You Can Get Pregnant Over 40 Naturally

You Can Get Pregnant Over 40 Naturally


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Sunday, March 29, 2015


Pregnancy Over 40, Miscarriage Over 40, How Infections May Affect Pregnancy

It seems like pregnant women are more susceptible to infections.  I've heard that your immune system may be "down" a bit because it's the body's way of protecting the baby from attack if your immune system perceives it as a "predator".
    The article addresses everything from colds & flu to vaginal infections & STD's. In rare cases, some of these conditions could lead to pregnancy complications and miscarriage. Read more:


Urinary tract infections (UTI's) are more common during pregnancy than at other times, mostly because of a slowing down of the urine flow on its way from the kidney to the bladder. Around 1 in 25 women get a UTI during pregnancy, the common symptoms being a discomfort or burning sensation on passing urine, an aching pain over the bladder or needing to pass water very frequently. This last symptom is unfortunately very common in pregnancy anyway and is not very reliable in making the diagnosis. If the infection passes up to the kidneys and into the blood stream (pyelonephritis or septicaemia) it causes loin pain, vomiting, a fever and can even start premature labour.
By treating early UTI's, kidney infections and their complications can be prevented. The infection is diagnosed by looking at the urine under a microscope and seeing if a bug can be grown from the sample. This can also confirm which antibiotic is the best to use. A mild infection is treated with a course of antibiotic tablets for at least a week, but a more severe one would need admission to hospital, intravenous antibiotics and rest. After one UTI, further infections are more common and monthly checks on the urine are suggested to see if one is developing even before symptoms appear.
Pregnancy makes a woman more likely to get a thrush infection, most commonly caused by the yeast Candida albicans. This yeast is commonly found in the vagina in up to 16% of non-pregnant women and 32% during pregnancy. It does not always cause symptoms and only requires treatment if it causes troublesome itching, soreness or the typical thick, white discharge. It is more common in second and subsequent pregnancies, in the third trimester, during summer months, following a course of antibiotics and in diabetic women. Treatment with Clotrimazole (Canesten) vaginal suppositories is usually effective. The tablet treatment Fluconazole (Diflucan) is not advised during pregnancy.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015


When Pregnancy Symptoms Go Away, Is It A Sign Of Miscarriage?

Even though loss of pregnancy symptoms can be a relief physically, it's scary if you have a history of miscarriage.
Sometimes, it means nothing at all, but other times it could be a sign of trouble.
 Most women usually feel some relief of their nausea after the first trimester.  On my successful pregnancy with my daughter, my nausea and vomiting magically went away almost like clockwork when I hit the three month mark.

Some fluctuation in symptoms is normal

I recall when I was pregnant, I had good days and bad days when it came to nausea and vomiting.  I was told by my OB-GYN doctor that it is normal to have some fluctuation in symptoms.
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When I miscarried a few of my pregnancies, I knew deep down there was a problem when early in the pregnancy, my nausea seemed to vanish overnight.  I would usually start bleeding or spotting right around the same time.  These factors together confirmed my greatest fears.
If you do lose your symptoms suddenly early in your pregnancy, most doctors are willing to do an ultrasound.  There's probably not much that can be done if the pregnancy isn't viable, but sometimes it just helps to know so you can be prepared.  If the pregnancy is continuing normally, it's helpful to put your mind at ease.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Miscarriage Over 40, Stillbirth After IVF and ICSI

I have heard that IVF and ICSI does have a slightly higher rate of newborn complications that naturally conceived pregnancies.
 This article talks about how the stillbirth rate may increase fourfold with this procedure. Read more:

From the article:

Out of a total of 20,166 singleton, first-time pregnancies, 16,525 (82%) were conceived spontaneously after less than 12 months, 2,020 (10%) after more than a year of trying (classified as sub-fertile), 879 (4%) conceived after non-IVF fertility treatment and 742 (4%) conceived after IVF/ICSI. There was a total of 86 stillbirths, giving an overall risk of stillbirth of 4.3 per thousand pregnancies.


The risk of stillbirth in women who conceived after IVF/ICSI was 16.2 per thousand; in women who conceived after non-IVF fertility treatment it was 2.3 per thousand; in fertile and sub-fertile women, the risk was 3.7 per thousand and 5.4 per thousand respectively.

Dr Wisborg said: "After adjusting for maternal age, body mass index, education, smoking habits and alcohol and coffee intake during pregnancy we found a significant, four-fold increased risk of stillbirth in women who conceived after IVF/ICSI compared with fertile women. The risk of stillbirth in sub-fertile women and women who conceived after non-IVF fertility treatment was not statistically significantly different from the risk in fertile women.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Miscarriage Triggers Memories

I remember my first miscarriage vividly. This was the one where I lost a twin pregnancy after IVF. I remember the time, place, month, and year. I must say, the more years that go by, the less painful it is, but I will always have a scar.
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 The first is always the worst...I didn't have a chance to build up my "emotional armor". Even though that was many years ago, and I have since had my daughter, I am still reminded of that experience with certain "triggers". Here is an article about coping with reminders after a loss:

When grief returns
The memories and emotions rekindled through reminders are called anniversary reactions. These reactions, which can last for days or weeks at a time, often give rise to a host of emotions and physical problems.

You may experience sadness, loneliness, anger, anxiety, nightmares and lack of interest in activities, just as you did when you first grieved. You may weep unexpectedly or replay images or scenes related to your loved one. You might have trouble eating or sleeping, or develop headaches, stomach pain or intestinal upset.

Anniversary reactions can also evoke powerful emotional memories — experiences in which you vividly recall the feelings and events surrounding the death. You might remember in great detail where you were and what you were doing, for instance.


Thursday, March 05, 2015


Long Lasting Trauma From Miscarriage

I think it's no coincidence that I'm an overprotective parent and that I was very anxious during my pregnancy.
 After so many miscarriages, you are consumed with a fear of death. Here is an article that shows that women who experience miscarriage and repeated miscarriage are more likely to experience anxiety even after giving birth. Read more:

The researchers studied 13,133 pregnant women in the United Kingdom who were taking part in a long-term study known as the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. The women were asked to report the number of previous miscarriages and stillbirths they had experienced. They were assessed for symptoms of depression and anxiety twice during their pregnancy and four times after giving birth, at 8 weeks, 8 months, 21 months and 33 months. The majority of women reported no miscarriages. But 2,823 women, or 21 percent, reported having one or more previous miscarriages, while 108 reported having one previous stillbirth and three women had two previous stillbirths.


"We found no evidence that affective symptoms associated with previous prenatal loss resolve with the birth of a healthy child. Rather, previous prenatal loss showed a persisting prediction of depressive and anxiety symptoms well after what would conventionally be defined as the postnatal period," the researchers concluded.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


Pregnancy Over 40, Fifths Disease:  How It Can Cause Miscarriage

Fifths disease is caused by a viral infection and is common in children.
 Most adults have developed immunity, but it can cause a problem in pregnancy.   Although it's rare, the virus involved in fifths disease can cause miscarriage.   Read more:


From the article:

How Common Is Miscarriage After Fifth Disease?
In rare cases, a miscarriage after fifth disease can occur. It appears that miscarriages happen in less than 5 percent of all women who are infected with parvovirus B19 while they are pregnant. A miscarriage after fifth disease appears to be most common during the first trimester. Such a miscarriage is most commonly due to nonimmune hydrops fetalis, a condition which causes severe anemia (low red blood cells) and congestive heart failure.

There is no evidence that parvovirus B19 infection in the mother, while she is pregnant, causes birth defects or mental retardation.

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