I come from a very different arena to the doctors who only know drugs and usually fail to see the big picture. However this has to be your decision and the best advice I give is “Listen to your intuition” and NOT your head.
I will however tell you about stats as well as my experience of the natural progesterone fertility treatment…. of which we have had many happy ladies who turned into mothers who were labelled “infertile” by their doctors.
OK Stats first…..
You are in peri-menopause which does reduce the chances of pregnancy , but the fact that you are still ovulating in some months, is very hopeful and positive.
Stats on infertility treatment …. you cannot make more eggs than you were born with, no 1… so if these have run dry, it does not matter what treatment you are given, with one exception, i.e., you cannot make a baby without an ovum !! The exception is of course, is, if you choose the ‘implant way’ which is implanting someone else fertilised ovum (risky, expensive, high failure rate, and not your genetic makeup !!)
All synthetic fertility treatments greatly increase the risk of the oestrogen cancers. BAD NEWS today with all the other carcinogens around.
In My experience ……On the positive side … we have had amazing results with progesterone therapy. In 2009 in a group of 15 infertile ladies of all different ages, and reasons for their infertility, that I was dealing with in Australia, ….within 2 years of progesterone treatment, every one of them had had a baby … i.e. 100% success rate. Some now have 2 or 3 children. Yes, it was just one small trial … but I was blown away by that result when I went back in 2012. We had to get the cream into Australia as a “Face cream” because Aus is so controlled by the Big Pharmaceutical companies. I still export a lot to Aus. Another friend of mine in Zim was about your age and attended a talk I gave, and decided to try Naturone for her Rheumatoid Arthritis. Within 6 months she was pregnant….. she was ecstatic because she had been labelled “infertile” all her life. She now had a 18 year old son. Her arthritis also greatly improved.
Progesterone is 100% safe, with no health risks, only wonderful, wide ranging, health improvements (once you overcome the xeno-oestroegn release period).
So, good luck in your decision and attempts to fall pregnant. Just remember miracles happen daily.