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Any women who got pregnant after 40?

Hello everyone. I'm a 43 yr old mother and I've been trying for the past year to have another baby. I can't say that I've had luck, not even a possibility. I'm thinking that I need to look into other options such as IVF or egg donation. How do I start?
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I got pregnant at 39, does that count?  :>))  I was a career person and didn't start my family until later.  Is this your first child?  It seems that my colleagues, family or friends that had a pregnancy after 40 were already mothers and it is easier if that is the case.  The people I know that had never had a child needed assistance and it did not happen easily with some never being successful.  It takes the average couple a year to have a baby naturally.  See your regular ob/gyn for guidance.  Since you are older and wanting another child, they may refer you sooner to an infertility specialist. They will talk about your options.  They can check your hormones, your eggs, etc.  They will look at why you aren't getting pregnant and your egg situation.  At 43, your eggs are less and also more prone to abnormalities but that is certainly not always the case.  My sister had her third child at 42.   My dear friend had her first child at 41.  Her second at 43.  NO issues.  But that's just people I personally know.  Do you still get your period regularly?
Hi there specialmom. Of course it counts. I'm 43, and I have a 7yr old boy. I guess i thought it would happen for me quite easily since I've already birthed a child. So far my hormone tests and everything look fine. So I started looking into some clinics. To get a better sense of the process, cost, waiting time etc. I just don't want to waste time, waiting and TTC when maybe I should be pouring my time into other resources. Yes, every month on the dot!

Thanks for taking the time to reply!
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