Fertility After 40

There is a common misconception that women become infertile at or around the age of 40. However, it is still possible to give birth to a healthy baby after 40. If you are trying to conceive and approaching or past the age of 40, don’t give up hope. Viera Fertility Center in Melbourne has all the information, guidance, tests, and treatments you need to expand your family. Whether you are interested in Melbourne IVF, artificial insemination, or a fertility test, we are ready to tailor treatment to your needs.

Waiting Is Not Uncommon

Though there are inherent risks to becoming pregnant in one’s late 30s or early 40s, more women are waiting to get pregnant in modern times. The estimated infertility rate in women between the ages of 15 and 34 is nearly 10%. The infertility rate for women between the ages of 40 and 44 is about 30%. This figure represents a significant spike; it also indicates 7 in 10 women within this age range are still fertile. In plain terms, ages 40-44 still has an opportunity to conceive a child. Prospective mothers in their early 40s should be aware that it can be possible to get pregnant.


As noted above, female fertility declines as women grow older. However, the potential for infertility is not the sole risk posed by waiting until reaching one’s 40s to attempt to reproduce. A pregnancy at or after the age of 40 is more likely to result in a baby with disabilities. Furthermore, the mother also faces a heightened risk for health risks.

Though few are aware of the medical science and nuances of the fetus formation process, it is worth noting that the chances of chromosomal alterations, or irregularities in DNA, within babies increases as the mother ages. Examples of possible deformities include misshapen skulls and defects of the heart. Birth defects occur in 3% of babies. The chances of defects increase as the mother ages, especially if she waits until her late 30s or older to reproduce.

Add to Your Family When the Time is Right

If you are in your late 30s or early 40s and considering pregnancy, it is important to address the potential health complications. Factor in economics along with other factors unique to your life as well as that of your partner and you’ll have a better idea of when the time is right to expand your family.

If you are having trouble getting pregnant, ask for treatment from our experts. A fertility specialist will analyze your unique situation, reproductive/fertility challenges, and help you achieve your reproductive goals. Whether you are struggling to get pregnant due to issues with ovulation, missed periods, irregular periods, or the sperm of a partner, we can determine the cause and suggest a plan of action. A fertility specialist will ask questions to obtain a better understanding of your health challenges, carefully analyzing your fertility situation to highlight potential problems and proactively address those hurdles.

Viera Fertility Center is Here to Help

We tailor reproductive medical care to the unique needs and desires of each individual client. We provide fertility testing and fertility treatments. Our service extends to ongoing support for clients’ emotional and physical needs, providing compassionate care. If you or your partner have a reproductive disorder, cannot reproduce, or have other fertility issues, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Our Melbourne fertility center is here to help you add to their family. Reach out to us today at 321.751.4673 (HOPE) to learn more about how we can help with your fertility challenges.