I've just joined this forum and seen a number of women older than me (44) have successfully conceived naturally with their first child. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions? What do you believe made all the difference when you were trying? I've gone through 20 IVF cycles since 41 and 5 failed transfers (including an ectopic pregnancy) since I met my partner 3 years ago. My doctor has told me it's time to give up yet my Chinese acupuncturist who lectures at Monash believes it's still possible without resorting to an egg donor as I'm still ovulating with regular 28 day cycles. Looking forward to hearing from you.
I'm sorry, honey. This is what I want to say. Ovulation is not an exact science and it can occur earlier, later or not at all in any given cycle. Even normally fertile women have the occasional anovulatory period. A "normal" cycle is a cycle length of between 21 and 35 days OR if there is less than 4 days of variation from month to month. If periods are consistently irregular and or painful in nature get this checked out sooner rather than later. If the nature of your periods changes over time get this investigated further too. Finally, you should seek a good medical help. Using a donor egg may be an appropriate option for you. We're going the same route currently..