Medical Questions > Womens Health > Fertility Forum

I am 40 and my husband is 45

User Profile
I am 40 and my husband is 45, we have never had children. Is 40 too late for me to have a healthy baby? What should I be tested for, what are my risks at this age?


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied March 15th, 2011
Fertility Answer A20860
Hello and welcome to eHealth forum!

At 40 years, first pregnancy has high risk for Down’s syndrome, miscarriage, small baby, and congenital abnormalities. However, one can have healthy baby too. You need to get tested for a number of things like STD, vaginal infection, diabetes, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary, etc. Also your husband will need to get a semen analysis. Please consult your gynecologist regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!



|
Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
If you're experiencing difficult conceiving, you are not alone. Learn how doctors define infertility and how infertility affects both men and women here....
Many things cause fertility problems. Learn common causes of infertility for men and women here, plus info on factors that affect the ability to conceive....
Sometimes fertility do not manifest any symptoms. Other times there are definite signs. Learn to identify possible problems and know when to ask for help....
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Fertility , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.