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Trying to get pregnant.
Bunsme posted:
I am a 48 years old and married. I have been trying to have a baby for few years. I have tried IVF once and artificial insemination too. I have very high hope that it will happen naturally, but I am worried that time is not on my side. I missed my period for 7 days this month and happy that I am pregnant, but my period came 3 days ago.
I am open to any help or advise either from doctors or member of this community. Thanks.

phoenix31674 responded:
There is a trying to conceive community here that can offer more support. I'm sure you know the odds are highly stacked against you conceiving naturally at your age. At 48 few women still have viable eggs and many are starting to go through peri-menopause - which could explain why your period was late. Irregular periods are one of the early signs of impending menopause.

You need to have a workup by a fertility specialist who will run tests to check your hormones to make sure they are where they should be. It is likely that you will have turn to IVF with a donor egg for the best odds of success, but even then IVF only has about a 30% success rate.

Best of luck to you and do find a good fertility specialist who will be realistic with you about your odds of success.

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