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Can you get pregnant during menopause?

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      Angell VillafaƱe wrote Jan 12, 2011
    • I would think not if your period has stopped. Not sure if t stops altogether once you start menopause but if you are still having regular periods then yes you can still get pregnant. That’s what my dr. told me.

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      Angelcart wrote Jan 12, 2011
    • Lord I would hope not!  That’s one reason I had my tubes tied.  Taking no chances.

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      Denise Richardson wrote Jan 12, 2011
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      Once it is confirmed by your doctor that you have menopause, it would be impossible to get pregnant, as a result the worrying of protection during sex is not needed. Subsequent to menopause there are no eggs available in order for your ovaries to make the necessary release which is normally required to conceive. The eggs are needed to be present in order for fertilization and the growth for a little one.

      As it is impossible to conceive after menopause, it however is possible to get pregnant through peri-menopause. Reason being that you are still ovulating now and again, and if there was sperm present during ovulation, it is possible that it could turn into a realistic fetus. Once you have completed menopause and your doctor confirms it, the use of protection is not required.  

      On the other hand, should you then wish to conceive during this period, it would be difficult since your eggs have matured and you will have no idea when you are ovulating. The popular contraception with women over the age of 40 is sterilization- tying up the fallopian tubes in order to prevent eggs entering your uterus. This is done under a general anesthetic with a recovery time of one day.

      Peri-menopause is known as the time that leads up to the start of menopause, because at this stage ovaries shut down and the production of estrogen and progesterone are lessened, and this means no pregnancy. It is recommended that protection be used, should you not want to conceive during this period. The normal age, which women go through peri-menopause, is between the ages of 45 and 55; a number of younger women do start at an earlier age.

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      Anaise wrote Jan 19, 2011
    • My mother did.  Or at least she thought she was in the middle of menopause.  I told her she may have been going through pre-menopausal symptoms.  She had a child at age 41.

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