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According to Seattle-based naturopathic doctor, Priscilla Natanson, stress is the Number 1 Enemy of women over 40 who are trying to conceive naturally.

“Most women I have known who are having kids in their late 30’s or early 40’s are having no trouble conceiving if they are relaxed and having fun with the process,” says Dr. Natanson, who had her son at 40.

Ironically, anxiety over whether conception is possible makes women over 40 more prone to stress. The ticking of the biological clock is a constant reminder that time is running out.  Here’s what you can do to feel more positive about your chances of conceiving. Our top experts share tips and books on how they got pregnant naturally after 40!

Priscilla Natanson, Naturopathic doctor (http://www NULL.seattlenaturalmedicine NULL.com/), baby at 40

Dr. Priscilla Natanson and her son

Get Healthy. Establish a healthy baseline from which to become pregnant, including proper hormonal balance, diet and dietary supplements, including clean fish oils, extra folic acid, vitamin D and probiotics needed to conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy.
Check For Food Allergies. Get checked out for food allergies or sensitivities—if women are having difficulty conceiving, it is often the case that there is a particular food sensitivity that is affecting their body in a negative way.
Chillax! Use acupuncture and massage to get your body relaxed and prepared. Try to make the process fun, lighthearted and loving. For women with male partners, say: “let’s just have fun for a few months before we start stressing to make it happen”.

Claudia Spahr, 2 children after 40, Right Time Baby – The Complete Guide to Later Motherhood (http://www NULL.claudiaspahr NULL.com)

Claudia Spahr, Over-40 Mom of 2 Children

Detox Diet. Try a good detox at least 3 months before you start trying to get pregnant by simply eating lots of organic fruit and vegetables, cutting out junk foods, live foods (as opposed to processed food) that are nutrient-dense, rich in essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants.
Oxygenate! Breathing in plenty of fresh air will flood the cells with oxygenated blood through exercise like nature walks, yoga, tai chi and qi gong. Natural light is also necessary for healthy conception—lack of vitamin D is linked to infertility in men.
Keep The Faith. Our health is to a fair extent determined by our thoughts and emotions. By believing you can and will get pregnant when the time is right and trusting this belief means you’re more likely to manifest a pregnancy.

Books and Articles on Getting Pregnant After 40

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Meet The Over-40 Fertility Squad, from AChildAfter40.com. Six expert moms who gave birth over 40, after conceiving naturally, give vital tips on getting pregnant when you’re older.

Jan Andersen: Enhancing Fertility After Age 40 (http://www NULL.mothersover40 NULL.com/EnhancingFertility NULL.html). Maximize your chances of conceiving after the age of 40, taking into consideration all aspects of health and natural therapies to enhance fertility.

Randine Lewis: The Infertility Cure (http://www NULL.thefertilesoul NULL.com/The-Infertility-Curethe-fertile-soul NULL.php). Using easy-to-follow techniques and remedies involving diet, herbs and acupressure, Dr. Randine explains how you can improve your overall health and well-being, strengthen the organs and systems vital to reproduction, heal specific conditions that may affect your fertility.

Sandy Robertson: You Can Get Pregnant Over 40, Naturally (http://www NULL.getpregnantover40 NULL.com/). Don’t let your age (or your doctors) discourage you from trying to get pregnant. You simply have to maximize your body’s readiness to take full advantage of every ovulatory cycle.

Susun Weed: Natural Fertility After 40 (http://www NULL.susunweed NULL.com/Article_Fertility_After_Forty NULL.htm). More and more women are waiting until their late thirties, early forties, even late forties, to have children. Is this too late? The answer to these questions is “no!” for wise women who enlist the help of green allies to increase fertility, insure conception, prevent birth defects, and promote a healthy pregnancy and an easy delivery.

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19 Responses to Get Pregnant After 40 Naturally

  1. Marna Gatlin, Founder, Parents Via Egg Donation (http://www/pved NULL.org) says:

    I have to say when doctors pontificate like this it bugs me. The word relax is a misnomer and sets every woman up for failure. If this doctor hadn’t been successful would she be saying words like RELAX!? No, I don’t think so.

    Are women getting pregnant after 40? Yes. In droves? No, but it happens.

    I think what needs to be hammered home is seeing your GYN on a regular basis, having regular labs done each year after 35 to get a baseline.

    Don’t forget to brush and floss ” Several studies have indicated that a woman’s oral health may be related to her reproductive success,” says Susan Karabin, D. D. S., a spokesperson for the American Academy of Periodontology. In one study, women who needed fertility treatments had higher levels of gum bleeding and inflammation than those who conceived naturally, the Journal of Periodontology reports.

    If you smoke stop. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) estimates that lighting up is linked to 13 percent of infertility cases.

    Tobacco messes with your fertility in all kinds of ways: It makes your eggs deteriorate faster than they naturally would with age, increases your risk of early miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy and can bring on early menopause (up to four years earlier, compared with nonsmokers). Plus, if you wind up needing in vitro fertilization (IVF), smoking will reduce your chances of success by 34 percent.

    Take your vitamins!! Jorge Chavarro, M. D., an instructor at Harvard Medical School and co-author of The Fertility Diet” According to Chavarro, folic acid appears to improve fertility by stimulating ovulation and giving an embryo essential proteins needed for survival. His research also found that women who took iron supplements were 40 percent less likely to have fertility problems, so look for a vitamin with at least 40 milligrams of iron and 400 micrograms of folic acid, and get in the habit of downing the pill every morning.

    Following is a great article that references everything I have just written:

    http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/pregnancy-preparation (http://www NULL.womenshealthmag NULL.com/health/pregnancy-preparation)

  2. Carolyn (http://www NULL.mommyinthemiddle NULL.com) says:

    I agree with stress being enemy #1.

    My pregnancy came naturally at 45, after taking a sabbatical from a very stressful career.

    I wasn’t thinking, “I’ve gotta get pregnant” when I made the decision to take time off, it was more a question of, “I’ve gotta get a life”.

    I was burned out from stress.

    My focus turned to taking care of myself for a change, and surprise, surprise…18 months later I was pregnant.

    My husband and I had spent ten years “not preventing” pregnancy prior to that, and I’d been told at 43 that I was pretty much out of viable eggs.

    Mind you, stepping away from my career (I’m a dentist) was pretty radical. I had to sell my practice and downsize my life. I’m now back to working but only 2 days a week, and for someone else; no more business ownership for me!

    Sometimes you have to reorder your priorities and make some sacrifices, but boy has it ever been worth it!

  3. Angel La Liberte (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com) says:

    Marna, I have to agree with most of what you recommend. Getting a baseline with your GYN is definitely wise advice, as well as supplements–esp folic acid–to enhance fertility. It’s important to get as much advice as possible that can be backed up scientifically.
    I had a terrible time with smoking cessation. Ironically, it was getting pregnant at 41 that gave me the empowerment to quit. I always tell my son that he gave me the gift of life.
    On the other hand, there is a consensus amongst doctors from a broad range of disciplines that stress does inhibit fertility. This makes sense because stress does, in fact, affect our hormonal balance.
    Ironically, it was only when I finally gave up on conceiving a sibling for my son, and just let go, that I conceived again at age 44 naturally.
    Women do conceive after 40–the purpose of this article was to emphasize that older women need to use every tool available to them to get pregnant later in life, including the advice you have shared with us. :)

  4. Luv5boys says:

    YOGA! I believe that eating well and YOGA helped me conceive my now one year old at 42!

  5. mommyof4greatkids+1 says:

    I believe stress was my problem. I was 40 when I decided I really wanted one more baby. But the back and forth of am I to old, do I want the sleep deprivation again, and my oldest is 19 y.o. the stress of getting pregnant was terrible. I came down with prolactinemia (production of breast milk when your not pregnant) which messes with ovulation along with other problems, gained 20 pounds in about 1-2 months, and could not sleep. I yr. later, I said “you know what, you have 4 great kids, if it happens it happens, if it doesn’t you’ll be ok.” That month I was pregnant. Miracles happen. I know. I feel I am one of the lucky ones.

  6. Penny says:

    I used these remedies the cycle I conceived, they may be of help to others:

    Folliculinum 200CH on day 10 of the menstrual cycle. This remedy stimulates healthy follicle development and regular ovulatory cycles.

    Borax 30CH from day 8 to 16. This remedy prevents Candida infections, often responsible for many infertility issues from hostile mucus to blocked fallopian tubes.

    Pulsatilla 12CH every morning. This remedy helps maintain hormonal balance, healthy moods, healthy cervical mucus, supports healthy menstrual cycles.

    Sepia 6CH every evening. This remedy creates hormonal balance, prevents miscarriages and prevents stagnation to the pelvic region.

    Natrum muriaticum 30CH on day 7, 14, 21, 28. This remedy helps those with poor quality mucus and difficult menses.

    • Jennifer says:

      HI Penny,

      I was googling pregnancy after 40 and found this site. I had my first child at 42 and now want a second child. I just turned 44. I am wondering where I can get these supplements that you have listed. Thanks so much!

    • Claudia says:

      Hello Penny, I think i will try. How many of each a day?

  7. Debby godwin says:

    I am trying for my third baby have come of all my antidepresents and after 15 years of a.mental fog I van finerly think with a clear brain the mental health workets think I am nuts but I have never been happier. I would truly love to know were I can get these suppliments from Thanks Debby

  8. Angel La Liberte (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com) says:

    Many supplements can be obtained from your local health food store. For example, Whole Foods offers a range of supplements. However, I’d google it and see what you have in your area. If you’re taking herbal medicines, you might want to consider seeing a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine who specializes in the area of fertility. Good luck! :)

  9. Is 40 becoming the new 20 for having babies? | fineaswinebeauty (http://fineaswinebeauty NULL.com/2013/04/13/is-40-becoming-the-new-20-for-having-babies/) says:

    [...] and/or wait for the right person as they haven’t met the right person yet.  The website  http://achildafter40.com/pregnant-after-40-naturally/ has lots of great information for you if you are thinking about getting pregnant or if you just [...]

  10. Keren (http://www NULL.tryingforababy40plus NULL.blogspot NULL.co NULL.uk/) says:

    I am trying for a child, aged mid 40s and have made changes to my diet and life style. I take folic acid and omega 3/6/9 oil, as well as plenty of chia seeds, linseeds, flax seedns pumpkin and sunflower seeds, nuts, fruit and whole milk products.

    I read recently a very interesting article that contradicts the myth that we are born with all the eggs we wille ver have…see

    http://news.nationalgeographic.co.uk/news/2012/02/120229-women-health-ovaries-eggs-reproduction-science/ (http://news NULL.nationalgeographic NULL.co NULL.uk/news/2012/02/120229-women-health-ovaries-eggs-reproduction-science/)

    there are academic papers on google scholar that explain further

  11. Emily S. Jaldati says:

    thank you…hoping in Gods time:)thank you

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  13. nthabiseng says:

    i being trying to get pregnant now i’m 45 everybody
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  14. melissa says:

    I had my tubes tied during my first marriage. I am 46 and with a great guy. I have been told there is no way I can try to have a baby with my own eggs.

  15. sharon pite (@sharonrains212) says:

    I am 37 years old, I have one wonderful boy, with one man we were together 13 years. I am now living with a man and been together for three years. The thing is i am scared about it having another child, and being the only parent to care for it. I love the man i am with but he works long hours and is gone for weeks at a time. one day i was browsing on the internet i saw on facebook (Oduduwa Ajakaye), testimony saying that he help people who can’t get pregnant, and people that don’t have any child that are looking for, i quickly took his email and contact him for help after doing what he ask me to do things change and that day i got my self back again and i was having enough power and every thing went through. So i contact my friend that live in NYC she has be married for 12 years but no child, to my best surprise my friend that was childless for the past 12 years was pregnant oh my God with oduduwa all thing are possible

  16. pregnantat40 says:

    At the age of 40, diagnosed at a young age with a rare form of lupus and with multiple early pregnancy loses, we had lost all hope and given up. Me and my husband of eight years have children from other relationships, but wanted a child together for a long time. Two years ago we took on the responsibility of my now 70 yr old uncle who has been diagnosed with dementia. In a caring effort to improve and slow down his condition, my uncle began taking vitamins and purified fish oil. I started taking the vitamins and fish oil after seeing how well it was helping my uncle. It changed my life. Now, without consciously trying to conceive I am 26 weeks pregnant with a girl. Me and my husband are happy and excited. So to all you hopeful woman out there, don’t give up. Take care of yourself. I am living proof it can still happen!!!!

  17. frank says:

    my wife is 42yrs in October we’ve being trying for another baby since after our daughter who is 11yrs now but my wife have had over 5 miscarriages. we are still keen of having another child. please advice.

    Thank you

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