Conceiving second child at 40

Lifestyle factors also come into play: alcohol, stress, weight gain or weight loss can all reduce fertility, especially if these have drastically altered since the birth of the first child. Film director Sam Taylor-Wood, 47, last year had her second child with husband Aaron, 23 years her juniorIt means the growing breed of ‘cougars’ – middle-aged women who date considerably younger men – might have the right idea.Canadian researchers believe the problem is in the man’s sperm, which drops in quality with age. He says he’s helped more than 300 women with secondary infertility to conceive — the majority are over 35 and starting to panic. It actually gives a biological argument for the cougar phenomenon.’Film director Sam Taylor-Wood, 47, last year had her second child with husband Aaron, 23 years her junior.

Charlotte’s doctors simply don’t know.While one in six couples will experience the heartbreak of primary infertility — where the woman is unable to conceive or carry a baby to term for known or unknown reasons — secondary infertility (SI) remains far more mysterious.
Every time a procedure failed, I had to cope with the physical demands my body was under and the emotional strain, which was made worse by this sense of guilt from knowing that while I was desperate for a second child, other people were struggling to have even one.‘A very close childless friend was going through IVF at the same time as me. She points out that just getting over having a first baby can take 18 months, and the additional stresses of work, sleepless nights, finding time for sex, only fuel the problem.‘Women have an idea about how many children they want and when they want to have them,’ she says. Anything a woman can do to regain equilibrium will help her chances of conceiving,’ she says.

No wonder the average age for a British woman to have her first child is 30, and 35 for university-educated women.
The tipping point came in 2002, when US academic Sylvia Ann Hewlett published Baby Hunger, containing the unnerving statistic (that was misleading, since it only covered a tiny sample) that 42 per cent of career women had no children at the age of 40, and most deeply regretted it.

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