Pregnancy at Old Age: A Course Both Expecting and Worrying

What are the challenges of pregnancy at an advanced age (after 35 years old)?

It is true that there are more difficulties in conceiving after the age of 35. In addition to the decline of physical function, it also includes:

Scar tissue caused by infection or surgery around fallopian tubes or cervix;


Uterine leiomyoma or uterine disease;

Decrease of cervical fluid;

Chronic health problems, such as hypertension or diabetes.

Abortion is also common in women over 35 years old. This is usually due to an increase in the incidence of chromosomal abnormalities. Women aged 35-45 have a 20-35% chance of miscarriage.

Solution: Needs adjustment in life and medical treatment.

1. Prepare for a protracted war. Couples of this age take an average of 1-2 years to conceive. Prepare with a positive attitude.

2. Keep healthy. Please keep in good physical, mental and emotional condition, pay attention to the adverse effects of alcohol and smoking, and maintain a suitable weight is also important.

3. Watch carefully. Including basal body temperature, cervical mucus or you should use ovulation test paper. Proper timing and signs of ovulation are the key to success.

4. When necessary, both men and women should have fertility tests. If six months of hard work fail to conceive, they have to turn to a doctor.

Responsible Editor: Wang Yucheng