Trying to Conceive over Age 40
If you are a woman over 40, your chance of getting pregnant naturally is only about 5 percent per month, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). For women ages 40 to 44, 29 percent are infertile, compared to only 15 percent of women ages 30 to 34 and 7 percent of women ages 20 to 24.
As you age, the eggs in your ovaries also age and are more likely to have genetic abnormalities. For example, a woman who is age 40 has a 1 in 106 chance of having a baby with Down Syndrome compared to a woman who is 35 who has a 1 in 378 chance.
Not only is it harder to get pregnant in your 40s, your risk of miscarriage is higher. At age 20 to 24, a woman's risk of miscarriage is 10 percent; at 30 to 34, the risk is 12 percent, at 40 to 44, the risk 34 percent, and at over age 45, the risk of miscarriage is 53 percent according to ASRM.
If you are over 40 and trying to conceive, you should consult with an HRC fertility doctor so that no time will be wasted and and you can maximize your chances of getting pregnant. HRC Fertility offers state-of-the-art technologies to achieve superior pregnancy rates.