I am 40 years old. I have severe endometriosis, severe adhesions, one ovary, and high fsh. I believe that through natural herbs and natural therapies I will be able to get and maintain a bfp. (Big Fat Positive)
In Nov 2008 my fsh was 18 and my e2 was really high. Well I received my blood results today and my fsh is 11 and my e2 is 76. I have not been taking the herbs for three months yet so I'm excited to see what happens in three to four months. Because of my massive adhesions the doctor does not want to do surgery because they always come back worse. He thinks that I could end up with a bowel blockage and things could get really bad. So I will be moving to IVF in four months. He did give me the speech about my age and gave me a low % of success. But he also said that herbs would not change anything. Doctors seem to have a hard time with change. Herbs are proven time and time again. I've also researched the % of unexpected pregnancies and woman in their 40's are second to teenagers. The research states that if all women in their 40's were trying to conceive the pregnancy rate would be second to teenagers. It is a statistical fact. So I'm going with the facts. I will keep posting my lab results as I get them and keep track of all the changes. I will also be trying to lose 30 lbs. I'm not over weight but I'm at the high end of the weight range for my height. I'm excited.
I'm a wanta be artist. I wish I had the time and courage to paint & draw. I am a great singer in the shower but never in front of anyone. At 40 I'm starting to get comfortable in my own skin. Accepting the good and the bad. I am trying to have my 3rd child. I have a 19 & 15 yr old. My friends thought I'd lost my mind when I said I wanted another one. I've been trying for almost 4 1/2 years now. The saying goes "it gets harder the older you get". Man, they weren't kidding. I'm trying to conceive naturally. I'm taking natural herbs and doing natural therapies to improve my fertility. At 40 it's important to maintain the quality and quantity of my eggs.