Hello. This is the first time I have dared to allow myself into a forum and I am a little nervous but desperate for some comfort. I am 43 now. I have been on clomid for 6 months but to no avail. I had just turned 42 when I came off contraception - depo provera, which took a while to wear off and have had no luck since. Am I too late to conceive?
Hi Lainey, I assume you have seen a gynaecologist as you've been on clomid but are you having regular cycles still? Have you had recent blood test to check you are actually ovulating? Lots of women your age do conceive but, as I'm sure you know, the chances of conceiving decline with age.
Thank you both for your kind words. I have had a blood test which shows I am ovulating and I am having regular cycles. I have been under so much stress with this and with my job that I feel I am going under sometimes and that I am not good at anything.
I know I have to play the waiting game, but it is so painful as each month drags into another one.
Don't let your consultants let you languish, and play the waiting game. (3 mos to do this, 4 months to do that) Make them step up the efforts sooner rather than later. You deserve the best shot you can get! I hope it works out for you, very soon. Don't give up and pressure them to do the very best they can, as soon as they can - so you won't have any regrets.
It depends. We have a thread on Chat of women who've all had babies past 40, but we could all been really lucky. Technically it's still possible until the menopause, but everything gets a lot more hit and miss at our age. Women have been having babies in their 40s and even 50s for ever, so it's clearly possible. I don't know what else to say really except, that yes, it is possible.
...actually I do have something to add... I believe the average conception time for people in their twenties is 5 months and for people our age, over a year. So your experience isn't unusual based on that. Chin up.
Hi there - no wonder you're counting the grey hairs! It is so stressful TTC. I am on day 28 of my final cycle of clomid and got a negative pregnancy test result this morning. I prayed before I got the result but so upsetting - yet again. Thing is: I can say I am going to give up trying but I know that my heart will not let me.
I was talking to a lady yesterday whose ds is at that same preschool as my dd, (so he's 3.5) and she's 48! They do say your fertility rises when you approach the menopause too. And I thought at any age drs wouldn't suggest fertility treatment unless you've tried for two years!