I Compiled The Best Information On Pregnancy After 40
Where to find good, quality, relevant
information on pregnancy after 40? It has been known for long times that as men and women age, our bodies
change. This includes our reproductive organs, cycles and processes, including ovulation, ejaculation,
conception, fertilization and such related matters as well.
Books, internet, and specialty medical articles, asking doctors, obstetricians,
mothers (and fathers!), who have gone through it themselves…. Online support groups, social networking sites and
technology place these at our fingertips, BUT so quickly we are overwhelmed by the plethora of information that do
not say too much at all really.
So, here goes… the best facts and sources on pregnancy post-40 years of
Difficult conception does not have to mean infertility,
but in some cases testing and diagnoses, unfortunate news of this nature can hit hard. Few know where to go and
what to do and are simply overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information, fragmented, confusion content and even
misinformation or marketing ‘jargon’ out there. It is hard to distill and even distinguish quality information from
Cystic ovarian syndromes, cysts, hormonal imbalances
are all complicated issues in the maturing woman’s body. Diet and nutritional supplementation become increasingly
needed and important for those who would like to have babies and pregnancies later in their lives.
Certain foods are better/best avoided, others have to
present in larger quantities, when compared to younger men/women going through this cycle of life at a later
There are many pre-natal vitamins prevalent and proven
to make a significant difference for late-stagers who want to have natural and healthy pregnancies, later.
Sustained energy management seem to be the key, combined with ovulation prediction charts and tools, to get as
close as you can to ovulation, to optimize and maximize your changes of fertilization and conception.
Adequate exercise and physical activity is increasingly
important, not only for overall health and wellbeing, but also for optimizing the environment the young embryo will
be living and growing up in. Sufficient hydration, healthy eating habits, cessation of unhealthy ones (smoking,
drinking, drugs, subscription medications et al), are also of utmost importance.
Ensure that you constantly up and maintain your optimal
folic acid intake, as well as calcium, Vitamin D supplement, for the healthy of your own body – the environment
your baby will be growing and flourishing in later throughout the pregnancy. DHA, Omega-3 fatty acids are critical,
for and at time of conception for brain and heart development of your baby-to-be. ALA and Zinc are also crucial
nutrients that are required in higher supply, as are the B-series vitamins (like B6 and B12).
Natural, healthy pregnancies, post-40 years of age are
very much possible, that does not have to be impossible, rife with infertility fears and irrational anxiety about
impotence and inability to get pregnant naturally! Learn as much as you can about your own body, its phase and
needs of life during this period of being, especially if you are planning or trying to get pregnant.
For many the term ‘advanced maternal age’ does not seem
to fit how they feel, but the reality is, if you are post-40, that is not considered the optimal age, but more
mature expectations of motherhood. It boils down to the aging process and the slower or less sperm, less eggs
present in the ovaries and higher risk – plain and simply put.
Some of the others risks for older mothers would
include things like higher risk of multiples, still-birth, miscarriage or defects. Development of complications
during pregnancy after 40 is another reality and risk factor more prevalent in older mothers. If you click one of
the links on this page you can find out more on how to raise the odds in your favour.