Sometimes it feels like an injustice when you have been snatched away the right by the law of nature that it is quite hard to become pregnant after the age of 40 and harder if you are a lesbian couple. But what if we say that it is totally possible to experience motherhood at such age. There are two ways of accomplishing this, either by trying natural conception or by undergoing fertility treatments.
Read on for the tips on how to be a mother over 40s and thank us later.
- Consulting your OB/GYN
If you are an LGBT couple, the first and foremost step you should always take is consulting an expert to guide you through it to check whether you have a fertility issue or recommend an expert for high-risk pregnancies. Be transparent with your doctor about the methods you have been undertaking to increase your chances of conceiving. Make notes you have taken on your cycle. Ask all the necessary questions.
- Ascertain the causes of infertility
Many lesbian women suffer from infertility. There are a number of reasons which can deter you from having a child. Ascertaining where the issue lies help the doctors to find you the best option from the available alternatives.
- Treatment of infertility
If your doctor diagnoses you with something particular that is hindering your ability to conceive, treat the disorder right away. After getting the treatment, ask for all the available options suitable for you. One option might include in-vitro fertilization as well. Some options for female partners are: Insemination with a bank of semen, IVF with a bank of semen, IVF for females of couples.
- Encourage ovulation with the help of drugs
After the age of 40, women tend to lose their eggs. Your doctor may prescribe you some medications in order to restore your regular cycle and encourage ovulation if the cause of your infertility is unknown and other treatments have failed as well.
- Undergo Assisted Reproductive Technology or ART
If everything else fails, you can undergo Assisted Reproductive Technology or ART. It helps in increasing your chances of conceiving by 5 to 10 percent per cycle. Here are some available options:
- IVF or In-vitro Fertilization
- Donor eggs or sperm
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection or ICSI
- Gestational carrier
Hope these tips help you achieve what you are aiming for.