40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!

40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
07-21-2011


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I am forty years old. I am very lucky to have a five year old daughter. She was a clomid pregnancy after trying for three years. My husband and I have been trying to conceive a sibling for her since. Sadly I had a miscarriage last year at ten and a half weeks. Since then I have struggled with my weight and again been on clomid unsuccessfully. A friend put me in touch with a midwife, herbalist and acupuncturist in the Slaney Medical Centre in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.It was the best thing I ever did, to go to see her. In Chinese medicine, I was tired and stuck.I have radically improved my diet. I have been on specific chinese herbs since and receiving acupuncture once every two to three weeks since the end of March this year.I found the acupunture very relaxing.With the help of all of above and vastly improving my own awareness of my fertility, I was absolutely delighted to discover this week that I am five weeks pregnant! I never thought I would be so lucky again. I'm trying not to get excited and hope that all will go well. All the best to you all too. Don't give up hope. I nearly did.

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bbcruz87 wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 07-21-2011 7:26 AM

Aww Congrats!! SOO happy for you! H&H 9 months!

Darlah wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 07-21-2011 8:23 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! What an inspiration you are. I love that you had a negative test at 17 dpo and then a positive! I am 41 with a 2.5 year old who really needs a sibling....any advice?

juliebird wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 07-21-2011 10:55 AM

Congratulations! That's such a great story. Thank you for sharing!

newbaby13 wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 07-21-2011 7:55 PM

Many congrats!

littlefog98 wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 07-22-2011 8:06 AM

Congratulations!!  I am over 40 and started Acu and TCM as well; this is my second month and I am already seeing changes!  I am so very happy for you.  H&H 9 months!!

lorastorm wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 07-22-2011 10:34 AM

Wonderful! Congratulations!

fairymist12 wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 07-22-2011 4:12 PM

Congrats and very inspiring!  I've been ttc#2 and am 45 now.  Had 2 mc earlier and hoping that we can get a sticky bean soon!

Laura Rosendale wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 07-23-2011 8:33 PM

Congrats! I went to a TCM doctor and  had acupuncture done along with herbs. I got my BFP last month. Had 2 miscarriages in the past so I am nervous and praying  a lot! Good luck to you! Will keep you in my prayers too.

mrsrichie wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 07-25-2011 9:05 PM

Happy day!! I believe acupuncture is a wonderful thing, I am 44 now, been trying for 3 years to have baby # 2, you give me hope.

jmc6061 wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 07-27-2011 6:08 AM

That is great!  I am 40 have had two mc (and one successful pregnancy :))...Try for #2...I also have to say you give me hope :)

Baby4MJ wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 07-29-2011 6:40 PM

Thank you for posting this and for your story. I am 39 and have been TTC for over 2 years. I suffered 3 miscarriages between ages 37-38. Fertility drug treatments (progesterone, clomid, femara, follistim and ovidrel) and IUI all failed. 5 months ago I stopped all the drugs and I began acupuncture (weekly) and Chinese herbs, changes in diet, exercise and yoga. The combination of the miscarriages and drugs left me 25lbs overweight, but the changes in diet and exercise are helping me lose that weight. No BFP yet but you've given me hope.  God bless and a happy and healthy 9 months to you!

Sabienie wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 08-07-2011 7:54 PM

Wonderful news!  Congratulations!

grainnemoran wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 09-25-2011 2:25 PM

Thankyou all for your lovely kind wishes. Sadly, at the end of August, I miscarried at just over 10 weeks. We were devastated. The baby had stopped growing at six and a half weeks. After miscarrying before we just didn't expect it to happen again. Nature is very cruel and recovery is very difficult but we are blessed with our little girl who is five and are trying to look to the future again. I wasn't looking forward to charting again but have started and sure you never know. I will be 41  this year so I suppose I am conscious of that too. I will go back to acupuncture and have continued to take chinese herbs. Fingers crossed!! Best of luck to you all too.

mamanordine wrote re: 40yrs old Pregnant after 5yrs trying! Delighted!!!
on 09-30-2011 4:38 PM

oh...I am so sorry to hear this.  fingers crossed to you for a #2.  I have been ttc #2 for a year and #1 is going to be 5.  I am discouraged and trying not to get too excited even when/if an hpt shows positive.  I suffered a mc before #1 and am concerned about my age too...I am 42.  Don't give up and I won't either.

I am working with a homeopath/naturopath.  Hoping for good things.  I am 5dpo and just excited to have o'd.  one day at a time, right? :)