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Fertility After 40-Is Fertility a Serious Problem After 40?

Updated on May 1, 2011

After 40...Is Fertility Possible?

The best and most productive time in woman's life to conceive and become pregnant is between 18 and 28. Even into the middle thirties, although fertility after 40 is possible the ability for your body to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term is less likely. During your junior years your hormones that control ovulation, intensify conception, and assure a healthy pregnancy are normally made easily and in larger quantities.

The biggest challenge confronting women over 40 is producing quality eggs. The reduction in the quality of eggs is typical for this age. The number of couples in their 30s and 40s attempting to get pregnant is on the rise. It's a lot more common these days to wait before starting a family for a variety of reasons such as, new relationships, job and going back to college or university, waiting until your financially secure, and waiting for the right relationship.

Still it's essential to realize that fertility after 40 declines in women. This is a typical part of the maturing process. As women get older, the chance of getting pregnant is lower, the chance of having a miscarriage is higher and there is a higher chance of chromosomal abnormalities in your child. In the ordinary population, the likeliness of getting pregnant if you are past 40 is estimated to be only 5% compared to about 20% for those women under 40.

You shouldn't stop trying to conceive when you're at this point in your life, there are just about 14 million couples attempting to become pregnant around the world at 5% that means 700,000 will conceive. That's fairly good odds. So is fertility after 40 is possible. There are things that you're doing right now that are lessening your chances of getting pregnant. You most likely don't even know you're doing them

I struggled for seven long years to conceive my first baby and for many couples it will be very hard to conceive particularly if your 40 or more. [ But not impossible].

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