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trying to conceive at 46?

is it possible to concive at age 46
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replied July 10th, 2011
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It is possible but unlikely. At this stage your eggs are damaged by aging, your hormonal cycle has changed significantly and your uterus lining is thinning. You were born with all the eggs you were going to have in your ovaries. Just like the rest of your body, these eggs age and degenerate over time.

At 45, only 5% of couples will be pregnant after a year of trying. That is versus 85% in their 20's.

If you are trying to get pregnant, speak to your doctor. If you are not trying to get pregnant, do not use your age as a birth control method. Only after menopause will you be safe.
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replied October 5th, 2011
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Just thought I would add, I'm 46 and had my 8th baby in January this year, so yes, it is very possible to conceive at 46 and have a healthy pregnancy and baby! x
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replied January 5th, 2012
Yes it is possible. My cousin had baby at the age of 45.
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