Vegan After 40 – How to Get Pregnant Naturally After 40?

While fertility does decline naturally as we age, starting around age 30, it is possible to become pregnant without intervention after age 40.

There are many reasons that many women are considering pregnancy after 40. But to make it reality lifestyle changes are required:

Eat healthy food. 
Give yourself a prenatal vitamin boost. 
Be mindful of changes in your body. 
Lose the booze to boost fertility. 
Ditch the smoking. 
Avoid excessive vigorous exercise.

Although it is possible to become pregnant after 40 through sexual intercourse, the chance for conception drops steeply at this age until a woman clinically enters menopause. It is not unusual for women to postpone pregnancy until their 40s to spend a year or more trying to get pregnant naturally.

Herbs that may help with pregnancy later in life:
Shatavari (Asparagus) Asparagus is considered a female reproductive tonic and as the name implies, the tonic can increase fertility and vitality.
Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
Agnus castus (chasteberry)
Black cohosh.
Chinese herbs.

Why is it so difficult to get pregnant?
There are many possible reasons, including ovulation irregularities, structural problems in the reproductive system, low sperm count, or an underlying medical problem. While infertility can have symptoms like irregular periods or severe menstrual cramps, the truth is that most causes of infertility are silent.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant powerhouse that can increase egg quality. In a human trial, supplementation with CoQ10 led to higher fertilization rate and more high-quality embryos. CoQ10 also has increased the number of ovarian follicles and improved ovulation.

How many eggs are healthy at 40?
By the time a woman reaches 40, she’ll be down to about 18,000 (3% of her pre-birth egg supply). Although the chances of conception are lower, this does not mean it is impossible to conceive at this age.

A woman’s peak reproductive years are between the late teens and late 20s. By age 30, fertility (the ability to get pregnant) starts to decline. This decline becomes more rapid once you reach your mid-30s. By 45, fertility has declined so much that getting pregnant naturally is unlikely for most women.

If you’re over 40 and wish to conceive, see your gynecologist right away for an evaluation, which may include basic fertility testing. A simple blood test can check your hormone levels, and an antral follicle count ultrasound can assess your risk for infertility.