Trying for a second naturally at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, November 13, 2017 | 0 comments

I got pregnant naturally right before my 44th birthday, and had a healthy pregnancy and have a beautiful son.

It was 2 months after a failed IVF [Invitro Fertilization] cycle, so maybe the drugs were still in my system, but probably not.

 I just turned 47 years old, and am trying for a second naturally.

 My RE [Reproductive Endocrinologist] is pretty known in this field and has published a lot on the topic of DHEA [dehydroepiandrosterone].

He is based in NYC, and has a lot of older clientele.

His protocol is to take 25mg three times a day of micronized DHEA and 1000 mg of Co-Q 10 daily (I split it up into 3 times a day as well so it is easier on my stomach.)

 He said that he has had many patients in their 40s get pregnant (either through IVF or spontaneous pregnancy), and the DHEA (a testosterone precursor) helps older eggs revitalize like recharging a battery that wasn’t used for a while.

He recommends this protocol, along with a prenatal vitamin and folic acid to do for three months prior to a scheduled IVF.

He said he wanted to see my testosterone levels over 60 (they lower as we age).

Good luck and if you take the DHEA make sure to have your bloods monitored.

~*~ Maddie


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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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