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What are my chances of getting pregnant at the age of 43 ?

Last year at my physical I was advised to try for 6 months... We just recently started few months ago. I just turned 43, I have never had children. I have regular periods. They last 3-4 days. And I have been right on target with my cycle 28days to the day... I was told to try from day 10 on... I m currently trying and want to make sure I m having sex during the correct time...and how often? Every other day? What are my chances getting pregnant? I don t have the resources for much fertility and really want to have a child. I had put life on hold to career and waiting to meet the right person... I m afraid my time has passed and don t know how to proceed....or if I should just keep trying... My last cycle was June one.. we have been intimate the 29th day 9...july 4th and july 6th... and based on the calendar dates should have ovulated the 7th yesterday... I usually never feel anything when I ovulate so I m not sure.. per calendar todays my last fertile day.... would you continue to have sex into wkend and next week?? I m so unsure with the best times.... Please advise... Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.

Having a Kid is after 35 will take a long time as you have crossed that Period of conceiving easily and every woman will be born with a limited number of eggs. As you age, the quality of eggs decline and you may ovulate less often even if you have regular periods and your eggs may not be fertilized as easily.

Since you have been trying it for 6 Months, you should be considering yourself examined by a Gynecologist and get a Opinion.

But don't panic, as you will conceive but it will take longer, it also depends on your partner's age. The Younger the partner, the better chances.

Continue having Unprotected sex every alternate day starting from 10th to 20th day of your cycle. Eat healthy nutritious balanced diet which should include fresh fruits and Green leafy vegetables. Avoid smoking and alcoholism. Avoid stress and Practice relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation.

Once you conceive, schedule regular check up with your Doctor to see if the baby is dong fine.

I Wish you All the best and Very Good Health.

Take Care.
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
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if you are having 28 days cycle you are going to ovulate 14th day back from your expected date of period
18th july being expected date ovulation will be on 5th july
ovum remain alive for 24 hrs and sperm for 72 hrs in genital tract
so intercourse in peri ovulatory period will have chance of pregnancy
sexual activities should be a pleasure and done as you like
for pregnancy to occur semen report should be normal and you should have ovulation and patent tubes
at this age it is better to take some medicines to increase chance of fertility from gynecologist
hope you get the result

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