What are my chances of getting pregnant naturally when I am age 40?
Age is the main determining factor of women’s fertility potential. Your chances of getting pregnant naturally per month are 20% at age 30, 5% at age 40, and 1% chance at age 45.
If you are 40 and would like to have a child, you want to get a fertility evaluation as early as possible because your ovarian reserve may be running out of time. Many women have diminished ovarian reserves at age 40, which makes it difficult to conceive and easy to experience miscarriage after pregnancy is established.
Although pregnancy after age 40 has higher chances of developing hypertensive disorder, diabetes or miscarriage, for women who have no significant medical issue or concern, most pregnancies end with a healthy mom and healthy baby, as long as the woman receives adequate care prenatally.
Our doctor is a double boarded Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and a Maternal-fetal Medicine specialist. We can provide you with a preconception consult and address your concerns regarding your pregnancy, your future baby’s health, and the impact of pregnancy on your own health. Book your preconception consultation with our specialized doctor.