I just want to know something about infertility. I have been trying for a while to get pregnant to no avail. How do I determine my fertile periods? My husband and I were separated for a while, due to a few misunderstandings, but we got back together a few months ago. We have a 5 year old daughter. I am over 40 now. Do you think my age has anything to do with this problem? Please advise.
There is still hope even from a medical perspective, but you need to be aware that it gets more difficult as a woman approaches 35 and beyond. There are also many associated risks of pregnancy at this age. Are your periods regular? It’s probably best to check out your hormonal levels first as hormonal problems may be responsible in women over 40. You can go to a good lab and ask for a fertility profile. If your hormonal levels are fine the doctor may want to check out the status of your fallopian tubes. When these tubes are blocked a woman’s fertilized eggs are unable to pass through the tubes into the womb and an ectopic pregnancy may occur.
In the absence of hormonal problems, a woman’s fertile period is usually 2 weeks before her next period. The first day of every period is counted as day 1.