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How to get Pregnant at 40
The age of 40 is considered to be the age of prime. At 40 you are probably one of the most successful women in your workplace. You have money, you have authority, and you have job satisfaction. And you are married! You live a fulfilling life. But there is that certain thing you lack and want to have at this point--- a baby.
Having a baby in your 40s used to be thought of by old folks as impossible, but modern technology has offered some diagnostic methods and modalities. It is not only diagnostic and treatment modalities which make this idea of you having a baby at 40 feasible-it's the fact that more and more scientists are studied the science behind conception and fertilization.
If you are determined and are patient enough to wait for this joyous moment of being pregnant, read on.
Stop birth control
Surely, you know what birth control is. It includes using oral contraceptive pills, depo contraceptives, condoms, IUDs and spermicides. If you really want to conceive then you have to stop using these things. Yu do not expect your menstrual cycle to be regular right after you stop these methods. Usually, 2-3 months is needed before your menstrual cycle will become regular again.
Have a healthy lifestyle
Studies have shown that a healthy weight, regular exercise and a healthy diet are determinants of fertility. This is because some toxins and free radicals in our environment are giving us ha hard time in becoming pregnant.
Both of you should eat nutritious food in the form of fruits and vegetables, which are high in anti-oxidants. Be careful in eating seafood, because some seafood is contaminated with mercury, which is a toxic chemical.
You should also take on vitamin supplementation such as folic acid and other vitamins and minerals for your baby to grow healthy without congenital defects.
Visit your doctor
Since you are 40 years old, you have an increased risk for miscarriages, still births or your baby having congenital defects you should consult your doctor first to have advice regarding getting pregnant. Your doctor may run a series of tests to make sure that your reproductive system s functioning well.
Your doctor may also prescribe fertility drugs to ensure that you ovulate regularly. If everything else fails, there is in-vitro fertilization.
Stop alcohol, smoking and caffeine
These three substances make you at a high risk for miscarriages and still births. It is said that tobacco affects cervical mucus in ways that may obstruct fertilization. Smoking also has been found out to reduce sperm count in males, so make sure your partner stops smoking.