Why do women age 40 and above even want to get pregnant?
Women at this age may already be financially capable of raising a child and family. They want to make sure that they will be able to provide a stable and secured future for the child. Also at this point in a woman’s life, she is more emotionally stable to face the challenges of motherhood. However, there are risks and complications when getting pregnant at the age of 40. Many of the complications related to age in pregnancy can have life-threatening consequences for both mother and baby. For example a woman over the age of 40 may encounter health problems such as diabetes, hypertension and placenta previa. Also, low birth weight, stillbirth or fetal demise can also happen. Getting pregnant at 40 may also be difficult for some women. For some, they may encounter fertility problems. As a woman ages the quality of eggs being produced becomes less and less viable. This can cause chromosomal defects. Nevertheless, there are still women over the age of 40 who wants to start a family.
Pregnant at 50, is quite similar to women being pregnant at 40. Almost the same complications are encountered and sometimes much more dangerous because of maternal and fetal deaths. Pregnancy at 50 may also lead to birth defects. But the question is How to get pregnant at 40?
With the rise of technology and medical advances in Science, it is now possible for women to be pregnant at any age. If a woman encounters fertility problems at 40, there are fertility drugs available, Intrauterine insemination, also known as IUI, is sometimes called artificial insemination, In vitro fertilization, called IVF, involves taking fertility medications to stimulate the ovaries, then undergoing an egg retrieval, where eggs are removed from the follicles in the ovary and fertilized in the IVF lab. Women who no longer produce eggs on their own can get pregnant by using donor eggs. But the chance of getting pregnant using artificial means is not 100%. Patience and determination is needed for the parents to be. It can also be very expensive using the artificial means of getting pregnant. Still, there are natural ways to get pregnant even if a woman is over 40. Having sex regularly and monitoring ovulation, improve male fertility making sure that the man has healthy and viable sperm, having a healthy lifestyle, quit smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages, eating healthy and taking vitamin supplements.
I myself have once asked what the reasons to be pregnant are. For me it’s really quite simple. I wanted to get pregnant to start my own family. I wanted kids to take care of and to shower them with my love. Whatever age a woman may get pregnant, whatever the reasons are, we must make sure that we are ready to face the responsibilities of having children. Children are gifts to society. We must nurture them and do our best to be the best parents they could ever have.