Advantages and disadvantages of pregnancy in your forties

Women are most fertile in their twenties, with fertility declining after the age of thirty. It is not uncommon for women in their forties to become pregnant, although there is only a 40 percent chance of this happening. After the age of 45, chances are minimal, but not impossible.

If a woman after the age of 45 wants to remain pregnant naturally, chances are almost unlikely, unless artificial insemination is carried out. But there are exceptions, because women were born at fifty or even sixty, but this is a small percentage. After the age of thirty, the number of eggs decreases and the females become less fertile. Egg quality is no longer like it was in the early twenties.

Women who become pregnant after the age of forty are sent for various tests for anomaly and genetic modification. This is because they are more likely to have chromosomal abnormalities. They are prone to miscarriages, various complications in pregnancy and childbirth. There is also the possibility that the baby is born with birth defects.

Although they are prone to various risks, women in their forties give birth to the most normal and children usually have no difficulty. After the age of 40, one pregnancy occurs in 10 attempts at natural conception, while it decreases with age.

After the age of 43, artificial insemination is advised if a woman has a strong desire for pregnancy because the chances of having a natural conception are minimal. If the egg donor is younger, there is less chance of complications and genetic disorders. Every woman needs to know that artificial insemination brings the possibility of conception to twins, so it could happen that you become a parent of two children at the age of 40.

If you want to stay pregnant in your forties, drop your cigarettes, eat healthier, exercise, and don't drink alcohol. Bring healthy foods like fruits and vegetables to you. Eliminate oily and overly salty foods. If you do not become pregnant within a year, visit your gynecologist to determine what the problem is. Given the smaller percentage of conception, there may be some other health problem.

Possible causes of inability to conceive are sexually transmitted diseases, polycystic ovaries, irregular position of the uterus… The cause can be determined by a thorough analysis. Apart from you, your partner should go in for a detailed examination as there is a possibility that the problem may be with him. Maybe his sperm is slow so this is why you can't stay pregnant.

After confirming that everything is fine with you and your partner, keep trying and the pregnancy will happen. If there is a problem with you or your partner, start treatment as soon as possible or ask for artificial insemination so that your fertility rate does not decline any further.

When you are pregnant with age, you have to be very careful because there is a great potential for miscarriage. Eliminate stress, eat healthy and enjoy the magic of pregnancy no matter what your age. If you have a proper pregnancy, enjoy it, think only positive, and remove it negatively from yourself. Pregnancy is a wonderful time because life is growing in you.

Author: M.S., Photo: Darrin Henry / Shutterstock

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