I’m getting ready to start 2nd IVF @ 43
This is my first post. I am 43 and am really ready to have our first baby. I’ve been with my husband for 21 years and everything in life has gotten in the way of having a family. He is almost 53. We’d really like to have one of our own and then perhaps adopt a child.
I was pregnant 3-4 years ago (we weren’t trying then) and miscarried after we heard the heartbeat. I did one round of IVF Dec 2012 and got pregnant but miscarried at 7.5 weeks (trisomy 15).
This month, I did the stimulation for the IUI (not my first one but my first one when my husband’s sperm was back to normal - he had an injury before). I’ve been taking all the supplements, doing acupuncture and drinking the Chinese herbs, etc. and had 3-5 eggs ready. My husband had 150M sperm, after the wash with 80% motility, etc. Everything looked great. But I got my period yesterday. So discouraged.
So this week, I will be starting the drugs again for my 2nd round of IVF. All of my hormone levels are great (even for someone under 35). As I know you can all understand, I didn’t think it would be this hard to get pregnant and keep the baby.
So I’m looking for support and certainly willing to give it.