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Can A Woman Get Pregnant After Menopause
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
Yes : It is possible, but not preferable. Frequently ablations are combined with sterilization to avoid this possibility. If there is a concern-- take a test. If you have had an ablation and you or your partner are not sterilized, you should discuss contraception with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
She cannot: During a normal menstrual period, a woman's uterus sheds (loses) its lining, leading to the bleeding... and she gets a new lining the next cycle. If she were pregnant, and replaced the lining of her uterus, the pregnancy would be lost too. Pregnant women do get vaginal bleeding sometimes, but it is not a menstrual period (even if it sort of looks like one). ...Read more
Rare: It happens, but very rarely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not with her own egg: Once menopausal, by definition, a woman is no longer fertille, but rather sterile. If a menopausal woman wanted to get pregnant, one option is going through ivf and using an egg from a much younger woman. This would allow her to be a biological mother by carrying the pregnancy, but not the genetic mother (egg from another woman). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Until a woman has had no menstrual periods for a full year, it is possible that she could unexpectedly ovulate and become pregnant. That said, fertility is certainly decreased at perimenopause. If a woman desires childbearing, she will likely need the intervention of a fertility specialist to be successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: The human egg is fertilizable only for 24 hrs after ovulation. It degrades after that time and is not able to be fertilized. The point is you probably don't know exactly when you ovulated, and there is a chance of unwanted pregnancy if you have sex after ovulation without contraception. ...Read more
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