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Female conception chances at 40?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Yes: Ovulation still present in large number of 40 year olds and conception can happen.
Dr. Julian Escobar
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Lower: Conception rates steadily decline after 29 yrs, at 40 they are less than half of those in their 20s. The miscarriage rate is also higher at 40, being almost 30%. If you have not gotten pregnant after 6 months of trying, please see a specialist as each month may make a difference in your 40s.

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