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How to get Pregnant at 41
Being at 41 can unfortunately become a hindrance to conceiving. This is because in women, fertility deteriorates rapidly as you turn 30. How much more if you are 41 years old?
Yet, there is still hope. Even though fertility begins to decline as age progresses, there are still a number of women who have managed to get pregnant, thanks t modern technology. If you are wondering how this can be done, read on.
A healthy diet
A healthy diet increases the possibility of you being fertile. For you to conceive fast, you should not be too overweight or too underweight. You can achieve this through a healthy lifestyle and through a healthy diet and exercise.
Stop smoking, drinking alcohol and caffeine
It has been shown that these three substances increase your chances of being infertile and having miscarriages, stillbirths, and congenital defects in your baby. If you stop taking these substances, you will surely boost your fertility. It is not only you who should stop smoking, also your partner. There are some studies which prove that smoking diminishes a man's sperm count.
Maternal alcohol intake has also been show to affect babies. It has been shown that babies born to mothers who drank alcohol while pregnant developed congenital defects and have lower IQs.
Visit your doctor
Modern science is helping older women to conceive in such a way that it provides a number of fertility treatment options for women over 40. Before anything else, you should consult your doctor, both you and your partner. Your partner also needs to undergo testing. Both of you will undergo testing and assessment if your reproductive system has no problems.
Your doctor may start to give you medications which enhance fertility, such as Clomiphene and Menotropins. These medications work like FSH and stimulate your ovaries to release more than one egg every month. While you are taking these fertility enhancing medications, your doctor will need to monitor you carefully with hormone tests, blood tests, and ultrasound exams.
If everything else fails, you can have the position of using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), in the form of artificial or partially artificial treatments handling the sperm or the egg, or both, to assist in achieving pregnancy. These techniques can be expensive and should be considered a last resort if everything else fails.
It is important that you do your own research on what methods are appropriate for you. Remember that your doctor is a big help in your goal towards getting pregnant at age 41. You should go hand in hand with your doctor in discovering appropriate treatments which are likely to be effective for you. You must think carefully before you decide to try a fertility treatment, especially if its cost goes beyond your budget.