It is common knowledge that it can be more difficult to become pregnant naturally as a woman ages. However, being over the age of 40 does not mean that a woman is unable to conceive. It is possible to become pregnant after age 40 and to start a family.
For many years, fertility treatments meant large doses of fertility medication in order to push a woman’s reproductive system. Historically, in order to participate in treatments such as IVF, women had to have low FSH levels, be below a certain age and had to be able to produce multiple eggs during a cycle. These requirements meant that women over age 40 and women who were unresponsive to fertility medication were often unable to find fertility centers who were willing to help them.
One of the first questions a patient has when beginning fertility care is “How”? After trying for months or even years, becoming pregnant may seem like rocket science. There are several options for becoming pregnant while under the care of a fertility doctor.