVF#1 ended 22 June 2012 - BFN
Trying naturally - ovulation 7 July. Pregnancy test 23 July? Negative
IVF#2 BFN (but much better results, 8 over 7 cells at day 3)2 blasts 5dt
IVF#3 planned to start September 2012
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby Cookie43 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:42 am

I read a few of your earlier posts and I think you had 2 good blasties and 2 morulas. :D Unlikely that I'm going to be pregnant then as its undoubtedly your blasties that took off. I'm not really holding out much hope :|
Me:43 (plus DH same age)
IVF#1 ended 22 June 2012 - BFN
Trying naturally - ovulation 7 July. Pregnancy test 23 July? Negative
IVF#2 BFN (but much better results, 8 over 7 cells at day 3)2 blasts 5dt
IVF#3 planned to start September 2012
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby leorira11 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:37 am

cookie - don't lose hope! I transferred great blasts and had BFN cycles - but then my twin boys were both day 5 morulas (that's why we transferred both of them)! Morulas are fine - try not to obsess - you'll know if it worked soon enough!
8 IVF+6 FET=6 BFN+8 BFP =

-b/g twins 22w (12.09)
-mc 10w (9.10)
-Micha (7.19-24.11) & Asaf (7.19-28.11) born at 24w
-mc 5wk (2.12)
-no HB at 18w (10.12)
-BO (4.13)-
-mc 6wk (9.13)

last attempt - donor sperm - baby girl born healthy July 2014
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby Cookie43 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:54 am

Thanks for your thoughts, and i sound silly, particularly since you have been through so much. I will be following your current cycle and sending positive thoughts. :D
Me:43 (plus DH same age)
IVF#1 ended 22 June 2012 - BFN
Trying naturally - ovulation 7 July. Pregnancy test 23 July? Negative
IVF#2 BFN (but much better results, 8 over 7 cells at day 3)2 blasts 5dt
IVF#3 planned to start September 2012
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby Cookie43 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:30 am

I did something REALLY dumb today. I did a home pregnancy test 6 days post transfer. BFN. Why did I do that? So unlike me. Call me crazy but I can't stand this waiting. Thing is, I know how unreliable those tests are at this stage but I was like a moth to the light....." I can't help iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit" :oops:
Me:43 (plus DH same age)
IVF#1 ended 22 June 2012 - BFN
Trying naturally - ovulation 7 July. Pregnancy test 23 July? Negative
IVF#2 BFN (but much better results, 8 over 7 cells at day 3)2 blasts 5dt
IVF#3 planned to start September 2012
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby margi26 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:34 am

Hang in there Cookie!! The 2ww can be maddening for sure......as Leora said, morulas can do just as well as blasts....think positive, warm, stick thoughts!!! 11dpo is still early!!!!
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Re: Success stories in early 40s

Postby Cookie43 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:46 am

Thanks.....and then I tested again today....another BFN. I have kind of prepared myself now for the BFN on Monday. I know that sounds negative (pardon the pun) but its how I cope....
Me:43 (plus DH same age)
IVF#1 ended 22 June 2012 - BFN
Trying naturally - ovulation 7 July. Pregnancy test 23 July? Negative
IVF#2 BFN (but much better results, 8 over 7 cells at day 3)2 blasts 5dt
IVF#3 planned to start September 2012
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