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Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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My period just stopped not pregnant want to try and have

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My period just stopped not pregnant want to try and have baby
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 5 months ago.

How old are you?

Were your periods very regular before they stopped?

Have you had much stress or weight change?

Do you use anything for birth control?

When was your last period? Thank you.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
44yrs old ,not all the time,I do not use any contraceptive,my last period was in April
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Want to do Ivf ,am trying to have a baby
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 5 months ago.

It's not unusual to miss a period or 2 when a woman is in her 40's. It's the start of the slowing down that eventually ends in menopause years later.

If you haven't done so already, I would see a good fertility doctor. There are tests that can be done to measure your "ovarian reserve", which means the number of eggs you have remaining in your ovaries. These tests can give you a good idea of the likelihood of success in getting pregnant.

Pregnancy can be difficult at age 44, even using ivf, but the doctor can help you along and also give you a realistic guess as to success. Best wishes.

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