You may be wondering what are the chances of getting pregnant after 40? According to us, with our customised homeopathy treatment, dietary changes and some lifestyle changes, there are high chances you will conceive within next 6 months.
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. In fact a recent report mentions that the number of births to over 40s has increased by 15% in the past five years alone. Getting pregnant after 40 is possible without fertility treatment, but your chances of having trouble conceiving are higher.
Your chances of conceiving in any given month are also lower once you reach 40. While a 30 year old has about a 20% chance of getting pregnant each month, a 40 year old only has a 5% chance per month. This means that even for those that will get pregnant, it may take longer.
Fortunately with the advances in fertility treatments there are plenty of options available to help you to conceive and start a family.
What are the risks?
Not to paint a bleak picture but naturally risks are heightened in pregnancies after the age of 40. If the woman is in good health, the additional risks are low in early 40s.
But there are still things to be aware of. A woman’s egg supply is naturally going to decrease as she ages and with the eggs that remain there is a heightened chance of chromosomal problems like Down’s Syndrome, birth defects and miscarriage.
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.
Regular monitoring in an antenatal clinic and good obstetric care are needed. Maternal age related risk of having a Down’s Syndrome baby is higher. However, diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome in pregnancy (11-13 weeks) is reliable and easily available.
Miscarriage More Common After 40
Another factor working against women in their 40s who want to get pregnant is the higher rate of miscarriage.
About 34% of pregnancies end in miscarriage for women ages 40 to 44, and 53% of pregnancies end in miscarriage for women after age 45.
Of course, you could try to look at this from the other side – even though 34% of pregnancies end in miscarriage for women in their early 40s, the majority of pregnancies do not.
While it’s best not to put off trying to get pregnant until your 40s, if you’re already there and wondering if it’s still possible for you, you should know it may still be.
There are things you can do to increase the odds of conceiving, even after 40. Nothing is foolproof — but whatever you can do to tip the odds in your factor is worth trying.
Conventional Fertility Treatments Less Successful After 40
Unlike our Homeopathic treatment, which tries to correct your natural reproductive system, and help you conceive naturally any thing unnatural will take you more far from conceiving
For example, IUI treatment success rates are as low as 5% for women in their 40s.
IVF treatment has slight better success rates – 10% per cycle – but that’s still not as good as it is for younger women. This rate quickly falls as the years go by as well.
For women age 43, the percentage of live births per IVF cycle is just 4.2% according to the most recent statistics, and only a little more than 1% after age 44.
Obviously, egg donation from some other lady would give you better results. But do you really want a kid from the egg of some other lady or your own. Usually the argument put forward for IVF and egg donation is of low AMH levels. But even with lowest of low AMH, a lady can conceive, as long as egg reserves are present and you are menstruating regularly.
To know more about our treatment program for those above 40 yrs and to help getting pregnant after 40, do meet our specialist by visiting one of our clinics, personally or through video conferencing for online consultation and treatment.
Though you may have crossed 40, its not very late as yet. You may still conceive naturally.