Baby after 40

Giselle - posted on 03/28/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello, i am 42 and a proud mom of a 5 year old son. It took 6 years to have my son, and i had a pretty good pregnancy, but a horrible delivery. I was sick for about 1 1/2 years. I was told not try for another for 1 year. We waited a little more than a year and tried and we are still trying. I had a very weird period that just passed and was light pink with dark brown discharge. Not heavy bleeding at all. I took a pregnancy test about 2 days later and was negative. I wanted to get some advice from over 40 moms who were successful at having a baby over 40. I feel a little discouraged. Thanks.

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Giselle - posted on 03/29/2013

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Thank-You Jodi, for your encouraging words. I have not had my hormones checked in quite a while, and obviously need to do that. I am very blessed to have my son, and i am thankful everyday for him. If i can have another i will be happy and if not i am still OK. I just hope that i can, and that this will happen for me. Thanks again.

Jodi - posted on 03/28/2013

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I wish you luck that this is a pregnancy - sometimes a test will be negative the first time. Wait a week and test again. If that is negative, you've had no sign of a period, you should go to the doctor for a test.

Have you had your hormones checked? Have you spoken to a doctor about your fertility issues? At the age of 40, your chances of getting pregnant in any given month are only 5%, so your fertility is in decline. When you TTC in your 40s, you need to understand and accept that it may not be successful naturally.

If this turns out not to be a pregnancy, go and see a fertility specialist, have some tests, consider some fertility treatments. But also begin to accept that given your history, you have been blessed with one child and maybe were never meant to have another.

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