Almost Ivf...I'm 43 and my new husband is 52. We married in September and have three children between us, but none together. We started trying for a baby when we got married, and started seeing a fertility specialist soon after. We decided that at my age, we should try IVF most immediately with our own eggs and *****. With only 6 follicles left, they gave us a 5% chance of conceiving. I started taking the agonist drug, Lupron, to shut down my reproductive system so that I could begin the stimulation drugs as our IVF cycle begn. Unfortunately, my period was late and I was not conforming to their calendar. The pre-stimulation blood test showed a high level of estrogen in my blood and they let me know that they'd have to retest and confirm that it was down to lower levels before I could start IVF. I was disappointed. And then the nurse asked if there was any chance the high estrogen level was due to pregnancy... after all my period was also late. I agreed to do a home pregnancy test, just to rule it out... and it was positive!!!!! At 43 years old with a 5% chance of conceiving with IVF, we ended up conceiving naturally. I have a history of being very fertile and I had two pregnancies and childbirths that were wonderful and not difficult in the least. We also had my husband's ***** tested and it was great in all regards ("super *****" as he calls it) so we had no existing infertility on either side. I hope this gives hope to anyone out there trying to conceive naturally at 43!! Good luck to all.
elizmoore25 41-45 6 Responses 0 Mar 6, 2011