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Ways To Get Pregnant After 40

pregnancyAre you in your 40’s and want to get pregnant? But when you’re 40 getting pregnant is not so easy any more. Here are some tips to help out women who want to conceive after 40.

Know When You’re Ovulating

Ovulation does not always occur on day 14 of the menstrual cycle. A trip to the doctor for some blood tests will help you know when this crucial process is happening. You can also stop by the drug store to buy an ovulating kit. These kits are as easy to use as a home pregnancy test it.

Wonder Meds

Check with your doctor if you can take medicine like Clomid, HCG or FSH. These meds help release mature eggs to the fallopian tube where they will be fertilized by the sperm. But before thinking of this option take note that these kinds of medicine have side effect like headaches, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision and multiple birth.

IVF And Other Options

Medicine has gifted women who want to be mothers after 40 with technology like IVF or in vitro fertilization and GIFT or gamete intrafallopian transfer. While these processes can be expensive for many couples they are worth a try for those who can afford these. You can also shop around for affordable fertility clinics in your area. Talk to a reproductive health care professional to discuss artificial insemination options such as these.

Acupuncture

Your body will not get pregnant if it is stressed or out of whack. Try ancient methods like acupuncture to help get pregnant. We’ve all seen Charlotte of Sex in the City try this while she was trying to conceive. But in real life Canadian singer Celine Dion was able to get pregnant with her child with the help of IVF and acupuncture.

Tried And Tested Methods

Don’t just discard the tried and tested methods of conception just because there are new high tech ones. Keep on charting your period. This will give you a clearer idea of your ovulation. This coupled with an ovulating kit will help increase chances of getting pregnant.

Take note of the consistency of your vaginal mucus. You know that ovulation is near when it is an egg white consistency. Watch what you eat. Stay away from caffeine and sweets when trying to conceive. For overweight women, slim down to increase chances of getting pregnant.

Men and women who smoke should also stop as smoking is not only a health deterrent to both sexes, it can actually lower sperm count in men.