We found an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal that highlights the challenges of one woman trying to conceive in her 40s. While we have helped even older women conceive healthy babies, we encourage women to be aware that the older you are, the more difficult it becomes to conceive.
Holly Finn, who wrote the article as well as a book titled The Baby Chase, relates her personal struggle in the article:
“I’m not that woman from the Roy Lichtenstein print who forgot to have children. I was never so wrapped up in my career that I didn’t think about starting a family. But I’m not over 40 and childless for no reason. I was diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition that makes it hard, sometimes impossible, to conceive. I gave too much time to the wrong men. I smoked in my 20s. I preferred red wine to sparkling water. I ate too much milk chocolate. I liked limericks.”
Ms. Finn’s account, as you might guess from the above snippet, is often entertaining but brutally honest. She is one of the many women who have not yet been successful in conceiving. The decision to pursue each level of artificial reproduction technology (ART) is a difficult and entirely personal one. Click to read Ms. Finn’s complete article online.
If you are struggling with your own fertility issues, we urge you to contact a fertility clinic like Fertility Specialists Medical Group to speak to a physician who can assess your individual needs and recommend a treatment plan.