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07 Feb 2006

Age and pregnancy
I'm 37yrs old, been trying for about seven months to get pregnant but nothing so far. I was on pill and left the contraceptive last year August. I'm taking prenatal vitamins, that is folic acid, Vit. C. A&D. Someone also recommended green tea and evening primrose oil tablets which I'm also taking them. Does it mean I'm already old not to bear children?
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fertility expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Bibie

The issue of age related to fertility is a well established problem . There is little doubt that after the age of 35 spontaneous pregnancies can take longer and are associated with more pregnancy related complications such as miscarriages, premature labour and other conditions. However this does not mean that you are too old to bear children and I suggest you continue trying for another five to six months befor seeking advice from a fertility specialist. Also bear in mind that male factor may be a problem and I would suggest that a spermiogram be done sooner.
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