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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Will Folic acid help to conceive naturally at the age of 44?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just got married and I am planning to have a child. I am 44 years old have not had a child before and have no medical problems. I wish to check if I need to take any medical tablets like Folic acid, etc or shall I just go proceed naturally. As mentioned before, I have no health ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your wedding. First thing you should do is to start Folic acid and try for timed intercourse. For that, if your periods are regular you can download an application of period tracking. It will tell you the most fertile days of your cycle. Since you ...  Read Full »

I am 46 years old and not getting periods. Can I have a successful IVF?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 46 years old. I no longer get my periods. What are my chances of conception? Doctors say I am at menopause. Can I have a successful IVF?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best age for a lady to get pregnant is 19-35 years. The principle behind this is, every day your eggs are growing and out of the cohort of eggs, the best egg is selected, and remaining growing eggs go for atrophy. So by 35 years most of the good eggs are gone. After...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant naturally at the age of 40?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had surgery last year. Now we are married for four years and I am not getting pregnant. My age is 40 and my husband is 42. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand it has been a year since your endometriosis surgery. I am not clear if you have taken any treatment following that to enable conception. From the limited information, you have given me and assuming that your partner's parameters are normal (as you have n...  Read Full »

What is the risk of Down syndrome at delayed pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Please explain my NT scan report and double marker test. My present age is 44 years. My NT scan was done on 12w 5d. Crl - 64.1 mm Nasal bone present Nt - 1.8 mm Ductus venosus - normal flow Placenta - anterior Double marker result: Hcg corr mom - 1.64 Nb present Nt corr mom ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. NT scan is just a screening test to pick-up cases of Trisomy. Nuchal translucency of <3.2 mm, nasal bone seen and normal blood flow in ductus means the chance of trisomy is very low. To confirm this doctor has done a double marker test. They too are within normal li...  Read Full »

Do irregular periods at the age of 45 suggest menopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years now and still not blessed with a child due to late marriage. This is my third year after marriage. I get my periods regularly but this month I got my period as usual on the correct date. And after one week, again I got my period with lot of clots. Is this sign of men...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

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

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to Icliniq.com. Age is an important factor in getting conception of an embryo. The best healthy ovum are usually released during the early years of life. Thus, during a late age, we might have an unhealthy ovum. So, if you are trying to conceive, you approach a gynecolog...  Read Full »

What does the presence of pus cells in semen analysis suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, My semen analysis shows: Sperm Count - 98 millions/ml, Liquefaction time - 25 minutes, Reaction - alkaline. Motility: active - 70%, slugglish - 10%, non-motile - 20%. Morphology: Normal forms - 92%, abnormal forms - 8%. Other findings: Pus Cells 40-45/HPF. Semen culture also ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you do not have symptoms of urinary infection like burning, frequency of urination, blood in urine or semen, you need not take any medicines. Immature sperms also appear like pus cells on microscopy. One good option is to repeat the semen analysis after one week. Do...  Read Full »

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 »

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