You Can Get Pregnant Over 40 Naturally

You Can Get Pregnant Over 40 Naturally


Monday, November 23, 2015


I did try the whole BBT method when I was trying to conceive, however, it does have it's limitations.  See here for an article on my site that discusses some of the downsides of BBT charting.

However, for women who have been charting their BBT and have achieved a successful conception and pregnancy, will BBT indicate a miscarriage?  There are situations where your temperature will indicate a miscarriage and other situations where it will not.


Friday, November 20, 2015


Pregnancy Over 40, Miscarriage From EMF's?

Whether or not EMF's (electromagnetic fields) can have an affect on your pregnancy is still hotly debated.
My site:
 Personally, I took the most conservative route and tried to avoid close or prolonged exposure to operating appliances and I try to remember to unplug them when not in use. This article seems to have found an association between miscarriage and EMF's from appliances:

From the article:

Institute in Oakland, California, told today's New Scientist magazine: 'That is another confirmation that the effect is due to EMF. People have never looked at peak EMFs before.

'My study opens a new chapter for these EMF effects, not just for miscarriages but for other health effects as well.'

Mr Li's team now plans to analyse data from the meters, which recorded EMF levels every ten seconds, to discover which appliances posed the greatest risk.

See Also: Detoxify Your Environment If You're Trying To Conceive (

Research has shown electric shavers, hairdryers, vacuum cleaners and trains can produce strong fields with high exposure the closer they are.

Fellow scientists at the California department of health services in Oakland reanalysed tests carried out on pregnant women 11 years ago in the wake of Mr Li's findings.

They claim to have found women exposed to peak EMF levels of more than 1.4 microteslas were nearly twice as likely to miscarry. Previous studies on the effect of lowfrequency EMFs on pregnant women have been inconclusive but Mr Li thinks that is because average exposure levels rather than peak values were examined.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015


I am always surprised to hear the statistics on miscarriage.  It seems like everyone has either had one or knows someone who has lost a pregnancy.  Here is an article on women of all ages (many in their 40's) who experienced a miscarriage along with their thoughts and feelings:


from the article:

 Monica, 43, Ontario
I’ve lost more than one child. The first time, I ran into problems during the second trimester. At around 29 weeks I went to take a shower and I noticed I was bleeding. When we got to the hospital, they couldn’t find a heartbeat. I was induced, and I was in labor for 11 hours. I gave birth to a stillborn baby girl. A year later, I got pregnant with a baby boy. At around 30 weeks we had to have a C-section, but when they took him out, he wasn’t breathing. It took 16 minutes to get him to breathe again, so he was brain-dead with a 5 percent chance of survival. We named him Ryan and kept him on life support for four days so people could come and see him and we could spend a little time with him. He passed away about six hours after we took him off life support. I got pregnant again a year after that, and I was ten weeks along when I had a miscarriage. I was pissed off. I felt like I was robbed — like, How could this happen to me again? I kept thinking, What the hell am I doing wrong? I took it really hard. I took about nine months off of work. It took me a while to get over that because I really had thought that things would be okay.


Sunday, November 15, 2015


Miscarriage Due To Environmental Factors

I've come across a number of articles about how ordinary products that we use every day may be responsible for (or contribute to) infertility and miscarriage. One product that has gained wide spread use in the last 30 years (that may be linked to recurrent miscarriage) is plastic. I think back when I was a young child, everything was packaged in glass. We thought plastic was the greatest invention ever. But we may need to rethink the use of plastics as explained in this article below.

See Also: Detoxify Your Environment For Fertility

I have completely switched to drinking all beverages and buying food products in glass whenever possible (I've heard that even canned products may be harmful because the inside of the can is lined with plastic). It's hard to find some products in glass (even in health food stores), but do the best you can. It's a good reason to switch to fresh vegetables and fruits instead of canned. Never re-use plastic bottles or containers as the plastic starts to wear down and may diffuse into your food or beverage.

read more:

Our Stolen Future

Monday, November 09, 2015


This very touching article chronicles a woman's emotions as she finds out she is pregnant and then later miscarries. If you've experienced a miscarriage, you know the feeling of going from joy to fear to sadness.

From the article:

My dear little one,

Today has been such a difficult day. I cannot stop crying at the thought that I may be losing you. I am only seven weeks pregnant and I have only known you a few of those weeks but my heart is already so attached to you, my little one. I took Bella to Opa's house because I was not feeling well at all. Late this afternoon I kept crying and I had to finally stop and kneel before God. I opened up my Bible and read from a page at random. It was Isaiah 49: 13 - 15.


Sing for joy, O heavens, and exalt O earth;
Break forth, O mountains, into singing!
For the Lord has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his afflicted.
But Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me."
"Can a woman forget her suckling child, that she should have no compassion on the son in her womb?"
Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.

From the window the sun was close to setting and the rays were shining on my tears. My heart was filled with peace and I was finally able to stop crying. I know that you will be okay, my little one. I know that God will get both of us through this. Even if God is to call you back to Himself, I know he will give me the strength to handle it. My heart breaks at the thought but I pray above all else that God's love will see us though. I love you, my little one. And I love you, my Lord. Thank you for your mercy.


Decrease Your Chance Of Miscarriage Over 40

Many miscarriages happen early in a pregnancy for reasons we'll never know.
 However, there are some things you should avoid during pregnancy to be on the safe side. This article reviews the top ten things you can do to minimize the risk of a miscarriage:

Avoid excessive, regular physical vibrations or shocks
during pregnancy if possible, as should exposure to continuous, excessively loud noise. Flying in un-pressurised planes and scuba diving can reduce oxygen levels and should be avoided because of an increased risk of miscarriage, and premature birth.

See Also: Ten Things You May Not Know About Miscarriage

Avoid excessive temperature variation
Working in hot conditions can contribute to a pregnant woman fainting. Heat that raises the woman's body temperature above 38.5o Celsius (or 101.3o Fahrenheit) for several hours during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy has the potential to cause birth defects in the unborn baby. A prolonged, raised temperature from about 12 weeks of pregnancy until the birth may distress the baby or cause premature labour. Avoiding excessively hot conditions is advisable during pregnancy.

Protection from Infectious hazards

Infectious hazards are biological agents (usually viruses) that may infect the unborn baby if the mother becomes infected during her pregnancy. Some infections can pass through the placenta to the baby while in the womb. In some cases hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS the baby will experience the illness before the birth or carry it and experience it after the birth (such as or herpes). A few viruses are capable of causing miscarriage, birth defects or physical and mental delays in the baby (such as rubella, cytomegalovirus or toxoplasmosis ). Women working in hospitals, emergency services, prisons, childcare, schools and other care facilities, as well as those working with animals, need to be aware of using gloves when handling blood products and any other required protective clothing, depending on the circumstances. In some cases, being temporarily reassigned to work in other areas may be necessary.

Above is only a general overview, your doctor will be in the best position to advice you regarding protection against a miscarriage.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015


How Your Thyroid May Contribute To Miscarriage

I've always known that hyper or hypo thyroid can contribute to infertility and miscarriage.
This article talks about a number of studies which link miscarriage with thyroid auto-antibodies. Read more:

Study reports indicated the results of 30 articles with 31 studies (19 cohorts and 12 case-controls) which involved 12,126 women and assessed the association between thyroid auto-antibodies and miscarriage. The association with pre-term birth was evaluated in five studies involving 12,566 women. Out of the 31 studies evaluating miscarriage, 28 showed a positive association between thyroid auto-antibodies and miscarriages.


Meta-analysis of the cohort studies showed a three-fold increase in the odds of miscarriage with the presence of thyroid auto-antibodies. For case-control studies the odds ratio for miscarriage was 1.80, 1.25 to 2.60; P = 0.002. There was a significant rise in the odds of pre-term birth with the presence of thyroid.

Two other randomized studies evaluated the effect of treatment with levothyroxine on miscarriage. Both showed a decline in the rate of miscarriage and the meta-analysis showed a 52 percent relative risk reduction in miscarriages with the use of levothyroxine.

excerpted from:

Monday, November 02, 2015


Miscarriage And The Man In Your Life

I think we're all tempted to think about miscarriage as something that happens to women because it's inside our bodies, however miscarriages happen to men too.
 To this day, I don't think I really understood how our miscarriages affected my husband. I think he took on the unemotional "life's like that" point of view, but as time goes on and we're out of the TTC mode, I realize traumatic it was for him too. The following article discusses miscarriage from a man's point of view:

From the article:
For my part, I was too busy coping with her feelings to consider my own. The miscarriage raised so many questions about the future – but for now I brushed them aside. Valerie was hurting, that was all that mattered to me. I had to protect her. So we talked to no one. We hid in our cave and licked our wounds. Friends Valerie had known and loved for years quietly drifted away. And friends with kids... well, we just didn't see them at all.


I stood guard over Valerie while she coped with her grief, feeling utterly useless because, actually, there was nothing I could do.

Over time Valerie's emotional wounds began to heal. But by then, it was me that was hurting.

Sex had gone overnight from that fantastic first flush of a new relationship to an uncomfortable question mark. Was a cuddle just a cuddle – or a prelude to something more? We couldn't just make love with joyous abandon, because we were both aware of what that had led to before. It wasn't making love any more, it was a kind of negotiation around each other's feelings.


Friday, October 30, 2015


Getting Pregnant And Preventing Miscarriage

This Halloween, you will inevitably be eating candy chocolate or otherwise..
 Unfortunately, most of the candy out there is junk, but if you can get your hands on some authentic dark chocolate, you may help prevent miscarriage. It seems every time you turn around, there's something in the news about how chocolate is good for you (but only the "real stuff"-- not milk chocolate).  It needs to be at least 75% cocoa to be considered the good stuff.


Chocolate May Reduce Miscarriage and help with morning sickness

 According to the article below, chocolate can not only help reduce the risk of miscarriage, but it may help with morning sickness. Read more:

(NewsTarget) If you're pregnant, you may be happy to know that chocolate cravings may be good for you. New research shows morning sickness lowers the risk of miscarriage by almost 70 percent -- and eating chocolate daily also appears to lower the risk of miscarriage.
"Chocolate is a genuine healing food," said Mike Adams, a consumer health advocate and holistic nutritionist. "It helps prevent cancer, boosts liver function and improves moods and energy. The key, though, is getting real cacao, not the candied chocolate that's mostly sugar and milk fat. When shopping for a chocolate bar, look for a cacao content of 75 percent or higher, and always buy organic chocolate," Adams said.

Researchers from a new study said that chocolate also made pregnant women feel well enough to "fly or to have sex." When it came to morning sickness, the researchers said that the worse the nausea, the better. 


Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Miscarriage and Recurrent Miscarriage Helped With The Tender Loving Care Factor

Sometimes, all we need is a little tender loving care, especially when we've experienced recurrent miscarriage.
 This interesting article talks about not only some of the medical treatments for miscarriage, but also how some women just do better once their pregnancy is monitored - even without medical interventions. Read more:


In addition to the wealth of research that goes on at St Mary's, there is one strange phenomenon that seems to bear no relation to the scientific facts it gathers. Yet its existence has been written about in medical papers around the world and contributes to the clinic's amazing results.

It sounds ridiculous but it's called the Tender Loving Care factor. "Of all the women that come to us, half of them are there because of bad luck. We do the tests and then have to say that there's nothing wrong with them. Our research, and studies published in Scandinavia and New Zealand, has found that once someone has come to us, the next pregnancy will fare better. It seems that once a woman is part of a programme where she is being looked after and monitored, the pregnancy goes better. So it can be the case that after three miscarriages, the fourth pregnancy results in a take-home baby."

And that is the other reason why the clinic must raise the money it needs.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Miscarriage After Infertility

I guess this didn't come as a suprise to me - if it takes a long time to get pregnant, a miscarriage may be more likely.
I'm guess that some of the factors that lead to infertility also lead to miscarriage. I will say, however, that even though it took us a while to conceive my daughter, I had a normal pregnancy and normal delivery.  Read more:

From the article:

The length of time it takes for a couple to achieve a pregnancy may have a direct impact on the outcome of the pregnancy, such as miscarriage, stillbirth, or multiple pregnancy. That's the finding of a study from Sweden1 based on a review of earlier research.

But in an e-mail interview, study researcher Anna Axmon, PhD, stressed that this study "was an epidemiological one. This means that the results presented are only applicable to groups of women, i.e., as a group, women with extrauterine pregnancies have longer TTPs [time to pregnancy] than does the group of women who give birth to singleton live [infants]."

Thus, no conclusions can be drawn from this study about individual women, she pointed out. For instance, when analyzing individual cases in the study, there were women who experienced a miscarriage after becoming pregnant relatively quickly and there were women were took much longer to become pregnant and had a healthy baby, Axmon explained.

See Also: Endometriosis, Infertility and Miscarriage (www,

Still, Axmon and Lars Hagmar, MD, in the division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Psychiatric Epidemiology at University Hospital in Lund, Sweden, wanted to explore the association between the length of time it took women, as a group, to become pregnant and certain pregnancy outcomes that had not been assessed in earlier research.

"Previous studies have found that pregnancies ending in miscarriage took longer to achieve than those ending in live birth," they wrote. "The aim of the present study was to further explore a possible association between TTP and the risk of preterm delivery, as well as different pregnancy outcomes such as miscarriage, stillbirth, multiple birth, and extrauterine pregnancies."


Monday, October 19, 2015


Recurrent Miscarriage Can Be Treated With Proper Assessment

This very honest article from the Daily Mail, a UK publication talks about how many couples should have a "work up" for recurrent miscarriage, but, instead, they are sent away with a wish for "better luck" next time. Read more:


'We are not giving many of these women and their partners the treatment they deserve, says Dr Shehata. 'Miscarriage is not seen as a serious condition - it doesn't kill the woman, and there is usually no baby to hold or bury.
Heartbreak: William Hague's wife Ffion has miscarried more than one baby

Heartbreak: William Hague's wife Ffion has miscarried more than one baby

'Yet talk to any woman who has suffered a miscarriage, and she'll tell you that she's never forgotten the pain of losing her baby.

'I don't believe in the "bad luck" school of thought. Recent research shows that around 90 per cent of recurrent miscarriages are caused by a diagnosable condition.'

He adds: 'The problem is that within the NHS, many of these women are being treated by clinicians who have no specialist knowledge, and, as a result, may not carry out the range of tests available or even do tests that are inappropriate.

'Sadly, it's not unusual for me to see a woman who has suffered from recurrent miscarriages and has had liver function tests. Liver function has little or no bearing on miscarriage, so that test is pretty much a waste of time.'


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