Delayed Pregnancy

Delaying pregnancy, that is as the age of the mother increases, the chances of pregnancy-related complications increases. Geriatric pregnancy causes low birth weight, increased incidence of Down's syndrome, high rates of miscarriage, and preeclampsia.

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Do overweight and irregular period has any effect on pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am newly married. I have irregular periods but not too late it occurs between 25 to 35 days. We are planning for a child but cannot get success. We have sex regularly. Now I have some doubts please clarify me in detail. I am over weight (pear-shaped). My height i...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Being overweight or obese definitely increases complications during pregnancy like abortion, low growth of baby, development of diabetes and hypertension. It is better to attempt weight reduction (if possible) before achieving pregnancy. Irregular periods, if it is betw...  Read Full »

My HSG report shows normal tubes. Is there high chance of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 years old female, trying to get pregnant. I have done the HSG test, and the tubes are normal and not blocked.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports, and they seem to be normal. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would suggest doing proper ovulation monitoring for one month, starting from the 9-10th day to 16-17th day, until the egg gets ruptured and plan accordingly. ...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to have first pregnancy after 30 years of age?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee wants to get pregnant within next eight months and is pressurizing me to get married by then. She says that even waiting for one month will be too late as she will turn 30 by then. Will 8 months make such a difference that her body will be deteriorated if she waits until nex...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kyal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Theoretically, it is ideal to have pregnancy before thirty especially the first pregnancy as after 30 we say it is elderly pregnancy and there are some inherent complications associated with elderly pregnancy like hypertension, GDM, impaired fetal growth, etc. So it ...  Read Full »

My wife is 34 years old and we are not in the plan for a child. Could you please advise on the age limit to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 34 years old, and two to three years ago a lady doctor mentioned that she had fewer eggs left (I think in one of the ovaries) after her examination. At present, my wife and I can not plan for a child due to some personal circumstances. So my wife is worried that after two to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalaka Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A woman can get pregnant as long as she menstruates. But after 35 years, quality of eggs decreases, which might lead to difficulty to conceive might lead to abnormalities in the babies, etc. So it is advisable to complete family before 35 years. After 35 years, if eg...  Read Full »

Can eating fennel seeds be the reason for not getting pregnant even after trying for two years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a habit of eating fennel seeds a lot. Could this be the reason for not getting pregnant even after trying for two years?  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fennel seeds can normalize your gastrointestinal tract and nervous system. It balances excess pitham. It helps in balancing heat within the uterus, that is very much essential for getting pregnant. So, daily consumption of fennel seed life long will never affect the p...  Read Full »

Why are dual marker tests and other tests done during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant. My age is 38. My doctor prescribed dual marker test. My PAPP-A report is 1.88 mIU/ml, while FB-hCG is 28.2 ng/ml. NT is 0.90 mm (.65 MoM). Biochem risk +NT is 1:4730, age risk 1:189, trisomy 13/18 + NT is < 1:10000. I am worried about my reports, whether it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heartiest congratulations for your second pregnancy. Well, there is a generalized increased risk with increased age of mother. You are above 35 years, so considering it as an elderly pregnancy, increased surveillance for congenital or chromosomal abnormalities in the ba...  Read Full »

What are the risks of pregnancy in women over 40?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a c-section with my first pregnancy 19 years ago. I have fallen in love with a wonderful man who does not have kids. I and my fiance have been discussing and are planning to have a baby. I am concerned if I am able to have a VBAC delivery with my second pregnancy since my first pre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pregnancy at the age of 48 years definitely come with certain risks like an increased risk of chromosomal abnormalities due to the defective ovum being released. Also there may be a difficulty in the conception itself. VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) delivery has...  Read Full »

Is it safe to conceive at 40 years of age?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old woman. My husband is 53 years old. Since I married late, is it safe to conceive now or will I face any health issues? If safe, then when should I have sex to conceive at the earliest?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is risk involved for conceiving at this age. Age-related screening is needed before conception even if you both are healthy and do not have any problem. As long waited oocytes (eggs) will be involved in conception, there are a few tests for conception at this age ...  Read Full »

Is it difficult to conceive after 30 years of age?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 33 years old and still unmarried. I am really stressed about marriage and kids. Is it very difficult to conceive after 30?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. It is true that the chances of pregnancy decrease with the advancement of age but pregnancy are still possible upto 45 years of marriage. The chance depends on the number of follicles available in your ovary which varies ...  Read Full »

Which are the best days to conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female, and I am trying to conceive for the last 1.5 years. My husband works for a month in another country and has 15 days of leave. So, when he goes to work, I do not accompany him. We have tried conceiving many times, but we did not have any luck. My menstrual cyc...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Let me start on a positive note that, you are at the right age for pregnancy (19 to 35 years), so never lose hope. You need to improve your health first. Your BMI is 14, and your expected weight is 55 to 59 kg. I will not ask you to start eating a ...  Read Full »

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