18.11.2014

Advice getting pregnant

Getting pregnant can be hard at the best of times but when you're over a certain age unfortunately things can get even harder. We spoke to Professor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director at Create Health, to find out all you need to know about getting pregnant after 40 so you can be as prepared as you need.
Not to paint a bleak picture but naturally risks are heightened in pregnancies after the age of 40.
But there is no denying that the chances of getting pregnant naturally after the age of 40 significantly drop. Speak to your health professional or GP as soon as possible and they will advise you on the best course of action. Many women know that if you want to get pregnant, your body should be as healthy as it can be. No, I don’t mean to say that relaxing will get you pregnant (see below for the flip side of this one).


It is equally important, especially in your relationship, to make time that isn’t about getting pregnant. Easier said than done, however, if you find yourself unable to think about anything but getting pregnant, or going to doctor’s appointments, or if your emotions feel like more than you can bear, try to take stock of your other identities - you are still a partner, friend, daughter, employee, and possibly a parent, and you have worth in these other areas of your life.
However, there is research that says that working on mindfulness skills and getting quality sleep can improve the chances of your body being ready for pregnancy. Or go to infertility treatments and find that they cannot figure out why you’re not getting pregnant.
You are shopping at Target, and see pregnant women everywhere and tell yourself, “Geez, seems like everyone is pregnant, except for me”.
So consider checking out a yoga class, getting a meditation CD or DVD, and ensuring a good night’s sleep by eliminating caffeine and screen time before bed. If you notice this is a struggle for you, consider getting professional help, seeking out a support group, or seeing if your insurance company covers additional forms of support (such as QuitPlan services).


Perhaps you don’t need advice, you just need someone to let you cry, vent, and complain about how you are feeling or what you are dealing with. Most often, both people are hurting about not being able to get pregnant, and both may be blaming themselves for it, and often feeling very helpless.
It is helpful, however, to come up with a constructive way to educate others about how awful it is to hear “I know so-and-so stopped trying and they got pregnant the next month!



Changes of getting pregnant at age 42
Healthy diet during pregnancy


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