Today, more women choose delay pregnancies for some socioeconomic and health reasons: a firm career before get involve with motherhood, more relaxed societal norms for this matter, more nourished, better women’s health making it physically possible for older women to successfully complete their pregnancy.
At the age of 40, women has only about 10% of the eggs that she did at puberty and has a less than 50% chance of conceiving within a year of starting to try to get pregnant. Accordingly, women of age 40 get less chance of getting pregnant and if any, they may face with some possible risks.
As proved, the older the women are, the higher she is at risk of having a pregnancy end in miscarriage or there being some other pregnancy complications.
In addition, possibility of problems such as placenta previa or other placental problems, gestational diabetes or high blood pressure, hemorrhage after delivery etc increase significantly in becoming pregnant after 40. Chances of suffering through a still birth or having a baby with Down’s also up with a woman’s age.
Since the declining quality and quantity of eggs is the main problem facing women who want get pregnant in their 40’s, there should be have some assisted pregnancy, such as in vitro fertilization to prevent some part of the chances of ending up having an ectopic pregnancy. This, however, is not always effective.
Last but nor least, advices from a specialist for fertility treatments including hormonal and other medical treatments are the most suggested.