This is a XP from TTTC. Just seeing if anyone over here is of AMA and has some insight.
If this is the wrong place to post something like this please let me know! Long story short, I turned 40 and decided I want to try to have kids. I was always ambivalent about it and so was H, but I sort of woke up one day and was like, “I want this”. Problem is, I’m 40. Would be 41 giving birth if all went well.
I don’t know where to start. I have a history of endometriosis which could complicate things. I don’t currently see an Ob/Gyn, just a gynecologist.
Do I meet with a ob first? I know there’s a chance I could get PG right away but chances are I won’t. I don’t want to waste time I don’t have. I just don’t know if there’s testing they can do ahead of time or if I just have to try on my own for 6 months and if nothing happens see an RE.
Any advice is welcome! Also anyone who did get pregnant in their late 30s early 40s that have something to share, I’d appreciate it. There’s a lot of risks and all the reading I’m doing is making me nervous.
Post by sunflower17 on Oct 4, 2019 19:02:43 GMT -5
I know the recommendations over 35 are to get worked up if not pregnant after trying for 6 months as not to waste time. Due to the history of endometriosis, I think you should see your gyn and ask what they recommend. (And start trying now—track your cycle and order cheap ovulation sticks from amazon) I was trying for my first at 35, got worked up at 6 months, found out I ovulate late and got pregnant that same month with no interventions. I am currently 37 and pregnant with number 2 (surprise we were not trying). ETA- Good luck!