Fertility At 45

Decreased female fertility

When I was 25 or 30 as its only half a woman's fertile at 35. Normal fertile women in their 30 years average pregnancy rate of 20 percent monthly. She dropped the possibility of 35 to 10 percent and 38 percent to 5 percent per month. This does not mean that a woman of 35 cans no longer children, but it seems that before getting pregnant.


30 women of childbearing age who had their place, the chances are less obvious. This is because healthy eggs run out of stock. Fertility transition between 10 and 15 years, because the number of eggs is less rapid. This point is reached when the number of eggs decreased by about 37 or 25 thousand years as a woman. More than 41 years, the pregnancy rate is so low that most Dutch hospitals now embarking on fertility treatment.

Decreases male fertility

Men are fertile ground for the assumption that they are often forever. This is not true. Increased sperm quality is back. 45, less motile sperm and the volume decreases. In other words, smaller unsprayed. Slight increase in number of abnormal sperm. It seems that the testicles or balls in the tube, but also the production of sperm dry throughout the year.

For men with poor quality seed is an advanced age makes the difference between fertile and less fertile. In addition, many men have trouble Serological sexual desire decreases and increases the risk of impotence.

Safe sex

This is important for those who have sex before marriage, as in some Western countries. Condom use is the best protection against the threat of fertility such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease.) Bacterial infections can enter the uterus and fallopian tubes, where they transform into a more serious condition called pelvic inflammatory disease pelvic or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Disease that affects one in five women of childbearing age can cause fertility problems

The following physical signs and symptoms are present when a woman is fertile:

1) The vaginal discharge is thick, sticky secretion, a feature that helps facilitate the movement of sperm.

2) There is an increased libido in a woman is fertile.

3) Hot flashes are usually present, as when a woman is fertile.

The researchers focused on a gene called FOXO3a, which controls the activation of the follicle. Normally, the follicles are activated on a staggered schedule, so an ovary containing follicles in different stages of development.

In female mice genetically engineered to lack FoxO3, the follicles are normal at birth but later turned on all at once. This coordinated maturation meant that the genes controlling follicle growth became all at the same time, facilitating the detection of these genes.

The researchers used a method known as expression profiling to identify the active genes. They found 348 genes that were active in the ovaries of mice lacking FoxO3, but not in other tissues, indicating that it could function specifically in follicle growth.

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16 thoughts on “Fertility At 45

  1. When does fertility start to decrease?
    I’m 28 now and have one beautiful daughter. But, we’re not planning to have another child anytime soon for a number of reasons. But, there is a part of me that still wants to have another (biological) child. So, at what age do the chances of getting pregnant start to fall or drop dramatically? What are the chances of getting pregnant past 35 w/o the use of any fertility treatments? Does anyone know where I can find reliable information or statistics??? Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer my question!

    • More women today find they want to put off pregnancy until their careers are well established, or until they’ve gotten more life experience. However, research shows that pregnancies in women over the age of 35 suffer from more problems than those in younger women. How great are the risks compared with the benefits, and what do you really need to be concerned about?
      How Old is Too Old to Have a Baby?
      According to the Mayo Clinic, a woman’s fertility peaks between the ages of 20 and 24. However, fertility rates remain relatively constant through the early 30s, after which they begin to decline:

      At age 30 to 35, fertility is 15 to 20 percent below maximum. From age 35 to 39, the decrease is 25 to 50 percent. From 40 to 45, the decrease is 50 to 95 percent.

      Technically, any woman who has not gone through menopause, and who does not have other reproductive problems, can become pregnant. Successful pregnancies have been reported in women as old as 59.

      Pregnancy Risks After 35
      The risk of miscarriage increases after age 35; by the early 40s, more than 50 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Many of these occur at an early stage and may not even be detected, or may be mistaken for a late period. The majority of these miscarriages are due to the chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus.

      Other age-related factors affecting fertility include less frequent and/or irregular ovulation, and endometriosis, in which tissue that attaches to the ovaries or fallopian tubes interferes with conception.

      When they do get pregnant, women older than 35 may have a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and placenta previa. There is also a potentially higher risk of having a baby with low birth weight, and of chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome.

      Aiming for a Positive Pregnancy
      Although older women may find it somewhat harder to achieve pregnancy, the overall outcomes are excellent. In fact, birth rates for mothers in their 30s and 40s have increased dramatically over the past 25 years. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the birth rate for women age 35 to 39 nearly doubled between 1978 and 1998. Between 1981 and 1997, the birth rate for women in their 40s increased 92 percent.

      If you’re over 35 and thinking of getting pregnant, a few simple tips will help minimize the risks:

      Start taking prenatal vitamins
      See your doctor for prepregnancy checkups
      Eat well
      Exercise regularly
      Cut out nicotine, alcohol, and drugs

      Finally, if you don’t succeed in getting pregnant within six months, see a reproductive endocrinologist (fertility specialist) to discuss next steps.

      Sources: The Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy and Baby’s First Year (Morrow, 1994); March of Dimes: 888-MODIMES, http://www.modimes.org, http://www.nacersano.org

      The information on this Web site is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your or your child’s condition.

      Content courtesy of American Baby.

  2. Can my wife be pregnant if the spermicidal condom broke and I ejaculate?
    I had sex with a spermicide condom (Trojans) but it broke and I then ejaculated. She immediately flushed her self down there with water. Note that I had just ejaculated 45 mins before and I used another spermicidal condom(which is the one that broke) after that, so she should have had some spermicide still inside her. Then under 3 hours of that she drank the Plan B pill (Morning After Pill).

    Should I be worried?

    • She should be fine. Natural birth control would be a wonderful choice for the both of you. It allows you to easily track fertility and to have complete control over fertility by becoming aware of your partner’s ovulation pattern. This is an excellent method if you are waiting until later in your marriage for children. Best wishes, G

  3. Is there a way of increasing the chance of twins without fertility drugs?
    Just wondering and also if you can’t can you take fertility drugs if you are already able to have children?

    Twins run in both my family and my fiance’s family but I was just wondering if it would be possible to increase the chances of having twins :)

    Thanks, we already have one son. btw.

    • I’m exactly in the same boat. I would love to have twins :-) Here is some information i found. If you google it you might find other info. Good luck and let me know if you find any other info :-)

      1) Have a History
      Do twins run in your family? If you have a mother, brother, sister, uncle or long lost cousin with multiples, you may wonder if you’ll have them too. Sometimes twinning is hereditary, it’s true. However, only fraternal (dizygotic twins are influenced by heredity, and then only in some cases. If your mother or maternal grandmother was or had fraternal twins, you might have inherited a gene for hyperovulation, increasing your chances of conceiving twins also.

      2) Grow or Gain Weight
      A recent study published by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology correlates the rise in multiple birth rates with rising rates of obesity. Research found that mothers with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or higer were significantly more likely to have twins. Again, this statistic only holds true for fraternal (dizygotic) twins. The research also showed that women of above-average height were also more likely to have multiples.

      3) Wait Until You’re Older
      Older mothers are more likely to conceive twins than their younger counterparts. It’s thought that the body accelerates ovulation as the biological clock starts ticking faster. Seventeen percent of mothers over age 45 have multiples. Wait five more years and the odds rise to one in nine!

      4) Have More Twins
      Once you have had a multiple pregnancy, you are significantly more likely to conceive — and deliver — twins again! Some estimates suggest that mothers of twins are four times more likely to have twins again than a woman who has never been pregnant, or who only had a singleton.

      5) Diet: Yams & Dairy
      No one is quite sure why, but the Yoruba tribe in West Africa has the highest rate of twinning in the world. A study concluded that the mother’s diet was the cause, being high in cassava, a type of yam or sweet potato. The peelings of this vegetable are thought to contain a chemical that causes hyperovulation. In addition, a 2006 study found that women who consume dairy are five times as likely to have twins.

      6) Seek Fertility Assistance
      Reproductive technology has dramatically increased the multiple birth rate. Drugs that stimualate ovulation can lead to a multiple pregnancy, but multiples can also result from invitro fertilization. It’s not just that multiple embryos are implanted in the mother, but there is also an unexplained increase in the number of monozygotic twins among IVF patients. No ethical doctor would provide treatment if it wasn’t warranted, so fertility assistance should only be sought out when necessary.

      7) Have A Big Family
      The more kids you have, the more likely you are to conceive twins in a subsequent pregnancy. No one knows the magic limit that triggers a multiple pregnancy, so you’ll just have to keep trying until it happens.

      8) Conceive While Breastfeeding
      Most people think that you can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding, that the process of lactating keeps a woman from ovulating. However, plenty of mothers of twins can disprove that theory. Some research has supported the theory that the chance of twins or multiples is increased if a woman conceives while breastfeeding.

      9) Get Pregnant On the Pill
      Birth control pills are usually thought to be 99.9 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. However, that .01 percent often results in a double whammy — multiples. Sometimes pregnancy occurs when the pill isn’t taken consistently; in other cases, the hormonal mix of a particular drug type simply doesn’t provide enough coverage to completely prevent ovulation. In either case, playing around with hormones can lead to hyperovulation, increasing the chances of multiples.

      10) Just Get Lucky!
      Many parents of multiples don’t meet any of the classic criteria, yet find themselves doubly blessed. Monozygotic twins are particularly mysterious; no one is exactly certain what causes an egg to split after conception, producing identical twins. The bottom line is that there truly isn’t a whole lot an individual can do to influence their chances of having twins; sometimes you just get lucky!

  4. What can I expect at my first appointment with a fertility doctor?
    My doctor referred my to a fertility specialist because my periods are very irregular. She basically ruled out PCOS, so I don’t think I need to worry about that. What can I expect at my first visit? What can I expect in general?

    Is there something she could give me to regulate my periods? What about ovulation?

    • At my first appointment we had a consult with the Dr. It lasted about 45 minutes and we covered our medical history, tests that we have done already, how long we’ve been trying and what our plan of action would be. After that I was given an ultrasound to check for endemetriosis, cysts, etc… And finally I had a blood test to check for hormone levels. After the initial meeting you will probably have to go back for an HSG, this is where they inject dye into your fallopian tubes to see if they are blocked. Your husbands sperm count will probably be checked around this time. After all these tests have peen performed they will likely start you on a mild fertility drug such as clomid to induce ovulation. While you are on fertility drugs you can expect frequent ultrasounds and bloodwork to make sure you are in fact ovulation, how many follicles and for hormone levels. Your Dr. may also choose to give you an injection of HCG to help your ovulation along. I would also suggest asking your Dr. for a PCT around the time of your ovulation. This test checks to see i your “environment” is acceptable for sperm. It is inexpensive and in my opinion worth it for the peace of mind. Good Luck!!!

  5. What are the chances of fertility for a 45 year old?
    What are the chances of falling pregnent at 45? Especially if you have been fertile in the past?

    • Some women may still have good eggs but many IVF clinics would make you use donor eggs at that point.

      “Pregnancy over 45 is a very difficult proposition. Women over 45 have less than a 1% chance of getting pregnant using their own eggs. This is because virtually all of their remaining eggs are genetically abnormal. Successful pregnancy over 45 is therefore nearly always the result of egg donation. Many high profile women who have become pregnant in their forties, especially after the age of 45 did so with the help of donor eggs. The pregnancy risk over 45 is also increased. In the unlikely event that a woman over 45 becomes pregnant with her own eggs, the pregnancy risk over 45 results in a miscarriage rate of at least 50% and the incidence of a genetically abnormal pregnancy of 1 in 12. There is also a significantly higher risk of maternal and fetal mortality with pregnancy over 45 compared to younger women. It is especially important to make sure that a woman’s body is able to tolerate the stresses that pregnancy places on it prior to becoming pregnant. This means that a woman should be checked for problems like high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes before trying to become pregnant.”

  6. Why does the media like to scare women about getting pregnant in their 30s and 40s?
    I have seen many articles saying that fertility starts decreasing in the late 20s causing many women to panic and worry that they will never find Mr. Right. There have been plenty of women who gave birth in their 30s and even 40s. Every woman is different and women continue to menstruate until official menopause, meaning there is always a possibility to get pregnant until then.

    • You’re wrong. It’s not a scare tactic, it’s simply the truth. Fertility DOES decline starting age 27, and plummets after age 35. Yes, many women CAN get pregnant afterwards, and most women menstruate after age 35 (average age of menopause is 51), but menstruation does not translate to the ability to become pregnant or to successfully carry a fetus to term–after age 40, a really large percentage of eggs are defective, which is why there is the huge miscarriage risk–25% and growing after age 35, and that’s even considering if you can become pregnant at all. Younger women have about a 20% chance with each cycle to become pregnant, while over 35, you have a 10% chance per cycle, which drops to a 5% chance per cycle after age 40, so even if you are able to have one child after age 35, it becomes quite difficult to have a second. And if you want to have more than one, you have to get started since fertility drops so quickly after 35! 17% are infertile by age 35, and almost 23% of women between 35-39 are infertile. Almost 1 in 4 women! Almost 30% are infertile between 40 and 44. And you never know if you’re one of those or not. Plus while over the whole population those are the statistics, if you happen to be a woman with a particular problem that causes infertility, then your chances are 0%, and no one knows if she’ll be one of those women… unless you happen to have endometriosis or PCOS, in which case you already know that your chances of pregnancy are reduced even at a young age, and become very small after 35. After age 45, even though much more than half of women are still menstruating, there is only a 1% chance per month of being able to get pregnant, with an 8% chance of birth defects and a 50% chance of miscarriage. So certainly there is not “always a possibility to get pregnant”. Risk to mother and baby rise greatly the older you are, as well. So pregnancy is not something that can be counted on. I’ve met far too many women over 35 who feel betrayed because they thought they’d have no problems getting pregnant, but then they find that they can’t, and are shocked that no one told them they’d have such a difficult time.

  7. What do I need to do to find out if I can get a girl pregnant?
    I’m 45 and she is 33. I’ve never had any luck getting a girl pregnant. Knock on wood, I am thankful, but now I am with the right one. We want to have a child but I don’t know if I can or not.

    • Try for six months, if you’re willing to wait that long…read up on conception tips and tricks, make sure to have sex when she’s ovulating…do everything you can on your own to try to make her pregnant. If after that time period, she’s not period…one of you could very well have some infertility issues. Because of your age, I’d probably see a fertility doctor sooner than later! Good luck and baby dust to you guys! (:

  8. If I have periods that range between 31-45 could I take a pregnancy test if my last period started on feb 2?
    I’m trying to get pregnant and using a fertility monitor.
    It said that I was ovulating on the 24 & 25th.
    I have had 5 periods since my last baby who is now 14 months, I breastfeed her that is why it was so after she was born.
    I had my last period on Feb 2nd.
    I have the first response pregnancy test could I take one or should I wait awhile yet?

    • it takes 12 to 14 days on average after fertilization for there to be enough HCG in your urine for a test to show a positive.

      If you are activly trying to conceive, I recommend using both the fertility monitor and temperature charting. It is most accurate. For information on how to chart, you can go to http://www.fertilityfriend.com

      You can learn how to chart, and keep your chart online. They will help you see when you are ovulating each month and temping can also give you signs if you are pregnant, before you even test.

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