Falling pregnant over 40
COMMONLY, we are seeing a large amount of woman looking to conceive a baby in their 40s/late 30s, either naturally or with the help of IVF/ fertility drugs.
We often hear our clients say “X celebrity was able to get pregnant, so I can’t see why I can’t!”.
This statement always makes me cringe!
We don’t know the struggle that person has had to conceive and remain pregnant.
Whilst it is accurate to say that some woman will fall pregnant easily in their 40s, for some woman this just isn’t the case, even with medical assistance.
We are all so individual with our individual health flaws, and it is this that we assess in clinic.
But what is known is that our eggs and sperm decline in quality and numbers as we age which without a doubt is going to impact on our fertility. Common hurdles couples face when trying to conceive Law hormone levels (perimeno-pause) • Poor egg quality and reserve (this is a natural decline. in some cases can be improved with diet. lifestyle and accurate supplementa-tion) Undiagnosed or untreated hor-monal diseases (endometriosis. PCOS. fluids. polyps etc) • Irregular cycles following years of hormonal contraception (pill. mire-na etc) • Undiagnosed or untreated thy-rod dysfunction (very important part of the conception process) Not knowing when they are 'fer-tile • Poor diet and lifestyle choices/ and poor nutrition These issues will impact fertility for any age group. but hare a more dramatic effect once we are over 35 years old. How can the naturopaths at NEN HC help you' • We communicate well with your GP/NF specialist to make sure eve- ryone is on the same page. • We teach you how to know (not guess) when you are fertile and when you are not • We assess your nutritional status. and treat where appropriate. • We are honest and upfront about your risks vs benefits in all ar- eas of your health. We work with herbs and nutri- tional supplements to improve your chances of conception/ health In general. So as you can see being and get- ting pregnant is so much more than Just getting the timing right. As university qualified naturo-paths and natural fertility educators we can safely and effectively assist you on your health Journey. We look forward to meeting you soon
EXPECTING: Conception and pregnancy can be challenging, especially if you are older.