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TTC with DI at 42

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  • raquelly 11-14-06 | 09:36 AM
  • Hi everyone,

    I'm a single 41 (soon to be 42!) year old female. I am considering TTC w/Di, through IUI. I have been researching all over the internet and the chances are not so great for someone my age. I have a consult next week with gyno and am hoping for some good news. Just wondering if anyone at my age has ever conceived this way. I didn't want to go the IVF route just yet. No guarantees and much higher cost. I look forward to your responses.
  • Spencersmom Spencersmom's Avatar 11-14-06 | 01:56 PM
  • I turn 42 in Feb...I have been DIUI since January of this year, was pg for 2 month then m/c, went on femera over the summer, had a 5 day pg, got a ridiculously low LH level but the RE considered it a "success" and am onto Gonal F and Femera along with DIUI this month. If you pursue DIUI, your clinic will do initial tests which will help determine your viability. Good luck and very nice to meet you!
  • Saira Saira's Avatar 11-15-06 | 01:55 AM
  • I'm not your age, but my FSH is high so I can relate to the whole worrying about the eggs thing. I know women who have gotten pg at that age, so it's not impossible. Hopefully your doc will provide you with some reassurance. Good Luck! Glad you found us.
  • raquelly 11-15-06 | 07:55 PM
  • Thank you both for your responses. It's hard finding a board where women are over 40 and having problems conceiving, especially with DIUI. Some fertility clinic information is very discouraging (generally a 5% chance of getting pg even with clomid). It's nice to see some successes out there. I just hope my consult on Tuesday is not discourgaging. I'll keep you posted and good luck with your IUI.
  • WestiesMA WestiesMA's Avatar 11-16-06 | 04:55 PM
  • Hello and welcome!

    I am 40 and TTCing #2 and having a VERY difficult time (way worse than the first time around). My advice to you is to RUN not walk to an RE - forget the OB/GYN unless they also specialize in reproductive endocrinology, and make sure that you find and RE who will treat olden women with high FSH (not that you have high FSH but you might).

    Get CD3 b/w done ASAP and have them measure FSH. Your biggest possible hurdle will probably be egg quality, and the CD3 FSH will give you a feel for where you are.

    GOOD LUCK!!!

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