If you are over 35 and thinking of getting pregnant, Garreton suggests you get a general health screening, and if all is normal (weight, blood pressure, Pap, STD screening, etc.) and you have not had previous medical issues, such as sexually transmitted diseases, and your periods are regular, no special testing is needed or useful. Testing for “infertility” starts after one year of unprotected intercourse—at any age.

3 replies
  1. Heidi
    Heidi says:

    I had my last child at 43 and she was fine, I had no complications and to day she is 17 and getting ready to graduate next year 🙂 I must say that I was very healthy and with in the goal weight and I was walking 5 to 6 miles a day so I was in good shape when I became pregnant. Everyone pregnancy is unique and you have to follow the Doctors orders if you’re an older mom. But in my case I had it pretty easy and after she was born about 4 years later I went through Menopause without any of the Hot flashes or problems that so many women experience by the age of 47 my child bearing years were over 🙂 Good luck to all the older Moms out there and remember see your doctor before and after you become pregnant take very good care of yourself and your baby!

  2. Tahnya
    Tahnya says:

    This is a really great article. Thanks for sharing your experiences and I hope God willing you have a very healthy baby.


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