Pregnancy is a complex procedure and in the modern world, its complexity is growing at an unbelievable pace. This is because more and more women are postponing their age to become pregnant in order to have a settled career and achieving their predetermined aspirations. It may consume anytime ranging from the time when a woman is 25 to 40 years.
What do the statistics and experts say about women’s pregnancy after 40?
It is said that getting pregnant after 40 is difficult and it gets more difficult when a woman is over 45. Still, it is possible to become pregnant. The women stand a chance of conceiving of as nearly as 5% when they are over 40 as compared to a 20% probability of a woman conceiving at the age over 30.
What can woman do to get pregnant after 40?
As the woman has 5% chances of giving birth to a baby after attaining the age of 40 years, she can take certain measures to make it more successful and turning 5% to 100%.
- Preconception counseling: whether a woman is into her young 20s or in 40s, she should always consult and counsel a gynecologist to chalk out her pregnancy. This becomes even more crucial for a woman aged more than 40 as she can know what medicines or medical treatments are favorable and against her pregnancy. Similarly, she can also know about the family genetic history and possible risks to the offspring.
- Finding out the right out for cultivation: while a woman who is between 20 to 30 years of age has more chances of getting pregnant when she is between 12th to 14th days of her normal 28 days menstrual cycle, the same does not apply to a woman aged over 40. Her time of ovulation comes even nearer which can be day 10 or even day 9. Thus, a woman who is over 40 needs to be watchful to her menstrual cycle. All she needs to do is track her menstrual cycle and observe her ovulation period. For this, she needs to know the next due period date. Once she knows this, she needs to count back to 14days to her next expected date to determine the time of ovulation. She can make it surer by using a basal body temperature chart, checking her cervical mucus, and using an over-the-counter ovulation kit. She can use either or all 3 of these. So, on finally knowing her exact time to ovulate, the woman needs to indulge in intercourse with her partner on few days prior as well as later to ovulation.
- Do not delay any further: when even after 3 or more months of trial, there are no positive results the woman should immediately consult her gynecologist. This can help her to get rid of treatable issues such as blocked tubes or ovulatory dysfunction at the right time. If a woman is found sub-fertile she can have the test tube baby treatment or IUI from the IVF center in India.
All in all, the probability of a woman to conceive after 40 is reduced considerably but it is not totally chalked out and hence she should be more cautious and consult the doctor time and again to have a successful pregnancy.