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in my 40s perimenopause and trying to conceive

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sam7778 Wed 15-May-19 20:39:12

hi everyone
ive had 4 kids to a previous marriage and have just remarried now and we want to try for a baby. iam currently on Bio hormone therapy as was 5old progesterone was low. any tips on how to try get pregnant in my state? would taking letrazole to help ovolation be any good? i still get periods but not as regular. any advice would be much appreciated x

sam7778 Thu 16-May-19 19:09:54

any advice?

TheVanguardSix Thu 16-May-19 19:19:18

How old are you? And how often are your periods (in our 40s, we can have period bleeds without ovulation)?

If you have some sort of a 'regular' cycle, I think one of the best things you could do is get an ovulation kit, like a clear blue digital kit to actually see if/when you're ovulating. It can get expensive, but not outrageously so. And it's worthwhile if you really do want to have a baby.

sam7778 Thu 16-May-19 19:48:31

thanks for replying. well iam 47 and still getting periods but not always as regular iam not sure if iam ovulating or not actually but ive heard of letrazole similar to clomid so dont know whether to ask my gp to put me on that. i really do want to try if i can b4 it really is too late!..

physicskate Thu 16-May-19 20:15:05

Your greatest hurdle is likely to be egg quality, which declines with age. This is if you still ovulate...

Maybe 10% of any eggs you have left would be chromosomally normal (and that's a very optimistic estimate). It's not completely unheard of for a natural pregnancy at your age, but these are likely to be anecdotes, statistical anomalies and quite unlikely for an individual to conceive in late 40's.

If you're really serious about having a child, looking at donor egg ivf should be a serious consideration.

Ilikeviognier Thu 16-May-19 20:17:28

Agree with the above. Egg quality is the big problem here. You can do things like take uniquinol to help, however, I’d say it’s pretty rare to conceive naturally at 47 (not impossible I do realise though).

Good luck.

LennyBelardo Thu 16-May-19 20:19:03

Didn't Rachel Weisz conceive in late 40s? Not sure if ivf but thinking it was natural from what I can remember.

MyDcAreMarvel Thu 16-May-19 20:21:56

i really do want to try if i can b4 it really is too late!..
Unfortunately I think it probably is too late. If I was you I would go for ivf with donor eggs.

Ilikeviognier Thu 16-May-19 20:24:02

One celebrity story really wouldn’t reassure me tbh. You don’t know what help they’ve had/if it was donor eggs/even if it was a natural conception, IMO it’s in no way representative of the fertility of the average person and more like a rarity.

RubberTreePlant Thu 16-May-19 20:25:17

Rachel Weisz, and other women getting pregnant in their late forties, are overwhelmingly likely to have used either donor eggs or maybe eggs they had frozen when younger @LennyBelardo

RubberTreePlant Thu 16-May-19 20:27:20

OP, at your age, a fertility consultant would recommend donor eggs.

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