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Getting pregnant after 40 is possible without fertility treatment. But your chances of having trouble conceiving are higher.
There’s no denying your odds of getting pregnant are far lower now than they were just a few years ago. After 45, experts say. It’s almost impossible to get pregnant using your own eggs. At the same time, many 40-plus women do get pregnant. Some using fertility treatments and some not. And there may be benefits to waiting to have children. For both you and your child. Pregnancy at any age has advantages and disadvantages. Miscarriage rates begin to skyrocket in your 40s as well. At 40, the rate is 34 percent, and it rises to 53 percent by age 45. Your risk of pregnancy complications, such as high blood pressure and gestational diabetes. Increases after 35 and continues to rise in your 40s.The odds of genetic problems also jump as you get older. At 40, your chance of conceiving a child with Down syndrome is one in 100. At 45 it’s one in 30.