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iam_sam posted:
i'm 40 and my wife is 39. we have been trying to get pregnant for 3 months now but not getting any signs from her. i know that i'm fine because i got checked out already. does it usually take longer for older woman in her late 30s and beyond to get pregnant sometimes?
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atti_editor responded:
Hi iam_sam,

According to this article , women have a 15-25% chance of getting pregnant in any particular month, and although chances of conceiving in any given month do decline in your 30s and 40s, it can take a year for a young healthy woman to conceive (so 3 months is probably nothing to worry about -- I am not a doctor so this should not be taken as medical advice). Has your wife had a prepregnancy checkup? This and other items on this Prepregnancy To-Do List might be helpful for you both. You might also want to look at this article on Pregnancy After Age 35 .

Best wishes,
Atti
 
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iam_sam responded:
thanks. i appreciate it


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