24.10.2015

How did you get pregnant at 40

Getting pregnant can be hard at the best of times but when you're over a certain age unfortunately things can get even harder. If you and your partner have delayed having children until you are in your forties you are probably already aware that it's a bit more difficult to conceive but it's far from impossible. Fortunately with the advances in fertility treatments there are plenty of options availble to help you to conceive and start a family.
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. There are also additional problems for the mother like heart disease or high blood pressure that should be initially checked by your GP before you start to try to conceive.
If you’re starting to worry that you’ll stick out like a sore-thumb in the antenatal classes don’t worry - more and more people are delaying motherhood - whatever the reason, the result is the same. But there is no denying that the chances of getting pregnant naturally after the age of 40 significantly drop.
Statistics from Baby Centre show: “At 40 your chance of conceiving within a year of beginning to try is about 40 to 50 percent, compared to a woman in her mid-30s, who has a 75 percent chance. However, in older women and women with low egg reserve (high FSH or low AMH levels), Natural and Mild IVF can be more successful than conventional IVF.This isn’t just reserved for heterosexual couples success rates are higher in single women and lesbian couples with the use of donor sperm. Speak to your health professional or GP as soon as possible and they will advise you on the best course of action.
A large prospective study of 23,821 pregnant women (the Danish National Birth Cohort study) from 1997 to 1999 showed that pregnancies initiated by men 50 or older had a twofold increased risk of ending in fetal loss. Age-related infertility is something fertility clinics are seeing increasingly, as more couples work on getting pregnant after 40.
Exciting new research has suggested simple changes in diet and lifestyle may improve fertility and increase your chance of conception.


Lower dietary content of antioxidants has been found to be associated with reduced semen quality, and diets containing more antioxidants have been associated with greater pregnancy success in women.
Increased OS in follicular fluid correlates with increasing female age, granulosa cell (GC, the cells that surround an egg) apoptosis, reduced egg and embryo quality, and reduced pregnancy success with IVF.
To see a Board-certified fertility specialist who can help you maximize your fertility, make an appointment at one of InVia’s four Chicago area fertility clinics. My previous blog addressed the chances of getting pregnant after 43 and the options for those in this age group who wish to have children. A low AMH level after age 40 years is associated with a poor outcome.  In younger patients, low AMH patients will have reasonable pregnancy rates although they will produce few eggs.
The same can be said about day-3 FSH levels.  A normal level does not mean everything is okay, however, an abnormal level is an indicator of poor prognosis especially after age 40 years. Previous ovarian surgery is a negative prognostic indicator.  If you have had previous ovarian surgery, your chances of a positive outcome will be lower than someone who has not. At InVia Fertility Specialists, we usually do not deny treatment to patients based on ovarian reserve test results alone.  However, if the prognosis is poor, we do make it a point to share these numbers with our patients. To see a fertility specialist who can help you find the best options for having a child based on your age and other relevant factors, make an appointment at one of InVia’s four Chicago area fertility clinics. In vitro fertilization (IVF)-embryo transfer is the most successful infertility treatment, and for many people, it provides the last possibility for pregnancy. Studies have found that using acupuncture with IVF achieves a clinical pregnancy rate of more than 42%.
These are well-meaning doctors, and the purpose of their advice is actually to reassure the patient that everything is fine, and they have a good chance of getting pregnant without any medical help.
However, sometimes this advice backfires, because what the patient hears is that it’s her fault that she’s not getting pregnant, because she is too tense. However, the ones who do conceive (not because of the doctor’s advice, but in spite of it) happily go back to the doctor with a box of chocolates!


Rather than attributing infertility to stress, good doctors explain to patients that if all the test results are normal, then sometimes continuing to try in the bedroom can result in a pregnancy, if they are willing to be patient (especially when the woman is young and they have not been trying to have a baby for too long). As well as this if you smoke, stop smoking and if you drink then reduce your alcohol intake.
One large study, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood, investigated the effect the paternal age has on the length of time to conception. Some studies have used a threshold as low as 35 y, however, others have found significant problems only when the age is greater than 55 years.
Namely, adding more antioxidants to your fertility diet can reduce oxidative stress (OS) and its negative affects on fertility for both men and women, according to Dr.
Yes!  However the pregnancy rate, even with IVF, drops precipitously every year after age 40, and most women increasingly have trouble getting pregnant. However, the average IVF delivery rate per single initiated cycle using fresh nondonor oocytes is still only 33%.
Clinical experience with use of Chinese traditional medicine and acupuncture during IVF suggests the pregnancy rate can be raised to at least 60%. This reinforces the doctor’s misconception that getting patients to relax helps them to get pregnant. Also, after “relaxing and trying for another 6 months,” she may just get fed up and move on to another doctor who can offer a more concrete and useful suggestion.



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