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If you had a pregnancy and baby in your mid to late 40's...

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Gumblossom Tue 18-Nov-14 22:47:10

May I ask you if you did anything special to get pregnant? Did you follow a particular diet? Vegan/raw/paleo/high protein low carb? Did you take any particular supplements? Did you have alternative therapies such as acupuncture,naturopathy or reflexology?Did you take fertility drugs?Have fertility treatment? Is/was you partner younger/same age/older?

I am very curious as despite knowing that the chances of having a baby at that late age is very difficult, some people do get pregnant and have a baby, so I wonder if there is a magic formula. It is unlikely, I know, but I felt it worth asking.


ZadokTheBeast Tue 18-Nov-14 22:49:46

Hullo. I had DD at 40, now 18wks pg with no 2 at 43. Didn't do anything special at all. Good luck!

ZadokTheBeast Tue 18-Nov-14 22:51:39

oh mid- to late- forties you said. Sorry. I feel in my late forties. At least!

JugglingChaotically Tue 18-Nov-14 22:54:53

Early to Mid 4Os. DH also. Just happened I'm afraid. I did take folic acid and prenatal vits for what seemed like (was!) years. Took a long time to conceive - had pretty much given up, which may have been the answer .......

fivepounds Thu 20-Nov-14 10:40:29

I'll tell you what doesn't work: acupuncture/reflexology or any of the other 'therapies' that charlatans will happily rob you a fortune of whilst you lie there dreaming of a baby.

makeitabetterplace Thu 20-Nov-14 13:54:05

I'm 38 and took over a year. In the last two months I did acupuncture,chinese herbs and had some counselling specifically relating to fertility and overcoming blocks. Now, I don't 'believe' in any of that but I was properly desperate and felt pushed into IVF which I wanted to avoid so I was desperate to try anything. For both those months I had a 28 day text book cycle which I've never had in all my fertile years. I've been using natural family planning since I was 25 so I always know exactly how long each cycle is and when I ovulate and I'm usually 31-33 days so for it to be 28 was highly unusual, in fact never happened before. And I got pregnant the second month so something worked.

fivepounds Fri 21-Nov-14 09:04:51

Oh, I do believe herbs can alter cycle length but absolutely no therapy in the world will change the state of a woman's eggs. Chronological age dictates fertility absolutely over the age of 35.

TheKitchenWitch Fri 21-Nov-14 09:21:55

42 and pregnant for the second time (19th week). Did nothing special, but am reasonably healthy, don't smoke, walk dogs twice a day, eat a good varied diet. Dh is 43 and the same health-wise. He doesn't drink at all, I have (or had, nothing now) a glass of wine every evening.

Grittzio Fri 21-Nov-14 09:28:52

Had a natural pregnancy resulting in healthy baby at 42 after 10'years of infertility and an IVF baby! Wasn't trying, complete shock but a lovely one! Only thing I did was have chiropractic treatment for my dodgy back.

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