Getting Pregnant at 40
Today women are waiting longer before getting pregnant. This is leading to more women wanting to get pregnant around the age of 40. Information out there makes it seem like there is a ticking time clock and if you dont make a decision and just do it before 40 you might as well give up the idea or be prepared to pay a lot of money for special procedures. While studies and information lean toward the looming deadline, the fact of the matter is that you may just be part of the percentage of women who can manage to pull off a miracle and conceive a child midlife. The best thing you can do for yourself if you decide later in life to try and conceive is to get prepared.
Obtain as much knowledge as possible.
It may look bleak when looking at the numbers, but knowledge is power. It also has a way of taking you out of the emotionality to put you in a better frame of mind in regards to the odds of you conceiving. So if things dont go smoothly instead of flipping off the deep end and losing all hope youll be prepared and aware of what comes or what to do next.
The list of things you should do to prepare your own body to try and conceive is a familiar one. It includes all the normal things like stop smoking or drinking alcohol. Maintain a healthy weight. Eat more nutritious foods like veggies and fruits and put away the junk food. Start taking vitamins and see a healthcare provider to get their advice. In general if you really want it youll need to work at getting healthy.
Doing all this doesnt make it a guarantee, but its important to keep positive. Having a positive, proactive and pragmatic point of view will help you through the process hopefully with a little less emotional bumps along the way.
Jan 21, 2013