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Anyone conceived naturally at 42?

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trestletable Sat 27-Apr-19 07:58:45

Thinking of ttc but realistic about chances. Any positive stories?

If it doesn't happen naturally we will give up after a year but really would like to try

Anyone else done this and been successful?

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sandgrown Sat 27-Apr-19 08:04:20

I conceived naturally at 44. It was 21 years after my previous child was born. It was a surprise but apart from high blood pressure in the last few weeks all was fine. My "surprise " baby is 17 next week and has kept us young ! Good luck OP.

forestdweller11 Sat 27-Apr-19 08:08:35

Yes, same partner for 20 years. One and only child.

MenstruatorExtraordinaire Sat 27-Apr-19 08:11:44

I had my 3rd child at 42 if that counts? A fine strapping healthy little chap he is too.

Best wishes and hope it all works out for you.

cloudjumper Sat 27-Apr-19 08:26:28

I had my DD 2 weeks before my 44th birthday, conceived naturally. My sister had her DS at 42, also conceived naturally. And I know lots of other people who had children conceived naturally in their forties. Good luck!

Ledkr Sat 27-Apr-19 08:27:29

Yes 43 and after chemo years earlier. I was still having very regular periods tho.

MenstruatorExtraordinaire Sat 27-Apr-19 13:03:35

Yes I have extremely regular periods even now at 49 which is irritating TBH.

Michellebops Sat 27-Apr-19 16:20:47

I've just turned 42. I conceived naturally at 41, first attempt after a laparoscopy. I sadly miscarried however now trying again though it hasn't happened so far.

SecretWitch Sat 27-Apr-19 16:25:05

My lovely third child was delivered when I was 42. She was a complete surprise. Event free pregnancy and delivery.

Good luck, op 💐

thebear1 Sat 27-Apr-19 16:29:31

Conceived ds2 at 41, did ovulation testing but nothing else.

DrDiva Sat 27-Apr-19 16:31:11

Yes, conceived and gave birth at 42, he is now 6. One and only.

Mamabear12 Sat 27-Apr-19 19:00:35

My friends mom had her 5th at 42. I know a few women at 40. I know one at 42 used a doner egg and husbands sperm and carried the baby.

If you are trying make sure to use ovulation strips to pinpoint ovulation and I would do temping at same time to be extra sure. Plus you and your partners should take vitamins and eat healthy diet etc. Alcohol and too much caffeine for men or women can deplete fertility.

NotwhereIshouldbe Sat 27-Apr-19 19:01:34

I knew someone who fell pregnant naturally at 47! Third child and baby was healthy

Mumof1andacat Sat 27-Apr-19 19:16:43

I worked with someone who got pregnant at 45 and gave birth at 46. Mum and baby both healthy.

PetraRabbit Sat 27-Apr-19 19:38:59

Conceived my nearly 2 year old when I was 41. Great pregnancy, perfect baby. Conceived again (within 1 month of TTC) and sadly had a missed miscarriage at 10 weeks. Took longer to conceive again (best part of a year) but am currently 8 weeks and very close to my 44th birthday. It's nerve-wracking when time is against you but one of the biggest reasons you don't hear much of pregnancy in early to mid 40s is that most women do not want to be pregnant at this age! Your chances are reasonable. But without time to waste if you're serious you need to start taking folic acid, vitamin D and Ubiquinol for egg quality, and spend as much on fertility accupuncture and fertility reflexology as you can afford. Good luck!

RockinHippy Sun 28-Apr-19 02:37:52

Conceived 1st & only naturally 3 weeks after coming off the pill at 41+

Littlebearcat Sun 28-Apr-19 02:42:29

Yes first child at 41. I took pregnacare vitamins. Good luck op

DramaAlpaca Sun 28-Apr-19 02:45:12

Not me, but several friends & relatives successfully chose to start their families in their early to mid 40s. Go for it, you've nothing to lose.

midsummabreak Sun 28-Apr-19 02:46:24

Fourth child at 40, and my sister had her first child at 42

Raggerty54 Sun 28-Apr-19 02:48:02

Good luck op! I know many who have conceived after 40!

ClinkyMonkey Sun 28-Apr-19 03:18:53

DS1 conceived when I was 40, born when I was 41.
Had an ectopic pregnancy at 42.
DS2 conceived when I was 44, born when I was 45.

So, yes, very possible indeed🙂

Aquamarine1029 Sun 28-Apr-19 03:26:23

My great grandmother conceived naturally at 49, so yes, it's very possible.

MooseBeTimeForSnow Sun 28-Apr-19 03:30:13

My mum with me. She was 44 when I was born.

Nat6999 Sun 28-Apr-19 04:28:26

I did at 44, but sadly had a MC. New partner, had not used contraception for 3 years due to my fertility issues & was pregnant within 10 weeks of starting new relationship, but lost my baby at 16 weeks.

spicypickle Sun 28-Apr-19 09:26:02

@trestletable Hey my mum did once at 42 and again at 44 my siblings are 5 and 3 now x

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