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Age 40 and Over

Getting Pregnant > Fertility > Age 40 and Over

Although evidence would indicate that the number and age of a woman's eggs can have a determinable effect on her chances of getting pregnant, women age 40 and over can still conceive if they have no other underlying fertility problems and are in general good health.

However, new statistics and a formula devised by scientist show that by the age of 40 woman only have a 7% chance of getting pregnant in a 3 month period compared to an 18% chance at 25 so while it isn't impossible, it may take longer to conceive.

If you are concerned or have been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant it is always best to speak with your caregiver as there are other methods such as IVF which may be available to you in order for you to get pregnant.



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