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Can You Get Pregnant During Menopause
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
Depends: During "pre-menopause" uterine shedding (period) as well as ovulation, or the release of an egg from the ovaries into the uterus is unpredictable. It is unlikely to be able to become pregnant but it is also more dangerous to the mother and baby as maternal age increases. Best advice is that if pregnancy is unwanted, then use condoms or some other form of pregnancy prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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
Menopause pregnancy: In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing eggs. So pregnancy isn't possible. Menopause is officially defined when a woman has gone 1 year without a period because of the permanent end of ovarian function. Until it's been a full year, it's possible to have release of eggs, therefore possible pregnancy. ...Read more
Hi im 42 just been told i have mild adenomyosis i want to try get pregnant how long do i have before full menopause starts?
Early menopause: Normal age for menopause is 52. Depending on individual circumstances premature menopause can happen as early as 35. If the lack of periods is due to ovarian failure, than it means that the ovaries have run out of eggs and ovulation is unlikely.If the absence of periods is due to another cause like stress, thyroid or adrenal dysfunction, then correcting the imbalance could restore ovarian function. ...Read more
Possibly: Menopause (early menopause) and premature ovarian failure can cause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. If you are having regular menses you are not in menopause but may be "perimenopausal". Blood tests can be performed (fsh & Estradiol on day 3) to evaluate ovarian reserve. Poor reserve is one of many causes for decreased fertility. Follow up with your gyn or an rei. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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