28 de April, 2023

Can I get pregnant during menopause?

Menopause is a time in a woman's life when many experience significant physical and emotional changes. For some, it marks the end of their fertile stage, while for others, it may be the beginning of a new path toward motherhood.

Although pregnancy during menopause may seem uncommon or impossible, many women have defied the odds and successfully conceived and carried a healthy baby to term.

These women are true inspirations, demonstrating that there are no limits in life and that love and the desire to be a mother can overcome any obstacle.

Pregnancy during menopause can also be an opportunity to reflect on life and the role of motherhood. It can be a time to find the inner strength necessary to face challenges and embrace the beauty and joy of creating life.

However, it's also essential to consider the potential risks and challenges that may arise during pregnancy in menopause, including complications such as preterm labor or preeclampsia.

Therefore, it's crucial to seek appropriate medical advice and receive the necessary emotional support to face these challenges.

Pregnancy in menopause is a unique and exciting experience that can teach us about the power of love and determination. It's a reminder that it's never too late to pursue our dreams and create the life we desire.

Keep reading for more details on pregnancy during the menopausal stage.

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Menopause nowadays

Population change and growth have accelerated in recent decades throughout Latin America. The proportion of people over 60 years old has increased significantly; within this group, the majority are women.

As a result of this phenomenon, there has been a formation of an adult population, resulting in a change in roles and social needs.

What happens during menopause?

In adult women, menopause signifies the end of menstruation and corresponds to a physiological event in a woman's life that involves the termination of her reproductive cycle.

With the onset of menopause, a woman's menstrual period ceases due to the absence of hormones produced by the ovaries. While some women may not experience any other symptoms, as menopause approaches, it's possible that the symptoms may include:

  • Changes in menstrual periods, such as variations in menstrual flow or intervals between menstrual periods.
  • Sudden sensations of heat in the face, neck, and chest, with or without sweating.
  • Night sweats, which can lead to problems sleeping and feeling tired, stressed, or tense.
  • Vaginal changes, such as dryness in the vagina and vaginal tissue becoming thinner, as well as pain during sexual intercourse.
  • Loss of calcium in the bones, which reduces height and causes bone fractures (osteoporosis).

During the stage called menopause or climacteric, there is a cessation of ovulation, meaning a woman's reproductive life comes to an end, which limits conception.

Can I be a mother during menopause?

Fortunately, if a woman is in menopause and desires to have a baby, there are different alternatives. The most recommended option for these cases is egg donation, where young and healthy women provide eggs to women with depleted ovarian reserves, enabling them to carry a completely healthy pregnancy to term.

This service is available at Ingenes for women up to 52 years old through an egg donation program, in which donor selection and evaluation are carried out according to parameters established by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

In this way, a woman can be assured that the procedures and reliability of the donation will comply with international safety and quality standards, achieving her goal of having a baby at home.

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Your dream can be possible!

Learn more about Lorena's story, who achieved her dream of becoming a mom through egg donation. We also have the story of Maria del Carmen, who at the age of 50 had the joy of bringing her little stars down to earth.

Do not hesitate to share your story with us to find the best solution for you.

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