Conceiving at Age 45
by Lori Herrera
I am currently 45 years old. My husband and I married at age 40. I had a miscarriage (blighted ovum) at 10 weeks. Then I had a healthy baby girl at age 41, chemical miscarriage at 42, another healthy baby girl at age 43, a miscarriage at 8 weeks at age 44, and just recently I lost a baby boy at 18 weeks. The autopsy revealed he had Down Syndrome.
I am having a hard time believing I can't have a healthy baby boy at age 45. My doctors say I am very fertile for my age, so I don't think I need help with infertility. I would really like to try again one more time for a baby boy. However, I am concerned now that my eggs may not be healthy enough.
I have read a lot about acupuncture, and was wondering if you think it might help me in my situation? If so, can you recommend someone here on Oahu for me to see right away. I would like to try again very soon, as I am not getting any younger. I look forward to hearing what you might think.