Is it Possible to get Pregnant after Menopause?

After menopause many women worry that they can still get pregnant, which is a natural concern after a life of needing to worry about protecting oneself from an unwanted pregnancy. If your doctor has confirmed that you have gone through menopause it is impossible for you to become pregnant. The reason for this is that there are not any eggs left for your ovaries to release. If there are no eggs left in your body there is nothing left to become fertilized and grow into a baby.

While you cannot get pregnant if menopause is complete you can get pregnant when you are going through peri-menopause. The reason for this is that you are still ovulating on and off and if there is sperm present when you happen to ovulate it could turn into a viable fetus. During this time the likelihood of pregnancy is hit or miss, so if you do not want to become pregnant you should continue to use protection until your doctor can confirm that you have completed menopause. Remember that if you are trying to become pregnant during this time it might be hard as the eggs are quite old and a viable pregnancy may be hard to come by especially because you never know when you will ovulate or not.

If you have gone through menopause and your doctor has confirmed that you will not ovulate again there is no reason to worry about becoming pregnant. With a doctors confirmation you can begin to enjoy your sex life without the worry that you’ll have to deal with an unplanned pregnancy, though you should still practice safe sex as menopause is not a guard against sexually transmitted diseases. Menopause is a clear sign that you do not have to purchase a pregnancy test every time you feel just a bit off because there is no possible way for that to be an explanation for the way you are feeling. For most women, this is a welcome period of their life, and not having to worry about pregnancy is a relief!

There are a lot of rumors, old wives tales, and urban legends that talk of women getting pregnant after they have gone through menopause. In fact, if you search hard enough you’ll find stories that have women as old as 90 getting pregnant. These stories are highly unlikely, and if they did happen by some odd circumstance, that proves that these women had not completed menopause because if they had they wouldn’t have eggs to be fertilized! As long as you remember that you cannot get pregnant without eggs you won’t have any nagging doubts about whether you could become pregnant now that you have completed the menopause experience.

  • Sarlena Sarlena

    Can you become pregnant after a fallopian tube has been removed and your tubes has been tied

    • Vickie B.

      If your tubes are tied, you shouldn’t be able to get pregnant. Having said that, it your doctor didn’t do a good job with the procedure, there is a chance that pregnancy could occur.

    • inti

      I know of women getting pregnant post tubal-ligation y also knows that at times the tubal ligation can be reversed.
      It might be because of poor tubal ligation techniques with the help of the
      body trying to get rid of what does not belong to it. As an RN I suggest that
      you should not be asking to the general public about your delicate health
      issues, go to your family physician and ask for a referral to see an expert in
      the field who can teach you with expertise all about your health problems and
      guide you. It is a serious issue and as such you should be guided by medical
      Drs… I was pregnant once, and prior getting pregnant, during pregnancy
      and post pregnancy I always had experts taking care of me and as such I never
      had any health problems and my child was a very healthy, bright child who never
      cried and slept the whole night.

      I wish you all the best. Good luck.

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  • Reda Marie Hasenhüttl

    hi. i got menopause at the age of 35 and had a child at 37 thru IVF but yesterday i went to the hospital thinking i was sich but doctors told me i am Pregnant. is that even posssible. until now i dnt believe. i have a check up on monday again.

    • Vickie B.

      If you are pregnant, then it would appear that you weren’t fully in menopause.

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