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Ttc at older age
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Daniel755 · 23/09/2022 13:42

Hi
just wondering anyone thoughts on ttc at an older age 47 plus with youngest 10.. would you .. is it too risky or are you better not too?

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countrypunk · 23/09/2022 15:39

Of course it's very much your choice. You know your circumstances, your family, your body... but if you're serious about it, I'd advise that you go to a fertility clinic and have a fertility MOT. I imagine at 47 you'd need to use donor eggs, and I'm not sure there are any clinics in the UK who would work with a woman of your age, so you may well need to go abroad for the treatment. All this needs investigating first to see what your options are.

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BeanieTeen · 23/09/2022 15:44

Chances of conceiving aren’t high, so I personally wouldn’t bother putting myself through trying for that reason alone. Plus much higher risk of miscarriage and complications. I think it’s just setting yourself up for probable disappointment and even heartache. But that’s just me - my thoughts, you did ask. As above, it is very much your choice.

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Daniel755 · 23/09/2022 16:04

yes I know there would be more chance of complications.. think I just wanted some realistic opinions what others would do .. at that age or ones that have been through it ..my mum was 44 when she had me.. I don’t know if I could go through pregnancy the same at this age with the extra worry. Wouldn’t want to go down the donor route

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cptartapp · 23/09/2022 16:16

My friend had her second set of twins at 47. Her first set were 17!
All well.

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Daniel755 · 23/09/2022 16:22

cptartapp..

that’s amazing how lovely.. definitely possible then

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atotalshambles · 23/09/2022 16:27

Very possible through IVF using donor eggs. Smallish chance naturally. I think the worry is not your health now but in the future. There are no guarantees whenever you have a baby however.

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