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Is 38 years old too old to have a child?

Is 38 years old too old to have a child?

No: Many women have children after the age of 38. If may be more difficult to get pregnant though. If you are unable to conceive on your own after 6 months, consider seeking assistance from your ob/gyn or a fertility specialist, a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Child 6 years old armpit temp. 38.1celsius with cough can travel by plane?

Child 6 years old  armpit temp. 38.1celsius with cough can travel by plane?

URI- AIR TRAVEL... !: Most probably viral. But at this temperature, better if travel can be delayed. Upper respiratory infection with inflammation/swelling of throat, nose can cause severe earache while plane taking off and landing, due eustacian tube dysfunction. If possible, have a check up with the child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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I'm 38 years old, I had a miscarriage of my first child 10 months ago, since then my cycle has been heavier, why did this happen?

I'm 38 years old, I had a miscarriage of my first child 10 months ago,  since then my cycle has been heavier, why did this happen?

You are unique : This does happen after the first menstrual period post-miscarriage, I suggest you check in with your OB to see why its persisting. ...Read more

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I'm 38 years old with 3 children 1 miscarage my youngest child is 13 i'm not on birthcontroll and i'm not getting pregnant?

I'm 38 years old with 3 children 1 miscarage my youngest child is 13 i'm not on birthcontroll and i'm not getting pregnant?

Harder with age : Well, the last time you gave birth, you were in your twenties. Once you reach 30 years old, it progressively gets harder and harder to get pregnant. I believe the standard of care is try for 6 months, and if still unsuccessful, then get tested by fertility doc. Also, the male should be tested. Could be a change in his sperm count with age (assuming same man, but i don't judge). Don give up! ...Read more

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I am 38 years old with a amh of .81. No problem conceiving 1st child at 34 and 2nd at 36. Miscarriage at 35 & 37. Likelihood of natural conception?

I am 38 years old with a amh of .81.  No problem conceiving 1st child at 34 and 2nd at 36.  Miscarriage at 35 & 37.  Likelihood of natural conception?

Hard to say: The amh level is a good predictor of how you will respond to fertility drugs and perhaps your chances of getting pregnant with treatment as well. It is not very good at predicting spontaneous pregnancy. A low level suggests waiting is not a good idea though. ...Read more

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I am 38 years old 22 weeks pregnant with second child, had light pink discharge and two tiny blood clots followed by light pink discharge. Am i ok?

I am 38 years old 22 weeks pregnant with second child, had light pink discharge and two tiny blood clots followed by light pink discharge. Am i ok?

Need eval: Without more information, it's hard to say. Any bleeding at this time in pregnancy concerns me for possible placenta previa or infection . I'd recommend you not have sex or use any tampons until you get in to see your provider for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 47 years old, very healthy and would like to have another child. What are my chances?

I'm 47 years old, very healthy  and would like to have another child. What are my chances?

Hard to say: Fertility is not always guaranteed by "healthy" status.That said, every fertile woman has about 4% risk of an unexpected outcome (premi,cleft palate, infection,chromosome defect,etc).The effect of age on your eggs will add 1-2% to your risk of Down syndrome or other chromosome pbm.Then there is dad. You may want to meet with a geneticist to review all data,including dad, to get your specific riisk ...Read more

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Hello, im 33 years old and I have been trying to have a child for 5 months now to no avail. Is there any problem with me?

Hello, im 33 years old and I have been trying to have a child for 5 months now to no avail. Is there any problem with me?

Likely not: About 85% of normal couples may take up to a year to conceive, so you are well within normal at 5 months. For women over age 36 we now suggest fertility evaluation after 6 unsuccesful months, but at 33 Y.O. That is more aggressive than you need be. Most doctors, particularly fertility specialists, are glad to help you at any point though. ...Read more

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