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32 Too Old To Be Pregnant
Varies: Natural conception is difficult over age 40, and rare after age 43. Reproductive aging affects eggs, since older women have more abnormal eggs with chromosome defects and fewer available. Since the uterus can hold pregnancy until advanced ages with hormone support, it is possible to carry a pregnancy with donor eggs until at least the early 50s. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Start trying: Assuming you have no significant medical conditions or medications, start prenatal vitamins with dha, and then just start having intercourse on a regular basis (every other day) mainly around mid cycle. Most couples will become pregnant on average around 4-6 months. Some evaluation should take place if not pregnant after trying for one year. ...Read more
My wife's aunt has a daugher with down's syndrome. What are the chances my wife will have a baby with down's? Wife is 32 years old and pregnant.
Not a family issue: Your wife's basic risk of a ds birth is estimated at 1/800. There is a basic risk of 4% with each pregnancy for an unexpected outcome such as cleft lip/palate, prematurity, delivery issues, etc. Having a second degree relative with a ds offspring does not increase her basic risk to any significant degree. ...Read more
Not likely at all: It would be very rare to get pregnant naturally or with fertility help at that age. Also if you did get pregnant more than 60% of the pregnancies would result in miscarriages. The really only way to achieve pregnancy successfully at that age is with a donor egg. Please don't believe the women getting pregnant without donor over the age of 43. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely: Women can become pregnant as long as they ovulate. Many women in their early 40s can still get pregant the usual way. True that it gets more difficult as women age. However, to my knowledge the oldest woman to get pregnant was age 63-years, by ivf, carrying a baby for her daughter who was unable to do so. ...Read more
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