What Are the Chances of Getting Pregnant at Fifty?

What Are the Chances of Getting Pregnant at Fifty?

What Are the Chances of Getting Pregnant at Fifty?

According to Healthline, women at the age of 45 or above have a 1 percent chance of producing a healthy pregnancy using their own eggs. Women over the age of 35 should consult with a reproductive endocrinologist if pregnancy does not occur within six months of active trying.

Healthline states that although successful pregnancy becomes increasingly difficult with age, a woman should not necessarily consult last options until she has reached a full year without menstruation, which qualifies as menopause. What appear to be menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and irregular periods, may prove to be false starts once menstruation returns. A woman who uses her own eggs in pregnancy faces increasing risks of prenatal chromosomal abnormalities as she ages.