Conceive Naturally After 40 - Top 5 Tips On How To Fall Pregnant
Falling pregnant after 40 can be challenging for some women. This can be due to a complex web of factors. At BumpFertility we believe that the most important factor in preparing for a healthy pregnancy at any age is to stay as healthy as possible. As a woman close to or after 40yrs, it's true that you may have a few more challenges ahead of you than a woman below 35yrs would. Those challenges may include some of the following factors:
- A higher likelihood of having pre-existing medical conditions that may lower your fertility
- A more challenging time conceiving naturally
- A higher possibility of miscarriage
- A greater risk of having a child with chromosomal abnormalities
- A greater risk of complications during delivery
However, the odds are still in favor of a healthy pregnancy even with these challenges, as long as you take good care of yourself and get appropriate care. So understanding what you can do to improve your pre conceptive health to reduce your risks will help you give yourself the best possible chance at conceiving after 40!
Is your body Baby Ready?
The best place to start is with a full Health and Hormone Assessment. This will uncover the areas that we need to work on and provide dietary guidance, nutritional recommendations and herbal support to work on those areas that may be decreasing your chances of falling pregnant naturally.
Conditions such as:
- Immune System Imbalance
- Liver Function
- Nutritional status
- Poly Cystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOS)
- Thyroid Imbalance
- Hormonal imbalances
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Thyroid Imbalance
... Are all important considerations when planning to fall pregnant after 40.
Frequently Asked Questions
Possible hormone imbalance after baby and tubal litigation? Difficulty losing weight.?
I am a 6'1" 30 year old mother of 3 and I am having a dreadful time losing weight after my last pregnancy. I gained 50 lbs, which my Dr. thought was acceptable because I was underweight before. I had just completed P90X when I found out I was pregnant with my 3rd baby. So now my baby is almost 5 months old and I still have 20 lbs to lose if I want to get back to my healthy weight of 170. After my other pregnancies I lost weight very fast. I gained the same amount of weight with the previous 2 pregnancies and I have nursed all three babies, but the weight fell off after the first 2. The only thing I have done different is I had a tubal after delivering #3. Does anyone have any information about hormone imbalances that can prevent you from losing weight, particularly after pregnancy or having a tubal? I am a vegetarian and I do cardio and weight training 4X a week, same as before. I just don't understand why I am holding all this weight on my body, especially in my midsection. Any experiences or information would be helpful! Thanks!
Age could be a part of it, but I think that losing 30 pounds in 5 months is very impressive. I think that if you keep doing what you are doing (weights and cardio) but don't see any changes after a week or two, get enough protein but cut back on your calories by about 250 per day. Do this for a week and check the results. If you lose weight, keep doing this. If you slow down/plateau again, cut the calories by 250 per day again. Check every week.
Strange symptoms-hormone imbalance? Pregnancy?
I had a trange period last month, early/short/light on the 17th. I was also feeling nausea, dizziness, and headaches. I took a HPT & it was BFN. I believe I ovulated shortly after (the 29th or 30th?). Around that time the symptoms I was having stopped, but I noticed my breasts were lactating. I had intercourse on the 24th, 27th, and 31st. Now I am feeling the nausea and dizziness again. I also have tender breasts and a large increase in vaginal discharge. I have had dull cramps with occasional spurratic pains since about 5-6 day past ovulation. My period is due tomm. (although I'm not real regular) I took a test 2 days ago and it was BFN-too early? I have a doctors appt. because if I'm not prego I want to know why I feel like crap and why the heck I'm lactating, but it's not until the 25th. The waiting is getting to me.
BTW..I have 4 children and have never TTC-so my hubby and I tend to be a fertile couple;O)
If you are due for your period tomorrow, you did test too early. Because testing 2/3 days early MIGHT give you a positive test result, but more likely you didn't have enough HCG in your system yet.
Everything (tender chest, dull cramps) sound like pregnancy symptoms. Except for the lactating. That could be a different problem if you are not pregnant. Because most women don't start producing colustum until the second/third trimester.
Good luck at your appt.
What are the chances a hormone imbalance can cause a false positive pregnancy test?
My girlfriend and I have always had protected sex, but one night the condom broke but I did not cum, the only chance would be from pre-cum. She had just started taking birth control for about a week when this happened, and she also bought the morning after pill within 12-24 hours. It has been a few weeks now, and she took a home pregnancy test that came out positive. She has always had a hormone imbalance and goes to her OBGYN frequently, who has put her on different types of birth control.
Because she has a hormone imbalance, she doesn't have normal periods, so we don't know whether she has missed or it's just because of her imbalance/birth control. Could her imbalance/birth control skew home pregnancy test results? Obviously it is not likely that she could be pregnant because nothing really happened and she was on birth control and morning after pill, so should I really have anything to worry about?
thanks in advance!
Thanks for all the input so far! She also has pcos, and probably can't even get pregnant in the first place. So, the only chance she could get pregnant is from pre-cum, she was almost to full operation with the birthcontrol, and took morning after pill. I'd say it's more than likely that she's not, but I just can't figure out how she could get a positive from a home pregnancy test.
No, birth control cannot interfere with the results of a pregnancy test.
Birth control pills, Depo Provera (the shot), implants, some IUDs, and the morning after pill contain hormones. These hormones are forms of estrogen or progesterone or both.
Many women are concerned that birth control could cause a false result on a pregnancy test. However, both home pregnancy tests and blood pregnancy tests measure HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This hormone is different from estrogen or progesterone. Pregnancy tests were specifically designed to detect only HCG and not estrogen or progesterone and will not be affected by any form of birth control.