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DHEA and Pregnancy

I am 45 years old and have been taking DHEA 100 mg per day since 2/09 to improve egg quality.  I have positive pregnancy test on 11/25.  I have read that you should stop DHEA with a positive pregnancy test, but am wondering if anyone has continued on a low dose during pregnancy.  Due to my very advanced maternal age, I am afraid to stop the DHEA completely since I needed the supplement to get pregnant I think I may need it to help maintain the pregnancy.  Anyone know if it is safe to continue DHEA during pregnancy if the doctor monitors blood levels?  My day 3 levels on 6/5/09 were good: Total Testosterone 55.1, Estradiol-6  24.3, Dhea-S 603.1, and FSH 6.4 I also welcome comments from anyone who had naturally high DHEA levels and a successful pregnancy, so I know that DHEA will not harm my pregnancy.  Thank you so much for taking to time to respond.  My doctor knows nothing about DHEA so I am on my own.
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958842 tn?1266516199
I don't have an answer for you, but YEAHHHHHHHHHH;)  Congrats!  
& WOW, your FSH is L O W!!!!  That is a GREAT number, 45 or not!!!!  Sounds to me like your hormones are all great;)  Enjoy this pregnancy;)
Maybe you should google your question  to get a quick response.
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1021834 tn?1379295900
I don't know the answer either, but maybe you should try posting it in our TTC over 40 group.  They had been talking about taking DHEA.   Plus its encouraging to hear about others in our age group succeeding at getting pregnant.  Congrats!!!
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Hi  would like to know if you were still taking the dhea during the 2ww...
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