Ménopause et grossesse : Quelles sont les chances ?

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Imagine the scene if you will. Marjorie and her husband Ken (not their actual names), were settling down for a romantic night in front of the tv, when Marjorie quietly leaned over and informed her husband that they were expecting the pitter patter of small feet! Apparently Ken almost fell off his seat.

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Now normally, this could be a cause for celebration, but what if I told you that Marjorie and Ken were both in their early fifties and they’d brought up three children, before taking early retirement? This was supposed to be’their’ time, when they’d no one to please but themselves. You’d probably be shocked and surprised at this story, I know I was when my friends told me. You see, I did not realise that a woman could become pregnant after she’d started menopause.

Unfortunately, neither did Marjorie. She had taken birth control right up until she started suffering from hot flashes and’spotting’ and then she stopped. You see Marjorie, as many women do, had wrongly assumed that since she was displaying menopausal symptoms, she was now infertile. Many people think that menopause is an event with a start and a finish that indicates the end of fertility from day one. But, that is wrong and it’s a process that could potentially last for ten years (yikes) usually beginning somewhere in our early fifties. Although some women do suffer from premature menopause and they can go through it several years earlier than this.

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All the symptoms mean is that our hormone levels are getting to be unbalanced, but this doesn’t imply that we are not able to conceive. It’s true that as a woman ages, her fertility decreases and therefore it becomes less probable that she’ll fall pregnant naturally – but it isn’t impossible. The truth is there are lots of stories available to read online of women over fifty giving birth naturally.

That’s all good and well, providing you’re prepared to welcome a new born baby in your life, but this report is for all those menopausal women that are anticipating the freedom from child rearing that age and maturity normally brings. So, how can it happen that a woman is going through menopause and she is still fertile? Easy, while eggs are still being published and there is an adequate supply of the crucial hormones, she can still become pregnant. It does not matter that her periods could be all over the place or she’s so bloated that she looks like a small world, providing that she’s still having her monthly period, pregnancy is possible. In actuality, it is sensible to continue with birth control until there has been no series of blood for twelve consecutive months.

After this time, it’s not possible to become pregnant because there might be an adequate supply of estrogen to ease the procedure. Besides the psychological facets of a late pregnancy, there are naturally health considerations to consider for those girls who become pregnant . This listing is by no means comprehensive, but it is going to give you a sense of the dangers. There’s an increased chance of disease, miscarriage, bleeding and lots of other potentially dangerous medical problems.


Furthermore, medical studies have demonstrated that the danger grows even higher with each passing year over age forty. So, if you’re coming up to an era where night sweats and hot flashes beckon and you don’t fancy the concept of early morning feeds and dirty diapers – do not take a chance and hope for the best. Make certain you keep on with the arrival control.