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I'm 45 yrs old and trying to conceive-1 yr this Oct. Is there hope?

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My husband and I have been trying to conceive for almost a year. He has even gone as for as getting checked with a fertility doctor for sperm analysis. (He's good) I just fear that my age has taken it's toll in getting such a late start! Would love to hear success stories for much needed encouragment! My next step is a re-vist with my OB to begin a plan of action!

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there is difinitely hope! Go see your OB and get checked, I have heard many stories of women your age (and Older!) Getting pregnant.Try not to stress too much!(you may also want to check out babycenter.com they have some great forums on there and I am sure there is one for older moms as well)Good Luck!
My mom was 42 when she had me and my husbands mom was also 42 when she had him. I am one of 6 and he is one of 5. His mom actually have his sister the year before (there is only 13 months between them) I know both were younger then you but this was over 30 years ago.  And actually my grandmom had my mom when she was in her early 40's and that was almost 70 years ago.
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Absolutely there is hope, but you need to see a fertility specialist as soon as possible.  If your insurance requires a referral from your OBGYN, then get it before you make your appointment.  A fertility specialist is going to be the best person to give you the straight answer about your conception chances.  The first thing they'll do is some basic tests (most of which are covered by insurance) before they let you know what you're up against. Something you may want to keep in mind.  If you can't get pregnant, and you want to do the adoption route, many agencies require that at least one adoptive parent be under the age of 45.  (At least, that was the rule for our adoption agency.)  You don't mention your husband's age, but this is something you'll want to keep in mind if you want adoption as a possibility.
My mother in law just had a baby at 45. She was told by her doctor that her chances of getting pregnant were very slim due to age and a procedure she had done. She got pregnant the first month that she got off the pill. She did have to go to the doctor ALOT more since she had a higher risk of birth defects due to age so she went like 2 or 3 times a month. But baby and mom are both healthy and happy. She did mention that it's a bit annoying that people think her son is her grandson. But that is small price to pay for a bundle of joy. 
Thanks you All,I appreciate the "answers" of encouragment! and note that all suggestions made here are already part of our plan of action. :)

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