These are questions that trouble many women who either because of their careers or due to the way in which their relationships worked out,
could not have children in their 20s and 30s.
While detailed data is difficult to get, it is estimated
that approximately 100,000 babies are born each year to
mothers between the ages of 40 to 44 and about 7,000 to
women 45 and older in the United States. The main reason
for such low number (though it is rapidly growing) is that
advanced maternal age raises the risk of birth defects,
multiple births, premature birth and health problems later
in life. But it is important to remember that many younger mothers have fertility problems, and many older mothers do have perfectly healthy babies.
Among the celebrities that have had healthy babies around
40 are Courtney Cox, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon,
Julianne Moore, Holly Hunter,
Nicole Kidman and
Adrienne Barbeau. However, Rachel Hunter and
had said that if
they do not get
pregnant by 40, they
wouldn't go beyond that, though Halle did get pregnant
eventually at 41. Marcia Cross got pregnant
at 44. (Related:
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So what is a 40-year old woman gotta do?
The very first thing you need to do is to discuss this issue with your physician and undergo all the tests that may be needed. If you are in good physical condition, the doctor might advise you to hurry up. If that does not work, the doctor might then suggest
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And how do you get pregnant?
Well, there is no rocket science to it but the key is to
make love during your most fertile days. The window of opportunity to get pregnant is very short, and therefore, while it sounds funny, the more time you spend in
the bedroom with your
man, the better it is (Related:
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