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How to get Pregnant at 42

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At an increasing age, you surely have the risk to infertility. This is because as a woman ages, her eggs also becomes fewer and fewer until she reaches menopausal age. Hormonal imbalances may also result due to this fact.

Are you a woman who, at 42, is still hoping to conceive? Fret not because, even though a lot of evidence is available regarding decline of a woman's reproductive function as she grows older, there are still many successful cases. If you are interested in finding out what are your chances read on.

The following are some tips which may help you conceive, even if you are 42.

Visit the Doctor

Before anything else, have your self evaluated by a doctor. You and your partner should go together to a doctor for fertility assessment. This is done to prevent unforeseen problems with regards to your reproductive function.

The doctor may do a physical exam on both of you and may make you undergo hormonal tests as well as ultrasound and sperm counts. If you want specialized help, you can go to a fertility specialist. This doctor is specially trained to give you advice and develop a step by step plan on how to conceive successfully.

You should also do your own research, because there are many different ways you can become pregnant after forty. Go to your infertility specialist prepared to talk about the recent research you have discovered.

You will then be subjected to medical treatment to your doctor's discretion. Fertility drugs encourage multiple ovulations so that you can increase your chances of conceiving.

If all these fail, you can opt for artificial insemination. If your partner is of the same age or older than you, his sperm may have difficulty reaching your fallopian tubes or he may have a low sperm count. In artificial insemination, sperm is placed near the cervix at the time of your ovulation.

The last option is in-vitro fertilization. In IVF, the egg and the sperm are combined in a lab. Two days later, the fertilized eggs are placed inside the mother or a surrogate mother. Often, many fertilized eggs are used to increase the chances of one implanting into the uterine wall. Of course, this also increases the chance of a multiple pregnancy.