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What is the average age a woman stops having babies?

What is the average age a woman stops having babies?

Women do not remain fertile until menopause. The average age for menopause is 51, but most women become unable to have a successful pregnancy sometime in their mid-40s. These percentages are true for natural conception as well as conception using fertility treatment, including in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Can a menopausal woman get pregnant?

After menopause, a woman no longer produces eggs and thus cannot become pregnant naturally. But although eggs succumb to this biological clock, pregnancy is still possible using a donor egg. Therefore, all of the women in the study had an egg from a younger woman implanted into her uterus.

How old was I when I had my third child?

My third child, Selina, was a beautiful surprise. I’ll be honest: When I first found out I was pregnant at 45 (while on birth control, no less), I think I hyperventilated. I remember telling my husband, “I’m going to be 46 when I give birth to our baby—46!” Even I thought I was too old to be having another kid.

Can a 46 year old woman have three children?

“Some women have trouble getting pregnant, and here you are at 46 with three beautiful children.” I felt extremely blessed. But it can be difficult to shake the rude and hurtful sentiments I regularly face.

Why did I have three kids after 40?

Medically speaking, there were some health issues that came with being an older mom. All three pregnancies were termed “geriatric,” which made me feel ancient! For my first pregnancy, my ob-gyn told me that I couldn’t go past my due date because studies have shown that the placenta ages faster for women over 40.

How old is the mom of three kids?

I’m a mom of three . I’m also 46. That probably doesn’t mean much until I mention that my oldest kid, Alex, is only five years old. Just the other day, I was dropping Alex off at school with my two daughters—Maia, 2, and Selina, 7 months—when another mom approached me. “I don’t know how you do it,” she said. “I have two and I can’t keep up.”