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Getting Pregnant After 40 - Things You Need To Know
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Did you know that idespite popular belief that it is possible for a woman to be getting pregnant after 40 years old? There is a lot of concern in the medical fraternity these days that kind of discourage women from trying to get pregnant if they are over a certain age. I know because my wife and I recently got pregnant and she was 42 years old. We had our first when she was 36 years old, our second at 40 and the third at 42. For all the medical mumbo jumbo it is quite refreshing to see how fit and healthy they all are and that includes my wife.

However the medical profession may have some reason to be worried in these situations, and I must admit that the statistics can be a bit frightening. But I have come to view statistics as just that ... Statistics. I don't know whether we are just lucky not to be on the wrong end of statistics but I guess that was not in our hands. However if you are not like us, because our last two pregnancies were not really planned, and you are struggling or desperate to have a baby after 40, then take note of the following points.

If you are asking yourself "whycant I get pregnant?" then you must be aware that in both men and women the reproductive functions start to diminish after 35 years old. You may still have the ability to have sex, but the ability to reproduce is reduced. In men it may mean that they start producing less sperm, or low quality sperm that are not able to make the journey through the promised land. In women the ovaries may not produce good quality eggs that are viable enough to create the miracle of human life. Now these conditions are perfectly normal and it may just be directly related to age. So be aware of that.

In women there might also be growths and cysts that have formed in the uterus and other areas. These usually cause blockages that could interfere with reproduction. The simple removal of these little offending blockers is usually enough to guarantee conception. That's what happened with us when we had our first child. Within 5 weeks of removing the cysts we were pregnant. It may or may not always be as simple as that though.

Sometimes there are other factors involved too. There may be genetic reasons why you cant conceive or there may be medical issues that prevent you from reaching your goal. Generally speaking people who are overweight are 25 - 35% more likely not to be able to conceive successfully. Likewise if a woman is underweight, then malnutrition may play a role as well. It should also be remembered that at around 40 years of age women are more likely to begin getting medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid malfunction and high cholesterol, any of which can make it extremely difficult in getting pregnant after 40. On the males side of things factors such as drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, taking medication, prostrate problems, chemotherapy and radiation treatment can end entirley his abilty to reproduce.

But the good news is that for most of these conditions barring the extreme medical ones and also the genetic factors involved, there may be some simple solutions to help getting pregnant after 40. That is what inspired me to create a website to help others who may be struggling to get pregnant after 40. First of all most the medical conditions I have mentioned are treated very easily, with medication and also naturally, so you will need to speak to a medical professional about this.

There are some things you can do to improve your health. If you follow a good nutritional plan and exercise to bring your fat levels down as well as improve your general health it will make a tremendous difference. This is exactly how our third child was conceived. After a couple of years of not paying attention to our diets we found ourselves slowly creeping towards obesity. After making a joint decision to do something about it we joined a gym and began a good nutritional program. Within 4 weeks we were pregnant again and without actually trying. Well at least I lost some weight, but my wife gained a bit.

So let me try and inspire you. if you have been struggling in getting pregnant after 40, there is still hope for you. So long as you do not have any serious underlying conditions that may be blocking your way. There are some simple steps that ytou can take beginning right now that may change your fortunes for the better. For more tips to help you and to check out a book review I wrote which will help you tremendously, as it has for thousands of other men and women. I am sure you will find it truly inspiring. While you are there leave a comment too. It is always welcome.

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