Hi, I posted on here at the end of last year when I had a termination due to baby diagnosed with Patau Syndrome at 14 wks, when I received wonderful support from mumsnetters. I have just turned 40, and after the shock and sadness of previous pregnancy, have taken a few months (4) to pluck up the courage to try again. Fertility tests before previous pregnancy revealed all normal for me and DH. I am wondering if any women out there have had any good experiences after something like this? How long did it take to conceive? Also does cutting out caffeine really make a difference (I drink 2 coffees a day max). Any advice or recounting of previous experiences very welcome.
we had a trisomy 13 (Patau) baby, and then went on to have health babies, having had one before,
I've got three health children, out of 15 pregnancies, we had one baby die at four months,
I know it scary, and I can't lie and say it will be fine, no one knows, but you can only try,
I never had another chromosome problem, in the following 13 pregnancies, had other problems, the harrowing stressful time of having those pregnancies,did take a toll, but it was my decision , so not complaining,
just be extra kind to yourself, and suit yourself.
Thank you very much for sharing your experiences. You sound extremely brave. Women don't get medals for facing up to such life and death scenarios but I salute you. You are inspiring.
I'm sorry for all your loss and so glad to hear you have three healthy children.
I got pregnant after 2 years of trying but discovered I had a polyp preventing pregnancy. I got pregnant 3 months after it was removed, so I am still hopeful, but time is not on my side (I turned 40 in December). I am nervous as I had a termination at 4 months after finding out the baby was T13 (so sad) and a bit worried that the operation might make things more difficult in the future. I waited 3 months as I didn't want to risk miscarriage by trying too soon.
Thanks again for the support, will definitely keep going. Good luck to you and yours for the future : )
Thanks for the support, it is reassuring to hear such success stories. I'm sorry to hear of your loss, can't imagine how scary the first scan must have been with your following pregnancy! Wonderful to hear of your healthy children.
Thanks for the support. I'm sorry to hear about your loss, sounds like you have had a very difficult time. It is so unfair that fertility drops so fast in your forties, it's really not that old in relation to everything else, aghhh. By the time you have got any sort of career off the ground you are nearly out of time! (Don't even talk about finding the right partner.) I hope you are alright. Thank you for the link, looks great. Best wishes Earhat