Posted by Bunnyhop
I haven't used this site to track my cycles in awhile because I started using Fertility Friend and found it much more helpful for me at this stage in my life. But I LOVE this site and have found it so helpful in the past that I wanted to post my BFP story here. Maybe it will be helpful for someone else along the way.
I have been TTC for 20 months. It took us much longer this time than it did for baby #1 and baby#2. This was partly because of our age, no doubt (DH is 50) we also didn't have sex during my fertile week every month, either. About 4 months ago or so, I started taking COQ10, DHEA, L'arginine, and Omega 3s along with my regular multivitamin. About 2 months ago, I started taking Geritol liquid. I have to say I love the Geritol because it did give me a lot more energy in the mornings. Then finally, I got a minimal fertility work up done, and the blood tests showed that my FSH and progesterone and thyroid were all at normal levels. I also had an HSG done, and as it turned out, my right tube was blocked. They were able to unblock it just by shooting a bit more dye through my tubes.
This cycle, I was diagnosed with pneumonia and I was very sick. I think it may have even delayed my ovulation. Anyway, we only had sex once this month, about 4 days before ovulation. I still cannot believe that! I was just sure that nothing happened this month, and I even stopped recording my temp and stuff once ovulation was confirmed. I had a conference to attend (I am actually still there now) and I brought AF stuff with me because I kept thinking I would start. When I didn't, I finally decided to test, and was sure it would be a BFN. I was jumping for joy in my hotel room when I saw the 2 blue lines.
I think that there is a lot of misinformation out there about women and fertility in their 40s. I know that for some women, getting pregnant in their 40s may not be possible without assistance, but I truly believe that many women are actually still fertile, and may just need to be more careful regarding alcohol, cigarettes, etc and may need some extra supplements. So if you are in your 40s and are TTC, keep at it!! And don't hesitate to get an HSG done, or have preliminary blood tests done as well. You may be pleasantly surprised! Good luck, ladies!!!
Added: Nov. 21, 2015