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Am I still fertile? 41

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM
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Ok quick story
I'm 41 , had a mc in jan 2014
No period for 3 months
Took provera to kickstart
Had reg cycles from April-sept
Sept 12 was last period
Now today started period for first time in 74 days
So now I have period back can I still ovulate?

Sept had 4weeks straight of pos ovulation tests
Doc said could be start of premenopaus,
Idk anyone get preg in 40s??
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM
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Oliviasmom72
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Impossible to say if you are still fertile but I would be looking into supplements women take that can boost fertility in your 40's. Egg quality declines big time at this age but it does not mean the door has totally shut.

You may have to see a fertility DR and take meds which can trigger better eggs but you are correct, getting pregnant at this age and keeping a pregnancy are hard. My friend is 42 and has had 3 m/c's this year :(

GwenMB
by Gwen on Nov. 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

I'm almost 45 and have been ttc #3 for 5 years, so no luck in my 40s yet.  But I do know lots of women who've had a baby, or babies, in their 40s.  I actually know someone who just had a baby and she's 49 - and she's been having lots of babies in the last 10 years.  I don't know how many - but she had fertility issues for 10-15 years & then just started popping them out.

As for you, I'd ask your OB to test your hormones, esp your fsh & amh.  That could tell you a lot about where you are.

NoraDun
by Ruby Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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Yes you could still ovulate, but its possible your in early menopause! If you are wanting to TTC before hitting full menopause I would suggest contacting and OB and getting on top of it asap. Maybe trying fertility drugs etc. 

There are lots of people in her who are in their late 30s early 40s and trying to concieve. And I personally have known many women who have had oops babies in their late 40s. So its possible! Good Luck hun

KarenM42
by Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:04 PM
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I got pregnant for the first time at 40 and had my son at 41. I got pregnant again in March of this year with twins at 42. Sadly, I miscarried. I am now 43 and ttc. Wishing us both luck!
charm2mama
by Bronze Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:12 PM
It can be difficult after 40, but I know several women who did get pregnant naturally in their 40s. But if you are having difficulties and have been trying for 6 months or more, I'd go see a fertility specialist as soon as you can to get evaluated.
Tj4babies
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM
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Thanks everyone!! It's tough , because I was married for 12 yrs and divorced , happily divorced lol and now w high school sweetheart and would love one more!
If it happens it happens I guess! Thx for the support!
Fairegirl33
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:54 PM

 have a amh, fsh done.... those tests will help determine your egg reserve and egg health.

 lots of women are very fertile still into their 40s.

firebird78
by Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 4:06 PM
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http://community.babycenter.com/groups/a6748792/over_40_pregnant

Check that link out....it should help you a lot
katie23VA
by Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM
You need to have your hormone levels checked. That's the only way to get a definitive answer.
1moretolove
by Silver Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:29 PM
I had a baby at 36, then 2 miscarriages, then my rainbow baby at 41. I had a chemical pregnancy last week at 43, so it is possible to get pregnant, but for me it is difficult to maintain the pregnancies.
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