I started trying to conceive in my early 40s. After a miscarriage (and endless research) I finally had my baby at age 46.
Is It Possible to Get Pregnant at 44?
Firstly, I want to start with the positives. It is very possible to get pregnant at 44. Now, obviously, I must add a few caveats to this statement. You will need to still be having regular periods (although they don't need to be the same length each cycle.) More than that, you need to be ovulating (although you can get help with this if not.) There may also be other medical issues that might need looking into.
The negative side is that it may take you much longer than it would have done in your 20s or 30s. So you may need to have some patience. There are a lot of different statistics cited for conception at 44 with IVF but in truth, it is difficult to find information about natural conception at this age because the women in this group are unlikely to be monitored, whether they succeed or not.
Getting Pregnant in Your 40s
When you are in your 40s and trying to get pregnant, you are often told that the chances are pretty slim. Those who already have children have to put up with comments from people asking them why they are still trying for another child at their age, but only people in their shoes can know the longing that they may have for another child.
For those who have not had children before, you may enter the world of trying to conceive with some naivety—perhaps expecting to get pregnant right away. In any case, I will try to put forth here what I have learned about the particular struggles of trying to get pregnant at 44.
What Are the Chances of Getting Pregnant at 44 Naturally?
The truth is that conception at 44 is rare no matter which statistics you look at.
- The success rate is about 3% per menstrual cycle, which means that out of 100 fertile women who try to conceive in one cycle, 3 will be successful. The success rate drops to below 1% after 44 years of age.
- In another study, 5% of women age 43 or 44 who used their own eggs in IVF treatment became pregnant and carried to term. In the same study, 56% of patients using donor eggs in IVF treatment were successful regardless of age.
- Results for 2016 from the HFEA (the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, which is the regulatory body for the UK), show a success (i.e. a live birth rate) of 3% for patients aged 43-44 who attempt IVF using their own eggs.
How to Boost Your Chances of Getting Pregnant at 44
As I said, I was able to get pregnant at 44. It's possible! And there are steps you can take to increase the likelihood of conception.
"It is important that she is looking for ovulation at the right time," says Dr. John Thoppil, an ObGyn in Austin. "As a woman ages, it is common for cycle length to shorten. This usually means earlier ovulation. I would encourage the use of an ovulation predictor kit to ensure she is not missing her fertile window."
The optimal timing for intercourse is every 1-2 days of sex during the fertile window.
You only need a little bit of this lubricant to create a more sperm-friendly environment in your vagina. Keep in mind that commercial lubricants are unfriendly to sperm. If you go this route, use Pre-Seed or Conceive Plus. I was using Conceive Plus when I got pregnant. I chose it because it was a bit cheaper than Pre-Seed.
A formula called FertilityBlend has been shown in studies to help women conceive. The mixture contains folic acid, vitamins B-6, B-12, C, and E, iron, magnesium, selenium, and zinc. It also includes the herb chasteberry, which is widely used in Chinese medicine to encourage ovulation, green tea extract, which is believed to be an antioxidant, and L-arginine, which was shown in a recent study to enhance conception in fertility patients.
Many women prefer to take the holistic approach to trying to get pregnant and there are many resources available in this regard. Many believe that there is a mental element to getting pregnant and that the mind is somehow blocking the body. Relaxation, moderate exercise, and a good diet are great ways to keep your body healthy and your mind at ease.
Acupuncture is also a very popular approach and there are specific fertility acupuncture practitioners who will work with you to bring your body to its optimum fertility.
Improving Egg Quality Between 40 and 44
The one big barrier to getting pregnant in your early 40s is egg quality. It is well documented that egg quality declines with age (you only need to compare the statistics between someone who has done IVF in their 40s and someone who has done it in their 20s to see the difference in the number and quality of eggs produced) and for this reason it is important to do as much as we can to improve egg quality.
"Unfortunately, a woman is born with all the eggs she is ever going to have," says Dr. Thoppil. "The quality of the eggs declines for every person. Genetics probably play a role here. However we can optimize other risk factors: don't smoke, be of normal weight, and eat a healthy diet."
Research confirms that some lifestyle changes can help make conception more likely. The supplement coenzyme Q10, a naturally occurring enzyme required for energy metabolism, may have some positive benefits on egg quality.
There is no universally accepted "fertility diet" but studies do show that meat consumption is bad for ovulation function. The study specifically found that red meat, chicken, and turkey were problematic. Instead, this diet is recommended:
- Low trans-fat and more monounsaturated fats
- Low animal protein and more vegetable protein
- High-fiber, low glycemic carbs
- High-fat dairy products
- High iron intake (from plants, not meat)
Using Donor Eggs
If you are older, especially if you’re over 42, and have not succeeded with other therapies, or if you have premature ovarian failure (POF) (also known as early menopause), your treatment options are limited.
Egg donation, which involves the use of eggs donated by another woman typically in her 20s or early 30s, is highly successful. The high success rate with egg donation confirms that egg quality associated with age is the primary barrier to pregnancy in older women. If you are over 40, your chance of successful pregnancy is much higher in IVF cycles using donor eggs, but many couples or single women in their early 40s will choose to accept the lower chance of becoming pregnant and use their own eggs. By age 43, the chance of becoming pregnant through IVF is less than 5%, and by age 45, use of donor eggs is the only reasonable alternative.
Risk of Miscarriage
It can't be denied that at the age of 44, even if you manage to get pregnant, there is a higher risk of miscarriage than there is for younger ladies. At 44 the loss rate is over 50%, according to Dr. Thoppil.
Unfortunately, my own pregnancy at 44 ended in a blighted ovum miscarriage. Of course, you may be lucky and hit that good egg the first time, but it might be worth bearing this in mind although obviously, you shouldn't let this stop you trying.
I do know of a number of ladies who had one or more miscarriages who then went on to have healthy babies in their mid-40s, so just because you have one miscarriage does not mean that the same thing will happen again.
Finding Out if You Are Perimenopausal
If you are over 35, many doctors will recommend fertility testing 6 months after you have started trying. The big test is the FSH test, which is said to tell how near the menopause you are. A high FSH (25 or over) is said to be near menopause. I did a home FSH test, which can be an indicator of your fertility. It does not give you an exact figure like the test you get at the doctor, but instead a degree of color on a test strip). The home test I did looked OK and when I did get my FSH results my number was 7.6, which equated reasonably well to the home test that I did.
However, do not despair if you have a high FSH as all is not lost. FSH can differ from cycle to cycle for a start. It can also be affected by stress. Also, I know of two ladies right now who are pregnant with an FSH of over 25.
Testing Your Fallopian Tubes
Another key test is the HSG, which checks if your fallopian tubes are clear. I did not get around to getting the HSG because I got pregnant, so I knew that the sperm could meet the egg.
Another test is the AMH test, which is said to test egg reserves but this is a very controversial test and many doctors will not do it as they do not believe it has credibility.
Getting Sperm Tested
While your age is an issue if you're 44, it's worth exploring whether your partner's sperm is in good condition as well. As long as you're doing so much to optimize your chances of getting pregnant, it makes sense for him to be tested too.
A doctor may ask for a sperm sample to analyze. They may also ask about recreational drug use, exercise, and sexual function. It will likely get really personal, but if he is really supportive of your effort to get pregnant, he'll do it.
IVF and Other Medical Interventions
Sometimes it seems that many doctors, when they know your age, will advise you to go straight to IUI (intra-uterine insemination) or IVF as they believe this may give you a better chance of getting pregnant. Often donor egg will be recommended, which can increase the chances often to more than 50% but still does not give any certainty. There are other options. Clomid is a pill that a doctor can prescribe to aid ovulation (particularly if you are having trouble ovulating) and that has been used successfully for many women.
For some people, medical interventions of this kind are not on the cards as the costs are too high and so natural pregnancy is the only option.
In any case, get your doctor on your side and ask them to do as many tests as they are able.
My Experience Getting Pregnant at 44
I got pregnant after 9 tries (starting when I was 43) and although it ended in miscarriage. I also know a number of ladies who got pregnant at 44 and of course a number of ladies who have been trying for quite a while and are still not pregnant. What I would say is, try not to put too much pressure on yourself for it to work straight away. By all means, do all that you can to maximize your chances from the beginning (in particular find out exactly when you are ovulating), but try not to obsess every month over whether it has worked or not.
I wish you all the best of luck and lots of baby dust. xxx
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2012 Jackie Grant
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on August 01, 2020:
Hi Maura, I'm so sorry to hear that. It is such a tough thing to go through. Only you and your partner can decide if you want to keep trying. The odds are indeed lower but it may happen.
Maura on July 30, 2020:
I too am 44, and just suffered from a miscarriage at 10 weeks due to blighted ovium. I was a pleasant surprise pregnancy although for the last 7 years we have used no birth control, so not too surprised. Due to COVID I was unable to get seen sooner for proper prenatal care. Of course I’m crushed now, wondering if we should even try again when all the statistics for a “healthy” child are against me at this age. We have a 7 & 9 year olds that are totally on board for more siblings
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on July 17, 2020:
Hi Heather, I'm not a doctor but as I understand it the only way it increases your chances is that you know that you are able to conceive so may not have some of the underlying conditions that may prevent you from doing so. Although the fact that you just had your third at 42 shows that you are still fertile so that probably does give you a slightly increased chance. Obviously the sooner you can start trying the better but like you say you do also need to give your body time to heal.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on February 02, 2020:
I am not a medical expert but I think chances are always more obviously greater when you have had a child not so long before. Obviously 5 years is a long time in fertility terms when you are in your 40s but I would think you certainly stand a good chance. It may be worth getting some of your hormone levels checked with your GP but other than that, be as healthy as you can and good luck.
Patricia Croft on January 30, 2020:
I am a 44 y/o trying to get pregnant again. We just started trying this past month. I had a baby girl about 4 1/2 years ago with no effort. I also have a 9 y/o, a 12 y/o, and 23 y/o that i had with no effort. I am wondering what my chances are now.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on October 31, 2019:
Hi LynnDean, I agree with some of what you say but the point with quoting a chance of 3-5% per month is that this is the average from a group of women (stats from sources linked to above). Of course out of some of them there will be those that have zero chance (perhaps due to egg quality, blocked tubes or anything else) and those that have a better chance (I wouldn't say 100% as no-one has a 100% chance of getting pregnant in one month even if they time intercourse correctly and everything is working). Even with everything coming together correctly it is highly unlikely that someone in their 40s will get pregnant in the first month of trying, so these stats put a more accurate picture on how quickly it might happen for the “average” woman in her 40s. It has been proven that egg quality does decline with age so of course the chances for a woman in her 40s is generally going to be less than a woman in her 30s but of course there are exceptions to every rule. So barring looking at a woman’s individual medical history and having all possible tests done, these stats can be a general guide.
LynnDean on October 25, 2019:
I know this is a really old post but I think Joanner hit the nail on the head.
"The statistics on getting pregnant in your forties mislead women. Basically, some women have a 100% chance, and some women have none. It's not the case that a fertile woman in her early/mid forties has a 3% chance per month. These kind of statistics are absurd and hide the reality of individual situations."
I think it is really individual like Joanner said. I know women in their 30s who struggled to get pregnant for years and women in their 40s who got pregnant much more easily. How does one reconcile this? It's because every single woman's body is different enough that the statistics on age and fertility do not provide the whole picture. I think as time progresses the medical community will have a better idea of what contributes to fertility or infertility, both of which are not necessarily always linked to age alone.
I suggest reading "It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF " by Rebecca Fett for anyone interested in learning about how your eggs develop and how egg quality can be improved with diet.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on October 11, 2019:
Hi Mamy, if you have been trying for 12 years have you been to your doctor for tests? If not then it is definitely worthwhile doing so as there could be a reason for it. Good luck.
Mamy Milemba on October 10, 2019:
Thank you for these articles very helpful and I will continue to read them as I am on my early 40s want to get pregnant because have been trying since 12 years ago but still no results
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on May 25, 2019:
Hi Keeybee King, unfortunately our chances start to decline once we get into our 40s so you really have to make sure that your eggs are top quality but being as healthy as you can and possibly taking some supplements to help this. Even then there is no guarantee that it will happen but if you had a daughter in 2015 then you must have a chance. good luck. You can check out some possible supplements here: https://hubpages.com/health/How-To-Improve-the-Qua...
Keeybee King on May 24, 2019:
Hi am a women age 44 and I've been trying to get pregnant but nothing happens, I had a baby girl 2015 she's now four years. What can I do to conceive .
Amy Debassige on March 18, 2019:
My grandmother (had 9 children). Her last pregnancy was at age 45 when she had my uncle. Everything natural. After all those kids I hardly think she was trying for another. Sometimes it just happens and if you are trying, my best wishes to you! Oh and I doubt my grandfathers sperm was the healthiest because he was a drinker and smoked. Good luck! Were a fertility pendant. You never know.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on January 30, 2019:
Hi Sara, I know it is really difficult to get the balance between being realistic and also letting people know that there is hope and not wanting to dash it. I think the thing is that it is so much of a lottery. I'm so sorry that you have not had any success so far. It really is totally draining. For me, I decided that the last shot was donor egg IVF, luckily for me that worked (the success rate was 57%) but I know that is not for everyone. I wish you the best of luck on your journey x
Sara on January 30, 2019:
This must be the most honest article I've read in the past 2 years of hoping and getting beaten down. I am 44 now and my husband (31) and I have been trying to conceive for the past 3 years, had 4 unsuccessful cycles of IVF and have now decided to stop. Far too much money and pain, both physical and emotional. My AMH is 4.5 on a scale of 0 to 5, so we just figured we'd keep trying the ol' fashioned way and hope.
noraone on January 29, 2019:
I bow to those women who have gone through many trials before they became mothers.
I was 43 when I became a mother.
My husband and I tried several IVF techniques, but because of our age (he is 45), nothing worked out with us.
Then we began to look for clinics in different countries, where they take on such cases. My doctor said that the only possible option for us is surrogacy.
We found a surrogate mother in Ukraine. We had to go there so that we could finally become parents. Here, read about surrogacy in this country: https://ivf-international.com/surrogacy-in-ukraine
I am grateful to fate and to God for what happened. Now we have a daughter, whom we have long dreamed of!
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on January 14, 2019:
Hi Marina, obviously I can't tell you the answer to that unfortunately. I assume that they have offered you a second scan, perhaps in another week, to check that they embryo is growing. There are some reasons why it could be showing 5 weeks gestation but you can only really know what is going on by having a second scan. Good luck.
Marina on January 14, 2019:
hii i am 8 week pregnant nd got done my first ultrasound yesterday... But they told me that embryo is not of 8 weeks infact it is of 5 weeks nd thats y not developed heartbeat yet... I also have thyroid around 5.5 but i am taking medicine of the same....My LMP is on 13 nov.2018... I m worried... Is the baby ok or not ?
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on December 29, 2018:
Hi Lisa, wow, that is amazing but I am so sorry for the loss of your twins. It just shows that some people are fertile until later in life.
lisa on December 27, 2018:
Hi all. I am 55 and still ovulate. I had my youngest when I was 45 and got pregnant with twins at 51. I miscarried the twins at 4 mos. I should add that I conceived totally naturally.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on December 01, 2018:
Hi lovely2006, I'm sorry to hear about your struggles. Sometimes it is really difficult to find out what kind of issues we have as it might involve a lot of testing. One thing that I know has helped a number of my friends who struggled with holding onto a pregnancy was going through the testing recommended by Dr Beers (you can read more in his book https://amzn.to/2SnsseN). I wish you the best of luck.
lovely2006 on November 30, 2018:
I know i'm a few months late but I am 44 and have a 25 yr old from previous relationship. I have not been able to carry to full term after that. I've had 2 miscarriages one at 23 from same guy & 35 with my current husband. I never got pregnant with my bf before my husband whom i was with for 8 yrs. in my 20s. I never drank in my 20's and started drinking at around 37, no smoking ever, & eat healthy and take supplements. I had 2 failed ivfs 1 at 42 & 1 at 43 & 1 w/donor eggs a few wks ago. I am now seeking the advice of Dr. Sami David next month. Hopefully he can shed some light on my infertility issues. I have regular periods all my life never late, 3-4 days no pain, not ever too strong. my fsh, and all blood work has been normal, my uterus is strong, I produced excellent quality eggs. I really don't know what is my problem.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on November 23, 2018:
Hi Angel rose. There is no easy way I am afraid. At this age it is advisable to go and get some fertility tests done by your doctor (both you and your husband) to check everything is working and your hormone levels are all good. Once you have confirmation of that then you can only keep trying each month unless you decide to go down the route of IVF but at 43 you may only be offered the donor egg option which has a much higher chance of success. Good luck.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on October 07, 2018:
Hi Zainab, there is no guaranteed way to conceive immediately I am afraid. Take advice from your doctor, get your hormone levels checked and make sure you are as healthy as possible (including your BMI). If you are desperate for a baby then you may have to consider using donor eggs because of your age. IVF with donor eggs often has a success rate of over 50%.
Zainab on October 06, 2018:
I'm 44 years old. I would like to conceive immediately. What should i do because i tried IVF injections but all in vain.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on August 16, 2018:
Hi Trici, I would recommend that you go and see your doctor and have some tests done to check your hormone levels. There may also be things they can do to help you if you still have viable eggs. Good luck.
Trici on August 16, 2018:
I will like to get pregnant but am 42 and only see my period once a year.
Can i get pregnant?
Andrea M. on August 09, 2018:
I was not planning to get pregnant, actually I discover a mioma/fibrose in my uterus of 7cm and then my doctor told me that as I was not planning to have more babies and this is 2 time I had a big mioma growing in 1 year. We decided to operate and take the mioma and the uterus. I was doing my check up before 1 month of the surgery and guess what I was pregnant with 8 weeks. I not use anti conceptions drugs for more than 10 years. I had 2 other boys one with almost 12 and the other one with 10. I always take care not to get pregnant but when my doctor told me that with my age and with the mioma the chances are so minimal seriously I was only 1 time nor precaution...and we had this milage. This story is to show that we always can get pregnant, and statistics are statistics, sometimes you are the one to have the chance to have a baby....believe you can and live a healthy life, Im sure you will be a wonderful mom
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on July 25, 2018:
Hi Bouthina, I'm afraid that the chances of getting pregnant naturally or via IVF at age 47 are extremely low. In fact you are lucky to find a clinic who will do IVF with your own eggs at age 47. Once you get past 45 fertility seriously declines and that is why most people at that age will use donor eggs in IVF. PRP seems to be in the very early stages in terms of IVF and there are some success stories but it may not help everyone. You can look at this article for more on getting pregnant at 47: https://hubpages.com/health/What-Are-The-Chances-o...
Bouthina on July 25, 2018:
Im47 with low AMH and high hormones , tried to make IVF , after stimulation injection (7) injections , one follicule without growth twice and canceld the cycle and makee PRP for increase AMH and decrease hormone, after 2 month hormone decrease ,and tried again cycle but this time after 5 injections with high doze 225 ml., no follicule appeared and cancel the cycle , doctor said acause to low AMH.
pls. help me to increase AMH and decrease hormones and help me to be pregnant with my own egg naturally or by IVF. ( all this i tried cycle October 2017 and last one after hormone balance in January 2018. and they said as the technique of PRP is new and they said it needs 3-6 months , but for me now 7 months and unfortunately my hormone become high last month about 33 and AMH increase instead of being 0.03 , last month is 0.016.
pls. let me how can improve my fertiltiy to be pregnant. also my husband sperrm not too much the count.
Liana2020 on July 14, 2018:
I got pregnant at 45. I was trying not to get pregnant, so had sex once when I was not ovulating. I’d rather not be pregnant and delivery at 46 was not in my plans . I was very done having kids. The secret is i’ve always since I was a girl looked after my health ,very rarley drank I’ve never been drunk,never smoked or did any kind of drugs, and most of my life have lived in forested areas with little pollution. And good genetics I’ve never taken supplements just ate well and have always since childhood exercises regularly
Colita Roberts on July 09, 2018:
I wood like to get a baby
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on June 09, 2018:
Hi J, do you mean this one? https://amzn.to/2JvawL4
J on June 09, 2018:
Where do you buy fertility blend?
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on May 30, 2018:
Hi Amelia Jean, yes there are a lot of IVF clinics particularly in Europe who can help women often up to the age of 50 have a child. It is often a contentious subject so yes there should definitely be regulation of these clinics.
Amelia Jean on May 30, 2018:
Great impacts of bad habits and pollution course many problems for women who want to have a child. Plus, more and more women focus on the career rather than family. That is why they delay giving birth to children. But sometimes when they finally decided to have a child, it is too late for their body to conceive. Maybe if we start talking more about this problem, governmental officials will start doing something in this field. Legal system that regulates fertility treatments should be greatly changed and improved. In each country there are own standards. Personally I choose Ukraine because it’s famous for its medical technologies, buy the way. Especially, in IVF and surrogacy sphere. And there are a lot of stories of woman, older than 50 years old, who gave birth to children due to their professionalism. The fertility center where I was is providing different packages of services. They can meet you in the airport, provide a nice hotel, help with translations etc. Anyway, they can give your assistance in everything you need. Don’t hesitate to call them. Even better to go there first for a free consultation and seeing everything by your eyes. It will help you to realize that Kiev is safe city. This clinic name is Biotexcom. They have very professional team.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on May 20, 2018:
Oh gosh Suzanne, that is a tough position to be in. Yes I agree if you keep as healthy as possible that may increase your chances. Good luck.
Suzanne law on May 19, 2018:
I’m pregnant at 45 totally unplanned . I’m more fertile them I want to be but probably it’s because I never really drank alcohol never smoked always exercised and had good nutrition. I also did not spend years on the pill and have four kids already. I would love not to be pregnant as I’m tired of raising kids and am envious of those who are not pregnant at 45. I feel all these articulate about how hard it is to get pregnant at 45 did not serve me well because I was probably to lax with birth control.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on April 10, 2018:
In theory it is possible but it does depend on your personal circumstances. You need to be ovulating and may need to have your hormone levels checked by your doctor to ensure you are for example producing enough progesterone and have a good egg supply left. People frequently get pregnant at age 42 but everyone's body differs.
Dorothy on April 09, 2018:
I am 42 yrs trying to get pregnant , is it possible
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on March 23, 2018:
I am not a doctor but I have definitely heard of people getting pregnant with an AMH around that level. Good luck.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on March 19, 2018:
Hi Nava, I am not a doctor but yes, as long as you are still ovulating there is a chance you can get pregnant. You may want to go and get some tests done by your doctor to check hormone levels but 43 is definitely not too old.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on March 14, 2018:
Hi Caroline, you can check out this article about the supplements I used: https://hubpages.com/health/How-To-Improve-the-Qua...
Caroline S on March 14, 2018:
What supplements did you use?
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on March 07, 2018:
If she is not having periods then it sounds unlikely but it would be best to get checked by a doctor to see what her hormone levels are like and if she is still ovulating.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on March 05, 2018:
I'm so sorry to hear that tk. yes, there is a slightly higher risk of problems like that as we get older. Best wishes x
tk on March 04, 2018:
unfortunately there is one more thing.. yes, absolutely possible to get pregnant at 44. I did, and I did not miscarry.. but the baby was tested with T21, sporadic, only because of my age.. I wish i had another chance. just could not believe it could happen.. just need to be aware. sorry have nothing positive on that..
colleen on February 23, 2018:
Thank you so much. I felt comfort and hope in reading this article. I just had my first miscarriage. I went through ISIs and two cycles of failed IVFs. I know I can get pregant on my own. I hate doctors telling me it is my age. It only takes 1 egg. I am hopeful. I started taking CO Q10. It tells with egg maturity and string.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on February 20, 2018:
Hi Karen, I hope you see some light at the end of the tunnel soon!
Karen, Israel on February 20, 2018:
Thank you so much , you’ve been such a ray if light in this dark long endless tunnel
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on February 06, 2018:
Hi Rie, check out this article https://hubpages.com/health/How-To-Improve-the-Qua... and good luck.
Rie on February 06, 2018:
I'm 44 and trying for a baby. What supplements can I take to boost my fertility?
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on January 09, 2018:
That is lovely news Erica, congrats, I wish you all the best!
Erica on January 08, 2018:
I'm 44 will be 45 in May. I'm pregnant and did it the old fashioned way. I pray I give birth to a happy, healthy baby.
Jovida AD on January 03, 2018:
It’s extremely probable if you have good healthy habits. I tried for so many years 8 years to have my second child. Got divorce and was on a good diet with Prenatals as a meat suplement recommended for vegetarians. It’s called rainbow light. But I did have a miscarriage because of stress and other factors. As you know babies are connectef to the aorta which is located in the lower abdomen so healthy heart, emotional state is a must. With my son I was bed ridden for 3 months. Good Luck! Prepare a year in advance with good nutrition and vitamins to prevent any complications. I been taking prenatals for 3 years because of limited meat intake.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on December 12, 2017:
That is lovely to hear cornishrex1, and good luck with number 2 x
cornishrex1 on December 12, 2017:
I wanted to add my vote. I became pregnant with my first child at 43 and he arrived at 44 and 5 months. I got pregnant after 3 months of trying (naturally). I'm now late 46 and we're having a go at another - I'm ovulating every month according to temps etc so why not .....
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on November 15, 2017:
Wow that is fantastic Rose, I wish you all the best when you meet your new arrival x
Rose on November 15, 2017:
What started out as my perimenopause appointment ended up being my first prenatal care exam! Lol! After weeks of collecting facts, we realized that this situation was becoming our dream. Interesting enough when we stopped looking for signs and lived happier with what we have...this beautiful surprise popped up. I’m 44 yrs. old and I’m 19 weeks pregnant. After six years of hoping, we finally have a baby in the making. We learned a lot of important life lessons before this precious gift arrived and we hope to one day share them with her.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on November 04, 2017:
Hi Stephanie, check out this article: https://hubpages.com/health/How-To-Improve-the-Qua...
Stephanie Johnson on November 03, 2017:
What are the supplements you used?
Lilikid on October 12, 2017:
Since my partner was overseas, we tried IVF twice with no success at age 42, also to have twins. The NHS gynecologist told me last year I was "never going to conceive", uplifting! I told him my greatgrandma had my nan at 44 and 3 others in the previous 5 years, I have 3 hairs on my chin from her, I may have her ovaries too". I sounded pretty stubborn but guess what, I do! My partner came back and got me pregnant in 5 months, miscarriage and then pregnant again after 7 months. I am now 4'5 months pregnant and telling my story to all women in their 40's I come across, relax and it will happen. I will give birth age 45 and still hope to get a little brother or sister later. If you are still ovulating, age is just a number. If not, there is help with medical prescription, little pills for under £10 to help ovulation.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on September 22, 2017:
That is fantastic news Tawnya, congratulations. It is really great for people trying to hear these success stories!
Tawnya on September 21, 2017:
I'm pregnant naturally at 43 and will be 44 when I deliver with a very healthy baby boy. Couldnt get pregnant in 30's and used ivf. Now I have my bonus baby on the way..11/13/17
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on September 20, 2017:
That is so lovely to hear Sheridan, Congratulations!
Sheridan on September 20, 2017:
After two IVF attempts and a beautiful baby boy who is now 3, we had two embryo implants that failed. Now 44 but closer to 45 we have conceived naturally and our second son will be born Dec 6th. Never give up, I agree that if its meant to happen it will, statistics can't explain so many peoples experiences.
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on August 19, 2017:
That is fabulous news Lou, many congratulations! :-)
Lou on August 18, 2017:
I'm 44 and 22 weeks pregnant. concive naturally , no complications. Still working like before no special cares ,expecting my baby boy in December. Don't get discourage it can happen :)
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on August 11, 2017:
Hi Althea. Folic acid won't actually help you get pregnant but it is something essential to take when you are trying to get pregnant to prevent neural tube defects. You can take some other supplements that may help improve your egg quality and some ideas of what you can take are listed here: https://hubpages.com/health/How-To-Improve-the-Qua...
Althea vassell on August 11, 2017:
Hi I am althea I am 44 and trying to get pregnant I take the folic acid pills for 2 months now can u tell me what can I do to get pregnant
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on September 25, 2014:
Congrats Trent it is lovely to hear a success story!
Trent on September 24, 2014:
My wife and I just naturally had a healthy baby boy at ages 44(her) and 49(me). Our daughter is 7 yrs old and we tried several years after she was born with no success.I don't believe in man made "statistics".If it's meant to happen,it will happen!
Jackie Grant (author) from UK on June 01, 2012:
Hi joanner, yes for sure the chances really do depend on individual circumstances - I guess that the 3% chance that is given out in the majority of statistics takes account of every scenario and averages it out. However, I agree that you cannot put a figure on it and I am not sure how they do as they can surely not monitor every woman who tries to get pregnant in her 40's. So really we have to take charge ourselves and get any necessary tests done before assessing our own chances.
joanner on June 01, 2012:
The statistics on getting pregnant in your forties mislead women. Basically, some women have a 100% chance, and some women have none. It's not the case that a fertile woman in her early/mid forties has a 3% chance per month. These kind of statistics are absurd and hide the reality of individual situations.