You and your partner have just decided that you finally want to set down and have kids but, surprise! You are now in your 40s and facing fertility issues.
A lot of older women feel anxious about getting pregnant at 40. Well, there is reason to be so. It is a known fact that women's fertility status decline faster than men and a major causal factor is age. Your ovary's ability to produce good quality eggs is at its peak when you are in your 20s. This is the best time to get pregnant to ensure a healthy and normal baby. Upon reaching the age of 30 and beyond, your fertility status starts to decline at a significant rate and it will have weakened by the time you reach 40 and above. This is the reason why women are advised to get pregnant during their young reproductive years rather than getting pregnant at 40 where a lot of risk factors are involved.
Your chances of getting pregnant at 40 may not be good as when you were in your 20s and 30s. However, it is still possible and it can still be done. It may involve numerous visits to your doctor and lots of fertility supplements, but all of that are necessary to help you have a safe pregnancy all through.
There are safe and obtainable methods that can help you reach your goal of getting pregnant at 40.
The first and most important thing that you need to keep in mind is finding the right time to get pregnant. Your days of your ovulation cycle are the target days when you and your partner need to have frequent and unprotected sexual intercourse. Dealing with this at 40 is more cruel than for much younger women because as you get older, your ovulation cycle is not going to be as normal and as regular as when you were in ovulating in your 20s and 30s. So that very short time of the month when you are ovulating is the only opportunity for you to conceive and you should take full advantage of it.
The next important thing to take into account when you are considering about getting pregnant at 40 is to ensure that you and your partner are producing fresh egg and sperm. To keep them fresh, time your sexual activity at the height of your ovulation cycle so that a freshly-released matured egg will meet an equally fresh sperm.
Last and certainly not least, to prepare for pregnancy, always keep your body fit and healthy. Watch your weight and especially what you eat. Take fertility supplements containing right vitamins needed for expectant mothers.
The goal of getting pregnant at 40 may be a difficult one to achieve but it is not impossible. You and your partner need to work hand in hand to achieve that one common goal.
Source by Alice J. Johnson