I'm 40, my husband is 36 and we have children from previous marriages. Trying to have a baby together for the past 9 months with no luck. My doctor did the day 3 tests and discovered everything is fine, fsh is 9.3 he said is fair. What should I do next?

In general, under 6 is

In general, under 6 is excellent, 6-9 is good, 9-10 fair, 10-13 diminished reserve, 13+ very hard to stimulate. What to do next depends on how aggressive you want to be.

Talk to your physician and see what he recommends. I would also get a second opinion and bring along your test results and see what another medical professional has to say.

I would also make sure you've been tracking your cycle well. Having eggs left isn't going to help if you aren't ovulating regularly. I would say that a next step might be a Clomid cycle with a progesterone test to determine if you ovulate. That will provide you with additional information to help you make an informed decision.

I would also sit down and have an honest conversation about what you are willing to do and spend in the quest for a baby.

While you're waiting, get to work on your lifestyle and get as healthy as you can - both of you!

Good luck!


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