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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I want to know whether a girl with low WBC has difficulty getting pregnant.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to marry a girl, but she has low white blood cells range. My family is not allowing me to get married to her. They are saying that she is unhealthy and cannot get pregnant. Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by saying that, you can go ahead and marry. WBC (white blood cell) count has no connection with her getting pregnant. But I would be interested in what is this low range you are measuring. There is nothing much to worry about the reduction of WBC only. If co...  Read Full »

I am five weeks pregnant, and the embryo was not seen on the scan. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. My last period was about two months back, and I had the bleeding for three days. I found out that I was pregnant about four weeks back. I had an ultrasound scan vaginally two days back, and the doctor did not find a fetus. She just found that I was five weeks and o...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she found that you are five plus one weeks pregnant, then that means she has found the gestational sac with some fetal tissue but no cardiac activity. I have to see the sonography report to comment on it. Usually, around four to five weeks, the fetal poles can be ...  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

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 »

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

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 »

My periods became irregular. Can I conceive at the age of 42?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 42 years married and no kids. I have not used any medicines to conceive. However, since the last four to five months my periods are irregular. I got my second period on 15 th day this month. My FSH level on day 2 is 13.25 and LH level is 3.31. I would like to know is there a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a few things of concern in your case. As your age is 42 years, the fertility reserve and quality of eggs usually reduce with age. So it becomes more and more difficult to conceive. As per your reports, the FSH is a little high, which could be due to perime...  Read Full »

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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