Re: Is Conceiving Inconceivable For Me?

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Posted by Suzanne on June 30, 19100 at 09:57:59:

In Reply to: Is Conceiving Inconceivable For Me? posted by Sulli on June 27, 19100 at 21:05:46:

Sulli, I'm not a doctor so I can't even begin to suggest whether you could conceive. But as for where to start--I recommend that you make an appointment with an RE pronto. While waiting for the appointment (they often have tremendous waits!), buy a book or two about fertility, assisted reproduction, etc., as this will give you some familiarity iwth the whole world and help you formulate questions. The other thing is to make sure whether you want to conceive or not--it just wasn't clear to me as to whether this is something you want to try. As for not having a partner, don't let that stop you if you have decided you want to be a mother. It's harder, but not out of the question--I may do it (I am still single too), or I may wait and adopt. But you won't know until you gather more info from a doctor and your own research, so go for it! Good luck!

: My name is Sulli and I just found this site. I am single, 39 and unfortunately have been through premature menopause; however, I recently started having periods after nearly 2 years without, and that got me thinking. My doctor has not been very encouraging as far as getting pregnant, but says anything is possible. Has anyone had a similar experience?

: I'm lucky in a couple respects - I have a dear friend whom I've known for 20 years who wants to be a donor dad. I'm also lucky enough to have a friend who would be an egg donor if that's what it comes down to. Even my mom is supportive of this. What a weird way to get a family!

: I'm not sure if it's even possible for me to have a child - I think it's something like 8 out of every 100 women who have gone through pof still manage to conceive - but I literally don't know where to start - particularly since I'm not in a long-term relationship! Do I ask my OB/GYN to refer me to an RE, whether I'm a candidate for fertility drugs, or what. I just don't want to sound totally dumb as I begin pursuing this. I'd love to hear others' experiences, and would be more than happy to share what I learn.

: Thanks in advance!

: Sulli

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