Trying to conceive at 44

(7 Posts)
zest99 Sun 11-May-14 11:42:03

I just wanted to know if I am crazy to keep trying to conceive as a last attempt to have a second child? I had my first child aged 38 - conceived within three months and a joy. Started trying again aged 42 and just turned 44 but still nothing. Have i left it way too late? Should i give up the ghost of the second child? Or is it still entirely possible? Thank you

johnworf Sun 11-May-14 11:44:22

Still possible. I had my last child at 42 and I have friends who had children later than me. Relax. Sometimes getting too focused on it can hinder chances.

Make sure you start taking folic acid when you are TTC. Otherwise, get cracking! grin

Gemerama Sun 11-May-14 11:45:52

it's definitely possible if you're still menstruating. My great gran had her last child at 46.

Also my friend (same age as me, 32) took 2 1/2 years to conceive. So can just take a very long time for some people, even when there is nothing wrong.

Probably worth seeing a doctor to discuss since you've been trying for 2 years though.

zest99 Sun 11-May-14 11:53:12

Thanks very much for those reassuring comments. I did go and see the doctor and had an FSH test to check my levels were still ok and the doc said that i have a very good number and definitely still fertile. Much younger than my years etc. But I have not known anyone that got pregnant past 43, so good to hear it can happen.

Gemerama Sun 11-May-14 11:55:48

fingers crossed for you zest

Gemerama Sun 11-May-14 12:01:12

There is a thread on here called 'fab forty plus' btw

zest99 Sun 11-May-14 12:03:37

Thank you Gemerama! I will take a look. And thanks for the good wishes

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