43 & TTC

by Tammy

Hello...I really hope that I am not alone in my age and trying to get pregnant. I am 43 and finding it harder to get pregnant to which I know is normal. I am wondering if progesterone will help. I have always had normal cycles up until August 2011 in which my cycle lasted 49 days. Never have I been late before. At that time I didn't chart because didn't think anything of it except I thought I was pregnant. Now fast forward to this cycle and I'm going on cycle day 38 and am charting and it doesn't seem that I am ovulating again for the 2nd time in a row. Is that normal? Is there anything that I can do to help with ovulation and other thing to help with TTC? I really hope that my time is not up.


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Nov 04, 2011
43 & TTC
by: Wray

Hi Tammy It is normal for anovulation to occur in Peri-menopause. You are either in P-M or the beginning stages of it. If you know when your mother went into Menopause, it will give you a good indication when you will. P-M starts 5-10 years beforehand. In fact we begin getting anovulatory cycles from about age 35. These increase in frequency until menopause, when the ovaries stop producing viable eggs. We do have a page on Pregnancy which explains how to use progesterone etc. Plus advise on using a mini microscope to check for ovulation. It's more accurate than taking temps. We also have have more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. Please have a vitamin D test done, this nutrient is vital for normal ovarian function, for ovulation, conception, a successful pregnancy and the growth of the foetus, see here, here, here, here and here. These are excellent videos to watch too, see here and here. For more info on testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml and not the 30ng/ml labs and doctors regard as adequate. And the minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Take care Wray

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