Millie if you go to Cyprus next time you could ask for IV sedation at transfer, they did this for me. It is a little bit extra but not much in the grand scheme of things 😀. You come round quite quickly afterwards but feel nothing at transfer and don’t need a full bladder.
Hi Ladies, I’m back at the grand old age of 48
Quick backstory, I had 3 healthy children followed by a late loss at 44. I couldn’t get pregnant again so we had IVF with DE at Reprofit when I was 46. We were so lucky to end up with a beautiful healthy daughter after the first attempt. She is now 16 months and we never dreamt another one would even be a possibility due to my age. However, Reprofit have thrown us a curveball and said we can have our 3 healthy Frosties sent to Slovakia as they will transfer after 49 unlike Reprofit. So we will have them shipped and consider a transfer later,. I can’t believe this is even a consideration, I think we must be insane.... but just wondering if anyone has had a pregnancy at 48 or over and how it went? I’m still not sure...
Millie: You’re still here! How’s things? I think you’d just had a failed transfer when I was last on here? Xx
I had a healthy pregnancy and gave birth a week before turning 50, I wouldn’t let the age thing bother you one bit, imop there isn’t any difference between 48-50-55 really as long as your in good health, it really is just a number and I honestly can’t understand why it’s ok to transfer at 49+364 days and then once you hit the big 50 all of a sudden it isn’t, like that’s a magic number lol. I went to zlin and they’re even worse with their age now, dropped it down to 49, it used to be 49 + 364 so I was lucky I just got in before they did the change. Another lady who cycled at zlin had her embryos transferred to Iscare From zlin and she had a chemical and a bfn, she said the clinic wasn’t as friendly as zlin and they wernt interested in letting her do the same protocol either. Anyway Millie has had a transfer there, so she will be able to let you know exactly what the clinic is like
Ellis97 ts good to see you again. I had my daughter when I was 49 and the pregnancy went very smoothly ish lol but I would do it again in a heartbeat. With regards to Iscare, I was expecting it to be the same as Reprofit which was a very enjoyable experience. Iscare in my opinion were very much in the darker ages and very basic, but.... if the embies were made at reprofit then I wouldnt be worried, just remember they aren#t as personable as Reprofit, you don't get to see your embie before it goes in, and if you are very lucky you may quickly get a pic.
Go for it, Im going again to Spain after 3 failed transfers in Bratislava with Repromedica. If you need any help re hotels and flights etc, me and Stacey can help.
Ellis97- I can't help with personal experiences but I know a lady who, after 10 years of treatment and 10 IVFs, got pregnant at 49, and her husband was 55 then. Their boy, who is a teenager now, is a very clever and healty young man.
Stacey: Wow congratulations on a successful pregnancy at virtually 50! That was lucky you just got in there.
I think the thing that scares me most is the cancer risk with the high levels of estrogen, that and the risk of a heart attack 🙈. It’s a dead cert I’ll get diabetes as I had it with my last 3 pregnancies and it was worse each time. I’m now prediabetic (yet not overweight or with any diabetic relatives!) so another pregnancy could throw me into being a full blown diabetic. There’s so much to consider but Reprofit were so tempting reminding me we have 3 ‘lovely embryos’. Why did I wait til my late forties to get seriously broody I suppose it’s like you say, age is just a number... my friend went through the menopause at 35, yet here I am with regular periods at 48/knocking on 49. Thanks for the info, and you’ve given me hope it can be done!
Millie: Wow congrats to you too for a healthy pregnancy at 49! I love how you’re still going for it 4 years on.. really hope Spain brings success for you.
Is Iscare the Slovakia clinic? I don’t mind about it being basic tbh, we were in and out at Reprofit with the Dr making us feel he was in a hurry. As long as they put the embryo in the right place As you said the embryos were from Reprofit, also the batch we had our daughter from so gives me a little optimism.
Omg I can’t believe I’m even considering this, it’s madness isn’t it .
Miamiamo: Thank you for sharing that encouraging story, how lovely for her. It’s amazing what they can do isn’t it
So I've had a bit of a blow today. The endometrial thickness scan showed there are several transonic areas and some increased vascularity (whatever that means - if any of you can shine a light, that would be fab as Google has proven unhelpful ). Also the lining is too thick at 16mm. Based on all this the clinic has cancelled my transfer.
They have suggested I see a gynae, so now I'm trying to get a referral. They have not indicated whether this is a problem that heralds the end of the road for me, or something that simply needs to be dealt with for now.
I've only been taking Progynova so far, so I guess I simply stop taking it for now?