Women over 40 get pregnant at same rate as women under 40

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | 0 comments

"Women over 40 were getting pregnant at the same rate as women under 40," Paulson says.  

"We realized that women had not one biological clock but two. 

The biological clock for the egg gets very weak at 40. 

The uterus and the rest of the reproductive tract seems to do just fine."

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