I CANNOT quite believe I'm asking this .... but it's time.
My husband never had children and is now re-thinking his choice. We are considering the possibility of having a child, but because I had a tubal 20 years ago (which isn't reversible - I did request for it to be reversible, but the doctor who did it made his own decision I guess)
We (I) think that IVF is going to be our best bet. BUT..... we just started moving forward with this decision THIS WEEK -- so I have't seen my doctor yet to begin the discussion with him about it.
I'm wondering what ALL the doctor will check for, what procedures I might have to do to prepare my body for having a baby at 42 year old. Where will we begin, what process will we go through, how long (or how soon) will we be able to "Try"?
Also, what procedure/process might my husband go through. What can he expect during this process?
Truly how expensive is IVF - per try. (we expect 10 to 12 grand) -- what about costs in between IVF attempts??
Can someone give me the skinny all the way from "So you've decided to have a baby" all the way to "Congratulations, you're pregnant"?
(and I have to admit... having a 20 and 22 year old.... this does make me nervous to think of starting over at 41/42... but we love each other so much, we're financially able to do this, we've been together for 5 years -- so this is not a snap decision, we've talked about it for a long time) SOO I'm asking about being a mom after 40 in another section.....
Answer by Dabberdoo at 12:03 PM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by nsrush83 at 12:22 PM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by SouthernMama08 at 12:45 PM on Feb. 16, 2011