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42 and trying to conceive

Hello everyone I am new to this group and looking for some much needed reassurance and advice. My husband and I are currently trying to get pregnant. I have had two babies and my youngest is 10. We lost are little one at 11 weeks back in October. I had a d&c and the last couple of months things have seemed to be back to normal with normal 28-30 day cycles. Last month I had a normal period but it was a week early. So based upon my app tracker it projected my next expected period to be the 28th of February as my last was February 1st. I am currently late with no sign of period as of yet. Some mild cramping that comes and goes the last few days and tender breasts. I am also having mood swings and some headaches. I took a test this morning and it’s negative. I am not sure what is going on as I’m never late or miss a period. I’m also wondering if my dates could be off due to the early period last month? Sorry for the long post! I’m just reaching out to see if anyone has had a similar experience or any advice at this point is welcome!! My hormone levels also were checked last month and everything looked perfect. Also have been taking dhea, coq10, vitamin d and prenatals. Thank you everyone!!
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I'm not a healthcare professional, but I understand that you're going through a challenging time while trying to conceive. It's natural to have concerns and questions, especially given your recent experiences.

Late Period: A late period can be influenced by various factors, including stress, hormonal changes, or even the emotional toll of a recent miscarriage. Since you mentioned that your hormone levels were checked last month and everything looked perfect, it's possible that other factors might be at play.

Negative Pregnancy Test: Pregnancy tests are most accurate when taken after a missed period, but even then, they can sometimes yield false negatives. If you're still concerned, it might be worth consulting a healthcare provider for a blood test, which is more accurate.

Supplements: You mentioned taking DHEA, CoQ10, Vitamin D, and prenatals. These supplements are often recommended for improving fertility and overall reproductive health. However, it's essential to consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice, especially if you're taking multiple supplements.
If you're dealing with PCOS or other fertility-related issues, a specialist can provide targeted treatment options.
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Hey there. Sorry no one ever responded.  Very sorry.  How is it going? Have you been able to conceive yet? It takes the average couple a year to conceive. Not ideal when you are in your 40's, I know!  There is no reason to think that you will have another miscarriage after the first but the odds of such do go up as we age.  Are you winging this on your own or working on a fertility doctor? (ps, my sister had a baby at 42 after previously having kids that are 10 years older!
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