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02/09/2014 at 10:24
Hello all I am Natalie , i am new here and was just looking for a few words of encouragement and advice really.
Me and OH have not fully decided to TTC so i suppose we are waiting to try but I am getting a little anxious at the prospect of leaving this too late. I am 35 soon to be 36 and feel that time is running away. I know this is a "how long is a piece of string" question, but those who have tried to get pregnant in mid to late 30's, was it a long time, did you have health/fertility issues?
02/09/2014 at 13:31
02/09/2014 at 13:41
Hi NB, I was 36 when I first started TTC, it took me 6 months to fall pregnant initially after coming off the pill, altough sadly it ended is miscarriage, then a further 3 months to get pregnant with my daughter, who is now 16 months old. I have also recently sadly suffered another miscarriage, however I feel pregnant within 2 months of trying.
These days you are not considered to be an "older mum" until you are over 40, so I wouldn't worry too much!!
02/09/2014 at 13:45
It really is 'how long is a piece of string'!
I'd advise going to your GP to get your AMH levels checked (simple blood test) which assesses your ovarian reserve, it will give you a simple number which will give you an idea of how many years you have left - it might show that you can relax for a few more years, it might show that you really ought to start thinking seriously about it.
02/09/2014 at 15:19
Thank you for replying. And maybe the doctors might not be a bad idea for a start off.
02/09/2014 at 15:33
I had my 1st at 33 & I'll be 36 when I have this 2nd 1. Both times it's taken 6 months to conceive. Which TTC I posted something similar as I was worried about my fertility & someone posted an article which basically said that the slide in fertility at 35 (which I'd dreaded) isn't apparently what we're lead to believe & isn't nearly such a drop in fertility. Definitely worth a trip to see your gp. good luck x
02/09/2014 at 20:53
I can recommend having the AMH as Chicks Hatching suggested. I'm 35 and found out I have a low ovarian reserve (low AMH) 2 years after starting ttc. In hindsight, if I had have had the AMH test sooner, I could have started the treatment much sooner. I don't think you can have it done on the NHS but could still be referred to have it done privately through your GP or just find somewhere yourself x
17/09/2014 at 16:20
Hi, I am 33 (almost 34) and OH is 46 next month. We have conceived our first at the first try! I honestly thought it would take a few months given both our ages so we thought we'd try once the month before our wedding. I was 6 weeks on our wedding day, 8 weeks now! I think we have been very lucky though.
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