IVF at 40 - is it too late?

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IVF at 40 - is it too late?

Postby littlelolly » Thu May 14, 2015 9:10 am

Hi everyone,

I have not been on the boards much lately. Just a bit about me to fill you in first. I am 39 next month, I have had a MMC, and a failed IVF cycle in 2013. I took a break to get married. I have one embryo frozen. I was planning on using it before the end of the year however, I fell very ill with depression and had a nervous breakdown resulting in leaving my job and I have not worked for 8 months. I also went back on the pill temporarily to help control my hormones and depression. I may have secured a job on a probationary period for September so I have to prove myself and have good attendance in order to get a permanent contract. My issue is now having to push the IVF back again as I would end up taking time off and this would not help. A baby is important to me but I also need a job! What are my chances of postponing until next summer by which time I will have had my 40th birthday? I'm really anxious that I will be leaving it too late, plus I may not have my NHS funding anymore as I was supposed to have the FET in 2014. I just feel that this will give me time to settle in a new job, lose the 2 stone I have gained from my depression medication and get myself in a better place mentally to try again, this may also be the last time we try. Your thoughts and advice are very welcome xxxx
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Re: IVF at 40 - is it too late?

Postby JAR » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:49 pm

Nothing is too late. it all depends on how much we all wants it. Hope you make the right decision in future but remember to look after yourself.
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Re: IVF at 40 - is it too late?

Postby chantel » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:37 pm

I am in the same predicament. I am looking for a permanent job...my future husband is away in France...won't be back until Oct...this means pushing back the baby. UHH so difficult
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Re: IVF at 40 - is it too late?

Postby mariauk » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:18 am

I agree with JAR, It's not too late. You should proceed when it's right for you with the right state of mind and health. Good luck hunx
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Re: IVF at 40 - is it too late?

Postby swingblue » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:55 am

I often read one of my fav thread of fertility friends- ivf for ladies who are 50 and older :) Good luck and keep my fingers crossed
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