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Getting Pregnant in Your 40s

Becoming pregnant at any age can be challenging, but it is especially challenging as you grow older. Getting pregnant in your 40s for the first time happens for a variety of reasons including fertility issues, getting married or wanting a child later in life, or putting children on hold for career or personal reasons.

Whatever the reason, achieving a pregnancy can be difficult for some women. Although you may not have been ready for a baby in your early 20s, your body’s natural fertility system thinks differently. As you grow older, your body produces fewer eggs and becomes less fertile over time. But with medical advancements, getting pregnant later on in life can and does happen every day.

If you’re worried about starting a family later in life, it is a good idea to consult a fertility doctor. Give our Patient Care Advocates a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) or email to connect with a fertility doctor in your area. You can learn more about fertility in your 40s by checking out Fertility Authority's Age and Fertility Channel.

Watch as Dr. James Goldfarb explains that many women in their 40s, particularly those 45 and older are getting pregnant with donor eggs:

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