CONGRATULATIONS...I thank God for you because your news gives me encouragement. God told me I was going to meet someone on MH that was older than me that was going to be pregnant; naturally. God promised me several years ago I would have a daughter and I am still believing Him. I began to have some concern because of my age (I just turned 49 in April). But I'm not concerned about my age anymore since reading your story. I pray for God to bless you and your pregnancy. Be blessed.
well first off congratulations :) if you go by the medical world it will be all doom and gloom regarding your pregnancy, and yes the odds probably arnt that good but I would get on a good pregnancy vitamin straight away, there was a lady in australia last year who gave birth to a healthy girl at the age of 5o so keep positive until you are proven otherwise and dont let the doctors get you down, good luck :)
thanks for the reply! my doctor called me today and told me in his 35 years of practice he hasn't had a patient with a natural pregnancy older than 45 let alone almost 50..he told me to go buy a lottery ticket...I bought some vitamins today..if everything goes ok, this will be c-section and baby # 5..I just had a mini tummy tuck last year...so much for that LOL..thanks again :)
well hopefully you will get your wish..I bought another pregnancy test tonight to make sure and it was positive right away again...hang in there and never give up hope:)
Huge congrats to you. Don't think too much about stats. Remember that we are individuals, not statistics. To answer your question...statistically your risk of m/c is high, but it is certainly not a given. Take this day by day and expect the best. This does happen, and I think it is absolutely wonderful! Please keep us updated and I wish you nothing but the best!
thank you...I went to the doctors today and had some labs drawn..I go back next Tuesday for an early ultrasound if my levels are above 1,500..I'll keep you posted...
Thank you. I have faith it will happen. Be blessed.
I had another doctor apt today to go over my blood-work results from last friday (june 8). I was 15-18 days post ovulation at the time the blood was tested and my hcg level was 267 which he said was right about where it's supposed to be and my progesterone level was 31 which the doctor said was great at any age, let alone my age...so I had another HCG drawn today and I go back this friday for another...if my hcg levels keep rising, he scheduled me for an U/S a week from next Monday (June 25)..he said I was in really great shape inside and out and my body wants to keep having babies..
How exciting for you...
woo hoo thats fantastic news, hope everything keeps going as it should :)
well not so good news today... my HCG levels went from 267 to only 450 in 3 1/2 days so I think that's a sign I'm going to miscarry..I am about 17-19 dpo..I'm going to have another hcg level day after tomorrow (this Friday) so we shall see what's going on...but it doesn't look too good despite the good progesterone levels?
oh thats a shame, it may be a blighted ovum, I had one of those last nov, hopefully it will pick up again, fingers crossed for you xx
I was so elated to read your story and am not losing faith just yet.
Stay positive and we will be keeping everything crossed for you!
thanks everyone..I will keep you posted good or bad, friday is my next HCG draw..the doctor said it could have been a vanishing twin? or a sign of a miscarriage, although my progesterone levels remain very good...anyway, thanks for the positive thoughts...
It went up, so that's positive. And your progesterone levels are excellent. I hate this wait and see. I also wouldn't give up hope just yet. Keeping everything crossed for you.
thanks for those kind words...I def hate the wait and see...my doctor didn't seem too concerned about it..he said because I'm very early in the pregnancy..he thinks I may have even ovulated later than I think..but to me that doesn't explain why my hcg isn't doubling? I guess I'll find out hopefully Friday..I'm thinking they will draw my hcg then I'll have to wait till Monday to find out the results..a long weekend...:(
the wait is just awful I agree :) it always seems easier once you know whats happening, good or bad, anyhow, I didnt even think about the twin thing, I had one of those as well, but didnt find out thru bloods but an u/s as I thought I was having a miscarriage due to bleeding but u/s showed one good sack and a wonky one off to the side, so yes thats def a possibility as well....
How awesome! I was thrilled to read your post. I'm pregnant with my 5th child as well, and I also thought those days were over for me, I am 38. My youngest is 11. Best of luck & I will look forward to reading your updates.
Michelle, I think you'll be just fine..I had 2 pregnancies (now my 3rd) in my 40's...that's with no medical intervention..all natural..
Your post gives me encouragement although I am still 4 days away from my period. I pray things continue to progress well for you and your family.
thank you! and same to you!!
Hi just wondering how you are fairing? Am soooo praying for nothing but positive news from you and a perfect and boring 8 months ahead.
thanks for asking but not good news today but at least somewhat closure...my hcg went from 450 to 529 in 3 days so I'm going to miscarry...I'm waiting to hear back from my doctor as to what to do...so I would like to get it over with as fast as possible, I had a D&C once for a missed miscarriage and it did not go well...anyone know about the methotrexate shot? or have any experience with this? should I just let nature take it's course?? any thoughts on what I should do would be greatly appreciated!
2 days later my my doctor finally called me back..now I have to go in for another hcg tomorrow morning and an ultrasound...I don't know why he's bothering other than to rule out an ectopic? anyone know how long it takes before the bleeding starts once the hcg levels stall? I just want this overwith :(