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Is 41 or 42 years of age too old to get pregnant?

Is 41 or 42 years of age too old to get pregnant?

No: Ask your general doctor for exam and records. Start taking vitamins, eating healthy, avoiding toxins. See a subspecialist in fertility and one in maternal-fetal medicine. Consider what all say and make your own decision about what is best for you and your family.

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Hello, thank you for the access that we have on doing questions. I am asking when its the best age for me to get pregnant? I am 29 years old

Hello, thank you for the access that we have on doing questions. I am asking when its the best age for me to get pregnant? I am 29 years old

Now is a good age: Girls and women need to finish high school and vocational school or college, so that they can compete in the modern world for jobs, income, security, and equality. Thus, the earliest would be age 21 years. There is no perfect time to start a family but age 22 to 32 is best, unless she is not married, living in a war zone, stuck in a refugee camp, suffering a medical or psychiatric illness, etc...

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I'm 36 years old trying to get pregnant but I'm concerned about having a Down syndrome because of my age how at risk I will be if I conceived?

I'm 36 years old trying to get pregnant but I'm concerned about having a Down syndrome because of my age how at risk I will be if I conceived?

For giving birth: To a child with DS your risk is 1:275. At 16 weeks gestation your risk of having a fetus with DS is 1:200. This is assuming there is no FH of Down Syndrome. These numbers are approximations based on no other risk factors. They all, however, calculate your risk of having a child without DS at greater than 99 percent.

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Hello I am 49 years of age male how long would it take me to get my 35 year old wife pregnant do I need vitamins we've been trying for 6 months now?

Hello I am 49 years of age male how long would it take me to get my 35 year old wife pregnant do I need vitamins we've been trying for 6 months now?

Menopause: There could be some problems. You may be in male menopause and not producing many fresh sperm or your wife could be going into menopause and not be as fertile as normal. After six months it may be time to get more extensive testing done.

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I am 21 years old and my last period was around the age of 19 and I had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago is there a possibility I could get pregnant?

I am 21 years old and my last period was around the age of 19 and I had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago is there a possibility I could get pregnant?

It's possible: If you still ovulate, then you can pregnant. You need to have an exam to determine why your periods stopped. See the GYN and get evaluated for the secondary amenorrhea. Good luck.

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Can a 43 year old woman get pregnant I have 3 kids in serial now I want 4 child is that possible to get child in age 43?

Can a 43 year old woman get pregnant I have 3 kids in serial now I want 4 child is that possible to get child in age 43?

Maybe: If you are still having regular cycles you are likely ovulating & could achieve and carry a pregnancy.Remember any pregnancy has at least 4-5% risk of an unexpected outcome and your age will add another 1-2 % as an increase in risk for chromosome defects. Your basic health is also a significant factor. However, many women today are having successful pregnancies at that age & you could be one.

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If a 14 year old was trying to get pregnant, and they never did, does that mean they can't because of age, or eggs? Or is it just really hard to get?

If a 14 year old was trying to get pregnant, and they never did, does that mean they can't because of age, or eggs? Or is it just really hard to get?

Hard & dangerous: Higher risk of potentially fatal (you or baby) toxemia of pregnancy, premature delivery, slight increase on down syndrome birth, all make pregnancy at 14-15 a bad idea. Even after a woman's body reaches full maturity (body+ brain at 22) it can take up to a year to get pregnant with a healthy system. Motherhood is a wonderful goal in life, but should not put you or the baby at risk.

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44 years old, too physically old to get pregnant?

44 years old, too physically old to get pregnant?

The chances are: Becoming slim by age 44 to have a child naturally. But, I was almost 44 when I had my last child (naturally). The risk for misscarriages, health problems for the baby and health problems for the mother is much higher at this age. Most women aren't able to become naturally pregnant at this age.

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Is possible for a person of over 40 years old to get pregnant again?

Is possible for a person of over 40 years old to get pregnant again?

Yes: Fertilty begins to decline in the mid 30s, but you definitely have the opportunity to get pregnant in your 40s.

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Me and my wife plan to try next month to have a kid we both 38 years old on average how long should it take for 38 year old to get pregnant.?

Me and my wife plan to try next month to have a kid we both 38 years old on average how long should it take for 38 year old to get pregnant.?

When it happens: Most cite an average of 6 mo to achieve a desired pregnancy, but it varies from weeks to a year. After a year without success, you would both want to consult with a fertility center.

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Can pregnant via IVF woman get root canal treatment? My wife is 42 years of age, and getting pregnant through ivf, hopefully in next few weeks. Is it okay for the health of the mother and the child, if my wife goes for root canal to a dentist while she I

Can pregnant via IVF woman get root canal treatment? My wife is 42 years of age, and getting pregnant through ivf, hopefully in next few weeks. Is it okay for the health of the mother and the child, if my wife goes for root canal to a dentist while she I

Probably: Check with obgyn, as every situation is different. In general, major essential dental work should be completed before planned medical procedures as to not leave problems unaddressed that could develop into pain and/or infection that could affect both mother and child. Elective dental work should be left for after the 1st trimester. Emergencies, including root canals, should be dealt with quickly, .

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Am 41 years old and I being trying to get pregnant for one year and no results?

Am 41 years old and I being trying to get pregnant for one year and no results?

Your fertility wanes: As you get older. You need to see a specialist obstetrician with specialized training in fertility and high risk pregnancies.

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Can you still get pregnant at 35 years old?

Can you still get pregnant at 35 years old?

Yes: 35 years of age does not preclude pregnancy. It may be slightly more difficult to become pregnant. Allow six months of trying and then seek help if no other medical issues are present. Also if the ovulation and menstrual cycles are regular then the six-month interval is reasonable. If the menstrual cycles are irregular then seek help much sooner.

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I'm 46 years old is posible to get pregnant?

I'm 46 years old is posible to get pregnant?

Yes possible: Speak to your gynecologist if you do not have any abnormalities, or severe systemic illnesses, will refer you to a fertility specialist after the test only you will get the right answer and good luck.

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What is right time to get pregnant? I am 25+ years old

What is right time to get pregnant? I am 25+ years old

There is no right: Or wrong time, only when you are ready mentally and physically and how many children you want. Most people wait until they have been married a couple of years, and then they start executing their plan for the family. Obviously the more children you desire, the earlier you want to go about starting. It has to do with when you are ready for pregnancy and hopefully not the other way around.

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I'm 49 years old and I want to get pregnant how can I do it?

I'm 49 years old and I want to get pregnant how can I do it?

In the usual way: C GYN to make sure you are safe for conception and that you are ovulating. Take advantage of your fertile times. Know and put in writing what you"why" is. Go over it with your partner and decide now how much you are willing to do. As you know, the risks go up exponentially every year over 40. Pray