Tips For Getting Pregnant After 40

Tips For Getting Pregnant After 40

If you are attempting to get pregnant after age 40, chances are that you already know how hard of a journey potentially lays ahead of you. In fact, most doctors agree that after age 45, it is almost impossible for a woman to get pregnant using her own eggs. However, that does not mean that a woman in her 40’s can not get pregnant or give birth to a healthy baby. It is possible, but there are a few tips that you should keep in mind to increase fertility over 40. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

See a Doctor

The first and most important thing that you can do if you are trying to get pregnant after age 40 is to see a doctor and get some personalized advice about getting pregnant. Depending on your age and overall health, your doctor might suggest that you try for around six months before seeing a specialist, or your doctor might suggest seeing a fertility specialist right away. Either way, you will be able to get some personalized advice for your situation.

Eat a healthy diet

Making sure that your body is up to the task of carrying and maintaining a healthy pregnancy is important. Your doctor can help you come up with a meal plan to make sure you are getting all of the fruits, veggies, grains and protein that you need to be at your very best. There are also several “fertility diet” plans out there that you might want to try as well. Also make sure to drink enough water so that you stay hydrated.

Cut Out Negatives

Cut out all of the things that could negatively impact your chances of getting pregnant. These things include cutting back on caffeine, and cutting out smoking if you are a smoker, or are around a smoker. Also, stay away from alcoholic beverages and other drugs if you are trying to conceive. Another big thing to try to cut back on? Stress. Try to avoid stress as much as possible.

Stay Active

If you don’t already exercise, you should definitely start! Try for 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day, even if is just going for a walk after dinner. Try to keep your body at an optimal weight, since this will also increase your chances of getting pregnant if you are at a healthy weight. Being overweight or underweight can make it harder to get pregnant.

Consider Supplements

There are many vitamins and minerals out there that are vital to fertility. Also, there are many different herbal remedies that are trusted by many women to boost fertility. Some of the most common are Maca Root, Chasteberry, and others. You can even get “fertility blends” that have all of the most commonly used and popular herbal remedies all rolled into one.

Know When You Are Ovulating

You can use a variety of methods to best predict when you will ovulate and have the best chance of getting pregnant. Charting your basal body temperature, checking your cervical position, paying attention to your cervical mucus, and using over the counter ovulation predictor kits are all ways to know when your most fertile days are. Give these things a try so you will know when to have sex for the best chance of getting pregnant.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).