Lurking in from the TTC over 35 board to say that, although there is a good amount of literature that talks about decreased fertility rates after 35, there are also a lot of success stories of older women conceiving and going on to have healthy babies. If it makes you feel any better to hear this, I got pregnant naturally, at 39, after 3 months of sort-of trying. I lost that baby, but got pregnant again a month after my D&C and now have my son. I'm now 41, and throwing my hat back into the ring to have baby #2. When I was pregnant with my son, my oby-gyn said that I was far from the oldest patient in their practice. Women are having babies later in life--it may take some time, or medical intervention, but it can and does happen. Don't let those articles freak you out and make you feel bad. I think that being proactive (charting/temping) and talking with an RE will be a great start--good luck!!!!!