Conception at 42 yrs of Age.
I am 42yrs old with a 10yr old child. I have had 2 early(less than 3 months) miscarriages at 37 yrs and 41yrs.
Have had inter menstrual bleeding a couple of times since my last mc and cycle which was v regular has become irregular.
I am ttc but don't know whether I am ovulating at all? Have been to the GYN who has done a pap smear, pelvic exam and a scan of the uterus...everything is clear.
Can I conceive naturally at all at my age? I will be 43 this Oct. My husband is exactly my age.
I had a chromosomal test done after my mc at 37...that was ok .Answer:
When a regular period become suddenly irregular there are many possibilities:
1. Stress and emotional trauma.
2. Hormonal imbalance
3. Perimenopause causing estrogen fluctuations
4. Non-ovulating due to low progesterone
5. Poor ovarian reserves
My advice is to begin by charting your cycle to know if you are actually ovulating and when. In also need to know the length of your luteal phase and make sure you are not ovulating too late as this will increase your risk of miscarrying.
I would recommend using Ovacue with the vaginal sensor. Ovacue is recommended to all women who are TTC, but especially to those who are over 40 because in this age range hormonal fluctuations are a lot more common.
The reason why I recommend using Ovacue is because the oral sensor of Ovacue measures the electrolytes levels in your saliva that correlate with estrogen levels.
If your estrogen levels are fluctuating a blood test may not pick it up, unless you have many tests done. Ovacue measures the entire month levels of estrogen and it is more accurate.
When you use the vaginal sensor you measure the transition from estrogen dominance to progesterone dominance in your cervical mucus to confirm ovulation.
If Ovacue confirms ovulation, you are fine. Diagnosing ovulation issues in women over 40 is very difficult because you ovulate really well one month and not at all the next one. That’s why Ovacue can help you pin point your most fertile time faster and make things easier while TTC.
Find out more about Ovacue here