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Can a woman going through Menopause get Pregnant?

During menopause it is not possible for women to become pregnant, as the body is no longer able to adequately produce all the hormones necessary for egg maturation and preparation of the uterus, which ends up making pregnancy impossible.

Menopause only starts when the woman spends 12 months in a row without having a natural period, without this having any association with hormonal diseases or psychological disorders. This period occurs more frequently after 48 years of age, marking the end of the female reproductive period.

Usually what can happen is that after a few months of menstruation failure, the woman has the false impression of being menopausal and from there, if an egg is released in the same period as an unprotected sex, a pregnancy can happen . This period is called pre-menopause or climacteric and is marked by heat waves.

Changes that prevent pregnancy

After the installation of menopause, the woman can no longer become pregnant because the ovaries reduce the production of progesterone and estrogen, which prevents the eggs from maturing and the growth of the endometrium. Therefore, in addition to not having an egg that can be fertilized, the endometrium also does not grow enough to receive the embryo.

Even though this period may be frustrating for the tempting, and troubled for those who are already going through the post-menopause period, it is possible to go through this phase more smoothly.

There is some way that pregnancy happens?

If the woman chooses to have a late pregnancy, the only way for the pregnancy to happen is during the pre-menopause period. Because at this stage, although hormones are beginning to undergo natural reduction, it is possible, through the treatment of hormone replacement and fertilization in vitro, reverse this situation.

However, this pregnancy must be closely monitored by the obstetrician, since it can bring health risks to women and babies, like increasing chances of gestational diabetes, eclampsia, abortion, premature birth and there is also a greater possibility that the baby may have a syndrome, like Down syndrome, for example.

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