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Podcast: Conception & Pregnancy Over 40 - What to Expect

It’s no secret that women are waiting to have kids and when they do, they are having fewer children. While the reason for waiting could have to do with career, financial stability, finding the right partner, or feeling ready to become a parent, a woman may also have been trying all along and hasn’t had success yet.

We want to empower women pursuing motherhood with information that helps them navigate their options efficiently and successfully. 

Join Dr. Meike Uhler as she discusses everything you should know about fertility, conception, and pregnancy at 40+. Get tips on how to assess your fertility potential, how to increase conception odds, how pregnancy can be different at 40, and why there are always options to consider for motherhood.

The Time to Talk Fertility Podcast: Conception & Pregnancy Over 40 - What to Expect episode discusses questions such as:

  • Why do you think women are pursuing motherhood later?
  • What are some benefits in waiting to have a baby?
  • How does age impact a woman’s fertility potential?
  • Are there DIY tips that can help women assess their fertility?
  • How long should women try to conceive on their own before seeking help?
  • Are there any reasons why a woman should see a specialist sooner?
  • What are the chances of conception each month at 40 or above?
  • Once pregnancy occurs, should women visit an OB/Gyn sooner due to risk?
  • What are some of the risks associated with pregnancy later in life?
  • How can women mitigate some of these risks?
  • Is there an increased chance of twins or multiples with age?
  • What are common causes for pregnancy loss?
  • How does age factor into pregnancy loss?
  • Is there anything women can do to improve the health of their eggs? 
  • At what point should someone consider donor eggs?
  • What fertility treatment is commonly done for women over 40?
  • For women 40+, is it often recommended to start with advanced treatments?
  • What should couples know about genetic disease in relation to aging?
  • Can you tell us about genetic screening options for embryos?
  • While conception and pregnancy can be harder with age, we want people to know the odds are in their favor. Can you share positive statistics with us?
  • What would you say to someone who is TTC and nervous or afraid to seek help?
  • Can you share some words of hope with our listeners?

The Time to Talk Fertility Podcast releases new episodes monthly and is available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Tune In, and Spotify.

Additional Resources:

Dr. Meike Uhler Bio

The Impact of Age On Ovarian Reserve and Pregnancy

Blog: 10 Sex Myths Debunked When Trying to Conceive

Blog: 11 Male Infertility Myths Debunked