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can i still get pregnant at the age of 40?

im already 40 years old, and im trying to conceive a baby girl....

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:05 AM on Jun. 19, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Unless you've gone through early menopause, then yes, you can. Good luck!
    halfpint_ny

    Answer by halfpint_ny at 6:13 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • I would say if you still have regular cycles and have sex, then I see no reason why there would be a problem. Give it a try and see what happens. Now the problem you may have is the gender selection. Don't get your heart set on a girl. That is something you have no control over! Have fun!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:29 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • My SIL just delivered her second girl YESTERDAY...and she's turning 41 in October (hubby is 52)! She had to have a c-section with this one...as she was a week past her due date, and the baby was 9 pounds 10 ounces!!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:37 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • My mother had me at 41 back in the 70s. I am living proof that you can!
    dawpea

    Answer by dawpea at 8:04 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • I DID I DID....I THOUGHT I WAS GOING THROUGH MENOPAUSE MY PERIODS WERE SO IRREGULAR.well surprise.i wasnt and at 50 still havent.i feel really old at her school but its all good...
    raineydays377

    Answer by raineydays377 at 8:06 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • My mom had me at 41, and I have friends who have had babies at 40, 41, 43, and even 50.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:48 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • My mother had my youngest sibling at 41
    Liamsmom09

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 9:08 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • IF you are still ovulating, you can still concieve
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:21 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Oh, yes!!! I am 42 and have an 11 month old. Quite a surprise since my first two were difficult to concieve. I guess some of us get more fertile as we age....go figure!
    Expect lots more tests when you are over 40.
    margieo

    Answer by margieo at 10:14 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • If you are still having a period you can get pregnant. However past the age of 36 you have an increased risk of having a child with Down Syndrom.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

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