advanced maternal age ivf
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karebear - April 15

Well, here it goes. I had one miscarriage in my early 30s, but I wasn't ready for a baby, for a number of reasons which I won't go into, until my 40s. My husband and I tried for a short while on our own, before seeking help and then we got on the fertility treadmill. First we tried clomid, then had a couple of IUIs, and have now just completed our first "mini" ivf. I had 1 egg retrieved, and then an 8-celled, grade 1 embryo implanted. The doctor actually looked and sounded optimistic, so I am somewhat hopeful,but I am now 45. A very healthy 45 though.
I am now on day 5 of the 2ww and have no signs or symptoms of anything. On days 2 and 3 I had a slight cramping and a little bit of brown spotting, I've had some mild night sweats. I'm taking daphuston(sp?) twice a day, and using progesterone suppositories.
If anyone has any words of wisdom, comfort, experience, I'd love to hear. Thanks for reading.


CKsMum - June 6

Hi Karebear,
I'm new to this site but, I have to say, I was a bit saddened to see your post had not had a reply - and you wrote it almost 2 months ago! If you're still around this site, let me know b/c I am also not a IVF youngster and would love to swap stories. By now your 2WW is over and, hopefully, you've known for a while what your "official" status is and - with any luck - you are enjoying a comfortable early stage of pregnancy. :o) I'm getting my first bloodtest tomorrow (after my first frozen transfer, almost two weeks ago). But my fresh cycle (4 y/a) was successful and I have a lovely daughter - so I've been around and had some luck. I've been waking up hot, too - which I don't like and don't really remember that being part of pregnancy until, of course, much later in the process. Let me know if you'd like to swap stories!

My best to you,


karebear - June 7

Hi Jo
Actually, I'd forgotten about this site a while back because I hadn't gotten any replies. Well, I am not pg and have had funny cycles the last two times so the doctor couldn't do anything. My husband and I did our thing though, so maybe something will happen naturally. We are very sad, but refuse to give up. As one woman put it "it's not over, till it's over".
I hope all is well with you, and you'll be able to share some good news.



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