Ladies, have you ever wondered if you can get pregnant after menopause?
We’ve definitely all heard stories about women getting pregnant and carrying babies full term in their 40s, 50s, or even later. A woman’s fertility starts declining in her 30s and falls sharply by the age of 40.
If you’re going through perimenopause, your chance of getting pregnant without fertility treatments is low, but not zero. The clinical definition of menopause, or the end of menstrual cycles, is marked by 12 months without a period and typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55.
So, the answer is yes, you can get pregnant after menopause, but not naturally. Once you’ve reached post menopause, your hormone levels are no longer suitable for ovulation and for natural pregnancy.
However, there’s still a chance you can get pregnant post menopause, and that’s with hormone therapies and IVF or in vitro fertilization. There’s many cases where women are successful and proven to get pregnant in post menopause.