22.02.2015

Trying conceive after age 40

P.van Zonneveld (2) also confirmed the results of Navot after conducting his study on women above 40 years of age (age range of study population being 41 to 46 years) and suggested that the hormonal secretion declines in women with advancing age that interferes with the normal ovulation.
Other helpful supplements that are advised to women above 40 years of age are iron and folate due to mild to moderate sub- clinical anemia. I conceived naturally and gave birth to both of my children after 40–the first at age 41 and the second at 42.
I am very discouraged especially when family and friends tell me all the negative points to having a child after 40.
It’s important to remember that it IS possible to get pregnant after 40 and that some women have no struggle whatsoever. Several of the readers here are recommending this blog post to friends that are trying to conceive after 40. While the odds are stacked against most women over the age of 35 that does not mean the possibility is not there.
At 47 years of age, and with an 8 year-old who had been conceived through IVF, I decided to try the Circle + Bloom Natural Cycle Program. Please shoot me an email or comment below if you have any experience you want to share with others regarding age and trying to conceive. Consider this chart[1]which shows how the likelihood of a woman getting pregnant decreases from about an 86% chance between the ages of 20 and 24 years to about 35% between the ages of 40 and 44 years. It's important to note that for couples trying to conceive naturally, we typically give women over the age of 35 only about six months of actively trying to get pregnant - which means monitoring ovulation monthly and having regular intercourse -  before we recommend that both partners have a thorough work up to evaluate fertility.
Additionally, for couples who come to the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America considering a vasectomy reversal, we make sure to educate them about the chances of conceiving naturally when the woman is over the age of 35. For women trying to conceive after age 35 or even age 40, education and understanding the effects that age has on fertility is truly important.
This will help you in understanding how vulnerable the embryo (your baby) is; before and soon after implantation.


Herbal remedies have least side effects and drug interactions as compared to pharmacological agents. This is essential because some herbs are known to cross react with medications or other biological agents (like other herbs) leading to serious side effects and deleterious complications. Moreover, folate is helpful in preventing neural tube defects that are fairly common in babies born to women above 35 years of age. It helps to promotes female hormonal balance and reproductive wellness, supporting fertility and optimize a woman’s chances of conceiving. While trying to conceive, women are advised to limit their intake if caffeine and caffeine containing beverages as caffeine stimulate the smooth muscles of the body (that may interfere with conception).
Some women will conceive without any delay at this age; while others have to look to modern medicine for a little assistance. Diminished ovarian reserve is a reduction in the ability of the ovary to produce good quality eggs and especially caused by advanced maternal age (older than 40). Typically you will have to see specific doctors throughout your pregnancy to ensure the health of you and your unborn baby, while at the age of 40 you nearly double your risk of miscarriage and preterm labor. David Fenig talked about advanced maternal age and how fertility decreases after age 35, and again after age 40. This likelihood decreases even further by age 45 to a mere 5% chance of getting pregnant spontaneously. Many women believe that if they are getting a regular period, that means they are ovulating (true) and there's no problem with fertility or conceiving (not always true).
But, it's important to note that even these fertility treatments are not as effective after age 38 and into the early 40's because of the woman's aging eggs. Because it can take six to 12 months for the man's sperm count to reach an optimal stage for natural conception following a vasectomy reversal, women of advanced age often don't have the luxury of time.
I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about getting pregnant after 40 and to discuss the best options for you when it comes to conceiving a child…please feel free to leave your comments here.


A number of research studies concluded that although the fertility rate decreases with age, a lot of females can still become pregnant naturally without needing any medical or surgical intervention.
He conducted a study on 35 women with mean age of 42.0 years (and already diagnosed with primary fertility).
Calcium and Vitamin D are also advised in recommended doses (ideally after a serum assessment).
Women need to feel empowered by actively doing things to increase their fertility and this is an excellent and comprehensive article on how women can naturally enhance their chances of getting pregnant after 40. Allow me to clarify that; the average 40 year old only has a 5% chance of conceiving naturally per month, these odds are not much different even with in vitro fertilization (IVF) the odds are only 10% per try.
It's a fact that the spontaneous pregnancy rates for women over 40 are much lower than women under the age of 35.  Today, so many women are putting off having children to pursue career and education, yet are many times unaware how age affects fertility. The chart also demonstrates how infertility rates rise significantly as a woman reaches age 40. After conducting a variety of medical and laboratory test, he concluded that the ovum related issues are the primary cause of infertility and if normal ovarian cycle is restored, the female reproductive organs in 40 year olds are competent to bear the pregnancy. The likelihood of infertility is about 15% between the ages of 35 and 39 and then rises sharply to 32% at age 40.
In fact, for women over the age of 35, and especially over age 40, the risks of congenital birth defects also increase significantly.



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