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Offline Greyhoundgal

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Yes, me I had twins at 43 with my own eggs from a cycle when I was 42.  It is possible but its egg quality and a numbers game.....I second ubiquinol but go easy on DHEA unless you really know you need it.  Better see a nutritional therapist and work through it with her / him.

Good luck  ^hugme^

Grey xx

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    Offline snowdropwood

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    Has anyone had successful IvF with own eggs in their 40s?
    « Reply #11 on: 24/11/19, 22:18 »
    Hi - I am single and just 42  - i am having a follow up appointment tomorrow post cycle with no egg to get some more info about double donation  - all very challenging xx

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    « Reply #12 on: 25/11/19, 15:20 »
    Hi Heidi33,

    I'm a little curious about the IVF that worked and the one that didn't...Could you fill me in, please, ie was it a fresh or FET transfer, which day in the cycle (ie after how many days on Progesterone), how many embryos did you transfer? Did you have a natural birth or a c-section? In case of the latter, could it be that you have scar tissue on your uterus?

    Personally I would avoid any fresh transfer, I would do FET only. The lining can be distorted after the IVF stimulation and the implantation window can be skewed. If you do a FET, I would push for a higher progesterone dose. I would also only put back one embryo - not necessarily to reduce the chances of having twins, but because research has shown that in cases where embryos of different qualities are transferred at the same time, your body may attempt to ensure implantation failure in one of them - which ultimately reduces the chances for the other one. You probably already take vit D - but in case you don't I would recommend you to start.

    I was not going to give you the DE talk but I thought I should mention that you probably don't want to spend too much time on OE as time is precious!! I have a DE daughter who is just perfect  ^Heart^ It took me a long time and a lot of grieving to let go of my OE, though. In hindsight I wish that I perhaps started the DE process earlier so I would have had more energy for my daughter when she finally arrived. You have to find a solution that works for you.

    Wishing you best of luck!!

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    « Reply #13 on: 28/11/19, 12:11 »
    Hi Heidi - I had one cycle of IVF at 39 which worked. Trying for a sibling at 44 we had multiple failures and my last cycle was cancelled due to poor ovarian response - we thought it was all over but during the 2 cycles we were told to take off before stimulating again, I conceived naturally! Our miracle 2nd daughter is now 19 months old. I read "it starts with the egg" and did loads of immunes stuff, diet and supplements and put DH on supplements too. It can happen. Wishing you ladies all of the luck in the world.

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    « Reply #14 on: 21/02/20, 23:31 »
    @Flyby & @ricks3

    You are an inspiration. I turn 44 next week, and I will start a new IVF cycle with OE at Create Bristol.

    On my previous (and only) IVF cycle (long protocol), even with low AMH and high FSH, I produced 8 follicles. I was on stimulation for too long, and I simply trusted them. Unfortunately, it turns out, my eggs were over-matured at collection. To make matters worse, on egg-collection, only 5 folicles were retrieved, even though I had been told all would be retrieved. I never got an explanation for this. Three eggs fertilised with ICSI... But no blastocysts... Not sure what to think...

    It felt like I was in a factory, in an assembly line, going from one professional to the next. Did not feel like a personalised treatment, in fact, quite the opposite. I felt like everyone was expecting me to fail. And in the end I was told to give up because the IVF failed, and that's all down to poor egg quality... If at least they had done their job well, maybe I would be able to accept it and move on.

    I needed to try one more time, in a different clinic, and using a different protocol. I know my chances are tiny. But I really need to make sure I exhaust all my possibilities. Now it will be a mild IVF, using a short protocol. I This protocol makes more sense to me. Suppressing a woman with low ovarian reserve seems inappropriate. But I understand that Fertility specialists have different views on the subject, and the scientific evidence is controversial.

    Finger crossed!

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    « Reply #15 on: 23/02/20, 13:53 »
    it's amasing that your egg reserve is healthy. I keep my fingers and toes crossed for a positive result

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    « Reply #16 on: 23/02/20, 23:09 »
    Morganite  - hi  - I also have had 3 cycle  mod natural  cycles at Crete Bristol and I recognize some of what you have said.   

    I am 43 and am just starting DD treatment at another Bristol Clinic , Both clinics didn't feel it was ethical to do any more own egg treatments as they said there is about 1% chance of live birth with my ANH levels .   Others may have been luckier / these stats may be questionable and I guess we all have to make the right individual decisions for ourselves. All very challenging , step at a time  - good luck with what ever you decide x

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    « Reply #17 on: 27/02/20, 10:39 »
    Hi All,
    I wish I personally had a positive story to share. I'm 43 with nearly 4 IVF cycles under my belt..using my own eggs.
    Waiting for my beta tomorrow following a 5day FET 10 days ago but all HPTs are BFN so far and so it would have to be a major miracle to work!
    The viable embryo I just had transferred was from a retrieval when I was 41. And so as my AMH a year ago was 2.3 I don't think it's really going to be realistic to do any more cycles with my own eggs. We only got 1 viable frosty following PGS. So that's it for us I think which is going to take a bit of time to accept..
    Having said that I have a few friends who have had successful IVF over 40 with their own eggs and so it's definitely not impossible..
    Take care everyone xxx

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    « Reply #18 on: 27/02/20, 12:46 »
    I had my last fresh oe cycle just before I turned 41, he was transferred a few mths later and I gave birth just before 42. It was my last oe cycle as I had decided to move to de after that- I know its not for everyone but I don't have an issue with the genetics side.Several friends have moved to de and been successful. I echo franwillow that fet is better for your body,I never had fresh transfer as was at risk of ohss plus I had pgs testing

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    « Reply #19 on: 11/03/20, 13:18 »
    Does anyone know of a UK clinic that would use Clomid instead of injectable stimulation drugs? I have contacted Serum Athens but would like to find out if any other ladies over 40 have used Clomid as stimulation in the UK