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Having ivf at 37 is too old??

Eram12
Eram12
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Hi anyone had ivf at 37?? I feel like It’s not going to work because of my age😒

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Anna_88

37 is super young!! My friend just had a baby at 37 doing IVF and two more friends had their babies at 41 and 42....all their own eggs ❤️

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Anna_88

Thanks 😊 I hope 🤞 it will be the case for me I can’t help but worry I’m starting ivf next month been trying for a sibling for 2 years and 3 months... it’s my husband he has low morphology x

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Kelessi
Kelessi
in reply to Eram12

I have endometriosis and had successful IVF at 37. Keep trying.

My husband had low morphology too. As long as other factors are ok it can be worked on. Our consultant recommended some diet tips (incl reducing alcohol) and vitamins (Imperyl) for him and 3 months later, when we did the IVF, the morphology levels were up to normal range. Speak to your consultant about his health as much as yours.

Best of luck 🤞

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pebble7890
pebble7890
in reply to Anna_88

Anna , I’m 41 and just found out i’m pregnant so honestly it does not matter at all x

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EBeee
EBeee
in reply to pebble7890

Congratulations Anna! I’m 40 and on round 3 so you’re giving me hope in my 2ww xx

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mushy19

I’m 37...(just lol)😊 but we began our IVF journey when I was 36, our consultant told me that was a good age as egg quality rapidly declines after 40.

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Blondiexx
Blondiexx
in reply to mushy19

I’m 40 and retrieved 12 of my own eggs that all fertilised?! It’s just what happens at the time!? I had significantly less on my first attempt when I was younger x

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Blondiexx

Wow! That’s amazing! and do you have have any fertility issues what is your diagnosis? Mine is unexplainable. X

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Running79
Running79
in reply to mushy19

Unfortunately we seem to listen too much to consultants and sometimes I really have to ask myself do they know what they are talking about! The book ‘it starts with the egg’ hits the nail on the head, some doctors don’t necessarily keep up with recent scientific studies, but why would they? It doesn’t help though if they are working on out of date knowledge! Anyhow the purpose of this post is to say I know someone who has got pregnant naturally for the first time at 43 and second time 45

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Poppy_2018

Hi, I had my egg collection just before I turned 37 and my consultant said not much difference between 36 and 37. Our issues were mostly linked to my endometriosis and blocked fallopian tube. I was 37 on my 2nd round (frozen cycle) and it was successful! I think 37 is definitely not too old. Wishing you lots of luck.

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Poppy_2018

Thank you that’s positive xx

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Poppy_2018

Where did u have your ivf? X

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Poppy_2018
Poppy_2018
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In a private clinic in london. If you want more details I can PM you x

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EBeee
EBeee
in reply to Poppy_2018

Hi

I have endo and blocked tube. Surgeon said from past infection (that I didn’t know about... that’ll be from my cheating violent ex then!😢). Anyway chlamydia tests showed ‘immune’ so would seem that I had that in my past... sent off to Greek clinic (for private test that my uk based clinic don’t run or recognise) and that said positive for chlamydia! Asked uk clinic and they said that will be because your womb has antibodies (as immune) and their rest is wrong and too sensitive as antibodies give false positive. Seems logical. Anyone else had this? And anyone know anyone who has had a baby when immune to chlamydia?

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Emmaxxx

Oh I wish I was 37! I’m 40 and yes it can work. Be positive. Where are you in your ivf journey? Xx

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Emmaxxx

Well I got to go to the hospital to see consultant. And then hopefully nurse information session where we pay for meds etc which happens next month x

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Emmaxxx
Emmaxxx
in reply to Eram12

Good luck xx

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Emmaxxx

Thank you xxx

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Dogpark

37 is the perfect age for IVF :) Best of luck!

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Dogpark

Thank you 🙏 😊xxx

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Yammie1973

WELL, both my husband and I are in our mid 40's and just had our first frozen embryo transfer. The clinic should take you in a case by case basis...one policy does not suit everybody and don't let them tell you so. It all depends on intimal testing of AMH and male fertility issues if any. You're NOT too old, trust me. There are a lot of women on this forum who are old mums-in-waiting

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Yammie1973

That’s so true everyone should be treated differently depending on there case.. which I will express to them.. if I need to but docs should know anyway.. Did u use your own eggs? And which clinic are u using? Hope you get your positive🤞

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Tugsgirl

On my first round I was 36. On my second I was 38. My baby is now 11 weeks old. 37 isn’t too old xx

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Tugsgirl

Thank you so much that helps.. did u have any fertility issues? X

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Tugsgirl
Tugsgirl
in reply to Eram12

I have a polycystic ovary but not the syndrome. I also have lupus anticoagulant. But mostly our infertility is male factor xx

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Hope4040

I’m 39, I’ve had one round earlier this year which resulted in a pregnancy but then miscarriage at 8 weeks. I’m due to start a 2nd round in Prague in November.

So no your not too old! There are plenty of success stories on here of women older xxx

Good luck 🤞🏼

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Hope4040

Thank you 😊 xxx

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Daisychain1978

Hi there. Can you please send me your details for Prague? It's so hard knowing where to start when researching further afield! Xx

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Hope4040

Of course. I will DM you now xx

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Daisychain1978

Thanks so much xx

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Hanas1
Hanas1
in reply to Hope4040

Can you please send me the Prague details too. Thank you. xx

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Hope4040
Hope4040
in reply to Hanas1

Yes sure xx

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dreams28

Hey my first ivf success was at 36, i had baby at 37. Then secind success was at 39, i had baby at 40 so no its not too late. Goo luck

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to dreams28

Thank you can’t wait to start now 😊

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Bungleboo

No way! Had my first IVF cycle at 37 (BFN) and second at 38. Got a BFP from a 3 day transfer and 4 frozen embryos. Good luck xx

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Bungleboo

Wow thanks for your message. Really helps xx

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jenny34

Hi, I started treatment at age 35 and I have 2 ivf babies - my 2nd when i was 39! All the ivf mums I know had their babies around the age of 40. When thinking about fertility "decline" due to age I think it is important to remember that it is gradual and different for everyone. This is why some people in their 20s struggle to conceive while some people in their 40s have no problem at all. I have a friend who "accidentally " (yes, an educated woman in her 40s who was apparently surprised that if you have unprotected sex you might get pregnant 🤣) got pregnant aged 42. So you are definitely not too old!! Good luck xxx

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Maeve88Troy

Hello, the ladies here are right, 37 is not old at all. Although I'm 35, I know women who are in their 40s in the clinic I go to. So relax and go on with your journey.

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Mishmash12

Im 37 started my 1st round in march worked 1st time sadly had a mmc I'm now about to have my 1st get transfer on friday your defo not to old but I did think the same when I started good luck hun I hope all your dreams come true xxx

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AnneCmusicals

I had IVF at 37 with a 15% chance of a successful pregnancy, we had one viable embryo and we now have a crazy nearly 2 year old! x

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bally187

I can only agree with the ladies on here - I was 38 on our cycle - very luckily that one took and my little boy is next to me and turns 6 months on Friday - good luck!

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Strawberrychaos50

Hi, I was 36 when I started ivf and 37 when my son was born. So no hun, you are not too old and it definitely works at your age xx

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Strawberry17

I bloody hope not. I'm 36 in a few months! I've been told I'm not considered old for ivf x

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Strawberry17

Lo xx

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Purpledazzle27

I turned 37 the day before egg collection on my first cycle. I now have a 16 month old. I’m hoping to use one of my frozen embryos next year just before I turn 40. All the best xx

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CC1981

A fertility clinic is one place you can guarantee to feel young at 37!

I had IVF at 37 and got 3 good eggs - two of them top quality.

We only collected 5 eggs - which is low but my AMH is very low, even for my age. So all in a pretty good result.

Eat well, follow their advice and good luck x

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EliB

37 is young! I am 42 and got pregnant with twins on my first round in March and my eggs reserve was low! So don’t worry!!

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to EliB

Wow that’s amazing!! Did u transfer two? I would love twins 💕

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EliB
EliB
in reply to Eram12

Yes I transferred 2 blastocysts embryos and both took.

Best of luck with your IVF treatment!

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to EliB

Thank you xx

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FRUITOFTHEWOM
FRUITOFTHEWOM
in reply to EliB

Looking to move as my clinic as my first round has failed unfortunately and had natural MC before that (I am 41 and want to use my own eggs) If you are happy to share via PM or on here I would appreciate it. If not I understand too x

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Muppetgirl

I had ivf this year at 44, with my own eggs and I'm now 29 weeks pregnant.

If it's what you want go for it

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FRUITOFTHEWOM

Looking to move as my clinic as my first round has failed unfortunately and had natural MC before that (I am 41 and want to use my own eggs) If you are happy to share via PM or on here I would appreciate it. If not I understand too x

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AndreaPill

Absolutely not get starting the process! I’m 35 and it worked first time. I personally think if you active and healthy your age shouldn’t matter too much. Although I know statistically your chances drop slightly.. good luck and stay positive

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to AndreaPill

I try to eat healthy love my chocs too much but do have them moderately.. 😊 I do go gym as well as much as I can..and taking my vitamins. Xxx

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AndreaPill
AndreaPill
in reply to Eram12

Ah fab! I had Accupucture too with a fertility specialist. Everyone’s different but I really believe that helped with my success :-)

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to AndreaPill

I will definitely try acupuncture before hand. 😊

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Bernie150781

Not at all, I have been TTC for three years, 1 surgery down and another to go in December then into my ivf journey next year and I will be turning 39 in the July, definitely not too old or they wouldn't be doing the procedure at these ages, don't give up x x

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Mannjj43

Good luck! I managed to get lucky last year when I was 37 and just had my beautiful daughter 16 weeks ago at 38. AND this was despite a rock bottom AMH and sky high FSH which made every clinic suggest donor eggs, but 3rd cycle lucky (and only one egg...). So it is possible! All the best for your journey.

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Mannjj43

Wow that’s amazing xx

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hifer

Many people on this forum will hope you are wrong 😉. I’m 40 (41 in a month) and will be going for transfer in Jan. Age is a factor with regards to egg quality but sadly it’s not the only factor so please don’t lose hope. You are a lot younger than many couples who start x

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to hifer

Thank you xxx

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to hifer

Good luck and let me know how u get on. Xx

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May37

Lots of people in here are over 40,so no 37 isn't too old.

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Kathy_t

I had it at 38 and now have beautiful twin boys

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Vegemite

I’m 40 with an AMH reading of 41.5... it all depends on your results of you and the sperm.

I don’t feel old...

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Noobs

Absolutely not. I had IVF at 41 and ended up falling pregnant naturally in between IVF rounds.x

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Phyllis3381

I'm 38 and had IVF now I'm pregnant with twins due in Dec. I used my own eggs and followed everything the doctor told me to do. Hopes this put your mind at ease

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Eram12

Congrats!😊 and it definitely has. Where did you have your treatment?

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Phyllis3381
Phyllis3381
in reply to Eram12

I went to Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine I was seen by Dr. Lisa Hasty she is awesome as well as her staff

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Jac3211

I'm 37 and currently 24 weeks through ivf

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Jac3211

Did you have any fertility issues?And congrats 😊

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Jac3211
Jac3211
in reply to Eram12

Yes I have blocked fallopian tubes and have had numerous failed frozen transfers, this one was fresh

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jess1981

I had my daughter at 37 after a 7 year struggle ( due to delayed diagnosis of endometriosis) so you are definitely not too old! Good luck with everything xxx

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strrose31

I'm 41 and got 12 eggs and 9 of the fertilized and all 9 made it to blasts stage. We transferred 2 that were 5 days. My first beta at 9 days past was 128 and my second beta at 13 days past is 1451. Going for my 3rd beta on the 28th. So it is looking really good for us. Age is just a number, it all depends on your body, on your egg reserve, on your husband's sperm. There are lots of things to take into account and every person is unique!

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FRUITOFTHEWOM

Looking to move as my clinic only transfers 1. First round has failed unfortunately and had natural MC before that. If you are happy to share via PM or on here I would appreciate it. If not I understand too x

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BugsMommy

37 is NOT OLD! I was 36 when I started IVF and now it has been a year and a half and it has worked. It will all depend on your egg reserves, quality of the eggs, etc. So please have hope :) and sending you the best!

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to BugsMommy

All my tests came back great. It’s just my husband’s sperm morphology is 2%. And thanks 😊

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Maeve88Troy
Maeve88Troy
in reply to Eram12

Glad to see your tests were good. I bet that makes things much easier. What have you both decided to do?

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Maeve88Troy

Hi we have decided to go for ivf docs said there is 40% chance of it working because we got a child together already naturally.

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Maeve88Troy
Maeve88Troy
in reply to Eram12

that is good! Good luck then. Are you paying out of pocket?

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Ajl46

You’re definitely not too old! I was 39 in Dec and started IVF in Jan. Currently 20 weeks pregnant 🤞🏻😊😁

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WhatAwait

Like everyone else says 37 is not too old. I was 35 on my first round which resultet in a baby girl who is 3 in Dec. Now I'm 38 and due with little sister in a couple of weeks with a natural FET. Our fertility issues are unexplained. So good luck!

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to WhatAwait

Wow that’s Amazing we have a little girl who is 4 and we are unexplained it’s crazy. Good to know you got pregnant with unexplained gives me hope. 😊🤞

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Hidden
Hidden

I’m 41 & a life long endo sufferer with blocked tubes! We’ve just done our first round of nhs funded ivf & we’re expecting twins. Miracles do happen. We transferred a day 5 Bb blasto & morula... who would have guessed both took! Currently 8 weeks 2 days and comfortable 😊 Have hope & good luck x

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kitscat
kitscat
in reply to Hidden

This is such fantastic news huge congratulations. Did you do a short or long cycle? Xx

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Hidden
Hidden
in reply to kitscat

A long protocol they wanted to make sure my endo didn’t flair so I spent 6 weeks on prostap first, all worth it. Best of luck

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Hidden

Wow that’s amazing!! Congratulations! Which clinic did u use? X

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Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Eram12

Chelsea&Westminster highly recommend very professional & caring

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Hidden

How much did it cost you? X

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Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Eram12

I was covered by NHS they do private also! Good luck I hope it works out for you x

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Cici85
Cici85
in reply to Hidden

Hidden congrats . Is it your age that made the clinic transfer two ? I read NhS funding allows to transfer only one.

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Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Cici85

Hi yes I turned 41 last weekend, under 40 I believed they suggest single transfers

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Cici85
Cici85
in reply to Hidden

Thanks for the reply. I am 34 but I wish to have two transferred when I get to that stage. Xxx

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Eram12

How much did it cost u? X

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Good1hannah

Hi Eram, I'm 38 and I'm currently 20 weeks! Good luck!

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Good1hannah

Did you have ivf?

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Good1hannah
Good1hannah
in reply to Eram12

Yes! It took a few goes and lots of tests but we got here eventually.x

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Good1hannah

Did u find out why it took a few goes?? X

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Good1hannah
Good1hannah
in reply to Eram12

Yes! Unfortunately it did take a few failures to get all my ducks in a row so to speak, but this is quite common with IVF.We eventually discovered that I have a blood clotting disorder that I was born with that causes early miscarriage. I have to take a blood thinner daily to discourage blood clotting in my uterus. PM me if you want more info.xx

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L400ynd

Absolutely not!! 37 is still young enough. My sister had my niece at 39 through ivf. Don’t give up hope lovely. Im 35 and we are starting our next cycle in the new year. Wishing you all the love and luck in the world. Xx

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Eram12

Thank you 😊 xx

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Lilli79

I had my first round of ivf at 37, was successful but sadly lost the baby then went straight back in for ivf about 3 months after miscarriage and gave birth to amazing twin boys last September, a month before my 39th birthday. Definitely not too old - good luck & stay positive ❤️

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Eram12

Aww 😊 sounds positive where did u have your treatment? Sorry about your miscarriage 😕

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Scarlett13

I’m currently pregnant from my third cycle and I’m 39. Good luck! X

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Jessy1280

I'm nearly 39 and currently on second cycle. I've two embryos left from first cycle which I plan on using next. I'm on my 2ww which I think has failed again. My point is, it may take several goes, some strike lucky first time but I believe most get there in the end regardless of age x

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Maeve88Troy

yes that is true, I hope you get this one though - when is your testing?

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Jessy1280

Im 39 next month and I'll keep having ivf until a clinic says no. I think 43 is the cut off for most clinics so 37 definitely not too old. I had 18 eggs first cycle x

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Eram12
Eram12
in reply to Jessy1280

Aww thanks. How you feeling? When is your test date? Did u have embryo scope?

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Jessy1280
Jessy1280
in reply to Eram12

Yes my clinic use embryoscope and glue as standard. They have strict rules on freezing too. Have to be at last a b to freeze x

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Maeve88Troy

Hi Jessy I think most clinics need to have embryoscope now, I was even surprised the clinic I went to in Cyprus had it! They even had RI Witness with RFID. I didn't realize a clinic there would be so up-to-date!

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JojoWash

I hope not as I’m 40!

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