Pregnant at 40 and after – what are your chances?

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Yes you can get pregnant at 40 and after that naturally! Yes you can be fit & fertile! Listen, you need ONE good egg (and some good swimmers of course) and you can absolutely have that in your 40s, especially with these tips & suggestions.

You can get pregnant at 40 (plus) naturally!

I can’t believe that women past 35 are called geriatric mothers! How are you supposed to feel fertile and fresh when that’s what you’re labeled as? I know “advanced maternal age” is used as well but come on, is that any better? So if you’re past 40 or you’re nearing 40, I want to boost your confidence today!

I get this question a lot: “I’m already past 40, I am … (41, 42, 43), what are my chances of ever getting pregnant?”

And I always have the same answer.

Listen, you only need one good egg. As long as you are ovulating, we have a lot to work with. And if you are not ovulating? Let’s see if we can get that started again!

Recently I had a look at the ages of my patients that conceived and carried full term, and guess what.. a good third was well over 40.

Of course, if you look at the statistics, somebody that’s above 40 has a 5 percent chance of conceiving. However, that statistic is about the chance that you will conceive in your first cycle not about your chance of conceiving at all. Even 20-year-olds have only a rough 25% chance of conceiving every cycle!

So yes, it may take a little longer when you are older, but you actually have a lot of things that you can do to improve your chances every cycle.

When will you hit menopause?

A question I always ask and that you can ask yourself is what age was your mom when she hit menopause? Some you may not know this or you can’t ask your mother anymore.
However, if you do know the answer to that question and that your mom was early 50s when she hit menopause, then knowing that could give you some breathing room.

Your AMH numbers are not holy.

One of the things that a lot of women are ruled by are these awful AMH numbers.

AMH stands for Anti Mullerian Hormone, and the level in your blood is associated with your egg reserve.

If your AMH is between 1-1.5 ng/ml that suggests your reserve is on the low side of normal, but still good enough to conceive! Anything between 1.5-4 ng/ml means your egg reserve is good.

However, it still doesn’t say anything about your fertility today. The only thing that number tells you is whether your reserve is getting low. Well, thanks Sherlock, I hadn’t realized at 40+ my eggs were running out! Doh!

Your AMH number says nothing about whether you are ovulating every month or whether your eggs are of good quality. And you know what? AMH numbers can even improve on a healthier lifestyle and homeopathic treatment. Conclusion: your AMH numbers aren’t holy and you shouldn’t let them freak you out!

It’s all about egg quality.

So that brings me back to that one good egg that you need. You have the opportunity to improve your egg quality every month just by:

  • changing your lifestyle (less stress, more joy)
  • having a good diet & quality supplements
  • exercising & fertility massages
  • working on your emotional well-being
  • homeopathic treatment

Improving your egg quality is not as hard as you think! Watch more.

Improving your man’s fertility.

However, it takes two to tango, right? Since your husband needs to participate in the baby making, his fertility needs to be top notch too!
If you already know that his sperm quality isn’t great, the amount isn’t fantastic or there’s something wrong with the shape, then you want to make sure that is addressed. Supplements and lifestyle change can do a lot but I obviously highly recommend homeopathy to improve sperm quality naturally.

Sometimes even when sperm analysis results come back fine, there is actually an underlying auto-immune issue or metal toxicity. This can keep the sperm from getting to the egg or stop a fertilized egg from developing. So make sure to consider those factors even when the sperm is labeled as good.

Detoxing synthetic hormones.

Lastly, something that could really block your fertility is the past use of synthetic hormones. This can include:

Synthetic hormones have the ability leave a lasting imprint on your hormonal system long after you stopped taking them. Therefore detoxing them can be a very important aspect of restoring your hormone balance & fertility.

Since most women will have had one form or another of synthetic hormones, most of my patients will have a homeopathic detox at some point in their treatment. My experience is that when a detox isn’t done, other homeopathic remedies either don’t work at all or the improvement patients make doesn’t hold. I usually will be able to assess in a discovery call already how many detoxes will be necessary and how many might be useful for a couple.

What I basically want you to take away from all of this, is that you have the opportunity to be fertile even in your forties and that all you only need one good egg (and ok some good swimmers!).

Your job is just to get into the best shape possible with supplements and lifestyle changes. Homeopathic fertility treatment can absolutely give your fertility a boost much quicker. Because no, you don’t have another 20 years, so you want to make the most of every cycle, right?