A 39-year-old female asked:
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i am 39 y/o w/ 2 kids.my youngest is now 12 y/o.my husband and i want another baby.unfortunately i have difficulty to ovulate. what is the cause?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Age causes change...: It is natural to have less regular ovulation as one ages. While you can still get pregnant at older ages, it can be harder due to expected and normal changes. Medical problems, behavioral choices, medications all can cause difficulties though. Best next step is talking with your physician and being sure you are doing everything you can to maximize your chances. Good luck!
Answered on Apr 2, 2013
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Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Age: Age is only one of many possible factors. Patients' fertility rates start decreasing at the age of 34. But there are many women who are able to conceive well past that age. Seeing a specialist in infertility known as "reproductive endocrinology and infertilty" would be best for you. They are the most capable of providing the best advice and management of your fertility desires.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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