Pregnancy After 40 - Helping You to Get Pregnant

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If you are ready to get pregnant and are over the age of 40, you are most likely to want to get pregnant now! Time is of the essence after the age of 40. Actually, it is closer to the age of 35. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the chances of a woman getting pregnant dramatically decrease after the age of 30 so a woman in this situation will want to make sure she does everything right from the start.

Before seriously trying to conceive, it may be a good idea to see your doctor. Make sure that you are in good health and there are no abnormal conditions that might negatively affect the pregnancy. Some doctors suggest taking prenatal vitamins especially ones high in folic acid since this will decrease the risk of your baby having neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.

Another step you should take is to get to know your ovulation cycle. Knowing the symptoms of ovulation will help you determine the best time to have sex. Some of the symptoms include changes in the cervical mucus and a pain on one side of your abdomen. There are also things called "ovulation prediction kits" that can help you keep track of your cycle.

There are many notions about the best positions during sex that will ensure pregnancy. Be aware that according to James Goldfarb, MD, director of the infertility service at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, "Very rarely, a woman's cervix is in an unusual position where certain positions can make a difference." In other words, stop worrying about positions as much as worrying about getting your body ready for the pregnancy. Goldfarb also notes that "It's good advice to lay in bed for 10 to 15 minutes after intercourse, but you don't need your feet in the air." You do not have to have your feet in the air after intercourse though this notion is commonly heard. Instead, just lie in bed for about 10 to 15 minutes so that the sperm has a chance to get into the cervix. After this time, "the sperm that is going to get into the cervix will be in the cervix."

There are many myths, common wisdom that is taken as fact, and old wives' takes about the best time, place, and position to get pregnant. Friends and family with good intentions tell most of them but seeking out a medical professional's advice is about the best thing you can do yourself.

Getting pregnant is possible and many women have successfully brought a baby into this world. Keep an open mind and keep yourself as healthy as possible. To learn more about curing infertility in women, please take a moment to read this article and please visit for more information. Good luck and don't lose hope.

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