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- Nurse Barb
Many women I speak to are surprised to learn that they can take birth control pills in their 40’s and early 50’s as long as there are no contraindications. Many women who are in Perimenopause, that is the time when there are a lot of menstrual irregularities, the start of hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness, will benefit from taking a low dose birth control pill to help with their symptoms as well as provide contraception.
Fertility after 40
While fertility rates do decline after 40, if a woman is still having her period, even if it’s irregular, she can become pregnant. Contraception is advised if a woman does not want to become pregnant.
New technology in genetic testing mean that pregnant mothers can have a simple blood test as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy to obtain highly accurate information about the possibility of their pregnancy being affected by the most common genetic conditions.
Like many new moms, Lauren, was enjoying being a mom to her 3 year old daughter, Alexa. She and her husband, Rob loved their little family and were both more than ready for number 2. She watched as more and more friends became pregnant again and wondered when it would happen again for her. It wasn’t as if she and Rob had any problem getting pregnant the first time, they had tried for 4 months when their home pregnancy test turned positive. (more…)