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How old is too old to be pregnant?

How old is 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 more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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I am 32 years old getting merry in 5 month never been pregnant but wants too?

I am 32 years old getting merry in 5 month never been pregnant but wants too?

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

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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.

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

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An i too old to get pregnant ?

An i too old to get pregnant ?

No: If you are still having regular periods, you are probably still ovulating and that means you can get pregnant if you are not using birth control. ...Read more

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Could 48 year old get pregnant?

Could 48 year old get pregnant?

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 more

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Is age 39 to old to get pregnant?

No: There are some increased risks to discuss with your doctor, but the majority if 39 year olds who get pregnant have health children. ...Read more

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Can a 42 yr old woman get pregnant?

Can a 42 yr old woman get pregnant?

Yes: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Could 35 years old can be pregnant?

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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How did i get pregnant at 47yrs old?

Because : You still have enough ovarian function to ovulate most 47 yo do not but some women including yourself do. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant by a 50 year old man?

Can i get pregnant by a 50 year old man?

Yes you can: Yes you can if you want, if you don't want to get pregnant , take protective measures. ...Read more