Should i go through IVF again at my age !

Larissa - posted on 03/13/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




Hi i am 37 this year and i would like to have another baby but family and friends say I am too old to do this because I have to go through IVF. I know IVF puts you through a lot I had my little girl through Ivf she is now 3. We have tried so many time 2 times before Nickayla and a lot more after her is it the wright thing to keep putting my family through it.


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Kellie - posted on 11/12/2011




Hi, l am a mother of ivf twins. They took me 7 hard years. l did 7 cycles to get my twins, plus frozen 6 tranfser l turned 36 the day after they were born. l have had one frozen tranfer and just starting my 2nd cycle since l have had my twins. l think if you would love another child then go for it. Intil people walk in your shoes, they have no right to judge.

Larissa - posted on 03/14/2010




My Husband said he is happy with our Daughter but he would be happy with another if we go again but he is worried about the emotionally side of it the last time we went i lost all of my embryo in one go and that was hard for us all. My family said that i should stop putting my husband and daughter though it. Thankyou Amy you are right it is between me and my husband. And thankyou Carolee my husband support me a lot with it He said if i am happy with doing it again he is too.

Carolee - posted on 03/14/2010




Since you did it not too long ago, you already know all of the risks associated with doing it. If your partner/person who supports you (emotionally) agrees with doing it again, go ahead.

Iridescent - posted on 03/14/2010




This is not a decision for your family; only for you and your partner. 37 is really no longer considered "too old", especially with IVF. There would be no risk of Down Syndrome since they'd evaluate each embryo prior to implanting, and that is the greatest concern with being older than 35. Are you satisfied with your family as it is? Can you accept this being complete? And are you able to enjoy the daughter you do have as you try for/have another?

Kate CP - posted on 03/13/2010




That's something only you and your partner can decide, honey. If you feel like you need more guidance then I would suggest finding a therapist or go see a priest/pastor/rabbi.

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