Question: My girlfriend and I have been talking about trying for a baby. However, she is 45. Is it sensible for her to try and conceive at this age.
Answer: Women are quite capable of conceiving right up to their menopause. It's not really that uncommon for women to have children in their 40s.
If your partner has a regular menstrual cycle and has no history of gynecological problems, and your sperm count is OK, I wouldn't necessarily suggest you seek help with your fertility at this stage. The best test of fertility is to try to conceive - and that will be easier if you're relaxed about it.
Yours sincerely, Dr Stephen Collins, GP
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